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The new Anaconda J12 Jaw Crusher arrives in Australia

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Anaconda Equipment has introduced a crushing equipment range, including a jaw crusher and impact crusher to an already extensive portfolio of scalpers, screens, trommels, conveyors and feeder loaders.  

Now arrived in Australia, the first Anaconda J12 Jaw Crusher is aggressive, powerful and mobile. It boasts the proven ability of McLanahan’s Universal Crushers Jaw Chamber 1100mm x 700mm (44” x 26”) within an innovative Anaconda Tracked Solution. The J12 uses an extremely fuel efficient and powerful Hydraulic System which provides excellent productivity in applications including recycling, contracting and quarrying. 

The J12 is powered by a 283kw Cummins engine with load sensing hydraulics and the machine has a capacity of up to 300 tonnes per hour. The ability to switch between a doglead remote control or radio remote control makes transporting the machine easy and safe and to the operator’s preference. 

Additionally, a level sensor to start/stop the feeder when the jaw overfills is one of many handy standard factory features. Other standard factory features which are typically optional are a side dirt conveyor, to remove fines from the feed before entering the jaw and increasing production, a magnet to remove ferrous objects and protect downstream equipment, and a hydraulic raising/lowering main conveyor to provide superior maintenance access. 

“The J12 Tracked Jaw Crusher is fitted with a 44” (1100mm) x 26” (700mm) direct hydraulic drive Universal Crusher Jaw Chamber,” Anaconda CEO and Group Managing President Alistair Forsyth said. 

“The chamber comes with full hydraulic adjustment and hydraulic tramp release and reset as standard. The direct hydraulic drive means the unit can also be run in reverse to satisfy a multitude of customer applications.” 

Sam Powell is the National Sales Manager for Industrial Material Handling at Onetrak and has been involved in the set-up of the new J12.  

“No one likes to be the guinea pig, especially when it comes to investing in a key asset for production. Onetrak is no different. We took the jump so the local operator didn’t have to,” Powell explained. 

After viewing machines overseas and extensive Anaconda testing and machine revisions, Onetrak brought a unit into Australia. Following an internal pre-delivery process, the jaw was put to work in a Melbourne quarry. 

“From tracking off the float until the end of the testing, the jaw impressed with its performance. The auto-run mode allowed the machine to begin operation at the press of a button. The pre-screen handled the heavy fines feed flawlessly with no leakage or overrun,” Powell said. 

“The jaw never slowed or bogged even with large feed sizes – primarily due to the J12’s factory level sensor, automatically adjusting the feeder speed to ensure the jaw was never overfilled, or even worse, running empty.” 

Crushing a 600mm Sandstone feed down to a 65mm CSS, the J12 managed to keep the feeding 37 tonne excavator busy. 

“It was very impressive how quickly and easily the jaw could transition from transport, to operating, to optimising, to ultimately packing back up for transport,” Powell said. 

“This would be an ideal machine for a contractor as the set-up time is minimal, meaning production can commence quickly, ensuring you are maximising your production hours/week. The hydrostatic drive and full suite of factory standard options creates an incredibly versatile machine, capable of handling recycling applications, sticky/wet materials, and both soft and hard minerals.” 

Key features of the Anaconda J12: 

  • Three different jaw speeds – 250rpm, 275rpm and 300 rpm to suit the product being crushed 
  • Full time reverse crushing when required for asphalt, heavy clay feed or sticky materials 
  • Crusher reverse to clear blockages 
  • Crusher jog function to clear blockages 
  • CSS changes on the fly 
  • Full hydraulic CSS adjustment 
  • Hydraulic tramp relief with 3 large cylinders 
  • Highly efficient Cummins L9 diesel engine 
  • Load Sensing Hydraulic Pumps 
  • Feeder Level Sensor to maintain 75 per cent full crushing level 
  • Main Conveyor lowers for maintenance  
  • Magnet fitted as standard 
  • Dirt conveyor fitted as standard 
  • Doglead and Radio remote as standard 
  • 460mm discharge height from crusher box to belt (without deflector plate) giving it one of the best heights in its class to deal with rebar. 

Anaconda Equipment is distributed by Onetrak in Australia. Onetrak’s national dealer network of service, sales and spare parts ensures all Anaconda customers are well supported nationally.  

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