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How Does a Stone Crusher Work

Here at Tyne Tees Crushing, our staff are experts in, and the clue is in the name here, all things screening and crushing. So we’re well placed to answer the question ‘How does a Stone Crusher Work?’.

We’ve been a successful business within the industry for over 15 years from our County Durham, UK base. So it’s fair to say that we know our stuff when it comes to stone crushing.

But we understand that not everybody is an expert in the field, or maybe you are and you’re looking to brush up on your knowledge. Either way, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide to explain what exactly a stone crusher is, the different kinds of stone crusher available, why they’re used, where they’re used and perhaps most importantly, where you can hire one.

What is a Stone Crusher?

Let’s start off with the basics, and define what a stone crusher actually is…

Simply put, a stone crusher is a large piece of mechanical, industry machinery that reduces large materials such as rocks, minerals, and stones into more manageable, smaller stones, rocks, gravel, sand, or even dust. 

They’re used for a multitude of projects, primarily so large materials can be repurposed, recycled, and used elsewhere. They’re mostly utilised in construction or agricultural projects and applied in an array of different scenarios such as quarrying for local authorities, clearing away large rocks and stones from fields or industrial pieces of land, combining rock material with concrete for the installation of footpaths in both rural and urban environments, and various other large-scale construction projects requiring broken down, stone, mineral, or rock products.

Stone crushing machines are serious bits of kit, so you need a trained operator manning them on your site if you want to avoid any potential issues. If you don’t, the outcome can be deadly.

How does a Stone Crusher Work, and What kind of Stone Crushers Exist?

So, with the basics of what a stone crusher is, let’s jump into the mechanics of a stone crusher and figure out how it works as a piece of machinery.

Generally speaking, a stone crusher is made up of lots of different components and rollers, and uses massive amounts of force to change the form of large, cumbersome materials into manageable pieces to work with for any specific construction project. 

The kind of stone crusher you require will depend on the industry you are working with and the end result you are looking to achieve, and there are many different kinds of stone crusher available on the market.

The different kinds of stone crusher include, but are not limited to: 

Jaw Crushers

These use compressive force and are extremely heavy duty pieces of machinery, with common application in rock quarries, sand and gravel, construction, and demolition waste. They are also used for recycling large rock products and materials.

Gyratory crushers are one of the more common kinds of crusher used for mining or processing, either for primary or secondary crushing purposes. This is essentially breaking down enormous rock material into more manageable pieces, which are then broken down further by the next form of stone crusher – the cone crusher.

Cone Crushers

Are often hydraulic and used in the mining industry and squeeze rocks and stone until larger pieces are broken down into smaller pieces from the top position of the machinery. They are then broken down again towards the bottom, until they come out at the perfect size for the job at hand. These are frequently used in the final stage of stone crushing, and are common in mining industry operations as well as recycling and the creation of aggregates.

There are any variations of cone crusher such as single cylinder hydraulic and multi-cylinder hydraulic, depending on the project and the desired outcome. 

Impact Crushers

Finally, impact crushers rely on impact rather than pressure to reduce the size of rocks and stones, often using high-speed rotors and intense velocity rather than sheer force, and are commonly used for recycling, hard rock, and soft materials.

Regardless of the kind of stone crusher machinery you are hoping to use, they essentially do the same job – transform large pieces of stone, rock, and rock ore into smaller pieces. The size of these smaller pieces determine the kind of crusher you require, and this is all based on the kind of industry you are working in and the purpose you require crushed stones or rocks for. 

Where can I hire a Stone Crusher?

This one’s easy, right here!

We provide a huge array of crusher screen and plant hire, and have over 15 years-experience doing just that around the North East and indeed, the UK. 

As well as hiring out a mix of different stone crushers and plant machinery, we also provide trained, professional staff members who are able to operate the crushers in a safe and secure manner. This is massively important to the success of a stone crushing job, not only for the smooth operation of the actual job at hand, but also for safety reasons that should be pretty obvious.

We also provide a range of custom solutions to your stone crusher requirements, and can work around any issues specific to your industry and job site such as access. We understand that no two jobs are the same, so we provide a bespoke plan of action for your exact needs.

With transparency and a clear plan of action in place, you can rest assured that your project will go on without a hitch. You will be kept fully in the loop from start to finish to make sure that you completely understand where you stand when hiring from Tyne Tees Crushing. 

Get In Touch

To speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable advisors about your stone crushing machinery requirements for your site, or indeed any crushing screen or plant hire, give us a call on 01325 808 760. We have lots of experience in all kinds of jobs and our team has seen it all before, so get in touch and we will help move your crushing project forward, no matter how complex or large-scale it is.

Alternatively you can drop us an email at and one of our staff will get back to you quickly to discuss your project and the requirements necessary to make it a smooth, successful operation.

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