High-tech plant provides boost to production process11 January 2016

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A civil engineering company has ramped up its production process after taking delivery of a new high-tech screener from Finlay Plant Northern.

Ashcourt Group, which supplies aggregates and recycling facilities to Yorkshire and the North East, brought in the Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck to tackle soil being delivered to its site in Hull.

The company says the innovative machine will boost capacity by creating the ability to process material all year round.

It features a Spaleck heavy-duty vibrating screen which optimises productivity of moisture-high materials even in damper climates.

And Paul Dobson, site manager at Ashcourt, believes it will make a big difference to the company.

He said: “Although we’re using exactly the same process as before, we’ve found that we are producing a far better quality of soil, both for the market and for use on our own projects, since the Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck arrived on site.

“The plant can still run when it’s wet and even when the material is soggy the machine has never blocked up – that’s quite unusual with a 10mm bottom deck.

“The meshes are really easy to change, it’s just a simple machine to operate.

“We’ve dealt with Finlay Plant Northern for a long time now and we receive really good service and back-up even for such a unique product as this.”

At the heart of the plant is the robust two-deck German designed screenbox, which has powerhouse processing capabilities for difficult materials such as waste, recycling and slag as well as shredded wood, metal, compost and soil.

The top deck features uniquely-designed rubber mats, combined with cutting edge Flip-Flow technology on the bottom deck.

At Ashcourt, the plant has been fitted with a 50mm top deck and 10mm bottom deck, processing soil to 10mm down at a production rate of 100 tonnes per hour.

The Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck joins a fleet of machines available for hire at Ashcourt, including wagons, excavators, dumpers, telehandlers and two crushers as well as a Terex Finlay 863 and 883, also supplied by Finlay Plant Northern.

Ashcourt has a wealth of experience in construction including student accommodation, industrial, agricultural, leisure and housing and their most recent venture within renewables – constructing foundations for wind turbines and support systems for solar energy and biomass boilers.

Martin Nairn, of Finlay Plant Northern helped Ashcourt specify the plant. He said: “The Terex Finlay 883+ Spaleck’s ability to avoid blinding up is incredible.

“The fact that the machine can process sticky material in wet weather is a major benefit to Ashcourt. It means they can work as normal in wet weather and maintain constant production levels.”

Mark Venables

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