ALLU is launching a new crusher in Australia, designed to increase resource recovery on small construction and demolition sites.
The ALLU Crusher AC 5-17FD is compatible with a skid steer crusher for use in urban and semi-urban job sites where space is an issue for large equipment and material storage.
Following delivery of the first of the new model crusher in Victoria in September, Sami Rahman, ALLU Area Sales Manager, says it fills a gap in the construction and demolition (C&D) sector.
“Previously it’s been difficult to efficiently recover resources on sites where there isn’t enough room to bring in large equipment such as excavators and traditional mobile crushers,” he says.
“The ALLU Crusher AC 5-17FD has just arrived in Australia and we see it playing an important role in supporting sustainable practices and waste reduction in various industries.”
C&D waste is the third largest waste stream in Australia, behind municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial waste. While there’s growing recognition in the industry that recycling C&D waste reduces the need for virgin resources, recovery rates vary from 55 per cent to 75 per cent across Australia, according to a 2011 report by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.
Sami says the ALLU Crusher AC 5-17FD will help improve recovery rates and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
“The ALLU crushing bucket screens and separates different materials found in construction and demolition waste, such as concrete, brick, wood, metal, and plastics,” Sami says.
“The AC 5-17FD crusher will reduce waste volume by crushing it down to six different sizes starting at 0-15-millimetres, for the smallest fragment, up to the largest fragment of 0-75-millimetres.”
By using the screening bucket on-site, construction and demolition materials can be processed and recycled directly, reducing the environmental impact associated with waste management.
On-site processing and recycling also eliminate the need for off-site transportation and disposal, reducing transportation costs, landfill fees, and the need for external processing facilities.
Sami says the ALLU Crusher AC 5-17FD has long-lasting jaw plates and because there are no external parts affecting the material flow while loading, there is minimal wear and breakage. The sides of the crusher are straight, and the tip plate is angled. Sami says that makes it easier to fill with material and difficult to damage the crusher. The bent side plates add overall strength to the bucket frame construction without adding weight.
The flywheel and belt drive are placed inside the unit to keep them safe from wear. Changing the fragment size has been made as easy as possible with the pin adjusted method.
The crusher works in two directions – forward mode for dry material and reverse mode for wet material – which helps to avoid jamming or bridging of the material. Reverse mode, Sami says, is particularly suited for asphalt crushing.
The new model, like all ALLU crushers, has direct drive motor hydraulics resulting in less belts and maintenance. A low speed and high torque motor ensures a quick start even when the crusher is fully loaded.
A new system of dampeners reduces the noise and vibration of the AC 5-17FD, resulting in operator comfort.
Sami says one of the more noticeable features of the model is that it’s been designed in a way that allows the operator to park the crusher on the ground and open the front door of the skid steer loader.
“The ALLU Crusher buckets are the new heavy-duty range of hydraulic attachments purpose designed and suitable for the demolition and recycling industries,” Sami says.
The AC 5-17FD is the latest in a range of ALLU buckets making quick work of crushing on site around the globe. The ALLU brand is distributed in Australia by an independent dealer network.
ALLU Crusher bucket attachments are designed to increase efficiency and productivity by reducing the need for traditional processing equipment and streamlining the material handling process.
They can be easily mounted on excavators and wheel loaders and used for primary and secondary crushing tasks, providing a cost-effective solution for material processing. ALLU Crusher buckets come in various sizes and capacities to accommodate different machines and applications. They are often equipped with features such as adjustable output size, reversible crushing direction, and replaceable teeth or blades to optimise performance and durability.