• Terex Finlay Open Days features offer recyclers new, innovative products

    by Jon M. Casey

    Four new, innovative products were part of the 13-piece equipment lineup on display at the 2017 Terex Finlay Open Days held at the Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. Waugh Chapel Plant in Baltimore, MD on Oct. 6 and 7. With approximately 200 dealers and customers on hand for the two-day event, Rob Scrivener, Reliable Contracting Vice President, along with the Terex Finlay sales and engineering team, offered attendees a close up look at nine operational machines and four static displays on site.

    In addition to four static screen plant displays (an 863 heavy duty, an 873 heavy duty, an 883+ heavy duty and a 674 inclined screen plant), the event featured five active equipment demonstrations. These included a new direct drive, J-1170 jaw crusher, operating in tandem with a C-1550 cone crusher with pre-screen module and a 684 triple-deck screen plant. Together, these three machines crushed shot rock to produce several aggregate sizes.

    An I-140 impact crusher feeding into an 893 heavy-duty screen plant demonstrated recycled concrete crushing and screening while Finlay’s new J-1160 jaw crusher also crushed recycled concrete material that was fed onto a new TC-80 tracked conveyor (one of a new line of products for Terex Finlay).

    On the recycled asphalt segment of the demonstrations, an I-120RS Impact Crusher, configured with onboard screen box and return conveyor produced a high quality RAP material in a single pass. Recyclers who are looking for a way to make use of RAP right off the muck pile, might want to consider a pre-screening tool like the 883+ Spaleck® configuration to make that process simple.

    Once each demonstration had ended, attendees had the opportunity to examine the equipment up close, while Terex Finlay technical staff discussed each piece of equipment. These demonstrations were offered on both Thursday afternoon and again on Friday morning for those who were interested in observing the machines on a more personal level.

    Earlier on Thursday morning, in a group meeting, the Terex Finlay team gave a number of presentations before departing to the demonstration site. These discussions included the features and benefits of individual equipment pieces along with how dealer and customers could benefit from the company’s T-LINK Fleet Management System. Terex team members also outlined Terex Financial System’s flexible, industry-specific financial tools to help dealers and customers meet their financial goals when using Terex Finlay equipment.

    New Equipment

    The first of four new equipment pieces, the direct drive, J-1170 tracked jaw crusher, is a single toggle jaw crusher that can be used in a number of quarry and recycling applications. When a recycler is looking to crush concrete while effectively removing rebar, a heavy-duty jaw crusher like the J-1170 could be the ideal choice. The compact design featuring new, smooth-line exterior cowling, offers quick set up times and ease of transport, which is especially helpful when moving from one jobsite to another. The direct drive J-1170 offers high capacities and large reduction ratios. According to Terex Finlay, the jaw chamber configuration can be set up specifically for quarrying applications or processing construction demolition debris using the hydraulic release option. Weighing in at just over 52 tons (105,822 lbs.), the J-1170 requires lower transport costs than other larger crushers.

    Another tracked jaw crusher that can make quick work of re-bar laden concrete is the smaller J-1160 tracked jaw crusher, the second new jaw crusher in the Terex Finlay line. Weighing in at only 77,930 pounds, this compact unit is ideal for quick set up times and ease of transport while offering significant crushing capabilities for a unit this size. With its optional 10.4 cubic yard hydraulic folding, infeed hopper and by-pass conveyor, this unit’s vibrating grizzly feeder (VGF) provides a pre-screened material that enters the single toggle jaw crushing chamber (40-inch by 24-inch), producing large reduction ratios. According to the spec sheet, the unit’s automatic variable speed VGF ensures continuous choke feeding of the crushing chamber for optimal productivity. Powered by a CAT C7.1 Tier 4F engine, the J-1160 has plenty of power to do the job.

    The third crusher new to the North and South American market this year is the I-120RS tracked impact crusher. This crusher is perfect for reducing recycled asphalt to a workable size in one pass. This new generation crusher features the Terex® CR038 impact chamber with direct drive and advanced electronic control system. This provides operators with high material reduction rations producing a consistent product shape.

    Outfitted with the quick disconnect on-board detachable two-deck, 12-foot by 5-foot screen and recirculating conveyor, reducing material in one pass to a consistent, predetermined size is simple. When the need arises, the recirculating conveyor can be rotated from a closed loop configuration to a side discharge for stockpiling oversized material as desired.

    The fourth new product in Finlay’s lineup is the TC-80, one of two new self-powered, tracked conveyors. The other current offering in the conveyor line is their TC-65. One of the unique features of these units is that they can be lowered into the transport position, which then fits into a single, 40-foot shipping container.

    On the job, the 80-foot long, TC-80 has a hydraulic angle adjustment from 0-degrees to 28-degrees elevation, and can produce stockpiles at the rate of up to 400 tons per hour. With its hydraulic drive powered by a Deutz 49 hp engine, the TC-80 offers additional options as well. These include remote control and full under belt and head drum guarding.

    Terex Finlay’s demonstration team saved “the best for last” as they put an 883+ tracked screen plant, outfitted with the Spaleck® double deck, flip-flow screen box option, through its paces. Using the screener in a pre-screening application, un-crushed recycled asphalt pavement was loaded directly into the infeed hopper and onto the heavy-duty 3-D punch plate top screen. As the large chunks of asphalt moved across the screen with ease, flipping and tumbling across the plate without sticking in the openings, it conveyed off to a stockpile to be crushed at a future time. Meanwhile a medium coarse material and a finer sand-like product came from the lower, second deck: Spaleck’s innovative, flexible, flip-flow screen material. Using the 883+ in this novel new way, demonstrated the versatility of this innovative product and offered recyclers a quick and easy way to produce usable product immediately from a RAP stockpile.

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