Product Survey: Shedders/Grinders

Allegheny Shredders

Allegheny Shredders, Delmont, Pa., manufactures the Product & E-Scrap Shredder for destruction of products such as digital media, electronics, electrical components, hard drives, small appliances and office equipment. The shredders use two separate drive shafts that are powered by different horsepower motors. Its individual precision-ground cutters can crush and shred pieces that are unusable and unidentifiable, the company says.
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Ameri-Shred

Ameri-Shred, Alpena, Mich., offers a high-volume double shredding system that can be configured to users' needs. The system features optimum fiber recovery, high security and a high-volume “dump and run” operation, the company says. Available in pit-mounted and above ground feed/sort configurations, it also is available with a metal detection feature.
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Bandit Industries

Bandit Industries, Remus, Mich., manufactures the Beast Knife System for converting the company's Beast Recycler grinders into whole tree chippers. When converted into a whole tree chipper, Beast Recyclers, which include models 1680, 2680, 3680 and 4680, can chip large diameter materials and are ideal for logging slash and sawmill waste, the company says. Users can chip contaminated materials by switching to carbide cutters and grinding tools. According to the company, converting from a grinder to chipper takes less than three hours.
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CBI, Inc.

CBI, Inc., Newton, N.H., manufactures the Annihilator primary shredder for processing demolition debris, bulky waste and municipal solid waste. The product comes equipped with a 20,000-lb. rotor that cuts against a hydraulically actuated anvil, allowing the operator to customize the product size, the company says. It can handle 100 tons per hour of contaminated waste streams. It is available with 42 hammers and includes two 300-hp. electric drives. Large amounts of materials can be loaded into the 8-foot (ft.) by 10-ft. 5-in. hog box. Stationary and portable configurations are available.
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DuraTech Industries

DuraTech Industries, Jamestown, N.D., manufactures the 9564 horizontal grinder for handling trees, stumps, wood waste and green waste. Powered by a 950-horsepower (hp.) CAT C27 diesel engine, the grinder features a 315-cubic foot (cu.ft.) hopper that can accommodate large trees and stumps, the company says. Materials are fed into the 64-inch (in.), 12,100-pound (lb.) hammermill with a floor apron and feed roller. The hammermill features a 60-in. by 40-in. feed opening.
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Eurohansa, Inc.

Eurohansa, Inc., High Point, N.C., offers a line of industrial grade, low-noise, low-speed, high-torque shredders and grinders. The line features solid-steel rotors, and a patented adjustable anvil system is manufactured for longer cutter life, the company says. The units also have hardened steel cutters that are bolted into precision-milled pockets. Additional features include a feed rate controlled-hydraulic ram, reverse start up and a gear-safe disconnect.
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Fecon

Fecon, Lebanon, Ohio, manufactures the FTX148-L track carrier that is designed for land clearing and vegetation management. Weighing 16,360 lbs., the track carrier is available with a variety of undercarriage options and loader arms for handling tree shear, grapple or stump grinder attachments. It is powered by a Caterpillar C4.4 engine and also is available with the company's Bull Hog mulcher. It also includes a large cab with a side-door entry.
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Harris Waste

Harris Waste, Peachtree City, Ga., offers the Harris Shredder for processing automobiles, secondary metals, aluminum, white goods and structural steel shapes. It features an oversized reject door that eliminates materials that cannot be shredded. The shredder's large casting design is intended to absorb dynamic and impact forces so that that they are not transmitted to the structure, the company says. It includes a heavy-duty double-feed roll with a torque tube in the pivot area. The shredder's reversible hood is intended to increase the life of the unit, the company says. Disc or spider rotors, online/offline eddy current systems and automatic stainless steel separation systems are optional.
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Morbark

Mobark, Winn, Mich., manufactures the Model 3800 Wood Hog. Weighing 53,000 lbs., the grinder features a 38-in. by 59 ¾-in. infeed opening and rotor tip swing. According to the company, the grinder's step frame design creates space in the mill area, which allows material to easily flow from the grinding chamber. An internal hydraulic drive on the feed wheel and a six-tooth drive sprocket help eliminate debris and congestion, the company says. Powered by a Caterpillar or Cummins diesel engine with 400 to 630 hp., or electric power, it features a PT Tech hydraulic wet clutch with an internal torque limiting device. The grinder has a 3,539-square inch (sq.in.) screening area.
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Peterson

Peterson, Eugene, Ore., offers the 2710C track grinder for high-production operations and frequent moves between jobs. The 59,000-lb. grinder is powered by a 475-hp. Caterpillar C13 engine and features a 60 ¾-in. by 32-in. feed opening. The feed opening can be combined with the company's high-lift feed roll to create a 44-in. high opening. The grinder is available with an Impact Release System that can be set to provide consistent product sizing or switch to a floating anvil mode for applications where accurate sizing is less critical, the company says. The control panel features a LCD display and performs self-diagnostics for detecting faulty sensors and open circuits. The grinder's large grate area allows operators to produce materials to their specifications, the company says. The quick-change multiple grate system also allows users to change grate configurations to produce a variety of finished materials. Its Impact Cushion System facilitates movement of the compression roll and anvil housing pivot shaft.
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SSI Shredding Systems

SSI Shredding Systems, Wilsonville, Ore., introduces the M160HD-SP Monster shredder that is ideal for the recycling and scrap materials industries. According to the company, the shredder creates forces that allow operators to process difficult materials at high rates. It also is designed to provide high torque and performance, the company says.
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Shred-Tech

The MDS-15GT mobile shredder from Shred-Tech, Ontario, Canada, features 2,800 to 3,200 pounds per hour throughput rates and a 6,250-lb. payload capacity. It includes the ST-15H shredder with hub knives, high-strength alloy shafts, custom cleaning fingers and a vibrating feed hopper. The shredder is available with the company's Gripper Tipper, a bin tunnel loading system, and a moving floor unloading system.
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Vecoplan

The Hurricane dual shaft shredders from Vecoplan, High Point, N.C., feature a two story-high construction and can process C&D debris, municipal solid waste, plastic, wood, paper and organic matter. Available in six models — VVZ 210 HS, VVZ 250 HS, VVZ 310 HS, VVZ 210 T, VVZ 250 T and VVZ 310 T — the units have a 100-ton-per-hour throughput and come in stationary and portable configurations. Twin-cutting rotors are powered by a dedicated drive motor, which is available in a hydraulic drive or electric drive configuration.
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Vermeer

Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, introduces the HG8000 horizontal grinder. It is powered by a 1,050 hp. CAT diesel engine and features a 50-in. by 71.5-in. millbox opening for loading a high volume of raw materials and grinding materials that are usually handled by tub grinders, the company says. The SmartGrind keeps materials from entering the duplex drum when the engine rpm falls below the needed operating range.
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