Business feature: Stevens Group

Stevens Group reports they had a successful networking aggregate and quarrying event at this year’s Quarry NZ conference, which was held in early July 2023

Pictured at work in the South Island, the Chieftain 1700X mobile incline screen screening alluvial to be used as concrete aggregate

The event was the biggest year for attendance yet with 704 delegates and exhibitors coming together at the Te Pae Convention Centre in Christchurch.

"The annual event is where the Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA) and the Institute if Quarrying (IOQ) do a tremendous job in facilitating interaction, socialising, and the sharing of experiences for all those involved in the quarrying industry," says Stevens Group marketing manager Catrina Quinn.

"We’re delighted to have exhibited at this year’s Quarry Conference, to connect with other professionals and businesses and explore new opportunities with potential customers," she says. 

Stevens Group staff pictured on stand (from left): Lincoln Rayner, sales director; Daniel Bartley South Island sales; and Catrina Quinn marketing manager

Stevens Group is committed to supporting the growth and success of the quarrying and mining industries in New Zealand and says they do so by providing trusted innovative solutions.

"Our double booth incorporated large graphics of ‘Powerscreen & Terex Washing Systems’ equipment working locally (an actual conversation starter), which enabled us to represent an array of latest machinery available from the Stevens Group," says Catrina.

Product focus: Chieftain 1700X (2 and 3 deck)

The Powerscreen Chieftain range of mobile incline screens is designed for the processing of aggregates and sand. The Powerscreen Chieftain 1700 3 Deck allows users to add an additional deck to the 1700 to create a fourth product.

User benefits include a quick set-up time, drop-down tail conveyor, and screen mesh access system to aid screen media changes and a transverse power unit arrangement to simplify servicing.

Features include a radio-controlled tipping grid and heavy-duty single shaft screenbox with adjustable stroke, angle, and speed.


  • Output: High capacity up to 500tph
  • Hopper size: 5.35m3
  • Screenbox: 4.8m x 1.5m (16’ x 5’)


  • Ideal for fine screening, crushed rock, sand and gravel, recycling applications
  • Two or three decks
  • Fines conveyor drop-down facility to aid bottom deck mesh access.
  • High-performance hydraulic system — cast iron pumps and motors complete with hydraulic cooler
  • Low-profile double-deck vibrating grid option with radio remote control tipping grid, angle adjustable, and fully riveted construction
  • Heavy-duty single-shaft incline screenbox with adjustable stroke, angle, and speed
  • Engine protection shutdown system
  • Ability to easily change between two and four bearings using patent-pending drive system
  • Maximum feed size 150mm (6’’)

Stevens Group says demos are available New Zealand-wide.

For more information on sales, parts, service, and hire, call 0508 STEVENS, email, or visit

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