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Finlay Group milestone machine for Thomas Armstrong Group

Finlay Group milestone machine for Thomas Armstrong Group

The Thomas Armstrong Group has taken delivery of its 25th Terex Finlay machine from Finlay Plant Northern part of the Finlay Group of companies.

A new Terex Finlay 390 Hydrascreen is the latest addition to the fleet, which is being used by the Group to process sand at its Overby Quarry site in Wigton, Cumbria – one of the two sand quarries the company operates in the north west.

In a partnership spanning 35 years, The Thomas Armstrong Group has worked closely with Finlay Plant Northern – part of the Finlay Group of companies – to introduce the best plant on site geared up to their exact needs.

The Thomas Armstrong Group has over 180 years’ experience in construction services and the manufacture of building products and Martyn Cueto, the Group’s quarry manager, says that the reason the company keeps going back to Finlay Plant Northern is based on the top-quality products and service they receive.

Martyn said: “The machines we’ve had from Finlay Plant Northern are great, some of them now are over 15 years old and they’re still in operation, seven days a week, 10 hours a day.

“And the new Terex Finlay 390 Hydrascreen is no exception to that, it’s cost effective to run, boasts a simple process and can work in confined spaces.

“The back-up and service is also fantastic, with parts we need being delivered the next day.”

With an extremely fuel efficient diesel-hydraulic system, the 390 has a large capacity 14ft loading hopper and a remote-controlled tipping reject grid.

Featuring a robust 12’x5’ screen box on every deck, it is processing 110 tonnes of sand from the quarry an hour, producing two different products.

The first, an oversize product, is fed to a washing plant to create a single sized aggregate and the second is a 3mm top-quality natural plastering sand.

The sand and aggregates produced at the Overby Quarry are sold to builders’ merchants across the north of the country.

Charlie Nairn, managing director of Finlay Plant Northern, said: “Thomas Armstrong’s don’t require a three-way split for this application so the Terex Finlay 390 Hydrascreen is the perfect solution for them.

“The screen box can be set at variable amplitudes and screen angles, meaning it has the capability to process sand to an accurate size, ideal for what it’s required to do at the Overby Quarry.

“It’s marvelous to see companies such as Thomas Armstrong’s reaping the benefits of these powerhouse machines.”

To see the Terex Finlay 390 Hydrascreen in action visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0GJp0tFerA

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