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GMB choose TEREX Pegson

Lincolnshire-based GMB Demolition and Earthworks, who operate on a large landfill site in Hatfield, near Doncaster, are using a TEREX Pegson XR400 to crush old concrete lamp posts for use as a saleable sized product.

Designed for quarrying and recycling applications, the recently launched XR400 has numerous features that have improved productivity and maintenance procedures for GMB. The feed hopper, for example, is constructed from 15mm heavy-duty Hardox for prolonged active life and is hydraulically folding with boltless fixing.

There is also a newly designed and improved crusher drive access system; a vibrating grizzly feeder, with an extended twin-cartridge grizzly section to actively discourage pegging and blinding; an easy-access power pack canopy; and generous under-crusher accessibility for the safe and easy removal of wire via a hydraulic titling conveyor system.


The XR400’s powerful 1,100mm x 1,600mm jaw crusher has a highly aggressive crushing action with hydraulic crusher setting adjustment, which helps to ease the concrete lengths down into the crushing chamber, while the unrestricted feed opening allows large sized materials to be accepted without prior breaking.

The machine is equipped with a hydraulic release mechanism that alleviates problems associated with crusher overload should any tramp metal enter the crushing process. This is particularly useful for recycling different types of construction and demolition waste in one go.

Powered by a 172kW Caterpillar C9 diesel engine, the XR400 is controlled by the latest PLC with fingertip actuation and a simple, automatic start sequence. The highly efficient HFO direct-drive system, engineered into the crusher, offers low fuel consumption (as little as 22 litres/h, depending on the type of application).

There are a number of optional features on the XR400, including a dirt conveyor with new troughing system, overband magnet, radio remote-control and under-feeder screen.


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