Product feature: MB Crusher

It’s now possible to complete material recycling directly on the job site with immediate results while turning waste into a revenue stream

The MB Crusher transforms virtually any excavator into a highly efficient material processing tool that recycles material, the manufacturer says, which can be reintroduced in the next job or be sold for other applications.

Cutting costs


Crushing and screening on-site allows the job to be self-reliant and to eliminate hauling and dumping fees, even in large quarries.

In Saudi Arabia, for example, a BF135.8 MB Crusher bucket (that fits excavators with an operating weight above 43,000kg) and an MB-S18 screening bucket (that fits excavators with an operating weight between 20,000kg and 35,000kg) processed inert material that was then re-utilised for the construction of the Riyadh metro system.

The same company managed to extract the material, screen it, crush it, and put it to new use. All of that in complete autonomy while extensively cutting costs.​​

Creating profit from waste material

According to the manufacturers, all inert material processed with an MB Crusher unit is quality material: certified and guaranteed to bring profit to the operation. 

As stated by a company in Northern Italy, "With the MB Crusher bucket, waste material is transformed from scrap to CE certified material. We tore down and built back up a number of reinforced concrete pigsties with grated flooring. We didn’t have any issues with rebar; the MB Crusher bucket was paired with an iron separator. The resulting crushed material was perfect for reuse right there on the job site."

Reducing waste

With the MB Crusher bucket, waste material is transformed from scrap to CE certified material

Restored crushed material can be used as fill on the job site, new construction, and other projects. It can also be sold on the market. Both solutions bring tangible and measurable profit to the operation.

This was accomplished by a Swiss company that used two MB Crusher products—a crusher bucket and a screening bucket—to create a complete recycling operation: volume reduction, material selection, and reuse on-site.

"We wanted to find a system to lower our costs, allow us to re-utilise inert material, and become more competitive all the while supplying our customers with the requested services. With MB, we can lower labour expenses, machine wear, and consumption, all the while producing impeccable recycled material at a highly competitive price without interrupting the operation. This wouldn’t be possible with any other solution," they say.

Investing in a long-lasting product

MB products are an investment with a quick return, for a product that will last a lifetime, says the manufacturer. For the past 10 years, a BF120.4 MB Crusher bucket has been crushing dolomitic rock in a quarry 30km away from Lubiana.

The Slovenian company says that the most demanding maintenance intervention they have had was replacing the belts. This was done on-site by the excavator operator, without hiring a specialised workshop or mechanic.

Safe work conditions

Processing material with MB Crusher products is easy because it’s all done safely from the excavator operator’s cabin. You pick up the material and crush or screen it directly into the transport truck or as fill in a trench.

If the material is reinforced, no problem. After crushing it, you can separate the ferrous material with an Iron Separator located on the MB Crusher or Screener Bucket, safely from the cabin.

Easy maintenance

Maintenance is quick and straightforward. Operators only require a simple wrench; there’s no need for a specialised technician or stopping the operation altogether.

A Northern European company stated, "We purchased the crusher bucket a few years ago and we used it on secondary site development projects. Now, on a similar job site, the MB Crusher BF90.3 allows us to crush demolition debris very easily.

"It’s very versatile, it doesn’t have particular transportation requirements, and we can haul it on the same truck as the excavator. Once on the job site, installation is quick and simple; we are crushing in just a few moments." 

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