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Powerscreen debuts Chieftain 1700 X hybrid screen at CONEXPO 2020

New diesel/electric screen on display along with latest telematics offerings

Powerscreen® Chieftain™ 1700X Hybrid screen

Powerscreen, the specialist in mobile crushing and screening equipment, has introduced their brand new Chieftain 1700X Hybrid screen, along with a showcase of the latest telematics and digital technology for their entire lineup, at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. Also on display at their booth in Silver Lot, the Premiertrak 600XL jaw crusher and a Powerscreen CT75R tracked radial stockpiling conveyor. Powerscreen is in the TEREX stand, booth #S5118 in the outdoor Silver Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from March 10th - 14th.

Commenting on the line up at Conexpo, Sean Loughran, Powerscreen Global Product Line Director, said, "Conexpo is one of the key shows in the North American calendar and is the perfect platform for us to showcase our new innovations and products to the market. We have been making strides in recent years with our digital technology and will have something special on the stand to showcase our offerings."  

Powerscreen will also showcase their major developments with digital offerings in recent years with the Pulse Telematics System and OMNI - a cutting edge safety solution which was launched early 2019.

Chieftain 1700X Hybrid

The brand new Chieftain 1700X Hybrid boasts a highly aggressive screenbox with a patented 2/4 bearing drive system and improved screening angle. Growing on the Powerscreen legacy of high performance 4 bearing screen boxes, the new screen on the Chieftain 1700X leaves us with a package that will outperform any similar sized screenbox on the market, and many larger machines. 

The 16ft x 5ft screenbox maintains the screenbox size and mesh of the current Chieftain 1700, but with increase screening force and with an increased screening angle, both combine to give a superior screening performance.

Listening directly to customers, a number of other plant changes have been implemented, such as changing the way the fines conveyor is suspended for easier transport as well as self-tensioning side conveyor sealing rubber and feed-boot improvements for quicker setup. Lower running speed for reduced fuel usage without compromising power all combine to provide an unrivalled machine.

The 3 Deck machine is available with a hydraulically folding extended auxiliary conveyor, complete with a transfer conveyor that allows easy re-circulation with the entire range of Powerscreen crushing machines. Alternatively with a quick valve change the conveyor can run in reverse, effectively turning the machine into a 2 Deck screen, allowing maximum versatility with a single plant. 

The Powerscreen Hybrid option gives customers an alternative energy source, letting them choose which fuel to use depending on cost, location and availability. This option will be of special interest for customers in areas where electricity is more cost effective than diesel fuel and on sites where electricity is the preferred energy source. Powerscreen Hybrid machines are fitted with an additional electric/hydraulic drive system which can be connected to an external electricity supply once the machine has been setup onsite.

Premiertrak 600XL

First launched at Hillhead 2018, the Premiertrak 600XL jaw crusher has proven to be a popular choice in large quarrying operations due to the strength and durability of its XL feeder. In particular, this machine excels in applications where hard rock may be present and where large tonnages required.

The diesel-hydraulic and diesel-electric variants of the Premiertrak 600 jaw crusher have been designed to deliver maximum production and performance whilst increasing uptime and lowering running costs. The high capacity jaw is fed by an elongated vibrating grizzly feeder with variable speed control and an independent pre-screen to maximise removal of fine material, extending the wear life of jaw plates within the crusher chamber. The bypass chute is also fitted with wear-resistant liners as standard and incorporates an adjustable five-position deflector plate to divert material to either the product or side conveyors.

The machine control system incorporates a state of the art, modern interface with intuitive graphics and high resolution display for ease of operation. This is further enhanced with the automatic start/stop functionality, excellent diagnostic capability and straightforward machine adjustments. The speed of jaw crusher on the Premiertrak 600 can be varied to suit the application and therefore optimize performance. In addition to this, the hydraulic system has been designed and configured to increase uptime and fuel efficiency.

The Premiertrak 600E electric variant is equipped with an over-size genset sufficient to run another plant (it successfully powers the large Powerscreen® Warrior™ 1400XE heavy duty scalping screen) and additionally can be powered from a mains source which substantially decreases the running costs and environmental impact.


Also on the Powerscreen stand at CONEXPO 2020, is the CT75R tracked radial conveyor is the ultimate stockpiling solution for any crushing and screening operation. The mobility and flexibility of Powerscreen tracked radial conveyors reduces / eliminates the use of a wheel loader on site as well as significantly reducing fuel, labour and maintenance costs.

This machine has the versatility to cater for a large number of material handling applications, complete with a range of additional options to meet the individual needs of each customer. Options include: overband magnet, dust suppression solutions and radio remote to start/stop the feeder and raise/lower the discharge conveyor. The CT75R can be easily transported using a low loader or packed in to a container for shipping.

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March 14-18, 2023
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