• Terex Finlay Open Days: features four 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 look at nine operational machines and four static displays on site.

    In addition to the four 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 J-1170 direct drive 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 followed, feeding into an 893 heavy-duty screen plant, demonstrating 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. The final demonstration, an 883+ tracked screen plant outfitted with a double-deck Spaleck® flip-flow screen box, used this innovative technology to pre-screen RAP material into three distinct but useful sizes. 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 J-1170 direct drive, tracked, jaw crusher, is a single toggle jaw crusher that can be used in a number of quarry and recycling applications. 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 J-1170 is available with direct drive that offers high capacities and large reduction ratios. “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.”

    The smaller J-1160 tracked jaw crusher is the second new 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. “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 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 and produces a consistent product shape.”

    Outfitted with the quick disconnect on-board detachable two-deck, 12-foot by 5-foot screen and recirculating conveyor, this unit is ideal for reducing material in one pass to a consistent, predetermined size. 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 is the TC-80, one of two new self-powered, tracked conveyors from Terex Finlay. The other current offering in the conveyor line is the 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.

    T-LINK Fleet Management System

    Terex Finlay’s T-LINK Fleet Management System is a recent development that helps equipment fleet managers and Finlay dealers to monitor various aspects of equipment operation. Taking advantage of standard cell phone connectivity combined with GPS satellite navigation, this system can monitor work progress, manage logistics, access critical machine information, analyze and optimize machine performance and provide remote operator support. This helps to keep equipment running well and minimizing costs. T-LINK is currently available on all new factory built screens and crushers. For those who already have Terex Finlay machines operating in their fleet, a “retrofit kit” is available. And not just older model Terex Finlay machines, T-LINK is also compatible with other manufacturers crushing and screening equipment.

    According to engineers, working records available from the T-LINK system include location, engine idle time, engine work time, engine load levels, cautions, fuel consumption and other vital data. These reports can be downloaded and retained for a number of equipment management functions.

    The system components and software on the machines, collects data and then transmits it to a GPS satellite. From there, the communication network transmits information to the T-LINK data center. This information is retained for the life of the equipment. Data can be accessed by the equipment owner from the machine in near time via the internet or from the T-LINK data center on a computer, smart phone or tablet

    Terex Financial Services

    Concluding the formal presentations, William Carney and Declan North highlighted the usefulness of Terex Financial Services (TFS), a Terex exclusive financial program that helps dealers with their finance and leasing programs. TFS is designed to help structure customer’s cash flow and budgeting in ways that are specific to the heavy equipment industry. A major selling point of TFS is that this tool is designed and overseen by industry professionals who specialize and understand crushing and screening equipment sales and service. With this expertise, TFS is able to assist dealers and customers with both local and TFS financing opportunities. For more information on the Terex Finlay line visit www.terexfinlay.com.


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