Versatile Colt 1000 makes an impact

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:59

P&L Barton Ltd started out in 1972 when Peter Barton invested in his first digger and established P Barton Plant Hire.

Based in Carnforth, Lancashire, UK, the company has evolved and expanded now working on a vast array of projects with clients ranging from private households and businesses, to local councils and large multinationals. The company provides plant and services on a sub contract or hire only basis, offering a wide range of services to the construction, groundwork, civil engineering, quarrying, recycling and haulage industries.

P&L Barton provide a wide selection of modern equipment to ensure its clients are supplied with reliable and efficient hire solutions. EvoQuip is now part of the fleet, with the first EvoQuip Colt 1000 being supplied by Blue Central in June. Since then the machine has been on hire contracts in multiple configurations to suit the required job sites. One recent application has been producing limestone walling stone for a regular client where space was limited. P&L Barton set about reconfiguring the Colt 1000 so that both conveyors discharged out the same side into segregated areas, maximising the area available, eliminating double handling and demonstrating versatility. 

Commenting on the Colt’s performance, Richard Barton, plant manager at P&L Barton said: “The Colt 1000 is the perfect machine for us due to its flexibility. Being suited to scalping and fine screening and the ability to quickly convert from three way to two way split and to swap conveyor configurations means it’s suitable for many applications and job sites.” In the short time that P&L Barton has owned the Colt 1000, the machine has been out working on various projects. “We have been able to run the machine in two way split on one project then convert it so that mids and fines are discharged on the same side on a really compact site and in standard set up on another site. With the range of media options available, I don’t think there is any job she can’t do,” continued Richard. 

Gabrielle Stewart, EvoQuip product manager said; “The Colt 1000 is one of our best selling products; customers regularly comment on being impressed by the performance of the aggressive screen box and have found it to be excellent in multiple applications.” The highly adaptable Colt 1000 Scalping screen is able to operate in both heavy duty scalping and precision screening applications, being able to manage the most difficult of materials. The Colt 1000 achieves a compact footprint, maintaining the ethos of the EvoQuip range while achieving versatility and mobility. Flexibility is enhanced with configurable conveyor options and two way split conversion. Featuring an aggressive double deck screen, variable screening angle with numerous screen media options, broad fines conveyor, quick set up time and tall discharge heights ensures the Colt 1000 distinguishes itself amongst its competition.

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