The equipment dealer Pine Bush Equipment (PBE)
, headquartered in Pine Bush, New York, recently hosted a product demonstration of Atlas Copco’s PC2 jaw crusher and HS1 screen at its facility in Holmes, New York. The product demonstration brought in aggregate and recycling company executives from throughout the region to see the equipment in action.
“Pine Bush Equipment has been proud to represent products within the Atlas Copco family for years, so it was only natural we would look to feature a reliable crusher line,” says Holly Bodnar, president of PBE Group.
Dave Ewald, a PBE specialist, says Atlas Copco’s Powercrusher PC2 is an appropriate fit for either rental or purchase, in both recycling and small job aggregate work. “The PC2 and HS1 have a small footprint,” he says, “and that is important to a lot of customers who have sites where other screens might not fit.”
The Powercrusher PC2 jaw crusher features a “Quattro Movement” that causes a figure-eight motion in the moving jaw, increasing feed capacity and producing a post-crush at the crusher outlet, the company says. The initial swing-stroke movement of the jaw allows for 100 percent crushing across the entire surface of the jaw plate, Atlas Copco explains. The PC2 material inlet is an opening 40 inches by 28 inches wide, with a capacity of 330 tons per hour.
notes that as a supplement to the Powercrusher, the single-deck HS1 screen enables customers to produce two products. The screen box has large clearances to help eliminate blockages even when the crusher is producing a high volume of output, Atlas Copco says. The recirculating conveyor option deposits oversize materials directly back into the hopper of the crusher.
Ewald says the HS1 screen can provide both fines for prepavement work and also aggregates for drainage or fill.
Eric Amberson, the Powercrusher product line manager in the United States, says the versatility of the equipment is a key feature. “The screen offers the advantage of being able to produce two products from one machine,” he says. “The PC2 can also create its own spec product out of the end of the jaw when the screen is not attached.”
PBE provides equipment to companies in southern New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Atlas Copco Construction & Mining, headquartered near Denver, provides heavy-duty equipment for a range of industries, including construction, mining and recycling.