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Finlay Central help DP Williams build fleet

Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak

Wrexham-based firm takes delivery of four Terex Finlay machines within the last 12 months

FINLAY Central are continuing to help DP Williams (Holdings) build up their fleet at their site in Wrexham, with the delivery of four Terex Finlay machines within the last 12 months.

Founded in 1947 by Desmond Peter Williams and now run by his son Darrell, the company has recently introduced a Terex Finlay 694+ tracked mobile inclined screen, which joins two 683 units and a 390 purchased within the last year to support a diverse range of operations at Ballswood Quarry.


Ballswood – one of two quarries that the company operates in the Wrexham area – produces a range of construction aggregates as well as decorative aggregates for the domestic and commercial markets.

The Terex Finlay equipment has been introduced by Finlay Central, part of the Finlay Group of companies, who have been working with DP Williams for the last 20 years.

The newest machine to join the fleet, the Terex Finlay 694+, is offering a high-production solution for feeding naturally rounded gravel produced at the quarry, with its 20ft x 5ft triple-deck screen ensuring large throughput and effective clean screening.

As well as the 694+, DP Williams have opted for two Terex Finlay 683 machines, including one with a double-deck vibrating grid.

The machine featuring the double-deck grid feeds a sized product into an on-site washing plant, producing naturally rounded gravels at 10mm, 20mm and 40mm sizes. The other 683 produces finished-sized aggregate, at a rate of up to 200 tonnes/h, from an on-site static cone crusher.

Renowned for its quality, performance and productivity, the 683 (pictured) combines scalping, screening and stockpiling in a single self-contained unit. Its rugged design, featuring a 12ft x 5ft screen, allows it to handle materials such as sand and gravel, as well as limestone, crushed stone, coal, topsoil and demolition waste.

Standard features include a remote tipping reject grid, hydraulic tensioning of the bottom-deck mesh, and three on-board hydraulically folding conveyors. Options include the double-deck vibrating grid, as specified on one of DP Williams’ models.

Finally, the high-performance Terex Finlay 390 Hydrascreen is producing dry screened sand at 3mm. It is fitted with piano wires and is able to screen sand more effectively due to the hydraulically variable angle adjustment on its screenbox.

Darrell Williams said: ‘We’ve been working with Finlay Central to take delivery of plant for many years and their finance packages make the purchase of machinery cost-effective. They also have an excellent hire fleet, which provides a good back-up service if we are short of a machine.’

Finlay Central’s Neil Partington, who helped the company specify the plant, said: ‘The machines are proving their worth on site, ensuring DP Williams (Holdings) benefit from a consistent sized product, delivered at a high-volume throughput.’


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