Broons ‘Square’ Impact Roller is a very important tool at minesites in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, US, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Africa, the Middle East (including the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) and throughout Australia, to rubbilise rock as a way of improving a mine’s tyre management regime.
Broons launched its revolutionary patented BH-1300 ‘Square’ Impact Roller to the world market in the mid-1980s and quickly developed a reputation as a specialist in the application and operation of rolling dynamic compaction equipment.
Broons Mine Specification (MS) Impact Rollers are now world leaders in minimising haul truck tyre wear by improving the running surface on haul roads, tip heads and pit floors.
Its purchase and use has proven a very cost-efficient move that is rapidly recouped through the savings made from improved tyre wear and reduced damage to haul trucks and their tyres.
Mining companies that have reduced the size of surface rock and improved haul roads and loading areas with the Broons MS Impact Roller have also shown it is possible to reduce mechanical wear and tear on haul truck suspension and associated components, delivering lower maintenance requirements and a reduction in spare parts costs.
Its improved frame design and heavy-duty linkage assembly can easily handle the rigours of the demanding mining industry, while the specially designed wear plate package protects the faces of the module when working on hard rock as well as improving the breaking force.
One mining executive said that so far his company had used the impact roller on dragline shutdown pads and small road building exercises.
“However, I expect that we will be using it quite a bit in the near future when we re-dress our old haul roads,” he said.
“The impact roller has the ability to crack big rocks that lie just beneath the surface, and then the small rock can be used to fill in the holes on the roads.
“We use the impact roller to compact this and then put a suitable road base on top and grade it.
“We will then compact again with the impact roller with final trim grader afterwards.
“It really does its job well, and there is no doubt that it’s got deep compaction.
“You can feel it going into the ground from 20m away on newly placed road material.”
Towed by a 270-330hp tractor the 1.3m-wide, 8-tonne (BH-1300 MS) and 1.95m-wide, 12-tonne (BH-1950 MS) modules quickly reduce the large and sharp-edged rock and allow haul trucks to travel easily without the fear of tyre damage.
Broons manufactures specialist crushing and compaction machines that are in a league of their own.
No alternative compaction equipment comes close to the Broons Impact Roller on performance, productivity and price, according to the company.
The team at Broons can discuss how your mining company can benefit from the use of this unique technology by either purchasing or hiring the equipment.
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