A waste management company in Mid Wales has ramped up the quality and speed of its recycled products after investing in a new Terex Finlay 883+.
MD Recycling, which is based on a 140-acre farm in Ceredigion, placed an order for the new plant at Hillhead earlier this year with long-term supply partner Finlay Plant SW.
Marc Davies, director of MD Recycling, has since reported a significant improvement in the standard of soil and aggregate products processed by the machine, together with a much-faster production rate.
Mr Davies said: “The Terex Finlay 883+ has replaced an 883 screener and not only have we noticed a real difference since it arrived, our clients have commented on it too.
“The hourly production rate of the machine is considerably better and its ability to cope with wet conditions is amazing.”
The screener is processing green, mixed inert and builders’ waste, as well as construction and demolition material brought to the site by local authorities and building companies from across Wales.
After being processed through the 883+, the soil and aggregates produced are sold on to farming and construction companies.
Designed to work after a primary crusher or on its own as a frontline tracked mobile screening machine, the Terex Finlay 883+ boasts an aggressive screen box which features both a 4.8m x 1.5m top and bottom deck.
The screen box angle can be hydraulically adjusted to an angle between 13º – 19º while the screen box discharge end can be raised to 500mm to enable efficient and easy access and changing.
Of significance is the fact that the increased area of the new bottom deck on the plant maximises the screening of fines material.
MD Recycling, which will also hire out the Terex Finlay 883+, has been working with Finlay Plant SW for the past 10 years.
Mr Davies added: “We go back to Finlay Plant SW every time because of the quality of the machine, the relationship we have with the company and the back-up service we receive.
“This is the third machine that we’ve had from them and we’re really happy with it.”
Gareth Johnson, MD of Finlay Plant SW, said: “The machine was exactly what MD Recycling needed and it’s great to see their products have been greatly improved by the new addition.
“The versatility of the plant means it can work with applications including sand, gravel, coal and aggregates as well as demolition debris, topsoil and quarrying.”
Watch the machine in action: