Blue Machinery supply a trio of Powerscreen machines for KKB at Tilbury 2
Based in Rochester, Kent, and supported by satellite sites to provide nationwide coverage, KKB Group are specialists in providing niche services to the remediation, recycling, plant hire, plant sales, specialist demolition hire and civil engineering sectors.
In 2021 KKB Group were appointed to carry out crushing and screening of all incoming aggregates for one of their clients operating out of Tilbury 2. Tilbury 2 is London’s fastest growing port and the UK’s largest construction materials aggregates terminal. The site acts as a hub for materials required across London and surrounding areas, with the riverside location enabling the easy import of raw materials and facilitates the use of the River Thames as a delivery route for processed construction materials.
The company run a large fleet of crushing & screening equipment, recently investing in a trio of new Powerscreen machines from Blue Machinery Southern. A 1300 Maxtrak cone crusher, a Chieftain 1700X screen and Chieftain 2200 screen were delivered to the Tilbury 2 site in November.
The new machines are processing blasted sandstone, which arrives pre-crushed before being fed into the 1300 Maxtrak. The Chieftain 1700X and 2200 are producing single size aggregates to be used in asphalt and concrete production.
Based on the 1300 Automax, the 1300 Maxtrak mobile cone crusher excels in the production of sub-base or aggregates, provides excellent cubicity, throughput and reduction ratios. With throughput up to 350 tph and a highly fuel-efficient direct drive system, the 1300 Maxtrak is a leader in its class.
Built on the success of the original Powerscreen Chieftain 1700 incline screener, the new model has many new features that offer customers greatly increased throughput with significantly improved fuel efficiency. One of the new benefits is the patented 4 bearing screen box configuration as standard, giving an extremely aggressive box with 17.5% more G force than its predecessor. For those preferring a 2-bearing setup, the new 1700X can easily be quickly converted to a 2-bearing machine, giving exceptional versatility. Powered by a Stage V compliant CAT 4.4 engine, the 1700X screener consumes on average between 10 and 15% less fuel.
The Powerscreen Chieftain 2200 3 deck screen is designed for operators who require large volumes of high specification products with maximum versatility. Its patent pending drive system allows switching between 2 and 4 bearing with bolt-on parts. By splitting up into two individual boxes, the Chieftain 2200 3 deck can run aggressively without the constraints of a larger box. The machine is equipped with heavy duty single shaft screen boxes with adjustable stroke, angle, and speed.
Andy Shaw, Contract Crushing and Aggregate Recycling Director at KKB Group, adds his thoughts on Blue – “We have been building a great relationship with Blue and Matt Scott, I have no doubt that the purchase of these machines for our crushing & screening fleet will stand us in good stead. After a comprehensive UK market review of available equipment and taking into consideration Productivity, Fuel Consumption and Cost, Blue machinery was our preferred bidder. The availability of parts and product knowledge at their Spares company was a big factor for us”.