For over 30 years, Oz Pebbles has been a premium landscaping supplier, wholesaler, and distributor of bulk decorative pebbles, sand, soil, and mulch. Located in South East Queensland, their Gatton yard boasts approximately 25 acres of diverse landscaping pebbles available for collection or delivery. If you're in the Gympie – Wide Bay –Burnett region of Queensland, call their Kilkivan yard for bulk building stone and rock for retaining walls, cobblestone paving, landscaping, and pool sides.
In early 2023, Oz Pebbles became a part of Brisbane-based Sunstate Sands Group, a 100% Australian-owned and operated company. We had the chance to talk to Matt about the company's Kilkivan site, which holds a large stockpile of material from an old gold mine. With a small team working on-site, they were in need of reliable machines. Their materials range from 20mm gravel to 400mm rock, and they currently have two Anaconda machines a DF410 and SR514from Onetrak.
The DF410 is designed for optimal screening and stockpiling of materials with the longest screen box in the compact screening market. Meanwhile, the SR514 is both robust and economical, able to screen and stockpile up to three products, up to 350TPH. It features a14 X 5 screen box with an optional triple or double deck, a 14ft feed hopper, main conveyor, and either 3 or 4 hydraulically folding stockpiling conveyors. Setting up the screen is easy and can be done in just 20 minutes, thanks to hydraulic controls that aid in the configuration of all conveyors, screen-box, and landing legs.
Matt, the Operations manager, shared his thoughts on their decision to purchase Anaconda machinery. While they had no Anaconda machines in their fleet, their General Manager had a relationship with Onetrak's Jason MacDonald and had previously worked with Anaconda. This was a significant factor in their decision-making process. Additionally, Anaconda's excellent reputation and the support of Onetrak’s National Dealership, which offers service and technical expertise, just two hours from the site, were also key factors
Matt highlights several standout features of Anaconda machines. Some of these include excellent fuel economy, easy mobility on tracks using a remote control, and the ability to screen three separate stockpile products from a single feed. Additionally, these machines boast a durable and solid construction along with good engine power.
Oz Pebbles operators find the machines very user-friendly. Matt also reflected on the design of these units, noting their ability to easily fold up for transport and their compatibility with both front-end loaders and excavators for feeding the hopper. “These machines have good ground clearance, which makes clean-up easy. Further, the screen can handle different feed sizes with ease, even after warning operators about putting oversized rocks in the hopper. Adjusting the tail belt height to increase or decrease stockpile height depending on site conditions is also helpful,” he said
“I must say, our experience with Onetrak’s Service Manager Chris Gardham at Caboolture has been nothing short of excellent.” said Matt. “Whenever we have any issues or need services, Chris is always there to provide timely and fantastic support. When we had to transport the SR514 to Emerald for some work, Chris had no issues organizing a crew to get the job done. Moreover, their parts supply is also great, and they are equipped to source parts and provide specialist service in case of any issues with the machine. At the beginning of the engagement, Jason did an excellent job commissioning and training on prestarts and the do’s and don'ts of the machines. Their after-sales service has been top-notch.” Matt concluded.
Onetrak is the official dealer for Anaconda equipment in Australia. Visit www.onetrak.com.au or call1300727 520 to get in touch with Onetrak and the team.