Whitelocks most recent purchase from Blue was an MDS International M515 mobile trommel and was brought in to give them a competitive advantage over their rivals. The material that comes into Whitelocks’ recycling yard is usually high in clay content, extremely wet and sticky. A normal vibrating screener struggles with this type of material, with meshes blinding and causing contamination in the mid-size and oversize products. Because the MDS trommel has a drum cleaner fitted, it keeps the drum holes open, allowing the material to pass through. The scrubbing action of the trommel drum cleans up the oversize and mid-size material as its dragged along the barrel.
John Whitelock, Owner of Whitelocks, comments: ‘’We’re find that the machine performs excellently, it’s very simple to use and its efficient on fuel due to the small engine size. I have also been particularly impressed with the drum cleaner and the capacity that the machine can handle. It’s great to be able to process materials that our competitors can’t’’.
The MDS trommel splits their material into three sizes; <80mm (fines) comes off the conveyor at the back and goes straight into their wash plant. 80-150mm (mid-sizes) come off the side conveyor, loaded onto Artic’s and taken straight out to other sites. The oversize material gets fed straight into either a Powerscreen Jaw Crusher or Impactor Crusher.
When asked on his thoughts about Blue’s backup and support, John explained how Blue Spares came to the rescue a few years ago: ‘’The Christmas before last we had a Screener go down and it was the Friday before Christmas. I got in contact with Blue Spares and they had the parts I needed on site by 5:45PM the very same day. Half of the other suppliers I contacted for the spare part, didn’t even send a quote back until the New Year!
Jordan Havern, Regional Sales Manager at Blue Central comments: “A massive thank you to our friends at Whitelocks for the recent purchases. John, Amreet and the Quarry Manager Luke have been loyal customers and I appreciate that they continue to choose Blue Central to help grow their business, with plenty more to come!”