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b2ap3_thumbnail_electric_horizontal.jpgConsidering the Pros and Cons of Going Electric (An overview of the benefits and drawbacks of owning an electric tub grinder or horizontal grinder)

Little doubt the key advantage of diesel power over electric for your tub grinder or horizontal grinder is mobility. But if your grinder can operate in a fixed location, and you have a facility with or capable of upgrading to 460V 60 Hz 3 phase,


Choosing the Right Tub Grinder

This is a brief introduction to tub grinders and some of the factors you should be considering when planning to purchase a new or used tub grinder.

Tub grinders have been around for roughly 30 years and are aptly named for the large round tub or infeed.  Tub grinders rely on gravity and tub rotation to feed material into the hammermill at the bottom of the tub which performs the grinding function. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_seattlemetalobject.jpgAs many of you may have seen in the news the past week, ( Metal Object Crashes Through Roof ) tub grinders do pose a risk when not operated and maintained properly.

We can see in the photo how damaged the tip is. Normal operation of a grinder with minimal contaminants ( Common Contaminants ) would not cause bolts to break free and eject the hammer tip in such a way.

FHE P14 Tub Grinder
What is a Tub Grinder?? Tub grinders were first introduced for wood and green waste recycling appli...
In most cases both tub grinder and horizontal grinders are capable of reducing your wood and yard waste. But which will be able to create the desired product while maximizing production and your profit?  Selecting the right machine for you begins with clearly answering the following questions:
  1. What wood and yard waste materials will be processed and what contaminants are expected?
  2. Where and how will the machine be operated and loaded?
  3. How will you handle repairs and maintenance on your machine?

mccloksey 621re trommel screenA trommel screen is named for the screened cylinder used to separate materials by size, for example, separating the biodegradable fraction of mixed municipal waste or separating different sizes of mulch or crushed stone.  Production rates can vary from 20 to 30 yards an


Introduction to Colored Mulch

Producing colored mulch can be a great way to add new products to your existing operation, grow your customer base and maximize profits.  If you already own a grinder and/or screening equipment, then the upfront investment to produce colored mulch is minimal, and the opportunity to improve your bottom line can be significant.

Choosing Screens for Your Grinder “Wood waste processors face a variety of considerations when sele...

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