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Quarry’s double order for Terex Finlay 694+

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
2014 November December
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Terex Finlay 694+ Supertraks
Two Terex Finlay 694+ Supertraks are working at W & M Thompson Quarries' site
A quarry company has taken delivery of two Terex Finlay 694+ Supertraks to help produce material, some of which is for export.

W & M Thompson Quarries is using the tracked mobile inclined screen to process agricultural lime and aggregates at its magnesium limestone quarry at Bishop Middleham, located on the outskirts of Durham, County Durham, north-east England. Both machines are powering ahead, processing 150tonnes of product an hour at sizes ranging from -3mm, 10mm, 20mm and 40mm.

The end product is sold to farmers and industry across the Counties of North Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria, as well as in Scotland. They are also being exported to Europe.

Production levels, set-up time and ease of operation are said to make the Terex Finlay 694+ among the leading tracked mobile inclined screens.

The machine, which was supplied by Finlay Plant Northern, bene_ ts from maximum utilisation of a full 6.1m x 1.525m tripledeck screen-box which provides ef_ cient screening capacities even at smaller aggregate sizes.

The four-way split screen means that the machines can produce valuable single size products to a high volume, to drive up processing rates, says the company.

A high-capacity belt feed hopper is available with remote tipping grid or double-deck vibrating grid.

The triple-deck screen con_ guration also offers an innovative hydraulically folded fourth conveyor, allowing simple adjustment with variable tilt and slew discharge for recirculation or stockpiling of _ nished material.

At the Bishop Middleham Quarry, the machines also come with the service, support and back-up from Finlay Plant Northern, which is part of the Finlay Group of companies.

“We have dealt with Finlay Plant Northern for more than 20 years and have always bene_ tted from good service,” says Eddie Collins, quarry operations manager for W & M Thompson Quarries.

“They are always very helpful and will talk through a project and come up with a solution. If we ever have a breakdown the engineers will be here the same or next day.

“We’ve hired Terex Finlay plant in the past, but took the decision this time to purchase the machines.”

Charles Nairn, a director of Finlay Plant Northern, said: “Both machines are really proving their worth on site.”

Gallagher Aggregates buys Bell ADTs

Gallagher Aggregates has bought two new articulated dump trucks from Bell Equipment as part of an ongoing programme for its aggregates operation.

The order follows the granting of planning permission for the extension of Hermitage Quarry in Maidstone, County Kent, southern England. This has guaranteed at least another 25 years of production. When the decision was made to replace two ADTs at its Hermitage Quarry, Gallagher went back to Bell Equipment, the supplier of its current machines.

The two new Bell B50Ds are said to be the largest available ADTs on the market.

Pat Gallagher, chairman of the Gallagher Group, said: “Once we knew that the quarry had a long future ahead of it, we could implement plans to invest in the best plant and machinery that we could.

The old Bell ADTs have served us well over the last eight years so we knew immediately that we would go back to Bell Equipment to get our replacements.”

Nick Learoyd, managing director of Bell Equipment UK, said: “There is no better sign of a satis_ ed customer than when they return for further machines. We’re delighted that our ADTs continue to impress the Gallagher Group and that our technology will continue to play a vital role in production at Hermitage Quarry.”

Gallagher Group bought Bell B50D ADT
Gallagher Aggregates' two new Bell B50D ADTs, bought as part of an ongoing investment programme

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