W T Clarke & Son Expand With A New Neuenhauser Star Screen
W T Clarke & Son based in Leicester have taken delivery of a Neuenhauser Star Screen from UK dealer Riverside Machinery Ltd.
W T Clarke & Son operate a compost and wood recycling facility at their farm in Leicester where they shred and screen wood for use in biomass and compost for use on their farm
Until recently they have had to make do with a Backers star screen, but with their tonnages increasing year on year discussions began with Riverside Machinery to replacing their existing screening plant.
John O’Neill of Riverside Machinery comments “for ultimate throughput and excellent separation of material, nothing will touch a Neuenhauser star screen. They really are the ultimate tool for screening wood, compost and skip waste at high tonnages”
This particular Neuenhauser star screen model is fitted with a 7 metre x 1.25 metre star deck and has 300mm diameter stars which allow for screening down to 0-20mm and out to 0-60mm depending on the speed of the stars.
In addition the machine is fitted with automatic lubrication, screw auger to agitate the material, the facility to fit a windshifter at a later date.
The power unit is a 6 cylinder Perkins diesel engine and all controls are hydraulic driven. One of the main features of the Neuenhauser star screen is the engine bay is placed over the front of the hopper. This has several benefits. Servicing of the machine is much simpler. The engine is placed far from the hydraulics and the machine is much more stable on the roads due to the majority of the weight being over the fifth wheel transport pin.