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First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
January February 2010
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HT182M
A Hercules trammel is helping to provide aggregates for flood defence work
While Hurricane Katrina may be long gone, the repairs to flood defences around New Orleans in the US goes on and a mobile Hercules trammel screen is helping to meet the demand for aggregates for the work. A Stelex Construction Equipment manufactured HT182M is working in a quarry in Little Rock, Arkansas to process up to 500tonnes per hour for the work.

The HT182M features a 16tonne feed hopper and a 1.8m diameter barrel and is producing three grades of material - 300mm, 400mm and oversize of up to 900mm.

 Clean rock is loaded straight from the trammel into 10,000tonne capacity river barges that transport the material down the Mississippi to New Orleans. The screen will be used to process around 2million tonnes of aggregate for the project.

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