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User-friendly operation of Anaconda screens

Queensland building materials supplier Oz Pebbles has brought on board two Anaconda screens from Onetrak

For over 30 years, Oz Pebbles has been a premium landscaping supplier, wholesaler and distributor of bulk decorative pebbles, sand, soil and mulch.

Located in South East Queensland, its Gatton yard boasts approximately 10 hectares of diverse landscaping pebbles available for collection or delivery.

In early 2023, Oz Pebbles became a part of Brisbane-based Sunstate Sands Group, a wholly Australian-owned and operated company.

The company’s Kilkivan site holds a large stockpile of material from an old gold mine and, with a small team working on-site, it was in need of reliable machines.

Materials produced range from 20mm gravel to 400mm rock, and the business currently has two Anaconda machines – a DF410 scalping screen and SR514 finishing screen – sourced from Australian dealer Onetrak.

The DF410 is designed for optimal screening and stockpiling of materials, with the longest screen box in the compact screening market.

The SR514 is both robust and economical, able to screen and stockpile up to four products up to 350 tonnes per hour.

It features a 14’ x 5’ (4.3m X 1.5m) screen box with an optional triple or double deck, a 4.3m feed hopper, main conveyor and either three or four hydraulically folding stockpiling conveyors.

Setting up the screen is easy and can be done in just 20 minutes, thanks to hydraulic controls that aid in the configuration of all conveyors, screen-box and landing legs.

Discussing the move towards buying Anaconda screening machinery for the Oz Pebbles site, operations manager Matt Holloway says the relationship the business has with Onetrak product manager Jason MacDonald was a significant factor in the decision-making process.

Holloway adds that Anaconda’s excellent reputation and the support of Onetrak’s national dealership, which offers service and technical expertise just two hours from the Oz Pebbles site, were also key factors.

Holloway highlights several standout features of the Anaconda machines, including excellent fuel economy, easy mobility on tracks using a remote control and the ability to screen three separate stockpile products from a single feed.

Additionally, these machines boast a durable and solid construction along with good engine power.

Oz Pebbles operators find the machines very user-friendly.

Holloway notes their ability to easily fold up for transport and their compatibility with both front-end loaders and excavators for feeding the hopper.

“These machines have good ground clearance, which makes clean-up easy,” Holloway says.

“Further, the screen can handle different feed sizes with ease, even after warning operators about putting oversized rocks in the hopper. Adjusting the tail belt height to increase or decrease stockpile height depending on site conditions is also helpful.

“I must say, our experience with Onetrak’s service manager Chris Gardham at the Caboolture branch has been nothing short of excellent.

“Whenever we have any issues or need services, Chris is always there to provide timely and fantastic support. When we had to transport the SR514 to Emerald for some work, Chris had no issues organising a crew to get the job done.

“Moreover, their parts supply is also great, and they are equipped to source parts and provide specialist service in case of any issues with the machine. At the beginning of the engagement, Jason did an excellent job commissioning and training on prestarts and the do’s and don’ts of the machines. Their after-sales service has been top-notch.”

If you’re in the Gympie/Wide Bay/Burnett region of Queensland, call Oz Pebbles’ Kilkivan yard for bulk building stone and rock for retaining walls, cobblestone paving, landscaping and pool sides.

Onetrak is the official dealer for Anaconda equipment in Australia.

Visit www.onetrak.com.au or call 1300727 520 to get in touch with the Onetrak team.

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