Equipment Spotlight: Chippers and grinders
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff
Nov. 25, 2016 -
Bandit Industries now offers new options and designs for the Model 2680XP, 3680XP and 4680XP Beast Recyclers that allow the machines to excel in processing dense, stringy green waste like palms, vines and coastal vegetation. The cuttermill features a 30-tooth setup with two-inch wide teeth. The mill RPM has been increased to help clear the mill faster, while the mill housing itself is opened up.
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff
A new proportional drive system for hydraulics on the Beast’s feed system helps to deliver maximum feeding rates without overfeeding the machine. This new system will monitor engine loads and automatically adjust the feed rate to match, and can also switch over to six different feed speeds.
Diamond Z (2)
The Diamond Z DZH4000 is built with a C18 Caterpillar engine and is available in Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4i and Tier 4 final, offering up to 765hp. It delivers production rates up to 120 tonnes per hour and offers easy transportability, operation and maintenance. It is available in three model options: DZH4000 transport model, DZH4000TK Track mounted and DZH4000TKT Track and transport. Standard features include fluid coupling mill drive, reversing fan, radio remote control, tool box, engine cover, and super-screw belt lacing.
Rotochopper’s B-66 series grinders process a wide range of raw materials including whole trees, slabwood, railroad ties, asphalt roofing shingles, round and square bales, sorted C & D, wood chips and pallets into engineered fibre commodities. It is built with features designed to maximize uptime and end product control including a domed slat infeed conveyor; gap-less infeed transition; patented slab ramp adjustable shear plane; patented concentric powerfeed lift with internal radial piston drive; hydraulic screen installation system; and a patented replaceable mount rotor. Optional features include a Keyknife chipper package; crawler tracks with highway transport dolly and a simultaneous grind and colour system.
Terex Environmental (4)
Formerly known as the CBI 5800BT, the TBG 650 portable grinder was developed to feature the same principles of the TBG 680, but is purpose-built for contractors dealing with lower production needs or transportation restrictions. The TBG 650 gives land clearing companies, yard waste and demolition wood processors, and mulch yards what they need for high-volume throughput and maximum reliability. Among its notable features are the unique clamshell opening hog box for ease of maintenance, hydrostatic feed system and diverter pan.
At 88,500 pounds (40,150 kg) the 5710D horizontal grinder is designed for operations that require frequent moves between jobs without a special permit. An optional transportation dolly allows the Peterson 5710D to be easily moved, and then setup for operation within minutes. With a feed opening of 60 x 40 inches (152 x 102 mm) combined with Peterson’s high lift feed roll; the 5710D can readily reduce a wide range of material including stumps. The Peterson 5710D horizontal grinder is powered by a Tier 4i Caterpillar C27 1050hp engine.
The redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree MicroChipper is perfect for micro-chip producers. The latest model includes an enhanced drum set with 16 knives utilizing standard hardware, an operator-friendly slide-in forestry grate system to reduce oversized chips and a mechanically driven chip accelerator to fully load vans with the micro-chips. In customer tests, up to 95 per cent of the micro-chips produced passed through a 1/2-inch grate, and an average of 65 per cent passed through a 1/4-inch grate.
The HG6000TX horizontal grinder from Vermeer is powered by a 755-horsepower (563 kW) Caterpillar C18 Tier 4 final engine. The HG6000TX is equipped with 26-inch (66 cm) double grouser track pads to help reduce ground pressure. The suspension provides 7 inches (17.8 cm) of ground clearance under the track undercarriage, making it ideal for tough-to-reach jobsites and uneven terrain. With a ground speed of up to 2.6 mph (4.2 km/h), the HG6000TX can move quickly from jobsite to jobsite to help it keep pace with loading equipment.
With over 40 years of experience in the forest and sawmill related industries, Rawlings delivers wood grinding equipment with a reputation for durability, performance and reliability. Since 1976 Rawlings Manufacturing has been manufacturing and installing custom wood grinding systems. Rawlings offers a complete line up of wood grinders in a full range of sizes and models. Add a wide variety of available options such as work platform decks, choice of belt, chain, vibrating in-feed and out-feed conveyors, metal, or magnet protection, product screening and separation, and you’ve got the flexibility to customize the perfect wood grinding system.
The 15-inch capacity RC1522G chipper is an economical solution for daily chipping needs, offering an excellent combination of chipping power, large feed opening, and easy maintenance. At the heart of the machine is a 130hp gasoline engine powering a 30-inch diameter by 22-inch wide, four-knife chipper drum. The feed system utilizes a 20-inch diameter feed wheel with planetary drive motor to pull in stubborn brush and limbs. The chipper’s throat is a full 15-inches high by 22-inches wide straight through to the drum, with no neck-downs behind the feed wheel. Rayco’s exclusive X-Charge discharge system utilizes an outboard fan system provide extra discharge velocity and reduce plugging. The clutchless PTO drive eliminates traditional clutches and reduces maintenance, while an easy-open belt guard allows belt access without tools.
CW Mill has been manufacturing top quality electric and diesel powered tub and horizontal grinders for over 40 years for waste reduction, recycling, landclearing, construction demolition and other tough grinding applications. CW’s HogZilla is preferred for its added efficiency, torque, proven production, reliability, visible quality, durability, and solid value. HogZilla Monster grinders are built extra heavy duty and can be configured as stationary, 5th-wheel portable, track mounted, or as a mounted grapple unit, now with 20 standard models and many options available.
Kadant Carmanah Design (11)
Kadant Carmanah Design has more than 50 years of experience offering chipping solutions to the wood industry. The company’s heavy-duty chippers are known for reliability and longevity and can be found running in some of the largest sawmills in the world. Kadant Carmanah’s Advantage Chipper was designed for budget conscious operations looking for a rugged and long-lasting piece of equipment. Maintaining attributes of Kadant Carmanah’s popular Super Chipper brand, the Advantage offers a simplified design to reduce costs.
The mobile chipper model 806 STC is the latest version of Bruks’s unique and most successful concept. The 806 STC consists of a highly efficient chipper with its own engine, electrical and hydraulic systems and chip bin. The chipping unit sits on a frame to be installed on an off-road vehicle such as a forwarder. The 806 STC enables cost-efficient production of high-quality fuel chips from forest residue with just one operator and one machine. The 806 STC solutions give the contractor productivity, chip quality, reliability, performance, maintenance friendliness and overall chipping economy. Available through Silvana.
Acrowood has long been known as a chipper manufacturer. From 42-inch diameter disc Rechippers to 175-inch diameter whole log chippers, Acrowood and its predecessors Black Clawson and Sumner Iron Works have supplied chippers and forest products equipment for over 100 years. Since the 1960s, the slant disc chippers have seen wide spread acceptance and use in waste wood chipping applications. In recent years, there has been increasing utilization of smaller diameter stems. The Acrowood Slant Disc has also proven a great choice in for chipping these small diameter stems, delivering high quality chips for both pulp mill and pellet mill.
Brunette Machinery Co. (14)
Brunette has expanded its chipper line-up to include a Whole Log Chipper. This horizontal feed chipper has a powered feedworks to control the feed of the logs, giving a high quality chip. The chipper can be set up for regular pulp chips, or easily converted for micro-chips for the biomass industry, and includes a rear access platform and hood, which makes knife maintenance easy and safe. The Brunette Whole Log Chipper includes a common sub-frame, which ties the feedworks, chipper, motor, and HPU together for rigidity, and one lift installation.
Brunette Terex/CBI (15)
The Terex/CBI Grizzly Mill Hog is known as the heavyweight champion of wood waste grinders for good reason. It is designed to be the most rugged hog on the market and will handle almost any material you throw at it and just keep on running. Cedar bark, green spruce bark, all kinds of mill wood waste, demolition debris, butt ends, railroad ties and stringy bark are all easily processed. The resulting product is of high quality and suitable for hog fuel, mulch or a biomass product. Superior ergonomic design makes the Grizzly Mill extremely safe, easy and inexpensive to maintain.