Company now offering diesel-electric version of its existing R5 crusher unit
KEESTRACK, specialists in mobile crushing and screening equipment, have unveiled their new R5e impact crusher unit – a diesel-electric hybrid alternative to the company’s 55-tonne R5 model.
Designed for material processing applications, including recycling and quarrying, the R5e comes with a highly efficient 5,100kg rotor driven directly by a six-cylinder, 345kW Volvo diesel engine.
According to Keestrack, the R5e hybrid uses 45% less fuel compared to the company’s diesel-hydraulic models, while the reduction of hydraulic lines results in lower cooling requirements, reduced risk of leakage and less maintenance demands during everyday operations.
The machine’s operating hydraulics power the lifting cylinders on the chassis, as well as conveyor belts, a track drive, a vibrating discharge chute, a double-deck primary screen and a double-deck post-screen module.
The R5e crusher features a Relytec control unit, which starts up the system components and uses load and level sensors to optimize production rates and quality. In addition, all system functions can be controlled by radio remote, and an optional Keestrack-er GPS/UMTS monitor documents all functions and provides information on maintenance work.
Keestrack say the R5e unit has been designed for quick and easy deployment on construction sites, and all conveyors and additional modules can be configured without lengthy assembly work or support.