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M&A Crushing and Screening chooses Atlas Copco machinery

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M&A Crushing and Screening Ltd has purchased four Atlas Copco heavy and medium hydraulic breakers for the Scout Moore Quarry project in Ramsbottom, Lancashire.

Having trialled other manufacturers’ breakers in this secondary breaking application, Atlas Copco’s HB 2500, 3100, 4100 and MB 1700 breakers were selected due to their reliability and performance.

“The constant blank firing which occurs in secondary breaking proved too much for other manufacturers’ breakers, causing their retainer bars to break. Atlas Copco’s anti blank firing system proved to be the only one that actually works. The hammers are protected, extending the life of both the working tool and bush. We have not had a single damaged retainer to date.” Says Mark Aspin, Director M&A Crushing and Screening Ltd.

Features such as Auto Control assist with secondary breaking applications by automatically adjusting the breaker’s speed and power to match the rock’s hardness so improving production rates per hour.

Mark said “My operators are also safer, no longer needing to leave their cabs every two hours to manually grease the breakers on the quarry floor, as Atlas Copco’s ContiLube system automatically lubricates them and only uses one cartridge a day. “The good relationship we have with Sales Manager Keith Hutton, plus the excellent service provided by local service partner John Fox Plant really helped with our decision to buy Atlas Copco.”

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