New Powerscreen Premiertrak R400X pulls no punches

The Bristol and Avon Group (B&A Group) have become one of the first major transport and waste management companies to receive the new Powerscreen® Premiertrak R400X which was launched last year.

Supplied by Blue Machinery (Southern) the new machine has been hard at work at the company’s new aggregate facility at Hallen near Bristol.

B&A Group, is an established, family owned company providing transport services, supply of aggregates and waste management solutions to a broad range of clients in the south west region for over 30 years. With a proven track record, they have continued to grow and develop, making significant investment in staff, operational facilities, fleet and plant ensuring their capability to evolve whilst meeting the needs of their clients & the environment responsibly.

Recently B&A Group have invested more than £7 million in a new state-of-the-art, 11-acre aggregate recycling facility. With a further 11 acres purchased in 2017 and ready to develop in line with the Groups expansion plans to become the largest soil & stone treatment facility in the South West region. This new and exciting development in Bristol is Bristol & Avon Groups new headquarters, centralising all operational activities including a 4-bay workshop, lorry park & bespoke offices, made from shipping containers and designed by the award winning Mckensie Wheeler architects and built by Urban Space Management. The B&A Group are currently advancing plans to include facilities for a soil washing plant and waste transfer station.

As part of the on-going investment in plant and machinery and to keep their fleet fresh and maximise on residual values B&A Group have invested in a new Powerscreen® Premiertrak R400X which has replaced a three-year old Powerscreen® R400 Jaw Crusher.

Kevin Bogira – Group Fleet Engineer for B&A Group, commented, “We have had good service from our Powerscreen® equipment which has provided us excellent availability, production and performance. It made sense at this time to upgrade and take advantage of the new developments of the new Powerscreen® Premiertrak R400X. Blue Machinery (Southern) supplied a new machine and we were up and running on our new site in no time.”

On-site processing: Material is delivered to the aggregate processing area by an extensive fleet of B&A Group trucks where the new machine is currently employed on processing this incoming feed of C&D recyclable materials which consist mainly of concrete, brick rubble and tarmac. All materials are then pre-prepared before being fed into the Powerscreen® Premiertrak R400X to make the required recycled products.

The end products are produced in-line with market demands and the current blue-chip company contracts B&A Group must fulfil, which ultimately sees them produce a range of recycled material from 6F type to MOT type 1 and single size materials for use in fill, sub-base, road base and pipe bedding.

Martyn Yarde – Sales Manager - Blue Machinery, commented, “B&A Group have experienced a great return from their old Premiertrak R400 and saw the new Premiertrak R400X as a great investment with the new upgraded specification. Depending on feedstock and jaw settings the Premiertrak R400X can easily achieve 300-400tph and produce circa 3,000-4,000 tons in an average day. It will ensure continued performance, production and availability and provide maximum fuel efficiency to give B & A Group and its customers the best all round value.”

The Powerscreen® Premiertrak R400X: The Premiertrak 400 has been one of the strongest machines in the Powerscreen® range and the new R400X builds on that legacy improving ease of use, maintenance, serviceability and on-site safety to ensure this is a class leading machine.
Capable of circa 400tph the machine supplied to B&A Group incorporates a hydraulic release jaw, hydraulic jaw flipper plate, magnet and side fines conveyor.

Providing high output and excellent reduction capability the R400X is controlled remotely by umbilical connection and features the Powerscreen® Pulse™ Telematics System which has revolutionised the way you can improve your crushing operation.

Available online anywhere and at any time the Pulse™ Telematics System provides comprehensive information on the GPS location, start and stop times, fuel consumption, tonnages, cone settings, wear ratings, operating hours, maintenance status, and much more. A user-friendly interface displays information clearly for ‘at a glance’ metrics and diagnostics. This allows the operator to ‘take action’ before damage occurs, in addition predetermined maintenance intervals are signalled, and error messages are displayed in plain text messages.

Outstanding professionalism: With a reputation built on outstanding professionalism, attention to detail and efficient service, B&A Group can now have the confidence in their investment in Powerscreen® equipment. An OEM with a rich heritage of design and manufacturing excellence and a leading force in the crushing and screening heavy plant sector.

Powerscreen® machines cover the full range of material processing requirements with mining equipment, quarrying equipment and mobile crushing and screening machines for the mining, quarrying, demolition and recycling industries.

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