Tru7 Invest in Molson’s Terex Finlay 863 Screener

April 22, 2020

Located in a purpose-built HQ at Kesgrave, Ipswich the Tru7 Group has been in operation for 90 years. Originally started by Percy Nicholls, today his son – MD, Guy Nicholls has maintained the entrepreneurial spirit and is continuing the passion for excellence through his son Jake who is Operations Manager.

Employing over a 100-strong team the company are ‘hot on service’ and ‘hot’ on supplying their customers with the best equipment available.

As experts in construction and demolition their expanding portfolio includes the supply of aggregates.

Recently Guy has invested in a Terex Finlay 863 Screener to compliment his portfolio of aggregate processing equipment. Supplied by the Molson Finlay it was a decision made on machine build, processing outputs and dealing with a company who could back a world-class machine with service that is second to none.

Guy doesn’t mince his words and is quick to talk about experiences with past brands and their failings in extended parts supply causing unnecessary downtime on machines that should be working.

Guy, takes up the story, “We got into the tipper business around four years ago and today we are operating a fleet of 40 tippers transporting 20-25 thousand tonnes of ‘muck away’ a week. We are a very diverse company with a growing line-up of machines and entering into other sectors which has led to the investment in the Terex Finlay screener.

“I knew Brian Bell very well and I trusted his opinion and he suggested that we invest in a Finlay machine which we have taken on trial. We already have an Terex Ecotec TRS 550 machine with a Spaleck screen which is on a Finlay chassis, so our experiences were already positive.

“We currently have a big crushing contract, so we needed another machine to help with this and our intention is to expand into contract crushing and screening and hire for these machines as we see this as a growth area for the business.”

Terex Finlay 863 Screener:
The Terex® Finlay 863 mobile screening plant is a compact and aggressive forward-facing screen. This flexible and mobile plant can work in aggregates, sand and gravel, top-soil, construction demolition and recycling applications where site space is at a premium. The fully self-contained plant can be hydraulically folded and ready for transport in less than an hour making it the ideal machine for contract screening. The plant has the capacity to process at a rate of up to 250 tonnes per hour and can be fed by a range of equipment, including a tracked mobile crusher, an excavator or a loading shovel.

It features an aggressive screen box which can accept bofor bars, screenharps, woven mesh, punch plate and cascade fingers.

The screen box angle can be hydraulically adjusted to an angle between 14º to 18º and the screen box discharge end can be hydraulically raised 500mm to facilitate efficient and easy media access and changing.

An oversize conveyor angle can be hydraulically adjusted from 15º to 24º.

Weighing in at 18.3 tonnes the 863 is powered by a Caterpillar C3.4 73.8hp – Tier 4i, Stage 111B engine.

Brian Bell – Sales Manger for Molson Group, commented, “The main asset of this machine is the screenbox which is phenomenally lively; it does ‘punch above its weight’, so when you are processing sticky materials the extra vibration will enhance the process.

“It’s also a perfect hire machine as when its folded up its incredibly compact and easy to load on a trailer. Dependant on material a general throughput would be in the region of 150tph. It’s an excellent machine for the group and will be a positive and versatile addition to their hire fleet.”

Written by John Edwards for Hub-4 magazine.