Established in 1993 Monks Contractors is a family run business which is based on a 6.5-acre site on the outskirts of Blackburn, where the company operate a full-scale HGV, mechanical and electronic workshop alongside a fleet of single and double drive wagons and state-of-the-art plant machinery.
From very small beginnings the company has developed into a successful haulage, plant supply and waste management provider and has a portfolio of multi-national blue-chip clients.
Recently the company has invested in two Terex® Ecotec TDS 820 Slow Speed Shredders which have been supplied by Warwick Ward, who are one of the UK distributors for the full Terex ® Ecotec Range.
The waste management sector is no stranger to Monks Contractors who have been very successful in this industry in recent years supplying the manpower, machinery, wagons and expertise. The investment in two Terex® Ecotec TDS 820 Slow Speed Shredders forms part of the expansion of their services to the waste industry.
Chris Monk- MD, takes up the story, “We went into recycling approximately 15 years ago which really happened by chance when we had an opportunity to move into the industry. We have to date been providing material handlers and loading shovels and transport for several blue-chip waste companies and only entered the shredder market when a client who had a shredder on hire approached us for help as they were not happy with it.
Their requirement was just to simply reduce the waste down to a specific size for incineration. We realised this was an opportunity to invest in a shredder and as we have sourced Case equipment with Warwick Ward for many years it made sense to approach them as they also represented the Terex® Ecotec range of equipment.”
After discussion and a demonstration of the Terex® Ecotec TDS 820 Shredder, the machine was presented to the client on-site and after further consultation and demonstration a long-term hire agreement was agreed for two shredders on both their Blackburn and Knowsley sites.
James Tunnicliffe of Warwick Ward, commented, “We had sold a number of machines over the years to Monks Contractors and when Chris approached us we arranged a demonstration of the TDS 820. This was very successful, and Chris clearly saw the benefits of the machine, in particular, how user-friendly the machine is. Customisable shredding programmes allow operators to configure the machine to their specific requirements and easily achieve 40tph on difficult material. With the horsepower and torque behind it, it will reduce wrappage and maximise production; it is undoubtedly the best machine in the market for general waste.”
The Terex Ecotec TDS 820 Slow Speed Shredder:
The TDS 820 is an aggressive slow speed tracked shredder suitable for all types of material. The customisable shredding programmes allow the machines to be configured to suit specific requirements, whilst reducing wrappage and maximising production.
Additional features include a tipping feeder enabling the feed to be increased and a hopper extension which provides increased capacity in bulk applications.
A hydrostatic drive increases the protection against contamination and enables bi-directional shredding. The double shaft shredder has 2m long shafts with a fully welded tooth configuration, impressive throughput and reduction.
Easily manoeuvred by a robust tracked undercarriage the TDS 820 is at home even on difficult terrain.
The required end-product:
Chris summarised, “It was clear that it is a very competitive machine on price and ability; it achieves the required reduction and the desired end-product. We chose the TDS 820 because of the independent shafts that minimize wrapping and blockages on tough waste applications; it’s fuel efficiency and versatility on multiple waste applications.
We see machine hire in the Waste Industry as a growth market and as such we are investing in a Case 721 loading shovel and two more Terex® Ecotec shredders, the first of which will be delivered in March.
Our clients are impressed, and we have confidence in the Terex® Ecotec machines and the back-up from Warwick Ward – long may it continue!”
Terex® Ecotec – with you every step of the way:
Terex® Ecotec fully understand the importance of listening to customer needs, with their vast product and application knowledge not to mention the range of innovative machines available, end users are sure to find the correct machine for their applications.
A world class dealer distribution network provide the sales and aftermarket service demanded for in the market place, giving customers the support required to maximise production and minimize downtime.
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In conjunction with the dealer network, highly qualified service personnel are provided to ensure that expert technical support is available when needed. Terex® Ecotec ensure that customers are supported throughout the lifecycle of their machine.
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