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Hart's Haulage choose Terex Finlay Crusher and Screen

First published in the October 2021 issue of Quarry Management as Hart to Heart

Recently purchased Terex Finlay J-1160 tracked jaw crusher and 883+ mobile screener supplied by Molson Group help drive high-quality recycled aggregate production for Hart’s Haulage 

Many people visualize Cornwall as a holiday destination featuring beautiful beaches, quaint seaside villages, surfing, fresh fish, pasties and cream tea – or even a windblown Ross Poldark gazing out to sea from rugged coastal clifftops while smugglers whisk away barrels of brandy from beneath the noses of the excisemen. 

Just a few miles inland of the tourism weighted perimeter of the county – down its central spine – is what many regard as Cornwall’s true industrial heartland. Mining and quarrying have been synonymous with this part of the country for well over 250 years. From china clay in the north, to tin in the south, Cornwall boasts a rich industrial history that surprises many. 

The towns of Camborne and Redruth are famous worldwide, thanks to mining and mineral extraction and now one local firm is continuing in that rich heritage. The family-owned and operated Hart’s Haulage have been operating for more than a quarter of a century and in recent years, the husband-and-wife business – run by managing director Neil Hart and operations director Emma Hart – have been developing a remit to include aggregates recycling and muck-away work, with a view to supplying local contractors with high-quality recycled fill or clean aggregates.

The Redruth-based firm operates a mixed fleet of equipment (crushers, screeners, loading shovels and excavators) at a
11-acre site recycling imported construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste from the local area, on top of a number of specialist grab and tipper lorries. 

It was in a bid to develop a stronger focus on providing ‘greener’ aggregates for local construction projects that the Hart’s team began to work closely with Tom Wilson, area sales manager for Molson Finlay, on the introduction of utilizing new processing equipment.

‘The Hart’s team was looking for reliable machines that would help provide the best quality recycled fill and clean, no fines, aggregate possible,’ commented Mr Wilson. ‘But as well as top-end machine performance and efficiency, Hart’s Haulage also needed to be sure that they were backed up by the Molson Finlay customer service, should any issues arise. 

‘Molson has been established across the whole of Cornwall for more than a decade and we are perfectly confident in our capability of servicing our customers through our network in the South West.’

Hart’s Haulage recycle more than 50,000 tonnes of material per annum and the aggregates firm was looking for a new mobile jaw crusher and screener that would help process CD&E waste arisings into higher quality fill. 

By working together to explore the customer’s exact requirements, Molson were able to propose a duo of machines to Hart’s Haulage: a Terex Finlay J-1160 primary mobile jaw crusher and a 883+ mobile screening machine that would prove to be the winning combination.

The second-generation J-1160 jaw crusher has been designed with the operator in mind, with increased under jaw clearance and all-round preventative maintenance and serviceability access. The heartbeat of the 33.5-tonne machine is the aggressive Terex 1000 x 600mm jaw crusher that has proven itself in recycling, demolition and aggregate production applications. 

The jaw chamber is hydrostatically driven, offering operators the flexibility of variable crushing speed and the ability to run the chamber in reverse in certain applications. Designed to maximize fuel efficiency and deliver the lowest cost-per-tonne production in the marketplace, the J-1160 is the ideal solution for small- to medium-sized operators.

The Terex Finlay 883+ mobile screening unit has been designed for primary and secondary screening in applications such as aggregates, sand, gravel, topsoil and construction and demolition waste. With an operating weight of 31 tonnes, the heavy-duty plant has the capacity to process at a rate of up to 600 tonnes/h and can be fed either by a tracked mobile crusher, wheel loader or an excavator. 

The 833+ is also available with hybrid technology consisting of on-board electrical motors providing the flexibility to run the machine from an outside power supply or standard on-board engine.

According to Neil Hart, the recently supplied Terex Finlay mobile plants have been working well on site since delivery, ramping up recycled aggregates production and maximizing the value of waste materials for Hart’s Haulage. 

Mr Hart concluded: ‘We are more than happy with the 883+ and J-1160 plants, and the customer service that Tom [Wilson] and the Molson team have delivered. They have been great on site if needed and happy to offer guidance when required.’

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