Pits & Quarries
IROCK’s RDS-15 Mobile Crusher
By Rock to Road
By Rock to Road
June 20, 2013, Valley View, Ohio – IROCK Crushers introduces
its RDS-15 Horizontal Impact Crushing Plant. As the name suggests, the RDS –
rapid deployment system – provides portability and rapid set-up time.
The RDS-15 is a versatile, compact crushing and screening
system that provides the precision to produce a uniform product. While it can
process a variety of products, the RDS-15 is ideal for processing smaller
materials such as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).
Powered by a 350-horsepower Caterpillar C-9 ACERT Tier 3
engine, the unit can process up to 350 tons per hour (TPH). The entire plant is
self-contained, with on-board power supplying full plant operation. For added
convenience, the unit features three outlets for powering optional auxiliary
conveyors to sort and stack processed materials. Also, a P.T. electronic
hydraulic clutch reduces power loss and increases fuel efficiency.
The unit's closed circuit design gives operators the option
to recirculate material requiring further sizing. By closing the flop gate, the
two decks can feed onto the 24-inch return conveyor, which drops the material
back into the crusher. The boosted efficiency equates to greater production in
less time, lower labor costs, less fuel consumption and lower operation
expenses. This feature is ideal for applications such as asphalt recycling,
where contractors commonly need a consistent half-inch product.
The machine features a 5 by 14-foot, double-deck huck-bolted
screen frame. By opening the flop gate, the machine can process, screen and
separate up to three different sizes of materials, two sized and one crusher
Within the full-length fabricated steel plate hopper, the
unit features a heavy-duty, 40-inch by 14-foot vibrating grizzly feeder. The
two-step, tapered grizzly removes fines and only allows materials that need to
be sized into the crusher, reducing potential wear on the crusher and adding to
its efficiency. While operators have an option to add IROCK's Hydraset Hopper,
the unit is compact and light enough to be transported without the removal of
the hopper. The hydraset hopper is designed to hydraulically attach and remove
the hopper/feeder unit in one piece, with just one person, so it does not
require the use of any outside lifting device.
The RDS-15 provides the ideal balance inside the crushing
chamber to optimize production and ease uneven wear on the blow bars. Blow bars
can be removed, flipped and re-installed for a second lifecycle. Adjustable
aprons are used to control the size of the crushed material.
IROCK's exclusive ROCK BOX uses a shelf system with AR-400
steel wear bar. An innovative alternative to discharge chutes found on similar
units, the ROCK BOX allows crushed material to build up and act as a wear
liner, effectively reducing maintenance and cutting down on costly labor and
wear parts. IROCK incorporates specialized AR-400 steel plate liners for each
material transfer point.
The mobile crusher can be hooked up to a truck and hauled as
one unit. In addition, catwalks enable easier screen changeouts and provide
convenient access to crucial maintenance and cleaning points.
For more information visit, irockcrushers.com.