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Sandvik highlights crushing plant, rental program at AGG1

By |  April 2, 2022
Sandvik's Barry Murphy gave P&Q an early AGG1 look at the new UK373 wheeled crushing plant. The plant is an electrically-driven, closed-circuit solution. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sandvik’s Barry Murphy gave P&Q an early AGG1 look at the new UK373 wheeled crushing plant. The plant is an electrically-driven, closed-circuit solution. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sandvik introduced the UK373 wheeled cone crushing plant at AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo this week as its newest plant for the U.S. market.

The plant is an electrically-driven, closed-circuit model featuring Sandvik’s CH440 cone crusher on a chassis with a three-deck horizontal screen.

“This would be for gravel or aggregates for concrete or asphalt,” says Barry Murphy, sales manager of mobile crushers and screens at Sandvik. “It would be very good in gravel pits. The cone will accept like an 8 1/2-in. feed size, and the screen then will sort out whatever aggregate sizes are needed. All the oversize rock that comes through the screen will just go straight back into the cone so it gets re-crushed, and then it comes back around again to the screen.”

Murphy expects the electric design to be especially attractive now that fuel prices are problematic for end users.

“They’re looking to run on the grid,” he says. “It makes sense. It’s a very fuel-efficient way of producing rock and for a low cost per ton. That’s what your customer is looking for.”

Another development

Olli Karlsson of Sandvik offered details about the new Sandvik Rental Services program. Photo: P&Q Staff

Olli Karlsson of Sandvik offered details about the new Sandvik Rental Services program. Photo: P&Q Staff

Also at AGG1, Sandvik discussed a new rental program for drill rigs that presents opportunities for producers searching for short-term solutions.

“We really are trying to offer them additional flexibility for them to be successful and productive,” says Olli Karlsson, business unit manager for Sandvik rental and used.

According to Karlsson, Sandvik Rental Services will have a standby fleet of equipment ready to go out.

“They can give us a call, and in the best-case scenario, we deliver a rig to them in a week or so – even less than that,” Karlsson says. “It’s just having it in the right place.”

While Sandvik Rental Services launches with a focus on surface drills, Karlsson says underground drills and a load-and-haul offering will be made available in 2023.

“We’re always all about trying to serve our customers in the best way possible,” Karlsson says.

Featured photo: P&Q Staff

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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