FOUNDED IN 1982 FLETCHERS METALS AND WASTE RECYCLING (FMWR) HAS GROWN TO BECOME ONE OF THE LEADING WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SKIP HIRE EXPERTS IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE AND THE DERBYSHIRE REGIONS.
With a strong emphasis on eco-friendly waste solutions their Sheffield site incorporates secure storage and treatment facilities where they can manage all types of waste and metals to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standard, helping maximize their re-use, recycling and waste-to-energy capabilities.
In an effort to introduce more capacity and efficiency at their Sheffield site, FMWR have recently invested in an EDGE TRT622 Trommel. This decision was made after the company had researched the market and looked at several manufacturers before reaching the decision that the EDGE machine was the most robust, with the best features and the best value for money. Richard Fletcher- MD at FMWR, commented, “We looked at all the leading models on the market and after much research decided that the EDGE Trommel was by far and away the most fuel efficient, this coupled with the unparalleled screen capacity and huge stock piling capacity it had to be the best machine for us.”
The EDGE TRT622 Trommel:
The EDGE TRT622 Trommel is the largest trommel EDGE manufacture. Featuring a 2.0m x 6.9m drum the TRT622 is a heavy duty machine suited to all applications from C&D waste, to compost and general waste. Steven Lythgoe- Director at FMWR, commented, “Since we took delivery in May we have been very happy with the performance. The throughput and capacity has been spot on and has reassured us that we made the right decision.”
Featuring the widest inlet of any trommel in its class, to prevent material bridging or blocking, the feeder also incorporates a full length impact plate to prevent the belt getting punctured and ripped.
With a load sensing hydraulic drive system, the trommel drum senses the load and adjusts the feeder rate accordingly to prevent overloading. With no load on the drum the sensor will reduce the engine to idle speed, eventually turning the engine off.
Operation can be controlled from an 8 function remote control which starts and stops the machine, along with machine movement (superb manoeuvrability) and slewing the radial fines conveyor.
Forward thinking design features include a 1500mm wide collection conveyor under the drum which ensures the sides of the machine are steep, preventing material building up and spillage. The angle of the drum can also be hydraulically changed depending on ground conditions and the type of material to be processed.
Fines collection is discharged out of the opposite end to the oversize where a 180 degree radial provides huge windrow stockpiling capacities.
Fintan McKeever- Director of Max Innovate (EDGE UK dealer), commented, “The heavy duty design and construction which has been developed in this impressive screening trommel is ideal for applications such as top soil, recycling, composting and is proven in C&D waste. Designed for maximum productivity the TRT622 incorporates heavy duty construction and zero spillage- it’s the perfect machine for Fletchers.”
Other features of the EDGE TRT622 Trommel:
- CAT 4.4 130hp electronic engine
- Heavy duty oversized conveyor with variable discharge height
- Heavy duty trommel barrel
- Unique high-throw aggressive screening action
- Reversible fan to keep radiator clean
- Belt magnet fitted to the oversize conveyor
- Magnet head drums on both the oversize and fines collect conveyor
Richard, further commented, “We have been very impressed with the performance of the machine and we were pleasantly surprised by some of the smaller design features which we had not previously noticed, including the automatic grease cartridges and access to all the service points.”