An East-Midlands-based plant hire company has purchased a fourth-generation machine after taking delivery of the original prototype of the plant 16 years ago. MMC Southern – which has its head office in Cossington, near Leicester – has welcomed its fourth Terex Finlay J-1175 from Finlay Plant SW, part of the Finlay Group of companies.
The jaw crusher is currently powering through 300 tonnes of granite per hour at Carnsew Quarry in Cornwall.
Denver McCullough, one of the four directors of MMC Southern, said: “The Terex Finlay J-1175 is definitely capable of processing more material, but we have to make sure that the secondary plant can keep up with it.
“The jaw crushers are just great machines and competitively priced.
“We also have a great working relationship with Finlay Plant SW and we’ve had a lot of machines from them over the past 20 years and never been disappointed.”
MMC Southern was the first company in the UK to trial the high-performance Terex Finlay J-1175 in 2002.
The tracked mobile jaw crusher features a Terex Jaques JW42 jaw crusher and a heavy duty VGF feeder to provide the operator with optimum production.
Due to its compact size, quick set up times, ease of transport and simple maintenance, the model is ideal for quarrying, mining, demolition and recycling applications.Its fully hydraulic closed side setting minimizes downtime and offers quick adjustment.
The deeper hopper sides were a bespoke feature for MMC Southern – fitted by Finlay Group’s own engineering team – to help increase production.
Brothers Denver, Nigel and Thomas McCullough grew up with a passion for the industry as their father owned a quarry in Northern Ireland when they were children.
In 1998 they teamed up with Michael Merriman to establish MMC Southern, a plant hire and earthworks company.
Gareth Johnson, of Finlay Plant SW, said: “We’ve worked closely with MMC Southern over the years and it’s been fantastic to see the Terex Finlay J-1175 become such a valued player within the company.
“The J-1175 jaw crusher is well respected within the industry for its high performance and versatility.”
To see the plant in action, head over to YouTube at https://youtu.be/7GqLRzEuBew