Models B and B
SNUBNOSE Concrete Reclaimers
The ‘WORKHORSE’ of the BFK line, the SNUBNOSE….
Ideal for many Ready-Mix Plants
BFK’s Snubnose has become the industry standard in cost-effective, simple Concrete Reclaimers.
Introduced in 1999, the Snubnose has reclaimed concrete in ready-mix plants all over the world.
CONCRETE RECLAIMER SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS
“We have been happy with the machine
and think you have a great product.”
1999 The First Snubnose
The first Snubnose was installed in
1999 in a local ready-mix plant
here in Wisconsin.
In the 14 years it stayed in
operation, it is estimated that this
Snubnose reclaimed over 70,000
cubic yards of wet concrete,
before finally being retired after
the 2012 season, saving the plant
an estimated $1.4M dollars in
Heck-of-a-payback for a machine
that cost the original owner less
ESTIMATE BASED ON 2O MIXER TRUCKS EACH
WASHING OUT 1 YARD PER DAY x 250 DAYS PER YEAR
x 14 YEARS x $20/YARD AGGREGATE COSTS.
Model B Snubnose is recommended for use in Large Ready-Mix Plants operating 10-30 mixer trucks, or more.
With a design throughput capacity of 1/2 to 1 yard-per-minute, the SNUBNOSE can reclaim at twice the rate of some
competitive models, allowing your trucks to wash-out and get back under the plant as quickly as possible. 2 trucks can
The patented design is an excellent choice for many Ready-Mix plants due to it’s combination of speed, simplicity, and
compact size, using only 15 Total Horsepower!
Available in Left– or Right—Hand Sand Screw Discharge to fit your plant.
Optional Sand Screw Heater package, and Automatic Start/Stop also available.
1997 The First Double-Barrel
Our first reclaimer design started in 1997,
shipped in 1998. Experience with it led to
the development of the Snubnose.
Snubnose is recommended for use in the Largest Ready-Mix Plants operating 20-50 mixer trucks, or more.
The largest plants need even more capacity. Many other manufacturers’ designs take their slower reclaimer, and add
a”buffer”, which allows more than 2 trucks to washout.
Trouble is, it’s still feeding the same old slow reclaimer, so the gain is next-to-nothing. Works OK if 4 trucks with nothing
but wash water show up at one time, but if 1 or more has actual yardage needing to be reclaimed, the other drivers still
must wait, or risk over-feeding and jamming the buffer.
BFK took a different approach. Since we make the SNUBNOSE in both left and right-hand models, we simply place 2 of them
side-by-side to give you a reclaim “system” capable of allowing 4 trucks to washout, with a throughput capacity totaling up
to 2 yards per minute!
This approach also offers possibly the most important benefit: Redundancy! With the competitors buffer+reclaimer
approach, if either machine goes down for repairs, you have lost all reclaim capability until it gets up and running again.
And many of those manufacturers don’t stock parts in the US, but in some far away country.
With the B
, if one reclaimer becomes inoperable, you can still reclaim through the 2nd reclaimer.
And parts are stocked right here in the USA.
2005 The First B-Squared
The first B
system was placed into service
at a large plant in the western US.
Operating 40 mixer trucks in that one
yard, they needed a quicker way to
washout and get back under the plant.
Not wanting to lose reclaim capability if
one piece of equipment shut-down, the
user opted for the redundant system
offered by the B
And 2 BFK Snubnose Reclaimers were still
less expensive than the foreign-made
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Model B Spec Sheet
B Typical Settling Pond Drawings
Typical Settling Pond Drawings
Ready-Mix Application Data Sheet
Complete and return to BFK to
give us the best information
regarding your reclamation needs.
Installation, Operation &
TOTAL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS
BFK Technologies Inc.
BFK TECHNOLOGIES INC. 1997-2018
Made in the USA
Proven around the World
WARNING: Use of this product can expose you to chemicals
including lead, which is known to the State of California to
cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For more information, visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
DISCRETION, WITHOUT NOTIFICATION.
Snubnose ships via ocean freight in one
standard 20’ container.
This system shown being loaded up to go
over to Bayswater in Western Australia.