Little screen delivers big savings

April 21, 2020

A TrommALL 3500 Tr compact two-way split screener helps a forward thinking multi-disciplined contractor recycle more material from site, delivering savings for the client and increasing their margin.

Tucked away in the idyllic countryside of Braintree in Essex is the family run R.P. Bareham Groundwork and Contractors. A small, but highly competent business that has built a strong reputation for delivering exceptionally high standard of work. As proven specialists in the equestrian sector, they have also turned their talented hands to a number of other projects ranging from house building to demolition projects with great success.

Since the firm was established over 20 years ago by Richard Bareham, it now falls to the 3rd generation of the family in grandsons Ben Clarke and Josh Peters, along with support from their family, including grandfather Richard, to take the business forward. With eight members of staff on the books, the responsibility of running a business is one the youngsters relish. After being raised immersed by the business, this dynamic pair are now bringing a fresh approach to drive the business forward with no pre-conceived ideas about how the business should be run, except the focus of delivering high quality work at a fair and reasonable price.

The right investment is the key to growth

With their own transport division consisting of two tipper trucks and a flatbed to move their plant, the team at R.P. Bareham are not shy to invest in equipment that will result in their business being more efficient in the long term. This approach is clearly apparent with their latest investment, the TrommALL 3500 Tr, supplied by the recycling experts at Molson Green.

R.B. Bareham Director Ben Clarke said; “We have been looking at how we can improve our efficiency on site and gain a competitive edge in the market for some time. When we visited LAMMA show last January at the NEC Birmingham, we spoke with Brian Bell on the Molson stand about the TrommALL compact screener range and he explained how we could reduce the amount of material taken from and put back into our site.

“By using a TrommALL 3500 Tr to screen the material already on site, we are able to turn “muck away” into two useable products – an oversize clean rubble that can be used for deeper drainage levels and a finer material that can be used in a wide variety of places depending on what the feed stock is (e.g. topsoil, backfill material, etc.)”.

Simple and effective

The TrommALL 3500 Tr is easy to transport and thanks to its compact “in-line” design, measuring just under 10m long and 2.2m wide in its transport mode, it is able to work in some of the tightest sites around, even when fully expanded to its working length of 11.56m. With its operator friendly controls, the 3500’s main conveyor can be folded out and ready to start work in minutes, even in the hands of a complete novice. The umbilical cord remote control allows the operator to get excellent visibility when tracking the machine into position, with clear directional arrows on the tracks and control box to avoid any confusion of which way is forward and backwards. The two-speed tracking option also allows larger distances to be covered quickly, while providing accuracy in those tighter spots.

The design of the 3500 allows operators to load the screen box either directly with an excavator, loading shovel or telehandler, or alternatively it can be fed directly by a crusher or any other processing machines such as shredders or chippers. The versatility makes it perfect for a wide range of applications ranging from aggregates, waste, compost, asphalt, wood chip and almost anything else you can think of screening.

Powered by a 26.8Kw Yanmar engine and backed up by 2-year manufacturer’s warranty the 3500 could not be any easier to run and maintain. All daily checkpoints are at ground level and easily accessible. However, the real jewel in the crown of the 3500 is its 1.22 x 3m screen decks. With the top deck protecting the bottom sizing deck from impacts of heavy / large material such as rubble, you can see why the Ireland based manufacturer boasts a “Overbuilt to perform” tag line. The real key to its outstanding performance is the aggression of the screen box. The forces generated enable the TrommALL to work all year round, with wet and sticky material that would normally block lesser machines being processed without any problems.

Get the right answer at Molson Green

Molson Green Sales Manager, Brian Bell said; “I was delighted Ben and the team at R.P. Bareham decided to go with the TrommALL 3500 Tr. It is a very versatile screener that can be used on a wide range of applications – I know they will put it through its paces, but I know it will stand up to the challenge and deliver them a fantastic return. For me it is a real win – win… they get to offer a real competitive edge when quoting on projects thanks to reducing their costs and any additional material can be brought back to their yard to process into saleable products.

As soon as the 3500 arrived at the demonstration site on a cold wet and windy November day, I knew that they would be impressed with how well it would cope with the wet and heavy material they were looking to process along with the throughput it could achieve… and the rest is history!”