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.
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.
One 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.”
Looking for ways to streamline your wood and greewaste recycling operation. Increase your profits, but seeking out additional ways to add to the top revenue line, as well as slimming down on overhead and operating costs. The following is a quick list of ideas successful operations are employing around the country to make their operations a success!