Crush Time July 2019

Crunch Time – July 2019

One of the world’s biggest track mounted crushers arriving soon in Australia.

One of the world’s biggest heavy duty track mounted primary crushers will soon be arriving in Australia. The unit, being brought to Australia by
Rapid Crushing is a Johnsson L160.

This enormous unit, weighing in at roughly 170 tonnes comprises a Johnsson frame fitted with a Metso C160 jaw crusher.

Rapid is the first private contractor to operate one in Australia. These units, built specifically to order in Sweden are designed to deliver industryleading crushing performance. They’re fitted with high-quality Metso crushers and can be operated by its own onboard diesel powered generator or electricity from the grid or another power
source. This unit is the ideal mobile solution for open quarries requiring a seriously high capacity, heavy-duty operation.

Glenn Irvine, Rapid’s Operations Manager said the unit will be put to good use when it arrives in Australia. ‘We’re excited to obtain this machine because it adds to our capacity to deliver what clients want – tonnage produced with absolute reliability at the best price possible.

The unit’s fleet number is aptly ‘E 747’ so it has been appropriately named, ‘Jumbo’. It is optioned with a larger feeder, rear support legs, hopper extension wings and every other option available to be set up to deliver high volume low cost primary crushing.

It adds to our capacity to crush all types of mineral ores including iron ore, gold and nickel as well as construction materials such as concrete and road aggregates, specialty fill materials, rail ballast, road base, blast stemming and rip rap.


Crunch Time – Summer 2017/18

Welcome to another edition of Crunch Time

We thought you might like to read something bullish for a change – that just might set your heart pumping? According to a forecast in a recent edition of the publication, ‘The Daily Reckoning Australia’ quoting a claim by renowned investment bankers, Goldman Sachs there’s another mining boom on its way.

While the last one was primarily driven by demand from China, this time, the publication says it will be driven by a lack of supply. Goldman Sachs believes the next mining boom is going to be brought on by the fact that spending on exploration has touched a 30 year low that is predicted to become a problem when existing mining operations rundown. According to the publication, 60% of the world’s top 100 mines were built last century and their reserves have been running down for a long time now.

The thinking behind the prediction is that the lag times on getting mines up and running is enormous so that whatever supply is available will be: I quote: ‘bid up and drench mining companies in money’.

No doubt you’re wondering when this is going to happen. The exact timing wasn’t mentioned – though the writer did say he expected commodity prices to move within two years. If this comes true… don’t forget that you read it first in Crunch Time.

What’s inside…