March 11, 2014
Irock Crushers introduced two new crushers and announced a dealer network expansion at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas.
The new crushers — the TC-20 track impact crusher and TJ-3046 track jaw crusher — are important to Irock because they offer something different to the company’s customers, Irock General Manager Robert Nelson said during a press conference at the show.
Nelson said the TC-20 is the first track impact crusher the company has brought to the market in eight years, while the TJ-3046 is the manufacturer’s first-ever track jaw crusher.
“It really ties to why we are here at ConExpo…. If it’s new, it’s here,” Nelson said.
TC-20 track impact crusher
Nelson said the company decided to offer the track impact crusher to provide convenience “for somebody that needs that productivity and flexibility.”
“Our heritage is on wheel plants,” Nelson said. “A track plant is convenient.”
Powered by 44-horsepower Caterpillar C-13 Acert Tier 3 engine, the TC-20 has a 40-inch by 56-inch rotor that can process material up to 24 inches in diameter.
The unit can process up to 500 tons per hour.
The unit’s fixed, Hardox hopper with a 15-cubic-yard capacity is paired with a 52-inch by 16-foot vibrating grizzly feeder with 3/4-inch liners on the pan and side wall. According to Irock, the extra-long feeder can be fed with a large wheel loader.
The machine also has:
Other features include a wireless remote control with two tracking speeds, a standard dust-suppression system and catwalks that provide access to maintenance and cleaning points.
TJ-3046 track jaw crusher
The 110,250-pound jaw crushing plant, designed for medium-scale operators, has a 13-cubic-yard feeder with a grizzly pre-screening grid and a load control system.
The company offers an optional level sensor that can be fitted to the jaw to control the feed rate to the crusher.
The unit has an inlet opening of 46 inches by 30 inches and includes a hydraulic wedge adjustment that Irock says gives operators control of product size down to 2 inches.
Powered by a 350-horsepower Caterpillar C-9 Acert Tier 3 engine, the unit can process up to 445 tons per hour.
The crusher features a high swing jaw for aggressive crushing action; a 48-inch crusher discharge conveyor that can stockpile up to 11 feet, 6 inches; a dirt conveyor; an electronic crusher control system with touch screen display; 18-percent manganese jaw plates and wear plates; a direct drive system designed to minimize fuel consumption; and hydraulic folding sides to simplify transport.
Dealer network expansion
In addition to its new product releases, Irock announced that it plans to expand its dealer network, particularly in North America.
Irock Owner and President Ken Taylor said the company is looking to add 10 dealers in North America, noting “and we have significantly more targets.”
The company didn’t give many details about the expansion, but Taylor said Irock will “have a more robust strategy starting next year.”
Taylor also noted that the manufacturer will also soon begin to move internationally.
“As we move through the year, we’ll be moving into Canada,” Taylor said, adding that the company doesn’t know much about the Latin American market but is “willing to learn.”
Nelson noted after the press conference that the dealer expansion is expected to begin in the next year or two.