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EvoQuip Bison 160 Hybrid set to wow UK waste and recycling contractors

In Northern Ireland (NI), Terex Materials Processing group, a subsidiary of US-headed Terex Corporation has recently released the EvoQuip Bison 160 Hybrid jaw crusher which the company says is "ideally suited" to hard rock as well as construction and demolition (C&D) recycling applications. Furthermore, by utilizing hybrid diesel-electric drive technology to reduce running costs, noise, and fuel emissions, makes it an ideal machine for working in urban areas.

The compact size of the EvoQuip Bison 160 jaw crusher enables easy transport and shipment (photo courtesy Terex).

The dual-powered EvoQuip Bison 160 Hybrid is equipped with a proven 700mm x 500mm (28” x 20”) single toggle hydraulically adjustable jaw crusher. The innovative electric drive also allows customers to reverse the crusher to clear a blockage or run in reverse for asphalt recycling, ensuring better all-round efficiency.

The optional deflector plate is fitted on the moving jaw providing belt protection by allowing uncrushable objects to pass through the crushing chamber and onto the discharge belt.

David McElrea of the renewable energy company SI Energy Ltd recently completed a demo with the Bison 160 in Ireland.

The machine runs really quietly. I had to recheck the fuel usage and was shocked at only 21 litres of fuel being used. I was impressed at the reverse jog function to clear a blockage after having resigned myself to having to ‘dig out’ the rock, said David McElrea.

As a contractor, SI Energy had previously used a tracked crusher and in comparison, the Bison 160 also provided significant time-saving in loading and unloading.

Transporting this machine and the quick start-up time are real benefits, said David McElrea.

Key to the design of the EvoQuip Bison 160 is that it is small enough to fit easily inside a standard 40ft high cube container yet it is formidable enough to withstand challenging applications.

We listened to customer requirements and are delighted to see that the Bison 160 is now in the field and meeting these needs, said Matt Dickson, Director, EvoQuip Product Line.

The Bison 160 Hybrid has now gone on demo in the UK with EvoQuip distributor Blue Group, a provider of waste recycling systems and materials processing equipment for the quarrying and waste recycling industries across the UK.

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