Plevin Wood Recycling take delivery of a new Terex Ecotec TDS 820 from Warwick Ward

Warwick Ward have recently commissioned a new Terex Ecotec TDS 820 slow speed shredder at the Plevin facility near Retford. R Plevin & Sons Ltd was formed in 1973 by Roy and Maureen Plevin and is now run by their two sons Jamie & Simon, employing over 200 people across four sites in the UK. The Retford facility covers 14 acres and employs 65 staff. Here they are developing production of woodchip for biomass in a single stage pass.

The new Terex Ecotec TDS 820 shredder is an integral part of that process and has been adapted to produce a smaller fraction size for biomass, whilst still maintaining a consistent throughput of around 35-tonne per hour. It is designed and purpose-built for the toughest shredding applications including wood waste, pallets, cable drums, paper rolls, compost, mattresses, roots and domestic and industrial bulky waste. This industrial shredder features customizable shredding programs that give operators the opportunity to configure the machine to their specific requirements, reduce material wrapping and maximize production. Designed with independently-driven shafts, this double-shaft slow speed shredder is assured to give machine operators excellent performance in even the most challenging of applications.

The TDS 820 includes a hydrostatic drive that provides increased protection against contamination and allows for bi-directional shredding as well. Its 2-meter 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 to reduce material wrappage for effective shredding operations and it features a specialized cleaning system where the shaft reverses in an asynchronous manner that guarantee the self-cleaning effect even when shredding material is difficult.

Additional features include the tipping feeder which increases the feed area. Hopper extensions provide increased capacity in bulky applications. The TDS 820 is powered by the following engines dependent on geographic area and emission regulations; Scania DC13 330kw (440HP) Tier 4 final for the US and EU, Scania DC13 371kw (497HP) constant speed for the EU. The machine is manoeuvred via a robust tracked undercarriage making it a great solution for difficult terrain.

Simon Causier Sales Director at Warwick Ward (machinery) Ltd commented “we have built up a successful long-standing partnership with the Plevin organisation supporting 3 different sites in the North of England. Following the supply of many CASE Construction Waste Spec Loading Shovels over the past 6 years it was a great accolade to now supply a Terex TDS820 slow speed shredder to support the wood processing operation at Retford. For Warwick Ward it was a natural progression to supply the equipment on the same basis as the loading shovels i.e. Operating Lease with a full Repair and Maintenance contract allowing the customer to focus solely on their operation. Since taking on the dealership for Terex Ecotec range of Recycling equipment we have seen a real increase in market share for the slow/medium speed shredders, trommels and Terex (Fuchs) material handlers.”

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