What Are The Pros And Cons Of Jaw Crushers?

If you’re looking for jaw crushers for rent, then Mormak has several options for you to choose from.

Jaw crushers are typically used as primary crushers because they are particularly effective at crushing large rock sizes. The basic technology behind jaw crushers has been around for almost 200 years, although it has undergone all manner of refinements and improvements to make it more efficient and more reliable.

The main operating principle of a jaw crusher is the combination of fixed and moving jaw plates, between which material is crushed as force is applied to it. An opening at the bottom dictates the size of material that the crusher will allow to pass through. The material will remain in the jaws for crushing until it is reduced to the required size to pass through the mouth at the bottom.


Jaw crushers tend to be highly versatile machines and are therefore often the crusher of choice for a wide variety of applications.

Generally speaking, jaw crushers are low-cost machines in terms of either purchase or rental, as well as operation and upkeep. They have a relatively simple structure, which means that inspection, repairs and maintenance are pretty straightforward.

Jaw crushers are known to be sturdy and reliable, ideal for crushing material with a moisture content of less than 15%, and sticky materials with high viscosities. Moreover, they do not jam easily.

Jaw crushers are typically on the smaller side and are quite compact, which means that they are ideal for use in tight spaces such as smaller worksites or underground. Owing to the compact size, mobile jaw crushers are a popular option with many added benefits.

Mobile jaw crushers can reduce transport costs and emissions because you don’t have to haul rocks by truck – they can simply be crushed immediately on site. It also saves on time, which is a valuable commodity on construction sites.


Although jaw crushers do a dependable job, they have been criticized for having smaller capacities than other types of crushers. Jaw crusher capacities vary depending on the make and the model being used.

Another disadvantage of jaw crushers is that the resulting particle sizes can sometimes be a little uneven. That said, jaw crushers usually produce minimal fines and dust compared with some other kinds of crushers.

At Mormak, we have a range of jaw crushers for rent. Contact us now to find out how we can help satisfy your crushing needs with high-quality equipment.