New mobile feeder for RMC Aggregates
- 01 November 2004
- Company & Industry News
RMC Aggregates East Leake sand and gravel quarry in Nottinghamshire has recently taken delivery of a heavy-duty, tracked mounted, hopper feeder from E.H.Hassell & Sons of Stoke on Trent.
This high specification tracked machine which was developed by Hassell in collaboration with RMC Aggregates is designed to feed material on to conventional field conveyors, offering instant manoeuvrability against the traditional use of skid-mounted machines which are towed into position as required.
The hopper feeder has been custom designed to meet exact site conditions, it can move quickly and safely around the site and offers a choice of controls – remote radio control, remote by umbilical cord or manual lever bank
In contrast to its predecessor installed at Hanson Aggregates, Bulls Lodge operation, the HDFS 1200 supplied to RMC Aggregates has a lined hopper with a capacity of 6 tonnes and includes an integral Finedoor 2.8m x 2.0m two-deck, heavy-duty grizzly screen complete with a bottom woven wire mesh panel.
The machine also features a 1200mm wide feeder belt with a maximum output of 250 tonnes per hour. The 11kw feeder drive is powered by a Rossi motor gearbox utilising three-phase mains electricity, feeder drive is also by three phase electricity, whilst the track drive is diesel-hydraulic, powered by a Cummins engine.
As health and safety issues are a high priority in the Industry, the machine supplied provided good all round access at height, for inspection and maintenance, negating the use of portable ladders.
The HDFS 1200 is the second addition to an expanding range of tracked mounted feeders that Hassell are currently producing.
Following the successful delivery and installation of an HDF 1600 machine to Hanson Aggregates Bull’s Lodge operation last September, Colin Atkinson-Unit Manager at Bulls Lodge commented “since its installation last September we have had no problems, it is the best performing piece of kit we have ever purchased.”Further Information: