Diana Barnum, Correspondent
Cat tracks instead of wheels makes fat
cats out of The Screen Machine. That and the Scalper Series.
Our machines are going from wheels to Caterpillar (Cat) tracks and our
customers like it,” said Steve Cohen, president of The Screen Machine in
Reynoldsburg, Ohio. “And our top selling portable plants are the Scalper
The Scalper Series includes four models: the 67C, 67D, 107C,
The portable plants are becoming a favorite among quarry
operators, contractors and waste-handling companies, noted Cohen.
67C is a heavy-duty screen processing plant featuring a 35 hp John Deere
Diesel Engine, 7’ long vibratory double deck screen, and a 36” wide
conveyor belt. The 67D has a 20-hp engine, 7’ double desk screen and 7”
clearance between decks. Both boast hydraulic axle raise and lower, 10K
landing gear with Pintel tow, heavy-duty plate construction, 60-gallon
hydraulic oil tanks and 38-gallon diesel fuel tanks.
The 107C is a
heavy-duty dual screen processor, ideal for construction and demolition
debris processing. It features an 80-hp John Deere Diesel, twin 7’ long
integrated vibratory double deck screens, independent screens, 60”
three-ply folding fines conveyor belt, 130-gallon hydraulic tank, 60
–gallon fuel tank and has an adjustable discharge of up to 15’ in height.
The 107D has a 48-hp diesel, 11” clearance between decks, a 60-gallon
hydraulic tank, 34-gallon fuel tank and boasts the same grade 80- steel
“Customers like the Scalpers because they bypass the
hopper. You can drop materials right on the screen,” explained Cohen.
“They’re popular with quarries, the soil industry, topsoil companies,
landfills, landscapers, and hazardous waste. To be a one-stop shop and
screen, that’s our goal.”
The Screen Machine’s portable processing
shredder and screening equipment is manufactured by one of the largest
manufacturers of portable shredder/screening plants in the industry: Ohio
Central Steel Co., with three factories in the central Ohio area.
#1 is the central facility in Columbus where heavy equipment must pass
rigorous inspections before final shipping. Plant #2, headquartered in
Reynoldsburg, manufactures portable aggregate processing machinery en
masse. And Plant #3 in Etna manufactures more mobile mineral mining
Murrysville Machinery Company markets SCREEN MACHINE
products throughout PA, NY, and WV. One of the newer products, THE
ACHIEVER TROMMEL Screening Plant makes a beautiful soil product with ease
and efficiency. It is an outstanding tool for handling wet soils, which is
where most competitors struggle.
Although the Scalper Screening Plant
is noted for its ability to bulk process where high production is needed,
it’s often sent out on short-term rentals because it’s so easy to move and
set up and requires limited operator attention. Wide under-screen
conveyors keep production high and material handling costs to a
Screen Machine isn’t afraid to outfit these plants with large
engines, giving the customer the ability to run large stackers and
horizontal transfers, both major money-savers. Most portable plants are
limited in this capacity, requiring operators to re-handle the product.
But Screen Machine provides bigger engines with the power to handle
Roy Leukhardt, owner of Murrysville Machinery
Company, says Screen Machine products are rugged and durable. In the past
twenty years, he has sold and re-sold the same units over and over as
customers move up to bigger equipment or change applications and needs. He
believes the longevity of these plants is a tribute to the quality of the
Screen Machine’s success is also due in part to their
equipment being American-made. The quick availability of parts has helped
give them the edge over their competitors.
For more information about
portable processing pros, contact The Screen machine at 7001 Americana
Parkway, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. Call: (614) 866-0112 or (800) 837-3344,
or fax inquiries to: (614) 866-1181.