First Powerscreen Premieretrak 600E in Ireland Goes to Collen Bros

Wed April 19, 2023

Collen Bros (Quarries) Ltd, a family owned and operated civil engineering company located in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, recently took delivery of a Powerscreen Premiertrak 600E (PT600E) jaw crusher, which is the first of its kind to be delivered in the UK and Ireland.

With a company history dating back to the 1800s, Collen Bros specializes in the manufacture and laying of asphalt products, the production and supply of a wide range of quarry materials and the supply of high PSV aggregates. The recent investment in the Premiertrak 600E (sold and commissioned by Powerscreen Ireland), is testament to the company's ongoing evolution and commitment towards sustainability.

The Premiertrak 600E jaw crusher is part of the growing Powerscreen Hybrid range and has been designed for large-scale operators who require high production in recycling, quarrying, construction and demolition, and mining applications. With significant operational savings, reduced fuel consumption and ultimately reduced CO2 emissions, this machine is a popular choice for customers who want to maximize efficiency and minimize their carbon footprint.

Andrew Collen, director at Collen Bros is pleased with how the new crusher is performing.

"With the rising energy prices, we decided to look at the potential for a Hybrid machine that could be run via an on-board diesel generator or plugged into the mains power. Powerscreen had the perfect solution with the PT600E, especially in terms of high production and low running costs," he said.

The new PT600E for Collen Bros includes an extra-large feeder as well as a pre-screen option, which removes a large proportion of fines from the feed material. As a result, the company has been able to increase its production rates as well as further improve product specification.

Collen continued, "In addition to supporting another local business, we thought with Powerscreen Ireland being based close to our operations they could provide us with seamless access to spare parts and technical assistance if/when required. I have been very impressed with the technical background and applications knowledge from the Powerscreen Ireland team throughout the process. So far, the increased production and greatly lowered running costs have been a game changer in our quarry and we believe Hybrid machines are the way forward."

In addition to the new jaw crusher, Collen Bros also has invested in an electric CT80 Powerscreen Conveyor. One of the key benefits of the CT80 is its ability to integrate with the Premiertak 600E, allowing both machines to run off the same power source.

Other benefits of Powerscreen conveyors include:

  • Lower maintenance and running costs
  • Reduced fuel usage, dust and emissions
  • Removes the need for a loading shovel
  • Higher quality end products

At the Collen Bros quarry in Tandragee, the PT600E has been paired up with an electric CT80 Powerscreen conveyor along with a Chieftain 2100XE incline screen to showcase the full capability of Powerscreen Hybrid equipment.

Based in County Laois, Powerscreen Ireland has more than 25 years' experience in providing crushing and screening solutions to customers across the island of Ireland. Service support is provided through a local team of technicians and a dedicated parts distribution hub to ensure timely delivery of key spare parts and components.

Noel McBride, sales manager at Powerscreen Ireland, said, "It's great to see forward-thinking companies like Collen Bros investing in a more sustainable future. We are delighted that they have chosen to partner with Powerscreen Ireland, and we wish the team every success with their new hybrid machines.