First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
Keestrack’s new diesel electric B3e jaw crusher, a hybrid variant of its successful B3 model deployed on building sites and recycling, was among the standout models at the MATEXPO exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium.
All specific advantages of the track-mounted 30tonne B3 machine are said to be preserved on the hybrid B3e model. Budget-conscious operators can now also benefit from lower maintenance costs and opportunities to operate connected units more cost-effectively.
Extremely compact transport dimensions, coupled with low transport weight and a state-of-the-art jaw (1000mm x 600mm width), ensure that the B3 (formerly ‘Argo’) remains a prominent player within the 30tonne class jaw crusher market. Keestrack says that even smaller exploitation operators appreciate the crushing capacity of the machine, which continuously delivers top-quality results operating at up to 300 tonnes/hour capacity. The B3’s performance is aided by gap widths of 45 – 170 mm (C.S.S.) that can be adjusted hydraulically at any time, creating a patented ‘non-stop system’ with overload protection and innovative wear monitoring.
The diesel-electric Keestrack B3e offers direct fuel savings and operating cost advantages when driving a subsequently connected electrical screening unit (e.g. the Keestrack K2e) or a stockpile conveyor (connected load: 32A (17.5 kW). While its dimensions, weight and equipment are largely identical to the B3’s diesel-hydraulic system, Keestrack’s hybrid B3e positions itself equally impressively as a profitable construction site crusher for rapid relocation, even for small batches.