Product profile: Boss Attachments screening and crushing

The screening and crushing range at Boss Attachments has been developed to provide clients with a comprehensive one-stop one-shop option

OSA pulverisers deliver power and performance

From screening and crushing buckets to pulverisers and dust suppression units, Boss Attachments say they can deliver performance-proven, leading-edge, and leading brand solutions.

Neil Macdonald with his XC17  Xcentric crusher bucket

For Pahiatua contractor Neil Macdonald, Boss Attachments screening and crushing attachments have delivered major efficiencies for his business. "We first became aware of the Boss range at the 2016 National Agricultural Fieldays®. I found myself going home with a Boss Screening Bucket," says Neil.

Since then, Neil has added an Xcentric crusher bucket, OSA pulveriser, and Antraquip milling head to the mix. "Paul and Livio have been fantastic to deal with," says Neil. "They have been there, they have done it, and they really understand the business."

Crushing and screening

What Neil likes about the Boss products is that they have all been manufactured with the operator in mind: "They are very strong, very simple, and pretty much bullet-proof."

The Xcentric XC17 crusher bucket and Boss BX120S screening buckets Neil purchased are used to provide a range of screened aggregates for his clients, including pulverised concrete as well as crushed and screened pit and river metals. Neil says that the pit metal mix, in particular, is popular with locals because the sits like glue on hilly tracks.

XC17 crusher bucket

"The Xcentric crusher bucket is in a class of its own," says Neil. Featuring a patented circular jaw movement that ensures the material is fed through without a compacting effect, Boss Attachments say their buckets can deliver at least 35% greater production than conventional crusher buckets. It also has 200-hour greasing intervals and 80% less consumable parts than conventional crusher buckets, the company says.

BX120S screening bucket

Boss says their screening buckets are ideal for primary screening of any material for excavators and loaders alike. Built from HARDOX and STENX materials, their solid and durable design resists wear and high stress in even the toughest operating conditions.

"I especially like how quick and easy it is to change sieve sizes," says Neil.
Pulverising and milling As mentioned previously, Neil also operates an OSA FBV17 pulveriser and an AQ3 Antraquip milling head.

"We do a lot of concrete crushing, so I brought the pulveriser to remove any reinforcing steel. Having said that, it’s also fantastic for dealing with some of our big lime rocks."

FPV Pulveriser Series

The FPV Pulveriser Series has been designed to deliver increased production and performance for secondary demolition and recycling. Featuring HARDOX structures, the FPV design also includes a reversed cylinder to protect the rod from accidental hits as well as an innovative pressure relief valve that protects the attachment from high pressure.

Antraquip milling heads

Antraquip milling heads cutting through hard limestone

The Boss-supplied Antraquip milling heads are a proven alternative to blasting or breakers and are designed to operate with little or no micro-cracking around the area outside the excavation line. 

Successful New Zealand projects have seen them used for cut and milling of concrete, greywacke, basalt, and stabilised road pavement. "It’s amazing to form batters and it cuts through our solid lime without even trying," says Neil.

"Our range also includes Boss sieve buckets and the recently acquired Motofog water cannon brand, which is proving to be a winner for suppression of site dust problems," says Paul Herbison of Boss Attachments.

"So, no matter your project or budget, Boss has a crushing or screening solution for you."   

For more information contact Paul Herbison 027 290 8306 or visit

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