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FRONTLINE DEMO DAY FEATURES LATEST CRUSHERS, SCREENS, STACKERS AND A REMOVABLE GENSET
By Keith Barker
rontline Machinery hosted their annual Demo Day & Open House event March 13 at the company’s headquarters in Chilliwack, B.C. About 200 customers, industry partners, OEMs and staff were in attendance to see the latest innovations from Frontline equipment partners, including global crusher/screen plant manufacturer Keestrack, Optical Belt Scale manufacturer Sensortechnik and screen/shredder and mobile conveyor manufacturer EDGE Innovate. Also in attendance was Shearforce Equipment, which demonstrated its latest hydraulic pulverizer attachment. Keestrack displayed the latest H6 model hybrid cone crusher, a K6 scalping screen, and an R6e electric impact crusher crushing recycled concrete with rebar. A highlight for Keestrack’s equipment display was a newly available removable genset, shown on the H6 cone crusher, which can power multiple machines. It can be machine-mounted or moved around any site easily. According to Daryl Todd, Frontline president, he expects the new genset to be a game changer in the crushing and screening industry, which he says is moving more and more toward electric and hybrid-electric power options. “Every year we try and bring something new to this event,” said Todd. “This year we have the Keestrack H6 cone crusher with the removable genset. That’s a first in Canada,” he said, adding that EDGE’s automated radial stacker with 270-degree stockpiling capability shown at the event is also an industry first. “I’m really pleased with this year’s event. It’s grown over the last year, and over the year before,” he said, adding that he sees great value in events like this one. “For those that take the time to travel, network with other industry professionals, share best practices, share ideas, talk to the factory guys, talk to the dealers, there’s a lot that can be learned. It can ultimately make those who are constantly trying to improve become more competitive, win more projects and make more money. Bottom line, this is what it’s all about.” HEG 26
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From top: Frontline Machinery demonstrates a removable genset (foreground) for the H6 cone crusher (background); a variety of crushing equipment was demoed for customers, OEMs and industry partners; a Liebherr L 580 wheel loader.