Preparing Aggregate for Crushing

Jul 7, 2020

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Screening Plants and Systems for Serious Crushing Projects

The most effective crushing operations are often complemented by an appropriate configuration of screening plants and systems that can best sort and stockpile the material being processed as efficiently possible. Eagle Crusher manufactures a comprehensive range of...

Which Screening Setup Can Optimize Your Crushing Operation?

Portable plants and other crushing equipment can come in many shapes and sizes depending on the needs of a producer. Just as integral to a crushing operation as an impactor or jaw crusher are the screens being utilized to sort product. With so many options and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – April 2021

Eagle Crusher Names New Del. and MD. Crushing and Screening Plant Distributor Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. is proud to announce GT Mid Atlantic as the new Eagle Crusher distributor for the states of Delaware and Maryland. The company will represent Eagle Crusher’s full...

Following Lockout-Tagout Procedure to Protect Crushing Personnel

In order to protect team members who are performing maintenance on crushing equipment like portable plants, energy must be completely removed and disconnected from relevant components to make maintenance safe through a process known as an isolation procedure or more...

Optimize Your Crushing with Eagle Crusher’s Configurable Designs

Working in the crushing industry can lead to some unique challenges on the job site. How to best lay out equipment to optimize production? What type of crushers are needed to reduce the material efficiently? Will one crusher be enough for the job? Eagle Crusher is...

Properly Feeding Material for Crushing

On a crushing site, there are many moving pieces and parts that work together to ensure that production is optimized and remains issue-free, like the loaders, the crushers, screening plants, conveyors, etc. Loaders transporting material to the crusher have the...

Reselling Portable Plants & Buying Preowned Crushing Equipment

Portable crushing plants like those that Eagle Crusher manufactures are engineered to be high quality and heavy-duty products in order to withstand the extreme amounts of wear and tear associated with crushing and screening materials like aggregate, concrete, and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – March 2021

Eagle Crusher Exhibits at C&D World 2021 The Eagle Crusher sales team exhibited our comprehensive line of crushing equipment and services at the C&D World 2021 Conference & Exhibition, hosted at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on March 21...

Wearing PPE and Crushing Safely

Heavy material like aggregate and concrete blocks can move around a crushing site quickly, from the loader, into an impactor, and out across conveyor belts. All of this moving material, paired with the site’s heavy machinery, can present job hazards. Crushing teams...

It is often said that a job is always cheaper to do right the first time, and in the world of aggregate production and concrete or asphalt recycling, efficiency is the final word in making a profit.

From quarry to crusher, every moment matters in producing a quality product at the right size in ample amounts, and there are several key decisions a producer must make when it comes to properly preparing aggregate for a crushing job.

Preparing Aggregate for Crushing

As far as getting off on the right foot is concerned, the initial blasting or drilling of rock usually offers the best opportunity for preparing aggregate for crushing. A calculated and adequately executed excavation effort can mean procuring rock that can be fed directly into a crusher hopper without further reduction.

On that subject, it is important to note that the size and capability of excavators and loaders can play a key role in streamlining a crushing operation even further. An excavator or loader with a larger capacity for transporting aggregate can result in less time wasted traveling back and forth.

This is why portable crusher plants are particularly valuable on job sites like a quarry—the closer the actual crushing can be to where the aggregate is blasted or drilled, the less transportation equipment will be needed to move the rock.

It is important to never feed larger rocks into the hopper of a portable crushing plant that could clog or jam the machine. If larger aggregate has been procured that is questionable as to whether or not it can successfully be crushed, it is always best to err on the side of caution and fracture the rock into smaller pieces using auxiliary equipment before feeding it to the crusher.

This situation is where choosing between a loader or an excavator to feed aggregate can be an influential factor in your crushing operation. With a loader, it can be difficult to gauge the size of aggregate in the bucket whereas using an excavator can help control the size of rocks entering the hopper.

One other variable to consider in preparing aggregate for crushing is dust suppression. The blasting, drilling, loading, and feeding can generate a lot of aggregate dust that can introduce unnecessary wear on equipment as well as creating a hazardous work environment. Utilizing dust suppression tools like sprinkler systems can go a long way in controlling damaging variables on the job.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can properly prepare aggregate for your crushing operations, we encourage you to contact our team to speak with an Eagle Crusher representative who can help guide you through these important decisions.

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Previous Posts

Screening Plants and Systems for Serious Crushing Projects

The most effective crushing operations are often complemented by an appropriate configuration of screening plants and systems that can best sort and stockpile the material being processed as efficiently possible. Eagle Crusher manufactures a comprehensive range of...

Which Screening Setup Can Optimize Your Crushing Operation?

Portable plants and other crushing equipment can come in many shapes and sizes depending on the needs of a producer. Just as integral to a crushing operation as an impactor or jaw crusher are the screens being utilized to sort product. With so many options and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – April 2021

Eagle Crusher Names New Del. and MD. Crushing and Screening Plant Distributor Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. is proud to announce GT Mid Atlantic as the new Eagle Crusher distributor for the states of Delaware and Maryland. The company will represent Eagle Crusher’s full...

Following Lockout-Tagout Procedure to Protect Crushing Personnel

In order to protect team members who are performing maintenance on crushing equipment like portable plants, energy must be completely removed and disconnected from relevant components to make maintenance safe through a process known as an isolation procedure or more...

Optimize Your Crushing with Eagle Crusher’s Configurable Designs

Working in the crushing industry can lead to some unique challenges on the job site. How to best lay out equipment to optimize production? What type of crushers are needed to reduce the material efficiently? Will one crusher be enough for the job? Eagle Crusher is...

Properly Feeding Material for Crushing

On a crushing site, there are many moving pieces and parts that work together to ensure that production is optimized and remains issue-free, like the loaders, the crushers, screening plants, conveyors, etc. Loaders transporting material to the crusher have the...

Reselling Portable Plants & Buying Preowned Crushing Equipment

Portable crushing plants like those that Eagle Crusher manufactures are engineered to be high quality and heavy-duty products in order to withstand the extreme amounts of wear and tear associated with crushing and screening materials like aggregate, concrete, and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – March 2021

Eagle Crusher Exhibits at C&D World 2021 The Eagle Crusher sales team exhibited our comprehensive line of crushing equipment and services at the C&D World 2021 Conference & Exhibition, hosted at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on March 21...

Wearing PPE and Crushing Safely

Heavy material like aggregate and concrete blocks can move around a crushing site quickly, from the loader, into an impactor, and out across conveyor belts. All of this moving material, paired with the site’s heavy machinery, can present job hazards. Crushing teams...

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