Terex Finlay’s 883 Spalek tracked screen is proving to be a popular solution for UK recyclers, according to dealer Finlay Group. This may be due to recent issues resulting from the classification of trommel fines for the UK’s Landfill Tax that sees such fines as being classed as non-inert as a result of the potential for contamination from plastic, wood and other biodegradable waste. This results in a higher rate of landfill tax being levied for their disposal than for inert waste.

The high rate of separation offered by the 883 results in a very clean 0-10 mm (0-0.45 inch) fine that, especially when processing construction and demolition waste, may be largely composed of particles that are classed as inert, such as sub-soil and clay, and which therefore may not need to be sent to landfill at all.

The key to the 883’s success is Spalek’s 3-D combi Flip-Flow design bottom deck that uses rubber panels that move in a wave action, as well as expand and contract, to keep the waste in constant motion, This breaks down sticky material, such as clay and soil, making it possible to produce a fine with minimal contamination for non-inert material such as wood and plastic, which generally fall into the +10 mm (+0.45 inch) particle band.

According to Leon Sheehy, managing director of Finlay Plant South East (part of the Finlay Group): “The 883 Spaleck is really proving its worth out on site. As well as providing waste processors with a possible solution for trommel fines, its sheer processing capacity and ability to tackle significant volumes of material makes it hard to beat.”

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