Clayton Companies has been making tracks in New Jersey recently.
The company runs concrete, block and sand plants scattered about the Garden State — 21 to be exact — and this past December, Doug Clayton, co-owner, began looking seriously into finding a crusher that he could more easily transport to and from all of his plants.
After working with Hugh Quinn, of Extec, Clayton soon was the owner of an Extec impact crusher, which, as he put it, “was exactly what I was looking for.”
“We have three other crushing units that are set up on larger frames, but they require a crane to set up,” Clayton said. “Our new Extec is on tracks so when we get to where want to be, we drop the transport axles and set the tracks down and we can walk into where we’re going with the machine.
“This particular crusher [the Extec] has a Hazemag unit on it to crush the concrete, but it’s much easier to move around; it’s on its own chassis. You can just hook it up to a tractor and pull it where you want to and it sets up itself,” he added.
At Clayton Companies’ plants, it manufactures concrete for just about anything — housing, commercial, bridges, etc. Its Extec impact crusher is primarily used to clean out the resulting washout pits.
“When the trucks come back from jobs, if they have any excess concrete, they put it on the ground. Then once every year or so, we go around and break up the concrete with a crusher,” Clayton explained.
While cleaning out its washout pits, Clayton Companies manufactures a crushed concrete blend with the Extec impact crusher. “The product is basically the same size as a quarry-processed road stone; it’s three-quarter down to fines,” Clayton said.
Clayton not only likes the mobility of his Extec, but he also appreciates the Hazemag crusher on it.
“We’re pretty fond of the Hazemag crusher; it’s really tough,” he said. “Basically, we needed something to move into a place that was unobtrusive and crush down the washout pits. The Extec people did a great job of piecing it all together to make this more portable and in doing so they hit what we needed right on the head.”
Doug Clayton’s father, William, and grandfather, Ralph, both former road builders in New Jersey, founded the Clayton Companies in 1951. Today, the business is run by William Clayton and his three sons, Doug, Dan and Bill Jr.
For more information, call Extec at 610/636-5357.