My first impression on the machine was: entertainment!

MB Crusher BF90.3 crushing waste to reduce onsite costs

Howard Houghton III and Tabitha Hapl from Avalanche Excavating guide us through the cost-cutting provided by an MB Crusher bucket BF90.3 and a trommel screening bucket MB-S14 as an addition to their fleet during a project in Salida, Colorado.

  • Really quite
  • Low on dust and fuel consumption
  • Amazing way to run through any type of product

These were the impressions they had when they first saw the jaw crusher bucket at work, while Tabitha Hapl admitted: “A lot of people have never seen anything remotely similar to what this machine is capable of doing“.


When Avalanche Excavating, Inc. was awarded a project in April 2015 that dealt with 11 blocks of underground utilities, storm sewers, and water lines in Salida, Colorado, the company knew it would not have much room to navigate the spoils it would encounter...

Howard and Tabitha foresaw the challenges of hauling off the waste material to be processed. So, they set out to search the web for a cost-cutting solution and came across the MB crusher bucket through YouTube. Having an MB Crusher Bucket allowed them to:

  • made their own trench backfill
  • limit haulage
  • shuffle graded product around the job site where it was needed
  • use the unit daily 8 to 10 hours
  • avoid buying large crunch of land
  • no having to buy class 6 e 5 from an outside source and bring it in to our project
We have saved tremendously from our total trucking purchasing, our hauling, our overall expenses, our fuel …..everything!

By purchasing an MB jaw crusher bucket not only they solved the problem of transporting the waste material to be crushed on a processing facility, but they also saved at least 30-35% on the project. 

So Avalanche Excavating added an MB-S14 trommel screening bucket to its equipment line-up to reduce costs further. With the screening attachment, they screen the already crusher material to create more product, to the point that the company has begun to sell part of its Class 5 and Class 6 product as structural fill. This is how they obtained it: “Our Class 5 product is straight from the spoils that we had tested through [a] certified lab and it came through our gradation [and] passed it with flying colors,” Houghton said.