New factory has Rockster impactor already in actionPublished 24/2, 2020 at 13:31
The first Rockster impact crusher, R1000S, from its new factory in Neumarkt (Upper Austria) is already working hard in Styria. Together with a RSS410 scalping screen, the machines have proved to be an extremely efficient combination in the processing of rubble and natural stone.
Since 1994, Hopf Bagger KG from Gaal (Austria) has specialised in earthworks and forestry. Ten years ago, Martin Hopf became CEO and the main driving force behind a small yet efficient team. The existing business areas were expanded and additional segments, such as pipeline construction and the processing of building waste and natural stone were added to the company’s competencies. A current project undertaken by Hopf is an area of 2.4h that is now being prepared for 23 building plots of houses. All work has been done with the company's own equipment, with the Rockster scalping screen RSS410 having already proved its worth. “Thanks to the mobile screener, we can process all the excavated material from the construction site and repurpose it again immediately,” says Martin Hopf.
Crusher and screener combined
“It has always been my philosophy to recycle the excavated or demolished material from our construction sites and to reuse it on site. Our two Rockster machines enable us to do exactly that. So far, we've been using rental equipment, but with my own fleet, I'm a lot more flexible, which has been a concern for me for a long time,” says Martin. In mid-November, he was handed the very first impact crusher from the new Rockster factory in Mühlviertel and was immediately impressed by the commissioning and excellent crushing performance of the R1000S. “Although we are crushing extremely rough gravel here, the cubic end material that we get with the crusher is perfect. We are still in the initial phase and will continue to test all setting parameters, but at the first day of operation, we were crushing 138tph to 0/32mm. This is an astounding performance.”
“The R1000S is a well-designed and finely constructed machine that can optimise the crushing process with ease and great accuracy. The engine compartment is easily accessible and the components are not too complicated,” says Rockster sales manager Norbert Feichtinger who adds: “During the development of each Rockster crusher, we put great effort and importance to engine accessibility. If the engine is easily accessible, maintenance will be easier. It will be done regularly and most importantly it’s cost effective. All of these add to the longevity of our machines where quality is our number one priority.”