New revenue stream for Gill Aggregates
London-based builders’ merchant wholesaler reaping the benefits of new Terex Finlay 674 screener
A LONDON-based builders’ merchant wholesaler has moved into manufacturing with a Terex Finlay 674 producing single-sized aggregate from sea-dredged material. Gill Aggregates have taken delivery of the screener at their Dagenham plant to process ballast into various sized products for sale across London and the South East.
The machine – supplied by Finlay Plant SE, part of the Finlay Group of companies – is currently handling 120 tonnes of material an hour and producing four sizes of material: 6mm sand, 6–10mm, 10–20mm and 20mm, plus reject stone.
Sukh Gill, depot manager at Gill Aggregates, said: ‘The 674 is working really well for us and is proving a solid performer. It can take 10 tonnes of ballast at a time in its hopper, which it powers through to produce a great, clean product.
‘It’s proving very economical as we previously had to buy in the materials, but now we are able to take unprocessed material and make it into a saleable product ourselves. The plant also supports the orderly nature of the site, with its ease of access allowing us to get all around to keep everything running smoothly and free of build-up.’
Leon Sheehy, managing director of Finlay Plant SE, worked closely with the team at Gill Aggregates to introduce the 674 on site. He said: ‘We started with a hire to scope out the 674’s capability on site before the plant was purchased. We are really pleased with its performance. It has made a real difference.’
A compact easily transportable machine that offers operators rapid set-up and tear-down times, the 674 has three decks giving a large screening area of 170 sq ft to provide efficient processing even at small fractions and high capacity.
It includes quick wedge tensioning, access holes and a bottom deck hydraulic tensioning system to reduce time required for mesh changes.
All four discharge conveyors are adjustable and hydraulically fold for transport, with the fourth product ‘oversize plus’ conveyor featuring variable tilt and side slew to accurately discharge material for recirculation and stockpiling.