New PitbullTM 2300 Propane Screener a Cost-Effective and Low-
Emission Alternative to Diesel
LAKE CITY, Pa. (May 2, 2016) – Lake Erie Portable Screeners introduces a propane-powered
screener as a clean and cost-effective alternative to diesel power. The new Pitbull 2300 Propane
Screening Plant is one of the first of its kind, delivering maximum efficiency and high outputs
with a wide range of materials, including topsoil, mulch, gravel, stone and asphalt. The
machine’s low-emission propane components provide an alternative to diesel equipment affected
by the the spike in prices caused by Tier 4 Final emission standards.
“While we want to offer the market a low-emission, green product that performs with power, we
recognized that the Tier 4 regulations on diesel engines were driving costs up. Our team looked
for another solution,” said Stuart Foradora, Lake Erie Portable Screeners factory representative.
“We built the Pitbull 2300 Propane with a cleaner burning engine that comes at very minimal
additional cost. The screener has very low emissions and is still compact, portable and able to
handle all the applications the Pitbull 2300 can — plus more.”
The Pitbull 2300P is almost the same machine as the Pitbull 2300, aside from the power source.
Featuring a Zenith 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder, 48-horsepower propane engine that could also be easily
converted to natural gas, it can do any job its diesel-powered counterpart can. The propane also
results in a cleaner engine that’s easier to maintain, allowing it to run longer with fewer repairs.
That combination makes the machine a valuable and cost-effective tool for landscapers, energy
facilities, contractors, municipal workers or as part of rental fleets. In addition, T4F diesel
engines of the same size typically cost at least 30 percent more.
The extremely low emissions make the Pitbull 2300P ideal for operation in confined spaces, such
as buildings and mine shafts, and eliminate the need to obtain special permits. The Pitbull 2300P
also provides a significant return on investment by making it unnecessary to buy or rent
expensive ventilation systems and masks that would be required to run a diesel model in a tight
space. The propane engine is also quieter than most diesels.
Lake Erie Portable Screeners constructed the Pitbull 2300P to share the same features that make
the Pitbull 2300 simple to use, maintain and transport. These include full hydraulic operation,
tubular frame construction, a Torflex axle and a reversible shaker.
With the Pitbull 2300P’s width of 8 feet, 4-1/2 inches and either a standard pintle hitch or an
optional gooseneck towing package, the machine is easy to move from site to site. A 10K
Torflex axle with oil bath hubs provides a cushioning effect so the unit tows smoothly, reducing
stress to the tow vehicle. Upon arrival, users can quickly and easily lower the unit to operating
position with the hydraulic system, eliminating pressure on the axle, tires or wheels during
screening. When the machine is ready to be moved, the operator can return it back to towing
position with the flip of a lever. The unit also features heavy-duty suspension, electric brakes and
trailer lights for safe and legal travel.
The Pitbull 2300P’s 20-foot-long stacking conveyor adjusts hydraulically from as low as 7 feet,
6 inches, up to 13 feet to feed material directly into a dump truck or tri-axle trailer. The height of
the conveyor also allows operators to create bigger stockpiles, increasing efficiency by reducing
the number of times equipment needs to be moved. These attributes, combined with the ability to
place the machine at the point of excavation, minimize spillage and dramatically reduce cycle
times and haulage costs often associated with loading and unloading material when using
Lake Erie Portable Screeners builds Pitbull 2300P frames with high-quality, structural tube steel.
The tubular construction cuts down on noise and vibration, which also minimizes the risk of
cracks and structural failures common in machines with C-channel construction. The screening
plant is made entirely of heavy-duty materials, all the stress points are fully reinforced, and both
attachment points and stress points are 100 percent welded with high-strength steel. The result is
a machine with a curb weight of 13,500 pounds.
The screening plant incorporates a loading apron that accepts up to three yards of material at a
time depending on the feed rate. With its low dump height of 8 feet, 4-1/2 inches, operators do
not need loading ramps; they can fill the hopper using typical construction equipment, such as
skid steers, backhoes, loaders or excavators.
The portable screening plant also has an upper and lower screening deck, each with more than 41
square feet of screening area. The decks are each equipped with two sections of screen media.
The company offers optional finger decks for the top deck in addition to a wide range of screen
openings for processing all types of materials. Operators can change screens quickly and easily
by loosening the tension bolts holding them in place. The screeners also can be equipped with
optional upper and lower discharge chutes to allow for classifying up to three different sizes of
In addition to the adjustable stacking conveyor, the Pitbull 2300P features a hydraulically driven
transfer conveyor that moves screened material from the hopper to the stacking conveyor.
Hydraulic motors on the conveyors provide continuous power flow to achieve production rates
up to 100 yards of clean, saleable material per hour. The Pitbull 2300P conveyors are hydraulic
rather than chain- or belt-driven like many competing models, a feature that eliminates the risk of
power loss and downtime due to broken chains or belts.
About Lake Erie Portable Screeners
Lake Erie Portable Screeners designs, engineers and manufactures versatile, heavy-duty,
commercial-grade screeners and related equipment at its headquarters and manufacturing plant in
Lake City, Pennsylvania. With more than 35 years of construction equipment manufacturing
experience and expertise, the company understands the construction business and knows how to
engineer products that will last under the toughest working conditions. The durable and versatile
Pitbull 2300 Propane can be configured to screen a wide range of materials, such as soil, mulch,
asphalt, stone and gravel for use by landscapers, energy facilities, contractors and municipalities.
For more information: Lake Erie Portable Screeners, 9843 Martin Ave., Lake City, PA 16423;
888-448-2486; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.pitbullscreeners.com.
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