Savings banked with a TDS 820
Dumfries based recycling specialists, Oakbank Waste Management invest in a Terex Ecotec TDS 820 slow speed shredder, supplied by Molson Finlay Scotland as they continue to improve their waste processing facility...
Established in 1983, Oakbank Waste Management has built a strong reputation throughout the Dumfries, Galloway and Cumbria regions for providing a cost effective, honest and reliable service. Proudly achieving 100% diversion from landfill, their extensive fleet of more than fifty waste collection vehicles including, skip wagons, roll-on roll-off wagons, walking floor artics and front-end loaders. Servicing customers ranging from domestic skip hire and kerbside collections, through to C&D / C&I waste from major commercial clients.
A separate division, Oakbank Plant Hire, also well established in the region, running over 75 machines, ranging from 1-30 tonne excavators that are available on a self-drive or operated basis, through to crusher and screener hire utilising a fleet of Terex Finlay products also supplied by Molson Finlay Scotland.
At their impressive waste processing facility located in the countryside in Mosspark, the team at Oakbank clearly take great pride in their work and the machinery they operate. With a well ordered yard providing clean separation of waste streams, they are able to process over 60,000 tonnes of waste per year.
Their latest investment, a Terex Ecotec TDS 820 slow speed shredder has helped them process multiplewaste streams with greater efficiency as well as increasing the percentage of recyclables recovered. The mobile shredder is able to be tracked between areas of segregated bulky waste, timer, plastic and green waste, reducing the number of times the material is moved, therefore increasing their working efficiency.
The TDS 820 features customisable shredding programs that give operators the opportunity to configure the machine to their specific requirements, reduce material wrapping and maximise production. Designed with self-driven shafts, this double-shaft slow speed shredder is assured to give machine operators excellent performance in even the most challenging of applications.
Key features include hydrostatic drive that provides increased protection against contamination and allows for bi-directional shredding. The 2 metre long shafts are manufactured with a fully-welded tooth configuration, which makes for massive throughput and excellent material reduction. Its independent gearboxes enable each shaft to be run separately reducing material wrappage for effective shredding operations.
Additional features include the tipping feeder which increases the feed area. Hopper extensions provide increased capacity in bulky applications. The machine is manoeuvred via a robust tracked undercarriage making it a great solution for difficult terrain.
Oakbank Group Manager, John Reid said, “Although we have previously run a shredder, it was not in the same league as this new Terex Ecotec TDS 820. We are now able to process a much higher volume of material and achieve a more consistent product size.
For us this means savings at every stage of the process. We now have much better transport efficiencythanks to being able to get more material into each load. We get a better gate fee for our RDF material and unlike its predecessor, we can use the TDS 820 to process all of our waste streams.”
With this shredder fitted with the 9-9-4 configuration shafts and a short tooth breaker bar, Oakbank have the perfect set-up to achieve their desired product size on all waste streams, whilst delivering strong throughput figures when producing RDF which makes up the bulk of their material.
John went on to say, “We have always had excellent levels of service from the Molson Finlay Scotland team on the crushing and screening equipment we have been running for some time. This made it a natural progression once they were able to supply and maintain the Terex Ecotec range.”
Molson Finlay Scotland Sales manager, Darren Petersen said, “This is a great example of the benefits our customers are now able to take advantage of following the acquisition of Finlay Scotland by Molson Group in February 2019. The increase in product range, along with additional investment in after sales support systems, parts and coverage has really helped us improve the support we offer customers after a deal is done.
The “Single Source Supply” option we are now able to offer allows us to help our customers reduce the amount of time they spend managing their suppliers. In addition to saving them time, we can also help them save money by increasing their buying power. For Oakbank, this now means they have one call to make if they have a problem with their crushers, screeners, shredders or loading shovels and our expert team will handle it from there.”