New Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck for Tudor Griffiths Group
Shropshire-based materials supplier invests in new machine to help increase recycled production rates
A NEW Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck, supplied by Finlay Central, is helping Tudor Griffiths Group to meet their high environment performance targets. Nearly 90% of incoming waste to the company’s Wood Lane Quarry, on the edge of Ellesmere, near to the Welsh border, is now recycled.
The inert material brought to the site is fed by excavators into the Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck. The fines produced are used for landfill restoration, while the middle grade (75mm–20mm) goes through a density separator and picking station to be sold as clean aggregates, and any +70mm oversize is put through a crusher.
John Pugh, waste manager at Wood Lane Quarry, said: ‘The Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck is producing saleable construction aggregates with a far cleaner mid-size product. We haven’t experienced any blockages meaning that downtime has been kept to a minimum and the system seems totally reliable. The main benefits are the steel feeder, which takes the brunt of the heavy material and the double-deck Flip-Flow screenbox. In the past we’ve not found this easy to process, but the new plant is working very well.’
Tudor Griffiths Group worked with Neil Bailey of Finlay Central, part of the Finlay Group, to introduce the plant to the site. Mr Bailey commented: ‘The capabilities of the Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck are very impressive and it is helping Tudor Griffiths Group to process a very difficult material.
‘The German-designed heavy-duty vibrating screen allows the plant to produce throughput that is almost completely blockage free, due to the 3D and Flip-Flow technologies. The Flip-Flow screening system also allows finer material to be processed in more difficult weather conditions.’
Finlay Central has supplied 10 machines to Tudor Griffiths Group in a long-standing partnership that has been in place for more than 17 years.
Mr Pugh said: ‘This latest machine is perfect for what we wanted and helping us to achieve landfill diversion. We’ve seen a great performance so far with increased throughput and the service and maintenance package we get from Finlay Central is great.’