PRODUCT SURVEY: SHREDDERS & GRINDERS

Bandit Industries

The Model 1680 Beast Recycler from Bandit Industries, Remus, Mich., is manufactured for land clearing operations and tree services to dispose of brush, limbs and tree waste. It features a 52-inch (in.) wide by 24-in. high infeed opening and compact design. Weighing less than 20,000 pounds (lbs.), the unit can be transported by riding on two 10,000-lb. Torflex axles. With engines up to 275-horsepower (hp.), it includes 26 cutterbodies with teeth. A 36-in. hydraulic folding infeed pan is optional.
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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. The slow-speed, high-torque Annihilator can handle 100 tons per hour of contaminated waste streams. The shredder is available with 42 hammers and includes two 300-hp. electric drives. Large amounts of material 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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Morbark

Morbark, Winn, Mich., introduces 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 also features a 3,539-square-inch (sq. in.) screening area.
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Peterson Pacific Corp.

Peterson Pacific Corp., Eugene, Ore., manufactures the 6710B horizontal grinder. Powered by a 1,000-hp. Caterpillar 3412E diesel engine, the grinder is available with the company's Adaptive Control System II that controls all feed system components. It also features a three-stage grinding process with an up-turning rotor and large grate area for processing materials to certain specifications. An Impact Cushion System reduces damage from contaminants in feed material. The grinder is available with a drum-style rotor for general applications. A pinned-style rotor also is available for high-impact jobs, such as handling contaminated construction and demolition waste.
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SSI Shredding Systems

SSI Shredding Systems, Wilsonville, Ore., introduces the M160HD-SP Monster shredder 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

Shred-Tech, Ontario, Canada, manufactures the ST-75 shredding system for handling bulk waste, including paper, steel drums, tires, castings, industrial waste and aluminum. The system is available in an electric or hydraulic model. The electric model is available with two 30-, 40-, or 50-hp. motors while the hydraulic configuration includes high torque, low-speed, multi-cam, radial piston motors, the company says. The system also includes removable fingers from the hopper side, sleeved bearings and hexed shafts that simplify removal of parts.
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Vecoplan

Vecoplan, High Point, N.C., manufactures the RG52/60 U wood grinder. It features a 3.75- cubic yard volume capacity and a 52-in. by 58-in. hopper opening. The unit's 15-in. diameter rotor includes 30 indexable cutting inserts. The rotor is powered by a 60-hp. motor and turns at 100 to 145 rpms. It also is fed by a two-speed hydraulic ram.
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Vermeer

Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, offers the HG4000TX self-propelled horizontal grinder for maneuvering around land clearing, compost or forest thinning sites without additional support equipment. The grinder features a 440-hp. Tier 3 diesel engine for powering the duplex drum, which includes eight hammers and 16 cutters. It is available with the SmartGrind feature that stops and reverses, keeping material from entering the hammermill when the engine rpm drops below an ideal operating range. Processed material is transferred from the grinder's belly to the load out with a 48-in.-wide, single-discharge V-cleat belt. The grinder also features top loading screens for access, and a removable anvil simplifies maintenance or replacement, the company says.
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West Salem Machinery

West Salem Machinery, Salem, Ore., has introduced the Titan Series 6000 horizontal grinders. The grinders have a 60-in. by 70-in. diameter rotor assembly for processing high volumes of waste materials, the company says. Featuring 800- to 1,500-hp. dual electric drive motors with a belt drive to the rotor, the grinders can be operated in upstroke or downstroke configurations. An extra-long drag chain infeed and feedroll provide a large infeed area.
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