Coverage and photos by Colleen Suo
Emerald Equipment Systems, Inc. (EES) hosted an organics / wood waste open day at the massive SJAP Naturalink facility in Elmer, NJ August 1-3. Over the course of three days, invited guests had a chance to see a variety of organics processing equipment in action. There were in-depth group walk-around tours of selected machines, as well as one-on-one tours throughout the event.
Established over 20 years ago, EES began serving the upstate New York market selling the Powerscreen range of screening equipment. Brian McCammon, sales director of Emerald Equipment Systems explained, “Since that time the company has expanded our sales territory to include Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and into New England and we cover a wide range of processing equipment.”
EES is currently supplying several premium brands of processing equipment concentrating on the crushing, screening and organics market. He went on to say they are relatively new to the organics market. “We got into that market approximately 3 years ago and since then we’ve added some of the market-leading lines to our portfolio including CBI, Terex-EcoTech, Neuenhauser and TeleStack; so we now have what we believe to be the widest range of organic processing equipment in the industry.”
They carry whatever equipment someone producing topsoil, compost or mulch would need in order to process their material. “We have it in stock, for sale or rental,” said McCammon.
The decision to demo at this location was predicated on the amount of space required to demo so many machines at once, but also on the amount of material required to adequately showcase each machine to its fullest potential. McCammon was grateful to Ed Stella, owner of SJAP for the use of the facility. “I’d like to thank Ed for allowing us to use this facility and feel the event has been very successful. We’re very happy with the numbers that have attended and also to note the extensive range of equipment that we have here,” said MaCammon.
The logistics of organizing such an event is challenging to be sure and the uncertainty of the weather did not phase the attendees. Many of the attendees, equipment and reps travelled through a variety of showers, torrential downpours, hail and other magnitudes of precipitation to attend. Even though the versatile and compact EvoQuip Colt600 was a late arrival, it was quickly offloaded from the center-depressed flatbed, tracked into line using the remote control and was quickly keeping pace with its neighbors.
I toured the expansive site with Mark Leuner, sales director for NeuStarr, LLC (holding company for Neuenhauser North America), which was well represented. EES had an impressive array of Neuenhauser equipment on hand including an efficient configuration consisting of the Targo 3000 single shaft slow speed shredder (available in a 42-or 21-tooth configuration), 2-fraction track SuperScreener and a NeuStarr TR8048 conveyor. The Targo used during the demonstrations was fitted with a 500hp Volvo engine, however they are available with a 525hp John Deere power plant as well.
Also representing the Neuenhauser brand was the NH6020 tracked trommel featuring a European style drum and the compact Neustarr T3000 track trommel. The second SuperScreener on hand — a 3F — quickly processed the ground material to produce fines (in this case, topsoil), finished mulch and oversize for regrind.
Leuner remarked that all super screeners are fitted with modular decks for ease in change outs and catwalks are positioned on both sides of the machines for efficient monitoring during operation. He also pointed out that both 2Fand 3F machines are mostly plumbed with rigid hydraulic hoses on short runs where needed and the rest uses stainless steel tubing, which not only prevents leaks but also facilitates in cooling the fluids.
EES chose to represent the compact range of equipment with the NeuStarr T3000, fitted with the optional oversize conveyor and the Terex EvoQuip Colt 600. The T3000s compact size makes it a great choice in a trommel for producers and landscapers who process material within a small footprint. The Colt is an aggressive forward facing screen that can work in sand, topsoil and mulch as well as aggregates, gravel and C&D. It features a double deck screen and an output potential of 308 U.S. tph. Both machines kept pace with the larger equipment on site.
Other equipment viewed during the event included CBI 6800 grinders, IMS 2-bin blender, Phoenix 3300 trommel, and a Telestack MH5680 mulch hopper.
Some of the equipment was loaned for use by local businesses. One such arrangement featured High Ridge Farm’s CBI grinder feeding the SuperScreener 3F to produce the selected three fractions. Located in Cream Ridge, NJ, Dennis Wojcik and son, Dakota use the grinder to produce mulch for their nursery bedding and for recycling old stock.
The IMS BP1200-9T tracked two-bin blender, featuring two 17’ 8” feeder hoppers, proved up to the challenge of blending the stockpiles of assorted fines at the end of the day into a customized topsoil mixes. The hoppers have independent controls of gates and conveyor speed for easy, consistent and controlled blending. Completely mobile, the BP1200-9T can assist in site management by reducing down time to reposition and loading cycles.
Front and center of the demonstration area was the mobile, large and capable Terex brand EcoTec Phoenix 3300 fitted with the optional heavy-duty tipping grid. The four-wheel friction drum drive allows for bi-directional operation and can be fitted with mesh or punch plate panels depending on the application. The 3300 proved its worth; quickly separating oversize for regrind and processing the desired sized fines and mulch. The hydraulic swivel on the 19-foot fines conveyor allows for continued feeding and massive stockpiling.
The demo day gave invited guests the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding either the upgrade of their current equipment or expanding their operations into larger and more diverse markets. All of the equipment on display and available from EES can be used for strictly the organics market or cross over to the aggregate and C&D processing sectors.
For more information on Emerald Equipment Systems, visit them at: emeraldequipmentsystems.com or call 315-437-1977.