Frontline Machinery to demo Keestrack hybrid and electric crushers

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Frontline Machinery will feature Keestrack’s hybrid and electric crushers at its annual Canadian Demo Day.

The event takes place on March 13 at Frontline’s Western Canadian head office at 43779 Progress Way, Chilliwack, B.C.

“We are excited to showcase a couple key machines in the Keestrack hybrid lineup,” said Daryl Todd, president of Frontline Machinery. “We recognize hybrid or fully electric systems are the future and will replace traditional diesel hydraulic machines.”

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Todd explained the crusher are able to reduce fuel consumption by upwards of 70 per cent.

“Hybrid engines offer an increased life expectancy of around 40 per cent compared to traditional diesel engines and by removing the surging of the diesel engine, it can improve overall production,” he said. “Attendees will get an opportunity to see some of these machines firsthand during our second annual Keestrack Demo Day.”

The event provides customers an opportunity to watch equipment in action, network with other industry professionals, meet the people who make up the Frontline team and tour their shop.

One of the features of the show will be the Keestrack track-mounted R6e electric impact crusher with up to a 500 TPH capacity.

Offering up to 45 per cent energy savings over diesel hydraulic models, the R6e is available with a 250-kW electric motor for the crusher and an electric 110 kW drive for the on-board hydraulic system. It also offers an optional all-electric plug-in operation from the mains and a plug out operation powering secondary machines such as a stacker or screener.

Due to having the largest and heaviest rotor in its class, this machine is ideal for primary and secondary crushing applications, including concrete and asphalt recycling and quarry applications.

Another feature will be the Keestrack hybrid track-mounted H4 cone crusher. The Keestrack H4 is the world’s first mobile cone crusher designed with an independent 122 cm by 183 cm prescreen and a three-deck 152 cm by x 366 cm finishing screen with an oversized material recycling conveyor.

The machine features a hybrid diesel-electric drive concept. The uniquely designed on-board generator can be removed from the crusher and placed away from its dirty abrasive environment during operation.

Combined with full electric options such as a direct plug into the mains or power from an external or the onboard diesel genset, the Keestrack H4 offers up to a 70 per cent fuel consumption reduction and improved ease of maintenance for long-term reliability.