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Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak screen

Contractor meets its sustainability goals with the help of a new 683 Supertrak mobile plant 

FRIEL Construction are placing sustainability at the forefront of their operations with the purchase of a new Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak, supplied by Finlay Central. 

The mobile screen is proving its economical and environmental worth at a Barratt Homes development in the West Midlands by converting waste materials generated by the groundworks into high-quality processed materials for reuse on the site. The 683 Supertrak is producing valuable recycled products including: NHBC-approved top soil; and three to four different sizes of gravel and sharp sand. 

Brendon Lines, site manager for Friel Construction on the 119 housing development, said: ‘This is the best plant I’ve worked with bar none. I first used a 683 machine several years ago and I’ve been pushing for one ever since. All the materials we process and screen are being used on our site in Cannock, or at other Friel sites in the locality. We are working to the Considerate Constructor standard and this arrangement really helps with environmental performance.’

He added: ‘There’s no need to haul the material we produce as it is self contained, and the process makes economic sense too, as this reduces the use on fuel, haulage and muckaway facilities. We are not having to tip material and we are getting high-quality products for use in a variety of ways on the site.’

Friel Construction were formed by managing director Bill Friel in the 1990s. The business employs more than 200 staff and prides itself on a locally based, loyal workforce. Continued investment in Friel’s staff and equipment fleet, combined with a commitment to quality and the environment, are all cornerstones of the company’s ongoing success. 

Neil Bailey of Finlay Central said: ‘Friel Construction are very forward-thinking in terms of implementing new ideas and running the 683 Supertrak is reflective of that. The Terex Finlay machine is a compact three-way split mobile screen suitable for a range of applications in the construction, recycling and quarrying sectors. It is renowned for its quality, performance and productivity, and combines scalping, screening and stockpiling into one self-contained unit.’

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