Crushing and screening equipment company EvoQuip has launched the new Bison 160 hybrid hook-lift jaw crusher.
The Northern Ireland-based manufacturer says the machine is suited to hard rock as well as construction and demolition recycling applications.
The 160 Hybrid is the fourth model in the brand’s Bison series and the first to utilise hybrid diesel-electric drive technology to reduce running costs in addition to cutting noise and fuel emissions, which EvoQuip says makes it an ideal machine for working in urban areas.
The dual-powered Bison 160 is equipped with a 700mm x 500mm (28” x 20”) single toggle hydraulically adjustable jaw crusher.
The electric drive is designed to allow customers to reverse the crusher to clear a blockage or run in reverse for asphalt recycling.
The optional deflector plate is fitted on the moving jaw providing belt protection by allowing uncrushable objects to pass through the crushing chamber and onto the discharge belt.
EvoQuip says the machine is suitable for contractors and operators working in space-restricted sites.
It adds that ease of transport, compact size, ease of operation and quick set-up times all mean the Bison 160 can get to site easily and begin operation within minutes of unloading.
The Bison 160 Hybrid can also be used in recycling with excellent under-crusher clearance, minimal snag points and a short distance between the crusher discharge conveyor and magnet.
This overband magnet removes rebar which can be discharged to the right or left of the machine depending on site configuration.
The jaw crusher includes a heavy duty vibrating grizzly feeder.
The intelligent feeder control system is based on power draw and feed level to ensure optimal material flow in the jaw and throughput.
Matt Dickson, EvoQuip product line director, commented on the machine: “It is an ideal crusher for waste contractors who can utilise existing hook-lift vehicles to either bring material to depot for processing or alternatively bring the crusher to the waste on site – turning waste into profit whilst providing excellent productivity and fuel efficiency.”