Road weight restrictions have always posed a challenge for transporting aggregate equipment. Rock crushers, like jaw and cone crushers, aren’t exactly “lightweight” and they create issues when it comes to portable plants. With new road weight restrictions being implemented seemingly all the time, you might not be aware that your portable plant isn’t road legal anymore⏤it just weighs too much! If you’re working with an ElJay 45 Cone Crusher in British Columbia, you know what we mean.
Is Your Cone Crusher Too Heavy?
Portable cone crushing plants that contain the ElJay 45 Cone Crusher – also known as the Cedarapids 1213 Crushing Plant – are no longer road legal. This portable plant includes a vibrating screen and the heavy ElJay 45 Cone Crusher. Unfortunately, these two pieces of aggregate equipment when placed on the same mobile plant are no longer road legal. It just weighs too much due to road weight restriction updates.
Portable plants are great options for contractors who require mobile crushing solutions, but only if they can actually be driven on the road. To get around these recent weight restrictions, some contractors are removing the vibrating screen or feed hopper during transportation. However, taking apart and reassembling the portable plant increases downtime and limits production.
If your portable crushing plant weighs too much, it’s worthwhile to invest in a more roadworthy cone crusher. Sepro’s Blackhawk 100 Cone Crusher can fit in the same space as the ElJay 45 and has the same capacity, but it’s much lighter.
Sepro’s Roadworthy Cone Crusher
The ElJay Cone Crusher has a 45” crushing head with a 125hp motor and weighs 11.5 tonnes.
The Blackhawk 100 Cone Crusher has a 25” crushing head with a 125hp motor and weighs 7.7 tonnes. Just switching your cone crusher to the Blackhawk saves your portable plant 4 tonnes in weight, making it road legal again.
Sepro Aggregates has a pre-designed mounting plate so the Blackhawk 100 Cone Crusher can be quickly installed on the Cedarapids 1213 portable chassis. (Quote formatting)
The Blackhawk 100 can draw the same crushing power as the larger ElJay because it is a high-speed cone crusher with a longer crushing stroke. Other advantages over the ElJay Cone Crusher include its modern, fully hydraulic design, automatic head adjustment, and any parts are available for fast shipping.
In mining applications, it’s used for ball mill feed or pebble crushing. For aggregate producers, the Blackhawk is ideally suited for roads, concrete, asphalt, mining haul roads, and secondary or tertiary crushing applications in a grinding circuit.
Typical cone crushers are driven via sheaves and v-belts, making maintenance and operation complicated. With heavy investment into R&D, Sepro has developed a way to deliver the same power in a lighter package without these troublesome parts. Instead, the Blackhawk is driven by a flexible coupling to the electric drive motor. A variable speed drive package is also included to accurately adjust the speed of the machine depending on the feed, liner profile, and production conditions.
In the event of foreign material entering the cone crusher, a hydraulic cylinder allows for the release of the material. For larger unwanted material, the cylinder may be engaged to clear the chamber of any debris.
Looking for a Custom Portable Plant Solution?
If you have any portable plants that need weight removed, our engineers can help. We’ll come up with innovative custom solutions for any weight restrictions you make face.
Make Your Portable Crushing Plant Roadworthy
Do you have a Cedarapids 1213 Crushing Plant? Do new road regulations in your area make your portable plant illegal to transport? Contact Sepro Aggregates to get more details on the Blackhawk 100 Cone Crusher. It fits in the same space as the ElJay and has the same production capacity but it’s lighter, making your portable plant roadworthy again.