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Nine Powerscreen machines in 12 months for KJ Crushing

Jon Lewis and Brian Maxwell

Machines from Blue Southern add to firm’s growing fleet of Powerscreen equipment

KJ Services in South Wales have ordered a further three Powerscreen machines, following the purchase of six Powerscreen mobile crushers and screens in 2016 from Blue Southern.

KJ Services commenced operations in South Wales in the 1970s supplying machines and equipment for hire to the many collieries spread across the region.


Following the decline of the deep mines, the company started to work closely with opencast coal companies before moving into the quarrying and aggregates sector.

The company now supplies equipment to many of the leading players in this market and works within some of the biggest quarries throughout the UK with a fleet of more than 100 machines.

As demand in this sector increased, so too did the opportunities, leading KJ Services to set up a dedicated crushing and screening subsidiary under the name KJ Crushing Ltd.

The latest machines to be ordered are a Premiertrak 400 mobile jaw crusher, a Maxtrak 1150 mobile cone crusher and a Chieftain 2200 screen. The Premiertrak 400 is the fourth of its kind to be purchased by KJ Services.

According to the company, speed of set-up and ease of operation are among the biggest advantages of these machines, making them ideal for the hire market. This means that once the Premiertrak 400 has arrived on site it can be processing in as little as 30 minutes.

KJ Crushing have also been impressed by the processing power of the Premiertrak 400 mobile jaw crusher, which allows the operator to have total control over product size via hydraulically adjustable crusher settings.

In addition, overload protection technology within the Premiertrak 400 ensures against damage by uncrushable objects.

Likewise, the 1150 Maxtrak mobile cone crusher, which has been designed for direct feed without the need for pre-screening on clean rock, incorporates hydraulic release so that any uncrushable material entering the chamber is safely discharged.

Meanwhile, the Chieftain 2200 screener boasts two triple-deck screenboxes and has a special patent-pending drive system that allows switching between two and four bearings, as well as bolt-on parts for ease of maintenance.

Last year KJ Crushing purchased two Premiertrak 400 units and an R400 mobile jaw crusher, a Trakpactor 500 SR impact crusher with screen recirculating conveyor, and a 1000 Maxtrak mobile cone crusher.

The company also invested in a Warrior 1800 screen with adjustable-angle, grease-lubricated, two-bearing double-screen deck.

Commenting on the relationship between the two businesses, Glyn Cullen of KJ Crushing Ltd said: ‘Powerscreen have an excellent reputation for build quality and reliability. This not only allows us to undertake our work effectively, but also means a high resale value should we ever want to upgrade.

‘Working with Blue Southern also provides us with the peace of mind that any problems will be dealt with, allowing us to maintain the necessary production levels.’


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