Terex Ecotec machines boost sustainability at Australian soil recycling operation
Soil Recycling Co. recently purchased two Terex Ecotec machines – the TTS 620T tracked trommel and TSC 65T tracked stacking conveyor – from Australian Distributor, Finlay Waste and Recycling. Soil Recycling is a mobile soil recycling, remediation, screening, and solid inert waste reduction company servicing the construction industry in Victoria, Australia. Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Melbourne the company's mission is to reduce organic waste through innovative and environmentally responsible solutions
Having spent several years in the landscaping business Chris Keay, director of Soil Recycling understands how important soil is to successfully grow a sustainable landscape and witnessed first-hand the inefficient process of treating soils and organic materials.
"I watched soil, sand, rock, and organics leave construction sites in countless trucks over the years, only to see the same material coming back soon after, resulting in the material being double or triple-handled on occasion," says Chris Keay. "So bad for the environment and so inefficient, I believed there was a better way to utilize existing raw materials in industrial and environmental spaces."
To enable Soil Recycling to bring the soil amendment directly to the construction site they required a mobile trommel screen with the key requirements being ease of operation, production throughput, and reliability.
The TTS 620T enables Soil Recycling Co. to reduce operational costs whilst the advanced material processing control system ensures the trommel screen runs at ideal production no matter what the material. A push-button control panel allows the operator to configure the machine to suit the required application while the feeder control system continually adjusts the feeder speed to optimize screening rates. Soil Recycling processes a wide variety of materials including sandy soils, heavy clays, sand, aggregates, compost, mulches, and mixed waste. The TTS 620T's innovative design enables drum changes to be made in a matter of minutes allowing Soil Recycling to quickly adapt to the material being screened. All conveyors are built to a modular design allowing each one to be removed independently for ease of maintenance. The swing-out engine cradle gives operators ground-level access to all service components. Hinged doors on both sides of the trommel drum offers unobstructed access for maintenance and cleaning.
Operational efficiencies were further increased for Soil Recycling with the addition of the TSC 65T tracked stacking conveyor. Fed directly by the TTS 620T trommel, this 65-foot-long conveyor is designed to work in conjunction with Ecotec's product portfolio and has the ability to stockpile material to a maximum height of 10 metres and at a rate of up to 500 tonnes per hour. By using the TSC 65T, Soil Recycling was able to increase stockpile capacity and reduce onsite material handling, saving money and reducing operational costs by eliminating the need for additional loading equipment and labour to stockpile material.
A successful demonstration was only part of the solution Soil Recycling was looking for when selecting a machine, the level of service provided after the sale was equally important and Keay knew he would get excellent aftermarket support.