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Contractors World International - 2017 Vol 8 No 3


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Mobile Crushing Technology At 2,800 m Above Sea Level


Mobile Crushing Technology At 2,800 m Above Sea Level

The Austrian contractor, Richard Grüner GmbH, is currently doing maintenance and repair work at the foot of the ‘Tiefenbach’ glacier in the ski resort Sölden / Hochsölden.

Key to the job is their new Rockster Recycler R700S impact crusher being loaded by a Volvo tracked excavator.
The recycler’s compact transport measurements and low dust and exhaust emission make it ideal for recycling asphalt for a challenging jobsite on a 2,800 m above sea level.

Richard Grüner says:

“It is essential to work fast and efficiently in the very few summer months where the glacier is accessible.
   The low air pressure and oxygen were a big challenge for man and machine, working at almost 3,000 m above sea level is just not the same as in flat terrain.
    The Rockster crusher did a very good job, we received 100% optimum final grain with a size of 0-22 mm using the closed circular with screen box and return belt.”

To reach the jobsite on the glacier it was necessary to pass the road via twisting, very tight U-bends, but this was no problem for the compact machine.

The low weight and optimum transport dimensions were an important purchasing aspect for Grüner.

Rockster Recycler

Saudi Arabia

High Reach In Demand At Refinery and Terminal Project

Saudi Aramco’s new Jazzan Refinery and Terminal Project is the latest project in the country. The Jazan Refinery complex will also be equipped with a state-of-the-art port and a four gigawatt power plant that will make the refinery entirely self-sufficient and provide power to locally owned manufacturing and service companies.

The nature of such projects require equipment that can work in restricted areas, provide access over obstructions and be able to manoeuvre in very restricted areas.

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