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Dennis is transforming his contracting business into a rock crushing empire

Dennis Wright, OK

<div id="key-takeaways">Key takeaways</div>

Dennis saw an opportunity to expand his business by crushing demolition waste into road base aggregate.

He needed a rock crusher that works as hard as he does – up to 12 hours a day.

Based on Dennis’s applications, we recommended the Barford 750J Jaw Crusher.

Machinery Partner’s product documentation and service network sealed the deal.

<div id="who-are-they">Who are they?</div>

A longtime contractor, Dennis recently started his own company in Ardmore, OK in the southern part of the state, about midway between Oklahoma City and Dallas.

Diverse Construction, LLC is a full-service company, offering commercial construction, hauling, excavation, welding, and more.

With more than two decades of experience in construction and demolition, Dennis knows you sometimes must break something before you can build something greater. That’s why he has expanded into material processing.

<div id="why-they-chose-us">Why they chose us</div>

Often hired to haul away demolition debris, Dennis decided he could crush and recycle the stone, concrete, and asphalt his crews carried away for use in making road base.

As a career contractor, Dennis certainly knows his way around heavy equipment. He was at the controls of an excavator before he could ride a bike (only a slight exaggeration). But he was not familiar with rock crushers and wasn’t sure how to pick the best one for his needs.

As a smart businessman, Dennis’s first call was to Machinery Partner.

<div id="how-it-went-down">How it went down</div>

Dennis appreciated that Machinery Partner took the time to understand his needs. As with all our customers, our first concern was determining his workload and applications. We engaged him in a string of long, fact-finding conversations to determine what types of material he would be handling and what needed to be done to it.

Together we decided that Dennis needed a heavy-duty crusher that could stand up to a full day’s work, and then some – up to 12 hours on some days. With all this in mind, we were able to recommend the perfect tool for the job.

Dennis was sold on Machinery Partners’ our thorough documentation of the Barford 750J’s specifications and capabilities. Since we do not maintain physical locations or showrooms, Dennis bought his new rock crusher sight unseen, impressed by our extensive network of service partners and our assurance that a service call is never more than a day away.

That commitment was put to the test when a glitch caused Dennis’s crusher to shut off unexpectedly. Our service technician arrived the next day and had the machine fixed in less than 48 hours.


<div id="results">Results</div>

Though he had never operated a rock crusher before purchasing the Barford 750J, Dennis’s comfort around heavy equipment made him a natural at handling the machine’s raw power.

Diverse Construction’s material crushing and recycling operation has been so successful that it recently won a contract to process a half million metric tons of dirt. That will require expansion, and Dennis is already in the process of buying two additional pieces of equipment from us.

Dennis is committed to making his machines last. His Barford jaw crusher is equipped with an array of sensors that can detect unusual vibrations. If these anomalies occur, Dennis can call in our maintenance and repair teams to fix the problem before it can cause serious downtime and an expensive major malfunction.

<div id="update">Update</div>

We recently went to visit Dennis and his rock crushing and screening set up. Great to see him and his set up working well.

Dennis and his service tech Rick with his crusher & screener combo

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What we delivered

Details
Barford
750J

28" ✕ 20" Tracked Mobile Jaw Crusher

$
6149 - 7885
/mo
$
345000
$
345000
$
-$
off
-$
off
Best Seller
28" ✕ 20" Tracked Mobile Jaw Crusher
Size In
size-in
Size Out
size-out
TPH
max-ton-per-hour
Jaw
Details
130 hp
Caterpillar (CAT 4.4)
9'8"
28" ✕ 20"
30 - 150 TPH
40,000 lbs
Up to 16"
1.5" - 5"
9'8"
32'6" ✕ 7'7" ✕ 8'7"
36'3" ✕ 7'7" ✕ 9'3"
Details
Barford
SR124

12' ✕ 4'2" Three Way Screener

$
3832 - 4914
/mo
$
215000
$
215000
$
-$
off
-$
off
7-10 days delivery
12' ✕ 4'2" Three Way Screener
TPH
max-ton-per-hour
Deck Size
deck-size
Weight
operating-weight
Scalper
Details
Down to 1/4”
12' ✕ 4'2"
74 hp
CAT Stage 5
9'
300 tph
38,600 lbs
12' X 4'2"
Up to 20"
Down to 1/4"
10'2"
Up to 20”
36'9" ✕ 7'7" ✕ 9'4"
37'5" ✕ 34'7" ✕ 10'2"

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