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Looking to buy a screener. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Screen/Wash Plants' started by Wastepro, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Wastepro

    Wastepro Well-Known Member

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    looking to expand our business with the acquisition of a screener.

    We screen compost/topsoil like material to 1/4” and 3/8” currently.

    Thinking a powerscreen trommel may be good option. Anyone here on HEF have experience they want to share or suggestions for us?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Top Dog

    Top Dog Well-Known Member

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    Still looking for a portable screen, I have a Flip Screen for sale that I had left when I closed my quarry. I think it might be just what you might need.
     
  3. tbone1471

    tbone1471 Well-Known Member

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    Not a finlay anything. We have had many issues to the point i expect we will be trading them in on a different manufacturer. Poweescreen is simialr to finlay... both are owned by terex.
    Tesab is also a pass.

    We have had good luck with mccloskey.
     
  4. funwithfuel

    funwithfuel Senior Member

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    ASTEC. but I'm biased , I'm a dealer tech.

    Sandvik as a second, but you'll wait for parts and service is spotty.
     
  5. Karaya

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    A friend of mine has a McCloskey trommel and really likes it. It's one of the older models, a 412 RT but it's still running with very few problems after 10 years of operation.

    This is a good article on choosing a screener: https://www.constructionequipmentgu...for-selecting-the-right-mobile-screener/22847

    McCloskey has a list of its current screeners: https://www.mccloskeyinternational.com/products/screeners
    And here are some used McCloskey screens: https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/used-equipment/mccloskey/screening/showall/
     
  6. Top Dog

    Top Dog Well-Known Member

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    Still have the Flip Screen for sale...
     
  7. ken birkin

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    yes i like McCLOSKEY TROMMELS,I DID PEAT BASED topsoil and compost for 16 years, started with a small Reid shaker BUT WAS too slow, i rented a 621 McCloskey each season, good engineering, 1/2 inch screen i averaged 60 y ard/hour with sticky peat, new a quarter million CAN $. NEW moisture content is the killer. depends on what you have to screen. I have heard good things about star screeners BUT VERY EXPENSIVE to replace stars, but you can screen peat or other sticky product. and resize on the fly.

    https://www.mccloskeyinternational.com/products/screeners
     
  8. ken birkin

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    I also did a lot of composted log sort material, mud gravel, bark, wood chips siting for 20 years, not a bad product, 40-50 yards an hour with 621 trommel