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Mobile jaw proves its mettle in Victorian metro quarry project


A reputable mobile jaw crusher has been incorporated in a local quarry business to help deliver the Mordialloc Freeway project in Victoria. 

Mansfield Crushing is a family-owned business that specialises in contract crushing, quarrying and earthmoving and has a strong reputation as the “go to” business for safe, reliable and high quality services. The company prides itself in the knowledge that its people and equipment can go on-site to any construction project, mine or quarry in the country and know that it can meet all the relevant legislative and industry requirements for safe operation of the machinery and protection of its employees and other workers.

Mansfield Crushing commenced operations in 1989 under the name of Bells Earthmoving. Specialising in civil contracting works, Bells Earthmoving quickly grew from a one-man operation to employing more than 30 local staff and operating 25 pieces of plant. In 2000, Bells Earthmoving diversified its activities with the purchase of Mansfield Pre-Mix Concrete, which included several quarry sites, and changed its trading name to Mansfield Constructions.

In 2007, there was a major acquisition of more mobile plant, enabling the company to continue its expansion and undertake a more diversified range of contract crushing works. Mansfield Constructions sold the Mansfield quarries in 2013, which saw the primary focus turn further towards mobile contract crushing and quarry services. 

In 2014, Mansfield Constructions changed its business name to Mansfield Crushing to better represent the company’s primary focus and maintained Mansfield Constructions for the civil arm of the business. Mansfield Crushing now operates six mobile crushing and screening crews as well as the earthmoving division. The company has an extensive list of earthmoving equipment and crushing and screening plant, enabling it to provide a wide range of services and produce a diverse range of quarry materials, including gravels, sands, aggregates and other bulk materials.

Mansfield Crushing’s director Ant Bateup recently negotiated a primary crushing project of significant volumes and needed a large jaw crusher that would provide him with the productivity he needed, without transport issues. Bateup made inquiries with Metso’s Australian mobile crushing and screening equipment distributor Tutt Bryant Equipment and Mansfield Crushing subsequently ordered its first Metso machine – a LT120 jaw crusher in November 2019. The performance of the LT120 exceeded the company’s expectations. In particular, the design benefits could be seen in the 67-tonne jaw crusher running at under 22 litres per hour of fuel. Bateup said the LT120 had “lived up to its reputation in meeting production demands, being user-friendly, a safe design and providing overall reliability”.

Bateup monitors the machine’s operation via the Metso Metrics online portal which helps his team understand and plan their maintenance activities.

The Metso LT120 was put straight to work in a major Melbourne metropolitan quarry to support that operation in meeting the high demands of the Mordialloc freeway project, which is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria and requires more than 10,000 tonnes of materials per day. The LT120 has played a crucial role in achieving these numbers while working within a small footprint.

Tutt Bryant Equipment has been pleased to provide technical support to Mansfield Crushing with their ongoing equipment, parts and service needs, as required. More information on Mansfield Crushing and its range of services can be found at

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Source: Tutt Bryant Equipment

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