The Terex Finlay C-1550 Cone Crusher – in a class of its own

(South Africa) — Honeydew-based plant hire specialist Renico Plant Hire has taken delivery of a Terex Finlay C-1550 cone crusher, the largest in the range and the first to be sold in South Africa.

Pilot Crushtec regional sales manager Nicolan Govender explains that, in addition to the Terex Finlay C-1550 cone crusher, Renico has acquired an additional two Terex Finlay J-1175 jaw crushers to add to an already impressive fleet.

“Renico’s latest purchases, valued in excess of R14 million, are a direct result of its need to further increase production. It has won new contracts which require additional plant capacity to meet increased volume requirements, hence the need to buy the largest cone crusher available as well as two jaw crushers, one to feed it,” says Govender.

The C-1550’s cone has a diameter of 1,300mm, making it ideal for large volume contracts.

Renico quarry and crushing manager Gert Brits believes that by using a crusher of this size, the company will reap the considerable benefits of economies of scale.

“If we need to price a specific job we know that it can be done in a considerably shorter timeframe, which puts a positive spin on delivery times, pricing and our ability to move onto the next site.”

According to Brits, the installation and commissioning of the Terex Finlay C-1550 went well and its current output is a comfortable 250 tph, which he believes could be substantially higher depending upon the specification of the material and a higher rate of feed into the crusher.

Renico has been a regular buyer of Pilot Crushtec equipment since 2007, something which Brits attributes to the good relationship that exists between the two companies.

“As a supplier, Pilot Crushtec understands that time means money. It is a cut above the rest.”

He is also more than satisfied with the Terex Finlay C-1550’s performance against smaller cone crushers, which he believes puts it into a ‘class of its own’.

Renico’s total purchases of Pilot Crushtec equipment to date include the Terex Finlay C-1550 cone crusher, four Terex Finlay J-1175 jaw crushers, two Terex Finlay J-1160 jaw crushers, four Terex Finlay 683 mobile screens, one Terex Finlay 883 mobile screen and a Rubble Master RM80.

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