Pinden Group opts for Kleemann

Kent-based Pinden Limited has taken delivery of its first Kleemann crusher (Fig.). The Kleemann Mobicat MC 110 Z is sold in the UK by Wirtgen Limited, the UK subsidiary of the Wirtgen Group. Pinden’s director, Steve Bishop, says the company opted for the Mobicat despite the machine’s higher cost, because of Kleemann’s reputation for superior build quality and its potential to deliver significant lifecycle fuel and other savings. The Pinden quarry is the site of one of the South East’s largest processors of demolition waste for the construction industry, producing aggregates for roads and other applications in accordance with WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) specifications.

Kleemann southern area sales manager, Aidan Gillic, estimates the Mobicat should be good for annual fuel savings of up to £15 000 (approx. € 17 800) compared to competing machines. He says fixed jaw life could exceed 2000 h before replacement. “The Mobicat hopper, crusher and discharge conveyor arrangement allows a smoother flow of material than others on the market. There’s less tendency for blockages. In addition, the magnet is hydraulically adjustable; the magnet remains parallel to the belt.”

The single-toggle jaw crusher is designed for pre-crushing natural stone and mineral construction waste for re-use. With a crusher inlet size of 1100 x 700 mm, the Mobicat 110 Z is equally at home in quarrying or recycling operations. With its easy-to-transport size and weight of 45-50 t, it has the largest scope of application of all mobile jaw crushers. The independently vibrating double deck pre-screen can be equipped with different meshes, according to the application. That way, pre-screen material can bypass the crusher or be stockpiled by the left or right side-mounted discharge conveyor belt, giving flexibility on construction sites.


A 266 kW low fuel consumption, low-noise and low-pollution diesel engine, flange mounted hydraulic pumps and a coupled electricity generator deliver the power for the crusher and the electric drive for the belt, conveyors, conveying chutes, and screens. A Siemens PLC control system with LCD display for manual and automatic operation comes as standard on the Mobicat. A vibration-isolated, dust-protected double-switch cabinet housing and built-in overpressure system, along with connections for control cable to interlock auxiliary machinery and socket outlets for 230 and 400 V components are provided. Optional features include an electric or permanent magnetic separator and – on the 110 – a single-deck, longitudinally tensioned, large-area vibration screen that can be hydraulically lowered for mesh replacement for quick changeover. 

Kleemann GmbH, Göppingen (D),


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