Mobility opens new horizons for Mt Winton Quarry
A small quarry at Mt Winton, 22km from Tamworth in northern NSW, is poised to substantially boost its markets after an investment in new mobile equipment.
BMR Quarries’ Brian Crowe said the equipment has enabled the business to move from its static plant operation to tender for work in other parts of the region.
“We can go out and crush now for other people,” Brian said. “There’s 150 different council and shire pits in our region and we are tendering for a number of different jobs.”
In August last year, Brian approached Finlay Screening and Crushing, based on the northern outskirts of Brisbane, for solutions on how to upgrade his quarry production and make different products needed to meet tight specifications.
“Brian sent me tests from his quarry rock and I advised him he would need five additional machines to supplement his vertical shaft impactor,” Finlay’s Ronnie Bustard said.
“The other machines we supplied to BMR were a primary jaw crusher (Terex Finlay J-1175) a secondary cone crusher with on board screen (Terex Finlay C-1540RS), a triple-deck screening plant (Terex Finlay 694), a two-deck screening plant (Terex Finlay 683) and a stacker (Terex Finlay 532),” Ronnie said.
“We also supplied an agg flow, showing how the machines should be set up and tonnage rates for each of them,” he said.
“Brian gave the green light for the project in late December and the machines were up and running for the new year. I believe they are producing more than expected quantities of in-spec material.”
Brian Crowe said the machines were all “good gear”.
“We’ve had no problems with them. And dealing with the Finlay guys has been bloody fantastic,” he said.