J O’Doherty Haulage is benefitting from wide-ranging economic savings after the introduction of two new Terex Finlay J-1170 jaw crushers at their North London based recycling facility.
Supplied by Finlay Plant South East – part of the Finlay Group of companies – the J-1170s are being used to produce Type 1 recycled aggregate.
Previously a crusher and screener were used to produce the material, but each of the new machines are individually doing the work of two machines – and also proving more frugal in terms of diesel costs.
James O’Doherty, owner of J O’Doherty Haulage, said: "We are really pleased with the machines.
"They are being used to produce Type 1 recycled aggregate, and previously we had to use a screener in front of our old crusher, but that is not required with this.
"We can close the jaws down and crush to the floor.
"The end result is that we need only one machine instead of two to produce the recycled aggregate – and as the J-1170 performs well in terms of fuel efficiency we benefit from a double saving.
"Another advantage is that the machine’s pre-screen takes out the fines before they enter the jaw, and that means less wear.
"We also gain from the service and support of Finlay Plant South East, with whom we have a long-standing relationship."
J O’Doherty Haulage was founded in 1987 by James O’Doherty, originally from County Clare, who started out as a single owner driver.
Now approaching 25 years in business, the company has grown from strength to strength, specialising in all aspects of haulage, waste transfer and recycling, as well as skip and plant hire.
The focus of the business is on quality, careful management, and environmental protection – with high levels of customer service – and a commitment to the latest technology to deliver recycled products.
James also has a demolition division, Embassy, which operates across London and provides material to produce recycled aggregate.
The J-1170s are the first crushers introduced to the J O’Doherty fleet by Finlay Plant South East.
They join Terex Finlay plant provided over the years including three 883s and one 694.
Leon Sheehy, managing director of Finlay Plant South East, said: "J O’Doherty Haulage is seeing considerable financial savings following the introduction of the J-1170s.
"They are superb machines, which offer outstanding durability, efficiency and value for money."
The Terex Finlay J-1170 is a compact and aggressive tracked primary jaw crusher, offering a range of valuable features for the recycling and quarrying industries.
At the heart of the machine is a robust hydrostatically driven Terex jaw chamber, which provides high capacity with large reduction ratios. The jaw chamber configuration can be set up specifically for either processing construction demolition debris or quarrying applications.
It also features a heavy duty variable speed VGF and integrated pre-screen giving excellent production throughput. Notable options include a variable speed pan feeder along with an independent pre-screen system.
Furthermore, its compact size, quick set up times, ease of transport and user friendly operational features make the J-1170 ideal for operators of all sizes.
The jaw chamber is also available with optional hydraulic release, of value when crushing construction and demolition debris, due to an automatic overload protection system preventing damage by uncrushable items in the feed material.
Left to Right: James O’Doherty of J O’Doherty Haulage, with Leon Sheehy of Finlay Plant South East