December 9, 2020
On the back of excellent productivity and their proven low maintenance requirements, Marshalls plc has invested in the latest versions of Epiroc’s HB 3600 IPS and HB 4100 IPS hydraulic hammers. These breakers are replacing their Epiroc equivalents which have extracted over 2.5 million tons of the hardest sandstone in England over the last 5 years.
Marshalls bought the new breakers from Trojan Plant Equipment Ltd, the Epiroc dealer for the North of England. “I have been extremely impressed by the professionalism and level of service provided by Lester Spencer and his team at Trojan, as they have ensured our existing breakers have kept delivering the required output despite some very tough working conditions.” said Mr Smith. He continued “When it came to selecting and ordering their replacements, Trojan have made the process simple and easy, right through to commissioning them on site.”
The system permits more accurate and significantly faster positioning of the breaker, thanks to the centreing effect, and avoids blank firing that often results in tool damage. This also eliminates mechanical strain on the carrier and the life of all wear components is extended. The physical load on the operator is minimised as well.
Other considerations when selecting the breakers included their environmental impact. The power to weight ratio of Epiroc breakers enables Marshalls to use smaller breakers than those of other manufacturers, without reducing productivity, so increasing fuel efficiency and in turn the carbon footprint of the operation. Being super silenced as standard, Epiroc HB breakers reduce noise pollution. The on board lubricator can also be used with Epiroc’s bio chisel paste which is biodegradable.
Michael Watson, Sales Manager of Trojan Plant Equipment, said, “Although the pressure is always on, it is always a pleasure to deal with Marshalls. We are delighted that our and Epiroc’s track record in this toughest of quarries has led them to choose Epiroc breakers once again, supported by the team at Trojan Plant – of course.”.