Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by SLSNursery, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    What experience does anyone have with material screeners. I am in the market for one and have used 4 or 5 different types with varying success.

    I am going to screen out soil - mostly loam and compost. Also I'd want to screen some fill or non-loam type stuff.

    I have had great luck with a trommel (Wildcat), Good luck with a deck type (Extec) and less success with a couple types of shakers and some success but a lot of labor with a Royer Shredder, albeit it was an older model.

    I am looking for some feedback if anyone has any pros or cons. It would be really helpful if someone has logged a good amount of hours rather than the 40-80 I have experienced. Thanks.
  2. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 464

    This is a domanant machine up this way. Built with heavy specs.
  3. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    We used a Read once, and it was great for the dry or rocky stuff. As soon as we tried some wet stuff or compost it wouldn't run through. I think that type works well for separating aggregate like stone, gravel, or sand.
  4. lawnboyil

    lawnboyil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

  5. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    I would take a look out for a powerscreen. I you look at the construction compared to some others I think they do it better. IMHO. I have to find the sales guys biz card around here somewhere.. shamus I believe covers the ct area.

    I will take a look and see if I can find it:blob2: putting a liitle fire under my butt to look for it

  6. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Well I found the information on the ct sales office for you

    The guy to call is Seamus Sheelan 888-844-SCRN he is in enfield
    king st

    This is the best pic I can find, but if you notice in the picture the top screens are i-beam like (the picture does not show it too good) so you don;t keep break the like rebar type top plates of most others. The screens also come out very easy, 3 screws per side.

    Give them a looking into.

    The web site is, also found out they are owned by terex out of westport, ct. Just an fyi

    View attachment pgriddolly600.jpg
  7. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Thanks for the lead. After that post, we got our hands on a 5x12 CEC screenit double deck screener with two discharge belts. We put a couple of thousand yards of material through in about a weeks time. I was loading with a wheel loader, so we were running slower than optimum, but with an excavator, the machine would have flown. I would definitely recommend the machine - it was producing 2" minus on one side and 3/8" minus off of the other, with all 2" plus waste discharged off of the backside - as fast as we could load it!

    Pete - where are you in CT?
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    I managed sand&gravel plants for ten years, and used many types of portable screening plants. In my opinion, the Powerscreen is the best of the small portable plants on the market. The price is reasonable, they do a good job on all types of materials,(with the right screen setup), and they are well built.:)
  9. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146


    I am in Monroe and working on a deal for a possible place in Brookfield right now. Not too far away. ;)

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