Earthline ramp up productivity at Hatford Quarry
New Terex Finlay 684 inclined screen from Finlay Plant SW puts production on the fast track
A NEW Terex Finlay 684 inclined screen is helping put production on the fast track at Earthline’s Hatford Quarry, in Oxfordshire.
The new 684 represents the third element in a high-speed processing system at the site, working alongside an existing Terex Finlay J1175 jaw crusher and C1540 cone crusher.
These three machines, all of which were supplied by Finlay Plant SW, part of the Finlay Group of companies, work together to create clean, high-value products from the limestone quarried at the site.
The J1175 – fitted with an independent pre-screen to remove clay – delivers the limestone into the C1540, which produces Type 1 material off a side conveyer in one pass. Remaining aggregate is fed into the 684 to produce three single-size products (40mm, 20mm, 10mm) and dust.
Material is being processed at between 150 and 200 tonnes/h for end use in applications including drainage, road building, block making and pipe fill.
Earthline, who are based near Marlborough in Wiltshire and specialize in contract earthmoving, landfill facilities and aggregate supplies, worked closely with Gareth Johnson, managing director of Finlay Plant SW, to introduce the plant on site.
Mr Johnson said: ‘In one pass, the C1540 is providing valuable Type 1 product, and the machines, including the new 684, are all working together to produce single-size material that meets specification requirements.’
Dale May, site manager at Earthline’s Hatford site, added: ‘The Terex Finlay machines run very well. Productivity has increased and the machines are engineered to run together in unison. We are also supported on site by Finlay Plant SW, who provide us with a fast, responsive service.’