McCloskey held its first multi-spread demonstration event at King Bros. Quarry in County Armagh, Northern Ireland in November to highlight its equipment working together. McCloskey says the demonstrations were an integral part of events tailored to familiarize both new and established dealers with the company’s latest products.
More than 70 attendees had guided tours to watch the spreads at work and a Q&A session with McCloskey experts. The event also featured factory tours of the Granville and Killyman facilities and a dealer forum over the two-day event. For the demonstrations, the equipment was arranged in combinations of crushing, screening and stacking, with one dedicated to showcase the newest compact crushers on the market. Material varied over the three spreads, showing the end-product delivered in two key applications, including demolition material and crushing blasted rock.
The first demonstration featured a J44 jaw crusher, C38 cone crusher, 100-foot stacker and an S190 Triple Deck screener. The jaw was fed 600x600-millimeter blasted rock, producing output sizes at 3- to 4-inch-minus. This was fed into the cone, which McCloskey says output high-quality material at 24mm minus due to its high crushing ratio. The material was then fed to McCloskey’s S190 Triple Deck screener to deliver four products ranging from 22-millimeter-plus oversize to 12-millimeter-minus fines. The power of the jaw and cone crushers working in tandem, along with the S190 and the stacker feeding material from the base of the quarry face to the S190, allowed dealers to observe the process from beginning to end for aggregate customers.
The second demonstration area featured the J45 jaw crusher feeding crushed aggregate into the R155 reclaimer. The J45 material was fed in at 500-millimeter-minus and output 45-inch-minus to the screener, which then stockpiled three products ranging from 80-millimeter-plus to 30-millimeter-minus fines. The new compact crushers, the I34R recirculating impact crusher and the J35 jaw crusher were showcased in the third demonstration area at King Bros. Quarry. McCloskey says the new crushers are able to nimbly move around tight spaces while crushing, can be easily transported site to site and are uniquely suited to a number of applications, including aggregates, construction and demolition and recycling.
Kirwan Barr, the director of Australian dealer MSC Group, says, “We thoroughly enjoyed the event. The quarry demo was a perfect showcase of McCloskey equipment in action, particularly the performance of the new compact crushers. The factory tours highlighted the attention to detail and superior workmanship we have come to expect from McCloskey, and the presentations during the dealer forum were very informative and educational. “
“We are deeply appreciative for the opportunity King Bros. gave us to demonstrate our equipment at their quarry. The perfect weather, combined with this perfect venue, made the event a resounding success on every level. We extend our sincere thanks to them, as well as to all those who joined us. We were delighted with the turnout,” says McCloskey International Sales Director Steve Walls. “The demonstrations, coupled with the dealer forum, have set a new model for us to assist dealers in developing and delivering high-productivity solutions for customers.”
More than 27 McCloskey Dealerships attended the event, representing 21 countries where McCloskey equipment is sold.