Volvo Penta and McCloskey’s crushing and screening partnership
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
McCloskey's J45 heavy-duty jaw crusher installed with a Tier 4 Final Volvo Penta D11 engine
Volvo Penta has announced a new partnership with McCloskey International, one of the world’s leading independent crushing and screening companies.
McCloskey will install Volvo Penta D8, D11 and D13 engines in their range of mobile jaw, cone and impactor crushers and the Volvo Penta D5 engine will be installed in mobile screeners and trommels.
The announcement comes as the first McCloskey crusher with a Volvo Penta engine makes its debut at three industry shows. The high-capacity J45 heavy-duty jaw crusher will be on display at the National Heavy Equipment Show in Toronto, Canada, March 5 to 6; Baltimore’s World of Asphalt, March 17 to 19; and at the international Intermat exhibition in Paris, April 20 to 25.
Designed and built in Canada and Northern Ireland, McCloskey equipment is sold through a network of dealers worldwide.
During the past two years, McCloskey worked closely with Volvo Penta, holding regular meetings and keeping in constant contact not only with Volvo sales managers and engineers but also a business development manager. “That, for us, was one of Volvo Penta’s key selling points,” says John O’Neill, vice president of sales and marketing for McCloskey. “We work closely with our customers in the research and development stages of all our products, and Volvo Penta showed the same commitment to listening to our requirements and delivering the right solution.”
Volvo Penta’s team of engineers also worked closely with McCloskey’s engineering department, tailoring an engine package to fit McCloskey’s unique needs. The supplier also customised its engine assemblies — which include heavy-duty cooling packages — for a perfect fit.
To further demonstrate its versatility and dedication to its customers, Volvo Penta mounted a skid to the bottom of the engine and heavy-duty cooling package so that the engine would slip right into the machine.
“Being attuned to our needs is a key requirement for our partners,” O’Neill says. “Volvo Penta made sure the engines were perfectly suited to working in some of the harshest conditions worldwide, from the Arctic Circle to the heat of the outback in Australia.”
“This is part of our commitment to customers,” says Johan Carlström, Volvo Penta business development manager. “We don’t just want to supply engines; we aim to be our customers’ best business partner, and creating bespoke solutions is part of that. We’re proud to partner with McCloskey, and we’ve begun and look forward to a continuing a relationship that’s mutually beneficial for both parties.”
Volvo Penta engines are ideally suited to the power needs and arduous conditions of crushing and screening applications due to their robust design, no-DPF/DOC Tier 4 Final/Stage IV solution, high torque and excellent power density.