M ehmet Bastas is owner of a very successful Turkish road construction company based in Mardin, in the south-east of Turkey. The ancient city – spared from any attacks or devastation – is located about 20 km north of the border with Syria and not far from that to Iraq. The area is of special historical and cultural wealth. Wolfgang Kormann, who visited the new Rockster customer in Mardin, says: “The co-existence in this religious and culturally diverse area is easy and the success of the company Bastaslar also shows that the economy is doing well, especially in regenerating and extending the infrastructure.”
First R1100DS in Mardin
Mehmet Bastas, owner of Bastaslar Insaat Ltd, discovered Rockster through Alfamobil and rented an R1100 impact crusher for his limestone quarry. After a month he was fully convinced of the machine, so he ordered a new R1100DS this summer. “The compactness and the simple transport have really impressed me. My operators like the easy handling of the new crusher and the quick set-up, the machine is put into operation within 10 minutes. Moreover, the overload protection of the crushing chamber is a very useful system, thus to avoid blockages and to improve the material flow,” explains Mehmet Bastas, who has many years of experience with mobile crushing systems.
Limestone Processing For Road Construction
In the limestone quarry of Bastaslar, Rockster’s R1100DS has been working since the beginning of September. Equipped with the screen box RS104 and the double-functional return / stockpile belt RB95 the machine crushes limestone with edge lengths of up to 700 mm to 0-35 mm final grain. “With a daily output of approx. 2000 tons, our daily needs are easily covered. We regularly use the pre-screening system in order to remove the sandy part and receive a very high-quality cubic final grain in one pass and thus the best base material for our road construction projects,” Mehmet Bastas sums up.