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CBI 4800 Horizontal GrinderHorizontal Grinders were first introduced in the late 90’s as an alternative to the tub grinder.  Similar to tub grinders, there are a variety of sizes and horsepower, designed to handle land-clearing debris, bark, brush, logs, stumps, wood construction and demolition (“C&D”) material, 

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Before setting up a wood and yardwaste recycling operation, the questions “What products will be produced?” must be answered. This post will cover a variety of the most common marketable products in a wood and yardwaste recycling operation.

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financingWhen talking to customers, many seem to have a common goal; pay off all their loans.  In their minds this is when they achieve financial freedom and wealth.  Although we would all like to be debt free it is not typically how you can maximize your profit and overall wealth. If you have access to affordable debt financing with reasonable interest rates, financing your equipment, even when you have cash on hand, is often a great way to increase your overall returns.  

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Tub Grinder – PTO (Dry Clutch) Maintenance and Operation Tips

 

(Warning) improper adjustment of the mechanical PTO (clutch) can cause catastrophic failure of the PTO the first time you feed material to the grinder.  Before operating the PTO on your tub grinder, be sure you’ve read and understand your manufacturer’s operations manual.

Horizontal Grinder Hammermill

In this post we will describe how to change the hammers in your pin & plate style hammermill for your tub grinder or horizontal grinder. We will also provide time and money saving tips to help you get the job done quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Stay ahead of repairs and maintenance on your Tub or Horizontal Grinder!  Repairs are expensive, but downtime and can be extremely costly; especially when the material starts to pile up and your grinder is still down.   Our advice is to keep an inventory of common wear parts that will keep you running.  Here is a brief list of the most common items we recommend you keep on hand to help minimize downtime. 

new vs. used bar chartOne of the first choices that buyers face is whether to buy a new vs. used grinder. If profit is a concern to you, then read on. Like cars, grinders depreciate rapidly in the first few years and many buyers realize too late that they have lost as much value on their new grinder as they made operating it. I believe that Grey Livingston said it best – “Driving a brand new car feels like driving around in an open billfold with the dollars flapping by your ears as they fly out the window.”

shingle contaminantsYou may not expect to have non-woody contaminants mixed in with the wood and yardwaste you’re recycling, but if you don’t get any, you’ll be the exception. Experience has shown that there is always some percentage of non-woody items mixed with wood and yard waste in the municipal waste stream. 

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