A Durham-based waste recycling firm is enjoying the benefits of increased productivity and space saving features since taking delivery of a Terex Finlay 883 Reclaimer from Finlay Plant Northern.
Grab & Deliver Ltd, who have been operating for seven years, bought the three-way split screener to replace two individual machines, freeing up space on the Houghton-le-Spring site where they process inert waste.
Since the delivery of the track-mounted 883 Reclaimer – which features a raised chassis for additional height – production on the site has doubled.
Complete with a hardened steel pan apron feeder, the machine’s screen box is fitted with 55mm heavy duty tines and a 10mm mesh, sorting waste into plus 55mm, 10-55mm and less than 10mm stockpiles.
The plus 55mm waste feeds directly into a crusher for further processing, while the 10-55mm is sold as bulk fill. The remaining fraction is soil which is sold for landscaping – only about 5 per cent of the waste is sent to landfill, this being mostly clay.
Charles Nairn, a director of Finlay Plant Northern, a Finlay Group company, said: "Grab & Deliver Ltd came to us because they needed a machine that could be raised high enough to feed directly into a crusher. This ex-hire used machine fitted the bill."
Peter Barrass is a director of Grab & Deliver Ltd, along with Thomas Dunne. Peter said:" The machine is brilliant – it has been flying – and it is doing twice the work the two other machines were doing.
"We looked at a number of other makes, but the three-way conveyor set up on the Terex Finlay machine fitted with our site layout, as well as the fact that it could feed directly into the crusher that we already had.
"As well as increasing production the machine is a lot quieter than the ones we had before and uses a lot less fuel.
"This is the first time we’ve worked with Finlay Plant Northern and we will be going to them again in the future."