Business profile: Crush And Screen Ltd

The owner of Crush And Screen Ltd knows what it’s like trying to find heavy-duty crushing and screening machines for hire

"When I was trying to find crushers to hire on short-term stints for Auckland Quarry, my concrete recycling business, it was almost impossible to get the gear I needed, when I needed it," says general manager Jason Boggs. 

There was clearly a gap in the heavy-duty crusher hire market, so Jason set up Crush & Screen to fill that void and meet demand. His vision was to have late-model, heavy-duty, quality brand crushing and screening gear for hire—accessible, available, mobile, and transportable nationwide for short or long-term projects.

1200 Warrior in 3-way split mode producing topsoil to re-use on new playing fields

Jason says he’s seen demand grow for the hire of mobile crushers and screens, particularly heavy-duty gear, which is not as readily available.  He believes part of the reason is because project managers better understand the cost benefits and productivity gains of processing soil, rock, or waste concrete on-site to produce products for re-use in their project. Another factor is the infrastructure and construction boom that New Zealand has enjoyed for some years and which looks set to continue despite COVID-19.

Jason’s team includes new sales manager, Dane Fitzpatrick, who, he says, brings specialised experience having worked extensively with quarry and recycling machinery and with the crushing and screening industry in the UK and Ireland. 

Before joining Crush & Screen, Dane worked at the UK’s Blue Group, selling various brands of crushing and screening machines and related gear—Powerscreen, EvoQuip, Doppstadt, FUCHS, Rammer, and Fortress.

Originally from County Down in Northern Ireland, generations of Dane’s family have been involved with crushing and screening. 

The 260SR impact crusher smashing through the workload

"His father was the Southern Irish dealer for Powerscreen, his uncle was the Polish dealer, and his grandfather started as world sales manager for Powerscreen, eventually becoming Powerscreen’s CEO, so you could say it runs in his blood." says Jason.

The Crush & Screen fleet includes the Trakpactor 260SR impact crusher. The smarts in this high-output crusher include a post-screen system and recirculating conveyor, which allows oversize material to be passed back to the crusher for further sizing. 

The PT400X jaw crusher (currently at Wellington’s Transmission Gully project) is ideal for concrete recycling with any reinforcing steel in the concrete removed via the overband magnet belt. It has capacity for high output and reasonably low noise levels if a project is near an urban area. 

The ‘big daddy’ is the Terex J1175 jaw crusher—a hard-working machine for rock and concrete crushing.

Screens include the heavy-duty and highly mobile 1800 Warrior with two- or three-way splitting. With its small footprint and quick set-up, the compact 1200 Warrior is ideal for tight access areas. The heavy-duty Keestrack K3 precision scalper with two- or three-way splitting is compact, fuel-efficient, and can be remote controlled. 

Crush & Screen’s machines are well suited to the heavy-duty demands of quarrying and concrete crushing and screening and medium to large operators who want mobility, versatility, and high capacity throughput.

For more information, contact Dane Fitzpatrick, 022 534 7116, or Jason Boggs 027 820 7015.

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