Labor Day Closing

Wishing you and yours a very Happy & Safe #labordayweekend. We will be closed on Monday September 6th to spend time with our family & friends. We will re-open on Tuesday September 7th at 8 am EST. Thank you for your business and for making #rebelcrusher the #1 best-selling mid-sized crusher. Our clients are the best!

Jaw and Impact Crusher Maintenance

Here is the video transcript from our Rebel Crusher Q&A Series video,

Maintaining a Crusher. Jaw Crusher Maintenance, Impact Crusher Maintenance. What is it like?

You can see that video here:

Hey welcome back to Rebel crusher Bob. And we’re going to be answering some of your questions regarding recycling material concrete asshole crushing screening and so forth. And today we have a question from looks like Scott in Arizona and Scott’s question is. I’ve heard that crushers are high maintenance. And what do the where parts costs and how often do they need to be replaced. So it’s a unique question Scott. I appreciate that. I would say that in general. Yeah. There’s definitely some maintenance involved with crushing. Typically we’re looking at the where parts or the actual parts of the crusher that are impacted by the material. So if it’s an impact crusher it would be the blow bars. If it’s a jaw crusher it’s the jaw dies or jaw plates. And most of the crushers that are out in the market you can flip the parts and double the life out of them. So you know it is something that’s built in it’s kind of like rotating your tires. But in general most people that are crushing are making so much money that the costs of where parts is basically negligible. You know it’s not something that they’re focused on although it’s a great question. I would say it can be very expensive if your material has a significant amount of abrasive qualities in it maybe has a lot of steel in it. And we want to look at that. So we definitely want you to call us and we can discuss your particular needs. But overall I would say that if I’m just looking at it typically our rebel crusher jaw would have less wear in general because it’s a jaw crusher they typically wear less. So you get more life out of the wear parts and let’s say an impactor which is more of a high maintenance higher wear product but again it would be your particular needs we want to see what you’re doing. We need to make sure we’re providing you with the right solution and then we need to make sure that the where parts don’t eat you out of house and home. So it’s a great question. But overall you can imagine if you’re making let’s say five hundred one thousand dollars an hour where the crusher let’s say the rebel OK and you’re where parts are maybe you know I don’t know twenty five cents a ton or whatever we can we can run the numbers for you. It’s not going to be a big concern for you. Still a great question and give us a call so we can go over it more detail and just answer it accurately. OK. Thanks Scott. Have a good day.

Bob with Rebel Crusher answers the question of how big of a concern is the feed opening and/or the engine horsepower of a crusher?

Bob with Rebel crusher answers some emailed questions about crushing and screening. Here is one of those emails. See the video at:

Hey guys. This is Bob at Rebel Crusher. Today we’re gonna be taking some questions. We’ve got people that have been e-mailing us and we want to answer your questions and some of you had some really great questions. Depending on where you’re located in the world we’ve got Rebels all over. So, today we’re going to be taking an e-mail from Mike in Miami. His question is how big of a concern is the feed opening and or the horsepower of the engine? Well not as big of a concern as how can the machine make or save you money? Right Mike? I mean that’s really what’s important. But if you start looking at you know the different options that are out there certainly there’s other crushers on the market other than the Rebel. The feed opening can be very important because now you’re looking at how much material prep do I have to do before I throw it into the crusher? So, you don’t want something tiny-tiny and you don’t want or necessarily need something that’s seven feet wide. At the end of the day what you are looking at is a happy medium that you know it basically provides value for you, requires minimal amount of preparation and so the rebel crusher essentially is the largest crusher that you can buy that’s still 50 states legal. So, you’re getting a huge feed opening, you can move it into downtown Miami, no permit, it weighs less than 20 tons and the overall feed opening is 3 feet wide by almost 2 feet across. And so, it becomes a big deal when you’re taking chunks of material and you want to see well what can this machine handle? And your guys are sitting there prepping. Can you imagine running a machine that has only a 16-inch or a 24-inch feed opening and you’re having to prep everything this small in order to put it through? I mean your guys will spend 3 or 4 hours prepping and 15 minutes crushing. So, you want to find that happy medium that allows you to do minimal prep and still takes a big chunk and you guys will just keep going. I mean that’s the idea is find that right machine. Obviously, we believe the Rebel is that right machine and with the horsepower of the engine it’s critical because if the engine is under horsepowered for example the machine is going to come to a dead stop every time it hits some rebar or concrete. So, we build a typical American product, big feet opening, over 200 horsepower, it doesn’t stop. And the idea is you don’t want it to stop, you don’t want your machine stopping, you don’t want your guys to get tired trying to feed it, okay? So, call in with your you know particular needs and so we can do an assessment but overall, I hope that answers your question. We greatly appreciate it and give us a call or shoot us an email, I’ll be happy to help you, okay? Thanks Mike.

Material QUALITY of Impact Crushers vs. Jaw Crushers

Quality is based on each client’s specific needs. The hardness of the finished, crushed product, depends on the hardness of the material being fed into the crusher. The gradation will be dramatically affected by the type of crusher used. The jaw crusher will generate less dust, less powder and less fines. The jaw is a compaction crusher and squeezes material while crushing. The impact crusher is an explosion crusher that impacts and explodes material. The quality of the finished product does depend on one’s perspective of exactly what the target is. If one’s target is to produce fines, the impact crusher may be a better choice. If the target is a coarser blend of material, the jaw crusher may be best. This is a broad view of jaws vs. impacts and will vary based on numerous factors. For more information about your exact needs, please contact us. #rebelcrusher #jawcrusher #impactcrusher

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The MYTH that Only an Impactor should be used to Recycle Concrete and Asphalt

Jaw crusher
It’s a MYTH that only and Impact Crusher should be used to recycle concrete and asphalt. Years ago, this would be true. Old traditional Jaw crushers were not capable of producing a usable product in one pass. These antique jaws would take in large chunks and produce mostly 3-6″ minus. With the introduction of the REBEL CRUSHER JAW, and modern technology, we’re now capable of using a JAW to produce a beautiful product. REBEL CRUSHER JAWS are HITTING the California DOT spec processing concrete with rebar. This would be unheard of, years ago. When we combine the HUGE benefits of a JAW(low dust, perfect gradation, low emissions and less wear) while producing a near PERFECT product, it’s hard to beat the Jaw in most applications. Having said this, there is still a need for Impact Crushers. REBEL CRUSHER IMPACTS are chosen from time to time for specific applications that demand fines, powder or more unique specifications. For example, we’ve used impacts for gold processing, RAP asphalt production and pulverizing cinder blocks to produce material like “fish tank” gravel.

Not All Jaw Crushers are Created Equal!

NOT ALL JAW CRUSHERS are created EQUAL! Older traditional jaw crushers are normally used as primary crushers. They take in large chunks of material and reduce the material at an approximate 5 to 1 ratio. In other words, a 30″ input rock may be crushed down to 6″. Of course, the machine will produce material that is smaller but the jaw is known for knocking down big pieces so a secondary crusher can break them down further. A secondary crusher like a cone or impact crusher may take in the material that is around 6″ and reduce it to approximately 1″ minus. You’ll notice the reduction ratio is around 5 or 6 to 1. This is the quarry industry standard. The idea is that each machine does a little bit of work. This concept increases production and decreases wear on each machine. The downside is the HUGE capital investment in machinery. Rock quarries with thousands or millions of tons of material will justify large expensive systems. Many rock quarries have 10 plus years’ worth of reserves. It can all be broken down into the math of making the proper investment in machinery based on the needs of the business and customer demands.
Having said this, businesses that want to process material but are not opening a quarry are looking for an affordable solution. In addition, they’d prefer one machine that can DO IT ALL! Thus the reason the REBEL CRUSHER JAW was developed. Admittedly, it is not perfect. However, the REBEL Jaw has a huge feed opening and is capable of producing a product that looks like it went through multiple crushers. In other words, the REBEL CRUSHER JAW can take in huge chunks (approx 2 feet) and reduce them to approx. 1″ minus; all with one simple machine. Combine that with the REBEL’S MOBILITY, VERSATILITY, AND PRICE, and you have a machine that is easy to justify. We’ll be happy to discuss your specific needs via phone, text, or email. Please contact us to discuss and be sure the REBEL CRUSHER JAW is right for you.


Each type of crusher has an intended purpose. The type of crusher utilized depends on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the following: Type of material to be processed, input size of the material, gradation(% of fines for example), production, desired output size. It’s safe to say that jaw crushers have a broader range of applications. In other words, jaw crushers can be used in 90% of applications. Jaw crushers are typically utilized in large hard rock quarries as the primary crusher. Jaws are known for being rugged, their slow speed, and being forgiving. Jaw crushers normally require less maintenance. Impact crushers are normally applied to a more specific application. Impact crushers crush by impacting and exploding material. Therefore, they normally generate more dust, fines and have higher wear. They operate at higher speed and in comparison to jaw crushers, normally wear out quicker.

Beautiful Recycled Concrete; from Start to Finish

Concrete Recycling from Start to Finish. Don’t forget to prep your material before you crush!

See the video below to check out just how it is done!

Concrete Prep to Beautiful Product!


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