by Jon M Casey
Terex Finlay celebrated its 60th year in business by hosting their Global Dealer Conference at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL on Nov. 14-16, 2018. On tap for the three-day event were more than 240 invited guests and company staff members from around the world. Countries represented included Great Britain, Australia, Japan, Turkey, Israel, India, Sweden, France, Canada and the US. Following a day of instructional presentations and a site visit to Duval Asphalt of Jacksonville for an afternoon of equipment demonstrations, Wednesday’s evening consisted of a banquet followed by a Dealer Excellence Awards ceremony, hosted by Nigel Irvine, regional sales director. This year, dealers in 22 categories received honors. Among those, two high-achieving dealers received multiple awards. Leading the way was Finlay Scotland, LTD, who received three awards: Lifetime Contribution, Outstanding Achievement for Customer Support and Early Adopters of Innovation. The other multiple-award winner was Finlay Australia with two: Outstanding Achievement in Business Growth and the Training Excellence Award.
Leading off the morning’s series of informational presentations, Terex Material Processing Division President Kieran Hegarty welcomed attendees by highlighting Terex Finlay’s 60th anniversary of manufacturing crushing and screening equipment. He said that the success of the company — founded by John Finlay in 1958 — was built on the people who build, sell and service the Terex Finlay branded products.
“The passion of the people in our dealer network who sell and service the equipment and who touch the people that work with our products on a daily basis is what we are celebrating over the course of the next two days,” he said.
Hegarty explained that the Terex company is made up of three divisions, the Aerial Work Platform Division, the Crane Division and the Materials Processing Division, of which Terex Finlay is one of 10 brands. These businesses are subdivided into crushing & screening, woodbio and C&D recycling, mineral washing, paving and concrete, and the Fuchs material handling segments. In total, the Terex brand generates more than five billion dollars of annual sales worldwide.
New Products and Product Development
Paul O’Donnell, Terex Finlay global business line director, headed up the day’s technical presentations, which featured updates on equipment improvements, dealer support highlights and financial, marketing and sales tools available to dealers worldwide. New products include crushing equipment, screen plants and conveyor units. Dealer support improvements included advancements in the T-Link Fleet Management System and the development of the Omni® App for iPad, a tablet controlled operating system, which was demonstrated later in the day.
Other new equipment announcements featured the expansion of the conveyor line, which will include the addition of the TC-100, the TR-75 tracked radial stacker, and the TF-75L and TF-75H high and low feeder stackers, to the currently popular TC-65 and TC-80 conveyor line. Slated for introduction in 2020, the RT-140 36-inch by 140-foot telescopic radial conveyor will offer additional loading capabilities for situations like barge loading and refined plateau stockpiling.
Alan Witherow, Terex Finlay product manager who oversees new product development, highlighted the new products in the crushing and screening line that were introduced in 2018 as well as other products that are under development for introduction in 2019 and beyond.
New screen plants included the 684 three-deck inclined screen, the improved 883+ MKIV heavy duty screen and the 883+ triple shaft heavy duty screen. Improvements to the onboard conveyors and set-up changes on the 693 and 694 are in the works for introduction in later 2019.
New in the crusher line, the J-960 was unveiled in mid-2018. This compact, direct drive machine is ideal for smaller jobs like C&D operations in a city environment. This unit can be set up and operating in 15 minutes. Jaw level sensors and stockpile level sensors are optional features available on the J-960.
The J-1160 jaw crusher and the J-1170 direct drive jaw crusher were also introduced in mid-2018. The I-120 and I-120RS impactors were released as next generation, mid-sized crushers that offered increased material flow and with the RS model, a quick-change, two-deck screen with return conveyor for increased production, especially in recycling applications.
New crushers in the works include the LJ-5139, a large jaw crusher with hydraulic adjust jaw and all-electric drives. This unit will be powered by a 540 HP diesel CAT or Scandia engine to power the electric motors. The jaw will be electrically driven so that on-site electrical power can be used to operate the machine. When needed, the onboard power can be used. Additionally, a new C-1550 MKII cone crusher and J-1175 MKIII are in the works for targeted launch in 2021.
Afternoon Equipment Demonstrations
Considerable work and detail went into the field demonstrations held at the Duval Asphalt Plant in southeastern Jacksonville. On site, Terex Finlay crews operated crushing and screening equipment for the five busloads of attendees, featuring an I-140 and an I-120 RS impact crusher, J-960, J-1160 and J-1170 jaw crushers, and a C-1545 cone crusher on static display.
Screen plants at the demo site included the 684 triple-deck, the 674 inclined screen and two versions of the 883+ heavy duty screen, the new 883+ MKIV model and the 883+ triple deck/triple shaft unit. A TC-80 tracked conveyor moved material following screening through the 883+ triple shaft screen plant. For additional information visit the Terex Finlay Facebook page or terex.com/finlay .