Hillhead 2018 served as a launch pad for a trio of new products from Evoquip.
The new machines include the Cobra 230R impact crusher, Cobra 290R impact crusher and the Colt 1000 scalping screen.
During Hillhead, the Cobra 230R was on display feeding the Colt 1000 throughout the trade show.
“We are delighted to showcase three new products and have live working demonstrations at largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world,” said Matt Dickson, Evoquip’s product line director. “Hillhead is the perfect platform for EvoQuip to demonstrate why we are leading the way in the compact crushing and screening industry.”
Hillhead sets a record
Hillhead, held June 26 to 28 at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry in Derbyshire, England, set a new attendance record.
According to event organizers, a record-breaking 19,687 visitors attended this year’s show, breaking the previous attendance record set in 2005. This year’s event also set a new exhibitor record, with more than 525 companies in attendance.
“With clear blue skies, record crowds and all the majors from the plant and equipment world in attendance, business was buoyant and the atmosphere amongst the exhibitors and visitors was superb,” said Hillhead exhibition director Richard Bradbury.
The Cobra range
Evoquip’s Cobra range of impactors incorporates features such as ground level access to the engine, hydraulics, service and refueling points. As well, the impactors are built with a hinged radiator pack, hinged diesel tank and a product conveyor that can be removed quickly for major maintenance. In addition, the operator has the ability to move the machine using a remote control from the excavator cab without shutting down the crusher.
The Cobra 230R builds on the previously released Cobra 230. It is a closed-circuit version which incorporates a 2.44 metre x 1.2 metre post screen that ensures the required product specification is achieved with oversized material either being recirculated back to the crusher or stockpiled.
The ability to quickly detach the complete afterscreen system, including the oversize conveyor, provides the option of either running the machine in standard mode or transporting it separately.
“No matter what line of work you are in, whether it is construction and demolition, asphalt recycling, quarrying or contract crushing, the Cobra 230R will enhance your profitability,” Dickson said. “The compact footprint makes the Cobra 230R easy to transport and an ideal machine for working in urban areas.”
The key design features of the Cobra 230 ensures material flows without interruption during the crushing process. As material moves from the feeder through the impactor and onto the product belt, each section becomes wider ensuring an unrestricted flow. The under crusher clearance and the short distance from the crusher discharge to the magnet make the Cobra 230R suitable for various applications.
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The Cobra 230R uses a fuel efficient direct drive system to power the impact crusher. This along with the two-independent hydraulic controlled aprons allows the operator to optimize material throughput and reduction while ensuring optimal fuel efficiency.
Before its launch at Hillhead, the Cobra 230R was tested at a UK quarry on an abrasive application, crushing oversize gravel down to 50 mm.
“The EvoQuip Cobra 230R is a great machine. The control system is simple to operate and set up time was minimal, enabling us to be crushing quickly,” said Thomas Gourley, from J Gourley & Son, a UK-based aggregate company. “The ground level access to the engine, hydraulics, service and refueling points, made maintenance easy for the operator. I look forward to working this machine in a different application in our own quarry.”
The larger Cobra 290R machine follows the Cobra 230, incorporating a 1,000 mm x 1,034 mm diameter impactor. The quick set up time, intuitive control system, two-button start up and ease of setting adjustment on the Cobra 230, Cobra 230R, Cobra 290 and Cobra 290R enable’s crushing to commence minutes after unloading the machine.
This latest addition to EvoQuip’s scalping screen range is the Colt 1000, the largest screen in the company’s portfolio, which is capable of processing up to 400 tonnes per hour, depending on the application.
The machine incorporates an double deck screen of 3.96 metres x 1.22 metres. The variable screening angle and numerous screen media options ensures the machine is able to operate in both heavy duty scalping and precision screening applications.
The Colt 1000 boosts conveyor discharge heights and by coupling a broad 800 mm belt on the fines.
Standard configuration discharges the fines product to the right-hand side of the plant with the mid-grade on the left. Both conveyors may be ordered reversed as an option, with the ability to place both conveyors on the same side of the unit, once the Colt 1000 reaches the field. Flexibility is also enhanced with two-way split conversion by relocating the tail conveyor to collect both top and bottom deck pieces.
Before its official launch at Hillhead, the machine was tested by Rapid Aggregates in the UK.
“I am impressed by the performance of the Colt 1000. It’s a powerful machine for such a small package. There is nothing it can’t cope with and output is comparable to larger screens,” said Trevor Armitage, Rapid Aggregates managing director. “The screenbox is very aggressive and excellent at clearing both stone and wet soil material.”
All three models can be fitted with the T-Link telematics system, which provides the customer with real time information on the performance of their machine. Telematics maximises uptime, parts and service availability and provides factual up to date information from the field.