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First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
2008 November December
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Western Reterk with ladder on side of crusher
Western Retek is currently working on a modular jaw for its 313i model
US-based Western Retek is offering a new mobile impact crushing plant to the European, North American and Russian markets. The machine is now available on the market following two years of testing and is the first unit from this firm, with more models due. One of the firm's representatives said, "A jaw crusher is in development at the moment."

Interestingly, the firm intends to offer these 36tonne mobile crushers with a modular design. The representative said, "We are working on a flexible system that means customers will be able to switch the machine from an impact to a jaw crusher."

A cone crusher is also in development although it is not likely to be ready for the market for another 12 months, while the jaw crusher should be finished its testing phase and on the market in six months time. A more powerful and more productive 50tonne machine is also in development. The design of the firm's basic 36tonne mobile machine will allow the user to remove the impact crushing module and replace it with the firm's jaw or cone crushers but using the same drive unit and chassis. This allows the customer to change the machine from one type of crushing operation to another, increasing its versatility. This also offers a cost-effective solution in comparison with conventional equipment as buying the single chassis with two or three crushing modules will be considerably cheaper than buying two or three separate machines. The modular design also helps reduce shipping costs considerably as this mobile crusher can be taken apart completely and transported in a standard container, rather than having to be shipped as a complete unit.

Hardox steel up to 30mm thick is used in the impact crushing chamber, which the company claims improves its wear life, while the machine is also said to have a highly efficient pre-screening system as well as a two-stage grizzly. Other features include the use of reliable and proven components such as a Caterpillar diesel and Sauer Danfoss hydraulics.

Specification

Manufacturer: Western Retek Model: 313i impact crusher Operating weight: 36tonne Engine: Cat C13

Special features: Two-stage grizzly pre-screen; Modular design that will allow adaption to jaw crushing

Companies in this article

Caterpillar
www.CAT.com
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