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Pamar’s Homework Pays Off With Trackpactor 1412

Wed September 14, 2005 - Midwest Edition
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When Rinaldo “Ron” G. Acciavatti, president of Pamar Enterprises Inc., decided it was time to get more involved with recycling, he did his homework.

Before purchasing a new Terex Pegson Trackpactor 1412 crusher, one of the biggest impactors available on tracks, Acciavatti looked at a lot of machines.

The two major factors behind Acciavatti’s decision were the mobility and the production capabilities of the Terex machines. It also helped that he has a good working relationship with salesman Dave Conlon, and a great deal of trust and confidence in his local Terex Crushing & Screening dealer, D & L Equipment.

According to Acciavatti, the company can break down and load the whole system in about 20 minutes. Set up time also takes about 20 minutes, since the machines are all automatic and easy to operate.

A computer adjusts the settings to regulate, automatically, the crusher feeder according the engine load. A Caterpillar C12 diesel engine powers the Trackpactor 1412 crusher, providing 438 hp (326.5 kW).

While some systems are prone to materials getting jammed up when concrete gets wedged into the hopper, Acciavatti said that with the Terex Pegson 1412 crusher a kicker plate engages to automatically reposition lodged material, saving expensive downtime and the potential for dangerous conditions when attempting to strap and remove jammed concrete.

Acciavatti got serious about recycling a couple of years ago when C&D waste disposal became increasingly difficult and, at the same time, new material was getting more and more expensive. For Acciavatti, recycling is as much an environmental issue as it is a financial one.

From both perspectives, crushing concrete and asphalt from its projects for reuse made a great deal of sense. Largely due to Acciavatti’s direction and drive, Pamar Enterprises is at the leading edge in using recycled materials on jobs in Michigan.

Right now, Pamar Enterprises is busy keeping up with its own demand, but with an eye to future growth, it plans to actively pursue portable contract crushing in southeastern Michigan in the very near future. With recycling becoming more of a priority, Acciavatti’s goal is to own and operate 3 to 4 yards in southeastern Michigan to receive its own material for recycling and to accept materials from other jobs as well.

He looks forward to accepting delivery on a new Terex Powerscreen 1800 to help keep up with demand and to free up the 1400 to head off to another job.

Currently, Pamar’s Terex Pegson Trackpactor 1412 crusher and Terex Powerscreen 1400 Chieftain screen are busy reducing a large pile of cement waste into three usable products –– Class 2 sand, 6A/6AA stone and 1 by 3 in. (2.5 by 7.6 cm) over –– at a production capacity of 250 to 500 tons (227 to 454 t) per hour.

Acciavatti’s mother and father started the business back in 1964 as a small family contracting business. The company incorporated in 1976, focusing on heavy civil work –– sewer, water and roads. Acciavatti became president in 1988 and over the past several years the company has experienced increased growth.

D & L Equipment, an authorized Terex Crushing & Screening equipment dealer is headquartered in Jackson, MI. It also has branches in Phoenix, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM, and has recently opened a branch in Mansfield, OH, at 4116 Park Avenue West. All told, the company has 25 employees –– 6 service technicians, 3 serving administrative duties and 6 salespeople.

For more information, call 800/442-7276. CEG