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Peterson unveils the 1710D horizontal grinder

December 18, 2019  By Peterson Corp.

Peterson Pacific Corp., a Eugene, Ore., based manufacturer of horizontal grinders, drum and disc chippers, blower trucks, and screens is pleased to introduce the Peterson 1710D horizontal grinder to their product line.

“We are very excited about the introduction of the 1710D horizontal grinder to our portfolio of grinding machines,” said Michael Spreadbury, director of marketing for Peterson. “The 1710D is ideal for mulch, compost, or pallet small grinding operations, as well as municipalities looking for a smaller, tracked machine, but still needing excellent throughput for a grinder of this size.”

The 1710D’s large feed opening measures 54 inches x 27 inches. When boosted by Peterson’s high-lift feed roll, the feed opening’s maximum lift of 41.5 inches (105 cm) can tackle the largest of feedstock, and allows excellent accessibility to the rotor for maintenance.

The 1710D horizontal grinder is equipped with a Caterpillar Tier IV C9.3B 455-hp engine, or an optional, export-only C9.3B Tier III, 415-hp engine. At 46,500 pounds, it is one of the lightest of Peterson’s grinder series and is easily transportable.


Peterson’s Adaptive Control System, featuring a fully adjustable feed system, is optimized for a wide range of materials. The 1710D control panel features a large display that provides the operator with complete engine and system parameters to simplify set up and efficiently operate the unit.

The 1710D also features Peterson’s patented Impact Release System, to protect the machine against ungrindable materials, a feature unique to Peterson horizontal grinders.

The 1710D horizontal grinder features a quick-change multiple grate system, making it easy to customize grate configurations.

Grates are removed through an easy-access door on the sidewall. With Peterson’s patented up-turn rotor, and heavy-duty bits, and robust anvil, the 1710D has an exceptional wear life and accurate product sizing.

Since 1981, Peterson has specialized in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high-value products.

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