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Mon September 10, 2012 - Southeast Edition
Brenda Ruggiero


All of the quarries’ stone comes into this Hampton, Va., plant by rail, as seen in the background. The XH320SR is working in a very tight space making Virginia spec 21a (1.5 in. minus) recycled concrete.
All of the quarries’ stone comes into this Hampton, Va., plant by rail, as seen in the background. The XH320SR is working in a very tight space making Virginia spec 21a (1.5 in. minus) recycled concrete.
All of the quarries’ stone comes into this Hampton, Va., plant by rail, as seen in the background. The XH320SR is working in a very tight space making Virginia spec 21a (1.5 in. minus) recycled concrete. The XH320SR is a closed circuit machine, meaning that the crusher, screen and re-circulating conveyor are all mounted on one track-mounted chassis. The finished product is then conveyed to a stockpile by a track-mounted stacking conveyor. Logan Aggregate Recycling Inc. recently purchased a Powerscreen Pegson XH320SR impact crusher from Jeff Ford, regional manager of northern and central Virginia at Powerscreen Mid Atlantic Inc.

The Powerscreen Pegson XH320SR impact crusher has proven itself to be a wise purchase for an aggregate recycling company in Richmond, Va.

Logan Aggregate Recycling Inc. was founded by husband-and-wife team Joe and Michelle Logan in the spring of 2010. The company began as a service to nearby companies.

“The popularity of recycled aggregates is growing, but local suppliers of these aggregates previously had to rely on contract crushing companies from as far away as Pennsylvania and Ohio,” Joe Logan said. “I have always been a firm believer in doing business in person, with our customers and employees alike. We have tried to focus our service area within a two- to three-hour radius of Richmond in order to always have a management presence on our projects.”

Logan noted that he grew up in the industry working at a construction equipment dealership that his grandfather started. Working in all areas of the company gave him valuable experience with the equipment he would be operating in addition to the opportunity to build extensive relationships within the industry.

Logan recently purchased a Powerscreen Pegson XH320SR impact crusher from Jeff Ford, regional manager of northern and central Virginia at Powerscreen Mid Atlantic Inc.

“The XH320SR is a great machine,” Ford said. “It is an upgraded version of the Powerscreen 4242SR. A couple of the upgrades include a larger crushing chamber and the Scania engine. The closed circuit machine gives the customer the advantage to transport the machine all in one move to small and tight job sites. The XH320SR is a high-performance machine, and is rated at 320 TPH, although I have seen it produce at higher rates.”

According to Logan, his company’s purchase of the machine was in order to offer customers a solution for processing materials at plant locations where space is limited.

“More and more, we are seeing that asphalt and concrete producers are using every inch of available space in their plants,” he explained. “The 320SR is a closed circuit machine, meaning that the crusher, screen and re-circulating conveyor are all mounted on one track-mounted chassis. The finished product is then conveyed to a stockpile by a track-mounted stacking conveyor. This significantly reduces the footprint of our operation and allows customers to use their real estate for stockpiling material and loading trucks. Additionally, we can move the set-up around the site very quickly and easily.”

The machine has been in service for Logan Aggregate Recycling since mid-February and has logged around 1,000 hours.

“We have been very impressed with the fuel economy of the Tier IV Scania engine,” Logan said. “We also try to practice good housekeeping, and we can walk the 320SR out of the way, clean and grade the working area, and be set up again and ready to run in a matter of minutes.”

Although Logan has rented equipment from Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic in the past, this machine was their first purchase from the company.

“I met Joe Logan while he was using competitor’s machinery,” Ford said. “When he decided that he was going to purchase another crusher, I took him to see the XH320. Joe immediately saw the quality of the crusher. The Powerscreen was the more expensive crusher, but Joe saw the quality and realized that we could offer him a higher level of support than any other dealer in Virginia.”

Logan has not been disappointed.

“We have been extremely pleased with their support,” he said. “Parts and wear items have been in stock, or shipped the next day. Their service technicians also are extremely knowledgeable and professional.”

Powerscreen Mid Atlantic is the Powerscreen dealer for the Virginia’s and the Carolina’s. The company’s main office is based in Kernersville, N.C. The Virgina regional office is in Ashland, Va., and includes a sales office and parts and service support.