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Astec Industries debuts 5710E horizontal grinder at CONEXPO 

New design increases grinding power and throughput

March 14, 2023  By Astec Industries

Astec Industries is debuting its newest Peterson horizontal grinder today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

The 5710E is particularly suited for land clearing operations or other applications where mobility is desired. The horizontal grinder is equipped with several features designed to improve efficiency and help operators reduce material handling costs.  

Michael Spreadbury, product manager for Astec, says, “We are excited to reveal the 5710E at CONEXPO and have the opportunity to demonstrate the innovations we’ve made to an already strong design.”  

The 5710E features a larger rotor that can accommodate a greater number of grinding bits.


“The new rotor is eight per cent larger and 19 per cent heavier than the previous model,” states Spreadbury. “More mass means more grinding power.” To keep up with this improved power, the screening area has also been increased, to allow for greater throughput. Additionally, the grate change process has been simplified.  

 While weight and size have been increased where it counts, the machine is lighter overall.

“In our redesign process, we’ve examined how to maximize efficiency and simplicity at each stage of the grinding process,” explains Spreadbury, “You see that from the rotor to the screens, and even in the new compression roll cylinders, which offer better downforce to help process material as it is fed to the rotor.”  

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