New TwisterTrac VS300 crusher launched by Pilot Crushtec
By Lindsay Gale13 October 2011
Johannesburg, South Africa based Pilot Crushtec has announced the launch of the new VS300 vertical shaft impact crusher, replacing the company's AC210 model, that with an increase in power offers output levels up to 300 tonnes/hour. According to the company the new machine is intended to meet the needs of the current market and increasingly tighter environmental legislation and is designed for high volume tertiary and quaternary crushing applications, processing to produce sand, fines and quality aggregate.
The VS300 has been designed to accommodate Caterpillar's Tier 4/Stage IIIb C13 and C15 ACERT diesel engines that are required to meet European and North American emission regulations. Director of operations Jorge Abelho said: These strict standards dictated a drastic change in design so we decided to start with a clean sheet and conceive a completely new product from the ground up. We also incorporated improvements gained from our experience with the TwisterTrac AC210."
The machine is available with four engine options: C13 Tier 3 328 kW (440 hp) as on the AC210; C13 Tier 4 328 kW for Europe, C15 Tier 3 405 kW (543 hp) for local use since Tier 4 specified fuel is not yet available in the region; and C15 Tier 4 405 kW for export models.
Included in the design improvements are a new troughed feeder design that reduces the number of moving parts and the incorporation of a new mounting and vibration isolating system that is always visible, allowing the replacement of all four rubber mountings in less than hour.