MB Crusher has unveiled its new line, called the MB-HDS shafts screener buckets, which is said to be helping sites around the world process different kinds of material with just one machine, one bucket and a single operator.
MB said the ‘unique’ feature of the machines is that they can process different kinds of material easily because you can quickly change the shafts directly on site.
Described as ‘versatile and suitable for a variety of application areas’, the new model is also equipped with a hydraulic shock absorber to reduce shock when changing the direction of the shafts, so the engine, transmission system, and machinery are not damaged.
MB Crushed provided case studies of job sites from around the world, including one in the Czech Republic where an old guest house is being restored.
“The customer needed to recycle demolition material on site in order to minimise transportation and disposal costs,” MB Crusher said. “Because of this, the customer chose the MB-HDS214 shafts screener, installed on an M545 Menzi Muck excavator and equipped with the RQ20 shaft kit. The customer’s benefits doubled: independent production of high-quality screened materials to be used as substrate and save on the cost of buying new aggregates needed for the construction site.”
At another project in Poland, a company used an MB-HDS320 shafts screener on a JCB JS175 excavator to screen wet soil and use it to reinforce river banks.
“The soil tended to turn into mud, but, thanks to the RQ50 shaft kit and the MB shafts screener enabled the customer to achieve their desired results,” MB explained. “The RQ50 shaft kit is ideal for: screening soil, damp inert materials, selecting material for composting, and aerating soil.”
In France, an MB-HDS214 shafts screener, installed on a Bobcat, was used to crush brushwood to maintain landscape areas. “The MB shafts screener, fitted with the RC shaft kit, can easily and quickly screen this type of material, facilitating the clean up and clearing of the area as well as the disposal the material itself,” MB revealed.
Meanwhile in Germany, an MB-HDS323 has been installed on a 926 Liebherr. “The customer worked on various job sites that generated leftover waste materials – soil mixed with debris – which was left unused and accumulated,” MB stated. “The solution came from the MB shafts screener, equipped with an RQ20 shaft kit, ideal for separating soil from debris. Not only that, but by replacing the RQ20 kit with the RE8 kit on site, the customer processed the soil itself and improved its quality in order to sell it at a higher price. What the customer once regarded as unused waste, is now a quality product ready to be re-used and sold.”
In the US, the new line has been utilised within a major trenching operation. “The job on this site was to create backfill for a trench where the pipelines will be placed,” MB said. “An MB-HDS320, mounted on a SK300LC Kobelco, helped break down the sand and rock, enabling the customer to achieve outstanding results in terms of time/output ratio.
High output, fast, and easy to use: MB equipment’s performance was outstanding.”
On an Italian industrial site, which specialises in mixing and crushing waste into dust, big bags are used as containers to transport waste material. “The bags contained dust from vehicle paint equipment. The MB-HDS314 shafts screener, installed on the Volvo L50 loader with the RM shaft kit, broke down the dust that turned into mud from the damp conditions,” MB explained.
Finally, in the oil fields in Patagonia, Argentina, numerous companies are involved in the extraction, logistics, and environmental reclamation fields.
“Oil produces highly polluting materials so the soil has to be cleaned and reclaimed, which is why companies are seeking innovative solutions that allow them to recover contaminated land and protect the environment,” MB added. “One of the companies found a solution with the MB-HDS320 shafts screener, installed on a John Deere 20T excavator and equipped with the RM kit, making it possible to screen soil contaminated with hydrocarbons and facilitate reclamation projects.
“With this new line, MB Crusher has proven to be a leading provider for companies in the sector who are seeking and finding new solutions to make construction sites around the world more efficient and productive. All while respecting the environment, by recycling waste materials, reducing Co2 emissions, minimising the number of times the materials are transported, and using the resources available on site.”