3 Signs You Need New Crushing Equipment


Heavy equipment, including crushers and screeners, need to be replaced at some point in their lifetimes. Most likely they wear out. After all, when you think about the daily volume of materials that they process, that’s a lot of hard work. When this is repeated perpetually, crushers can take a beating. Sometimes, crushers are replaced due to a newer technology being implemented that will save the company money in the long run and create much needed efficiencies in other processes as well. Whatever the case may be, there are definitely some signs to be on the lookout for when it comes to replacing your crushing equipment.

Wagner Equipment Co offers the best heavy equipment for sale, including crushers and screeners. No matter what your use may be, from removing snow from parking lots to moving a lot of dirt around, we’ve got the piece of machinery and/or work tool to get the job done. Since 1976, we’ve been serving the people of Colorado, New Mexico, and far west Texas with superb customer service from the moment they purchase a Caterpillar machine till the moment they sell it.

We offer Cat-certified, field service technicians who will come to your location and get your machine up and running again, as well as a whole host of genuine Cat parts. We also offer fluid analysis, so you can gauge the health of your Cat equipment. Our mission is to offer comprehensive services to keep your Cat machines up and running. Below, we’ll take a look at three signs that you need new crushing equipment. Contact one of our Cat dealers to learn more today!






Increasing Maintenance Costs

One of the biggest signs that you need a new crusher is that maintenance costs are beginning to creep upwards. If you find yourself spending a lot of man hours repairing your crushing equipment, especially if this time is impeding upon work time, a new crusher may be in order. The last thing you want is to be constantly shutting down your crusher, even if just for a 20-minute fix, like replacing liners, bearings, and bushings (don’t forget these Cat parts cost money, too). This causes delays in your entire operation that can be felt in the bottomline. Plus, having your employees just standing around is costly as well.

You Invest in New Technology Elsewhere

Oftentimes, upgrading one piece of equipment in a production process will require you to upgrade the other parts as well. For example, if you upgrade a screener, you may need to upgrade your crusher either to make it more compatible or to handle the increase in workload. Same goes for a conveyor. If your conveyor is running empty more than it is with a load on it, that is something that can cause a delay down the line in your processes. As you know, any delay costs money to your bottomline.

You’re Not Meeting Quota

If you are not meeting quota during normal operating hours, you may need to invest in new crushing equipment. Oftentimes, crushers slowly decline in capacity overtime. This is usually not noticed until it becomes measurable, such as you’re not meeting your daily quota or some other metric is not met. Sometimes you’ll notice an increase in demand that your crusher simply cannot keep up with. At this point, you’ll need newer crushing equipment either with newer technology or that is bigger that can handle the increase in demand you are seeing.

To Replace or Not to Replace?

Our experienced technicians at Wagner Equipment Co are often asked their opinion on when to replace crushing equipment, such as impact or jaw crushers. We advise to take a look at their numbers. If investing in a new crusher will yield a positive ROI (return on investment) within one to three years, then it is probably worth the investment. If you project your sales are going to increase, then increasing your capacity to meet that demand will be worth it as well. The other consideration is your entire crushing and screening setup. Will you have to replace your crusher, screener, and conveyor system? Look at the whole picture before deciding.





When it’s time to start thinking about new crushing equipment, consider Wagner Equipment Co. We’ve been in business since 1976 helping the homeowners and business owners in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas with their heavy equipment, including crushing, needs. Whether you are running a mining operation or a recycling plant, we’ve partnered with the top names in the crushing and screening equipment business, such as Metso and McCloskey, to bring you the best. We stay up-to-speed with technology, so you can have the best heavy equipment for your needs that will last for decades. With our excellent service department and Cat parts stores at every dealer location, you can rest assured that your needs will be met. In addition, we offer amazing financing deals, which are great for small business owners who need a boost.

Wagner Equipment Co offers everything you will need in order to serve your customers. We offer power systems, such as our micro grid systems, which you can rent as well for your needs, whether you need backup power or are operating in a remote location, like for oil and gas exploration or drilling. We offer equipment management solutions so that you can better manage the operating costs of your Cat equipment, including monitoring its health and performance. One of our most popular offerings is our heavy equipment rentals, including our crushing and screening equipment. This is a great way to meet temporary demand or to fill the void while you research your new crusher and/or screen that you need. We also rent conveyors, which can help you manage capacity needs as well.

Our mission is to be your one-stop-shop for all your heavy equipment, Ag equipment, crushers, and screening needs. We follow our values in action, which are teamwork, excellence, accountability, safety, integrity, and communication, in order to ensure your customer experience is exactly what you were hoping for and more. We want to offer you solutions to your problems that are quick and easy. From our 24-hour emergency services to help you get your stalled equipment back on line, even at night, to our trailer rentals to help you move your Cat equipment to and fro, our team can get you what you need, when you need it. If you are in need of a crusher, reach out to one of our Cat dealers to get started today!