Day Aggregates has taken delivery of a new Terex Finlay 863 screen – designed to help the London-based recycling company develop a new recycling process which looks to benefit both construction and utility companies.
Supplied by Finlay Plant South East – part of the Finlay Group of companies – the machine has been delivered to Day Aggregates’ Murphy’s Wharf recycling depot, based in Charlton – which is one of the UK’s largest recycling centres.
The 863 is the first machine being introduced to develop a new recycling process at the site involving the handling of clay bound waste. This waste is being processed by Day Aggregates through a mixing plant to produce hydraulically bound mixtures (HBM).
The HBM products are then sold by Day Aggregates under the EcoFILL brand name, and give contractors the opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of imported aggregates.
Adam Day, of Day Aggregates, said: The machine has been chosen due to the quality of build and its compact construction, along with the flexible approach taken by Finlay South East.
"HBM uptake has the potential to significantly reduce UK landfill and the EcoFILL product range looks to achieve this through quality production, which starts with efficient screening delivered by the 863.
"The incoming material is excavated soil and stone generated by utility companies working on water, power and telecoms, which is then being used as the base aggregate to the HBM process."
The 863 has been built to a bespoke specification to meet Day Aggregates’ exact needs.
Leon Sheehy, managing director of Finlay Plant South East, worked with Day Aggregates to introduce the machine on the site.
Leon said: "We worked closely with Day Aggregate’s site manager to find out the company’s exact needs. After an evaluation process we were able to recommend a bespoke specification that was tailored to their requirements."
Established by the late John Day, Day Aggregates is part of the Day Group, which has been supplying natural and recycled aggregates to the construction and civil engineering industry since 1974.
Now run by the four brothers, Day Aggregates has benefitted from major investment in state of the art recycling plant and other facilities over the years.
Its philosophy is based on meeting society’s need for construction materials in a responsible manner, whilst maintaining a traditionally high quality of service.
The company has a long-standing relationship with Finlay Group – regularly hiring machines from the plant hire arm of the business.
The Terex Finlay 863 has been designed to offer compact proportions for sites where space is at a premium. Although smaller in size, it offers exceptional performance levels and flexibility, with the ability to work with aggregates, sand and gravel, top soil, construction demolition and recycling applications.
Along with powerful performance, the Terex Finlay 863 has a range of features of significance to the quarrying and recycling industries. The plant is fully self-contained and can be hydraulically folded and ready for transport in less than an hour making it the ideal machine for contract screening.
It also has the capacity to process at a rate of up to 250 tonnes per hour and can be fed either by a tracked mobile crusher or an excavator. Other characteristics include a screen box discharge end which can be hydraulically raised 500mm to facilitate efficient and easy access.