EvoQuip holds the Key for Charlie
Flexibility and productivity were key influencers behind the decision by Windsor based firm, C. Doyle Plant Hire and Construction, to upgrade its fleet with a new EvoQuip Bison 120 jaw crusher from the crushing and screening experts at Molson Finlay…
The company has taken a new jaw crusher and excavator under a double deal that will see it utilising the very latest technology from world leading manufacturers, Kobelco and Terex EvoQuip.
C. Doyle is a longstanding customer of Molson and offers services including grab hire, as well as recycled aggregate sales and plant hire. Director, Charlie Doyle, was looking for a jaw crusher that had the capability of processing the volumes he required at the company’s centre in Berkshire, but that also had the flexibility of being easily transported out to hire customers, should there be any downtime in it processing the firm’s own arisings.
Ideally, he needed a machine with the ability to process a mixture of input stock – asphalt arisings, reinforced concrete, bricks and blocks – and yet one that could be packed onto a low loader, transported to a new site and be ready to go with minimal set up time once it arrives at its new location.
Charlie also needed an excavator that was more than capable of keeping up with the loading rate of the jaw loader as well as being versatile enough for the company’s hire fleet.
By working closely with the C. Doyle team to pinpoint their exact requirements, Molson Sales Manager, Tristan Dorey, was able to suggest that the combination of the EvoQuip Bison 120 Jaw Crusher and Kobelco SK130LC-11 crawler excavator would make the perfect duo.
The Bison 120 boasts an operating output of up to 80 tonnes per hour, more than enough for it to handle most applications, and weighing in at just 12 tonnes with a transport length of just 5,580mm it is easily loaded onto a standard trailer for movement from site to site – making it the perfect machine for ad-hoc rental potential during down-time.
It features a hydraulically driven adjustable jaw with a 680 x 400mm jaw inlet and a closed size setting (CSS) range of 20-80mm. The jaw offers the customer the ability to reverse the crusher to clear a blockage as well as being able to run in reverse permanently – ideal for sticky applications such as asphalt. A 2.m3 hopper and an auto-regulating feeder helps keep the feed at the optimum speed for the crusher which discharges from the 800mm wide conveyor at a height of 1.9m. The machine itself is powered by a Tier 4f complaint 70Hp Isuzu engine and can be operated by remote control, enabling a fast and simple set-up for the customer and the ability to be fully controlled, including jaw setting, from the cab of a partner machine. Not only does this deliver a manpower saving but also enhances work safety during operation by negating the need for a separate crusher operator to be alongside the machine.
The popular Kobelco SK130 crawler is similarly ideally suited to the C. Doyle operation. With its fuel -sipping performance, industry leading reliability, all round versatility and operator comfort the excavator, backed by the world beating Molson customer support, is perfect for the levels of output that the C. Doyle team required. Powered by a Stage 5 compliant Isuzu 4JJ1XDDV A01 78.5 kW engine, the SK130 boasts a 2,190mm swing radius, a bucket capacity of 0.5m3, a bucket digging force of 105.4kN and a maximum reach of 8.78m.
All of these attributes made the EvoQuip Bison 120 and the Kobelco SK130 the perfect machine duo for the C. Doyle team, and all small-medium sized operators.
Charlie Doyle, Director at C. Doyle said, “We have a constant flow of material that needs to be processed but space is as a premium at our yard. We wanted a crusher that is compact enough be out of the way when not being used, but still capable of the necessary throughput during busy periods. In order to be hired out, it also needed to be capable of being easy to transport to other sites and quick to set up once there. We have worked with Tristan and the rest of the team at Molson for many years and always had great service and superb back up support from them.”
Tristan Dorey, Molson Sales Manager said, “Charlie has been a Molson customer for many years now and I know just how important it is that we get the right machine for his requirements. Both the Kobelco SK130 and EvoQuip Bison 120 are the ideal fit for his business, and I am sure they will prove to be valuable additions.”