Diesel-only Dragon crusher gets Executive Hire debut

Specialist manufacturer Dragon Equipment has launched a new compact crusher at the 2024 Executive Hire Show, which is currently taking place in the Coventry, United Kingdom.

Dragon Equipment CR450 crusher. The new CR450 is powered by a Kubota 14.2kW diesel engine. (Photo: Dragon Equipment)

The company’s first ever diesel-only model, the CR450 Diesel Crusher, is designed to process hard demolition and construction materials at a high speed “for a sustained period”.

It is powered by Kubota’s 3-cylinder D722 water cooled 14.2 kW (19 hp) diesel engine, which provides the high level of torque that enables it to deliver an increased material output.

“Combine that with the large 33 litre fuel tank, and the machine can keep crushing in excess of twelve hours,” says Dragon.

“The Kubota D722 diesel engine is highly regarded within the hire industry and complies with EPA/CARB tier 4 emissions regulations.”

The track mounted CR450 is the most heavy duty model in Dragon’s product line to date.

It’s debut at the Executive Hire Show follows last year’s launch of the CR400 machine at the International Rental Exhibition.

The CR450 crusher incorporates the largest Hardox jaw to date, and has a 460 mm x 205 mm mouth aperture that is specifically designed for loading by a mini executive. 

Weighing less than 1.5 tonnes, users can easily transport the unit alongside a mini excavator via a trailer.

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Dragon says this minimises transportation cost and is “particularly useful for those jobs where the machines are used in partnership to maximise the daily work rate”.

The CR450 Crusher features all-terrain tracks and an increased width of 970mm, significantly improving its onsite stability for the increased workload – but remaining compact enough to give the machine a real advantage on tough-to-reach or more demanding sites.

Other standard features of the CR450 Diesel Crusher include the instant jaw adjustment function that allows users to change the crush size from 3 mm to 55mm, anti-stall and auto reverse. 

The most heavy duty model in Dragon’s product line, it’s debut follows last year’s launch of the CR400 machine.

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