PGC Demolition will add the new units to an impressive equipment fleet that already includes a number of crushers and screens from Extec and its Sandvik Group stable - mate Fintec.
"We chose the Extec C-12+ units for several reasons. We have run Extec and Fintec products for many years and they have always performed well," explains managing director Peter Cordwell. "As we already had a good working relationship with the local sales rep, it made perfect sense to stick with the people, products and aftersales support that we knew and trusted."
One of the new crushers was immediately put into operation at a Pilkington Tiles site in Salford where it is currently on demolition duty, whilst a second machine is operating at the Highmoor Landfill site operated by Veolia Environmental Services in Oldham. This huge site is a former sandstone quarry that has been worked for over 45 years and has been used as landfill site for at least 30 of these.
The site is currently being bunded, sealed and high walled to minimise leachates and to ensure there is no pollution of the water table from landfill material. At present, there are two large cells being prepared and the crusher is needed to prepare a clean 75 mm product to line the bunds.
Although impressed with the overall power and productivity of the C-12+ units, Peter Cordwell cited some specific features that have really caught his attention. "The controls are clear and simple to use. I see little point in having lots of functions and computers if they complicate matters or they don't actually work for the benefit of the operator," he asserts. "On the maintenance side, the self - lubrication idea is excellent. It saves a lot of worry and time as you know the crusher has done it all for you."
Peter Cordwell is similarly impressed with the operation of the new C-12+ machines. After 20 years in the trade, I can honestly say this is one of the best crushers I have used."