A new Terex Finlay J-1170 is driving forward increased performance with reduced running costs at a family-owned plant hire company.
Since its arrival in early summer, the jaw crusher is already proving its worth for MJ Teale Plant Hire, a Lancashire-based waste management company who also offer recycled aggregates and bulk soil disposal services.
Supplied by Finlay Central – part of the Finlay Group of companies – the Terex Finlay J-1170 is based on the company’s eight-acre site in Poulton-le-Fylde.
Processing construction and demolition waste, the plant is producing a 6F2 crushed material at a rate of 200 tonnes an hour, for the North West construction market.
Mick Teale, managing director of MJ Teale Plant Hire, said: “Not only have we seen a saving in the amount of fuel we’re using but also in the amount of downtime.
“We’re definitely crushing material quicker and seeing a cleaner end product as well.
“As a company we’re growing all of the time and this machine is proving to be much more cost effective for us.
“We had the machine out on demonstration and we were impressed with what we saw and it was competitively priced.
“Knowing that we would have the service and back-up from Finlay Central was a real reassurance too.”
A compact and aggressive tracked primary jaw crusher, the Terex Finlay J-1170 features a heavy-duty, variable speed VGF and integrated pre-screen giving exceptional production in quarrying, mining, demolition and recycling applications.
At the heart of the machine is a robust, hydrostatically driven Terex jaw chamber that provides high capacity with large reduction ratios.
This is the first machine that the business has had from Finlay Central.
Neil Partington, managing director of Finlay Central – helped MJ Teale Plant Hire specify the plant. He said: “It’s brilliant to see the machine working so well on the site.
“MJ Teale Plant Hire is growing and getting busier and the J-1170 will help them with that.
“The automated, variable speed VGF makes sure that there is a continuous feed to the crushing chamber which provides optimal production.”
Mick Teale established MJ Teale Plant Hire 45 years ago, when he was just 21 years old, starting out with just one wagon.
Four decades later and the business now employs 40 people, achieves zero per cent to landfill and operates over 50 different plant and machinery.
Mick’s 19-year old son, Josh Teale has been with the company for 12 months as a trainee site manager.
Josh said: “The industry is constantly growing and it’s important for us to keep up-to-date with the latest machinery and also think to the future.
“As part of this we’re planning to install biomass boilers to become even more efficient as a business.”
The company also has a sister company, Blackpool Skip Hire, run by Mick Teale’s nephew, Anthony McGill and colleague Kenny Stephenson.
Both businesses joined forces 15 years ago, with the merger creating one of the region’s leading waste management and recycling companies.