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A Comparison Between Stationary (Fixed) Crushing Plants and Mobile Crushing Plants

What are the factors you need to consider when comparing mobile compact crushers to fixed plant crushers?

  1. A general overview
  2. The depth of work efficiency
  3. Ease of maintenance
  4. Installation and lifespan
  5. Cost-effectiveness



In the Philippines, forklifts, bulldozers, heavy-duty trucks, and cranes are just some of the essential equipment needed in the construction industry. Each of them with their different functionalities—transportation of workers and/or materials, processing of materials, storage, among others. But these aren’t the only types of equipment used in the construction industry.

Along with the mining and quarrying industry, the construction industry also makes use of a piece of equipment known as a crushing plant. It’s a large machine with the sole purpose of crushing whatever material is put into it. rock boulders like basalt, limestone, andesite, granite, etc., and is also used in concrete and demolition wastes recycling.

These machines are incredibly useful for breaking down large chunks of materials, and the demand for them is constantly increasing.

With that being said, there are two general types of crushing machines that are used in a few industries: The mobile compact crusher and fixed/stationary plant crusher. In this article, you’ll be provided a short comparative discussion between the two!



A Brief Overview Between Crushers

Probably the most pressing difference between mobile compact crushers and stationary crushing plants is the fact that the former does not need to be firmly installed to be used on site. Once brought in, you can quickly make use of its functionalities without worrying about its effort and time-consuming installation.

Stationary crushing plants, however, require a tremendous amount of data before you could even decide on installing it on a particular site. You would need a solid grasp of the terrain of the construction site. Unlike mobile compact crushers, stationary crushing plants would need an astoundingly significant duration to get installed. Overall, it can take weeks before it can be fully functional.

In this category, no matter how you look at it, mobile compact crushers are slightly superior to stationary crushing plants. Their mobility and ease of use just make it more convenient for anyone who uses them!



The Depth of Work Efficiency

Efficiency is something that is valued in every industry. The better the quality of work a person or a piece of equipment provides, the better it’s considered to be. This is one of the most crucial factors for selecting heavy equipment in the Philippines such as forklifts, cranes, and of course, crushing plants.

In the discussion between mobile and fixed crushing plants, without a doubt, the RM Mobile Compact Crusher is the significantly more superior option due to its work capacity and operational costs in relation to initial investment.



Ease of Maintenance

As with any other heavy equipment, regular maintenance is important to ensure that each part will work properly and effectively. It’s one of those practices essential for propagating a safe and efficient work environment.

In terms of maintenance and infeed transport costs, it is well worth noting that the mobility and flexibility of the RM Mobile Compact Crusher can provide for utmost financial attractiveness and resale value.



Installation and Lifespan

Installation and Lifespan

Mobile crushing plants like the RM Mobile Compact Crusher don’t need to be installed and are thus considered superior to the stationary crushing plant in this aspect. Aside from removing the need for tedious installation, mobile crushing plants are more flexible in such a way that they can travel through all types of terrain – smooth or rough. This mobility is also a great advantage because the crushing plant can then be moved constantly and according to the needs of the people on site.

As previously mentioned, the installation of fixed crushing plants may take days and even weeks before the whole assembly is put together. The most pressing part is that installation must be based on the land’s topography and geographical location

Both mobile compact crushers and stationary crushing plants have long lifespans, most of the time reaching 5 to 10 years of cost-efficient use before seeing any kind of problems. When they’re well-kept and regularly maintained, the lifespan can get longer—a testament to how durable both of these machines are!




When comparing costs, you should also take into consideration the added or removed expenses that come with buying them. Some of the imperatives that you should consider when looking at the cost-effectiveness of your purchase would be the maintenance fees, the price of labor for installations (for stationary crushing plants), and so much more.

In a way, mobile compact crushers—with all the convenience that they provide can save you a lot of money. Using a mobile crushing plant effectively lowers transport, processing, and operating costs. This is possible because of the plant’s compactness, mobility, and high work capacity.



Key Takeaway

Choosing between a mobile compact crusher and a stationary crushing plant is a matter of professional preference. If you have to choose between them, base your decision on the industry that you are in and what you need the crushing plants for. The only thing you have to do to end up with the right crushing plant is to assess the qualities and attributes of each one and match those to the needs of your site and organization!

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