Screening and Crushing: Quarry NZ Conference

At this year’s conference, Mobile Screening & Crushing showcased the Cobra 230R—an ideal machine for working in urban areas

Dan Meilke, MSC general manager, with the Cobra 230R

Each year, the Institute of Quarrying NZ (IOQ) and the Aggregate and Quarry Association of NZ (AQA) hold an annual joint conference, with this year’s event being held in New Plymouth. Among the attendees was Mobile Screening & Crushing NZ Ltd (MSC).

The conference is an opportunity for all those involved in the quarrying industry to interact and exchange ideas, take the opportunity to hear the experiences of guest speakers, and socialise with old friends and colleagues and make new contacts.

This year, organisers exceeded expectations, bringing together a record number of industry professionals to raise standards and share knowledge, which are the principles that guide the industry today.

On display at TSB Stadium, New Plymouth


Lizette Meikle (left), Andy Meikle’s wife, with MSC marketing manager, Catrina Quinn

At this year’s conference, MSC showcased the Cobra 230R out front of the stadium, gaining a lot of attention from those visiting the three-day event.

"We were proud to have had the ever-popular Terex EvoQuip Cobra 230R on display (offered for both hire and sale); it’s a great machine," says Dan Meikle MSC’s general manager.

"The compact footprint makes for easy transportation and an ideal machine for working in urban areas. The control system is simple to operate, and set-up time is minimal enabling crushing quickly.

"The ground level access to the engine, hydraulics, service, and refuelling points make maintenance easy for the operator. No matter what line of work you’re in, whether it’s construction and demolition, asphalt recycling, quarrying, or contract crushing, the Cobra 230R will enhance your profitability," he says.

Cobra 230R design features

  • Fuel-efficient and high-performing direct drive system to power the impact crusher
  • Two independent hydraulic controlled aprons allow the operator to optimise the material throughput and reduction while ensuring the best fuel efficiency
  • Excellent under crusher clearance and the short distance from the crusher discharge to the magnet
  • The Cobra 230R features a 2.44 x 1.2-metre (8’ x 4’) post screen that ensures the required product specification is achieved with oversize material either being recirculated back to the crusher or stockpiled
  • The complete afterscreen system can be quickly detached including the oversize conveyor which provides the option of either running the machine in standard mode

Key specs

  • Output up to 250tph
  • Crusher inlet: 860mm x 720mm (34" x 28.5")
  • Diameter rotor: 830mm x 860mm (33" x 34)
  • Two high/two low configuration as standard
  • Hydraulic adjust and hydraulic overload protection as standard
  • Hopper capacity 2.6 cubic metres

"The Conference delivers an ability to socialise with friends and colleagues and to make new contacts, which we truly enjoyed," says Catrina Quinn MSC marketing manager.

"It’s been vital to have been part of this year’s event, getting our brands and services out in front of attendees, and we’re very pleased with the levels of enquiries we received so far," she says.

MSC operates New Zealand-wide in both sales and hire. For more details, contact, P 0800 MSC LTD or visit

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