McCloskey introduces North American-exclusive J6 jaw crusher

McCloskey J6 jaw crusher piling aggregate on a job site.

At World of Asphalt in Nashville, McCloskey International unveiled the new J6 as the latest entry into its jaw crusher line.

Exclusive to the North American market, the J6 builds on the features of the existing product range, with features aimed at boosting productivity and offering enhanced durability across all applications.

Enduring and adaptable

According to the company, the J6 is designed to withstand tough conditions across the world while delivering high production and enhanced material flow due to its innovative jaw chamber design.

Furthermore, the company claims that the machine’s large, deep chamber proves particularly effective in hard rock applications, with an optional factory-fit rock hammer available that maximizes resources on site.

Also, the large 48” x 34” (1204mm x 864mm) jaw opening accommodates large feed sizes. contributing to higher production.

The material path is enhanced with a 47.4” x 7’-8.8” (1204mm x 2360mm) double deck grizzly pre-screen under the hopper that, along with the variable speed pan feeder, allows for more accurate sizing of material with a variety of media options.

According to McCloskey, engineers have designed the J6 to meet the evolving requirements of today’s projects and operations.

Also, despite the intention of the J6 model as a powerhouse, the company claims that portability has not been compromised. Remote control tracks allow for easy movement and positioning of the crusher.

Another feature engineered to improve efficiency, particularly in remote locations, is the high volume fuel tank, which McCloskey claims sufficient to run the J6 for approximately 20 hours.

The 55” (1400mm) wide, angle-adjustable main conveyor boasts a 16’ 9.8” (5.13m) high stockpile. According to the company, a quick release and ground-level access make the belt easy to maintain and service.

Furthermore, while a side conveyor remains an option for many jaw crushers in its class, the J6’s folding conveyor is standard and has an 32” (800mm) adjustable speed belt fueling a stockpile height of 3.99m.

Excavator loading material into McCloskey's new J6 jaw crusher.

Integrated technology

According to McCloskey, technological advancements have been a key factor in the development of the J6.

For example, the integration of a 12” control panel provides push button control of the jaw, track and feeder functions.

Furthermore, the crusher is fitted with a telematics modem for the new 365SiteConnex program, a connectivity solution for the monitoring of McCloskey products.

Safe operation and service

In terms of safe operation, the J6 is equipped with a number of features to ensure that the workplace and the operator are secure.

For example, engine safety shutdown systems, start-up alarms, full safety guarding, external maintenance access and a tagout capability on the isolator contribute to safe operation and maintenance.

Also, ground level access promotes safety and allows for quick service and maintenance, reducing the downtime.

“The J6 is an exciting addition to our jaw crushing product range, as we continue to develop products that meet the unique requirements of fleets in diverse conditions around the world,” said Toni Laaksonen, Senior Vice President, McCloskey International. “We design and evolve our equipment to enhance the operations, efficiency and productivity of customers, ensuring success in the field and in their results. The J6 is a perfect example of leveraging the best features from our existing jaw crushers, and adding functions and features based on how our customers use the equipment every day.”