Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak for Owen Pugh Aggregates
Quarry operator powers ahead with new three-way-split mobile screen at Marsden Quarry
OWEN Pugh Aggregates are ramping up production at their landmark Marsden Quarry, located on the north-east coast of England, just north of Sunderland, after taking delivery of a new Terex Finlay 683 from Finlay Plant Northern, with another similar machine on order.
Supplying construction aggregates and agricultural limestone across the UK and overseas, the quarry has been in operation for more than a century and includes historical lime kilns, used to produce burnt or quick lime in the past, which are designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Proud of its past but also looking to its future, Marsden Quarry uses the latest machinery and industry advances to deliver a range of primary and recycled construction aggregates to markets throughout the north-east of England.
More than 100,000 tonnes of agricultural limestone are also quarried at the site. Containing both calcium lime and magnesium lime, this product is much sought after for its agricultural and soil-improvement benefits, and is distributed across the UK and exported into northern Europe.
To support the quarry’s operations, a Terex Finlay Supertrak three-way-split mobile screen has been introduced on site and is already proving its worth. The plant is being used to process agricultural limestone in single sizes, reaching an output rate of 1,400 tonnes a day.
Charles Nairn, a director of Finlay Plant Northern, said: ‘With a strong focus on service delivery and quality, Owen Pugh Aggregates need the best plant on site to ensure they continue to meet their high standards. We’ve worked closely together to ensure the machinery delivers excellent value.
‘The 683 is renowned for its quality, performance and productivity, and combines scalping, screening and stockpiling in one self-contained unit. Its rugged design allows the machine to handle a diverse range of materials, including limestone, sand and gravel, crushed stone, coal, topsoil and demolition waste.’
Andy Mountford, general manager of Owen Pugh Aggregates, said: ‘We have a good relationship with Finlay Plant Northern. A representative is always on hand with advice and support if needed, and the new machine is straightforward to use and reliable.’