A major quarry in North-East England provided the backdrop for one of
Raisby Quarry in North-East England is the biggest quarry operated by
Aggregates of various sizes for use in construction and asphalt along with agricultural lime are the limestone quarry’s main products, and the amount produced is growing.
Alan Mackenzie is managing director at Breedon Northern, part of the Breedon Group, and included in his responsibilities are 40 quarries; 70 concrete plants; 20 asphalt plants; block-making facilities, and a mobile concrete business. His region covers an area from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland to a line between Scarborough in the east of England to Kendal in the west.
“A lot of our quarries are small units in rural areas and Raisby Quarry is my biggest quarry. It has three benches, including one where we get agricultural lime. We export this to Europe,” he said.
“The quarry was part of Breedon Group’s 2016 acquisition of Hope Construction.
“We sell all the material we produce here, and we have put a lot of equipment into the quarry.
“To help us produce materials throughout our region we use a variety of equipment, including six Terex Finlay mobile crushing trains.
“A lot of our equipment is from Terex Finlay. We have been working with Finlay Scotland for some years, and we get a good service from them.”
And it was in Raisby Quarry at Coxhoe, County Durham, that Molson Finlay and Finlay Scotland in conjunction with Terex Finlay hosted two open days.
Visitors saw live demonstrations of 19 Terex Finlay machines working in aggregates and recycling applications and, among these, the company showcased new machines, including the I-120RS impact crusher (with grinding path option); TC-100 conveyor; TR-75 radial conveyor; the TF-75L low-level feeder and the 883+ triple shaft screener.
Fifth-generation models of the Terex Finlay 693+ and 694+ inclined screens were also previewed in advance of their global launch in Q4, 2019.
Other machines included the J-960, J-1170, J-1480 and J1170DD jaw crushers; C1540 and C1545 cone crushers; I-120RS and I-140RS impact crushers; 873, 883+ and 883+ Spaleck heavy-duty screeners, and the TC 80 conveyor.
Attendees saw working demonstrations of the new OMNI by Terex system, a real-time tablet-based system that is said to improve jobsite safety and efficiency in crushing and screening operations. It provides centralised access and enables the operator to watch, monitor and adjust working equipment from the safety of the cab.
Also on show was Terex Finlay T-Link, a remote monitoring and fleet management system that allows operators to stay connected and keep track of equipment; monitor work progress; manage logistics; access critical machine information; analyse and optimise machine performance, and perform remote operator support. The system is now available on all Terex Finlay machines.