Canadian Biomass Magazine

Chipper and Grinder Showcase

December 1, 2015
By Staff report

December 1, 2015 - Fibre reduction – The newest innovations in chipping and grinding equipment


The Bandit 3590XL features a 36-inch capacity chipper with a 36-inch by 48-inch throat opening, behind which lies a massive 48-inch diameter chipping drum. Feeding the 3590XL is a super-sized five-wheel feed system that can pull in, crush and compress even the hardest forked branches and largest whole trees. With engine options up to 1,050 hp available, the Model 3590XL turns trees into chips without even slowing down.

At 88,500 pounds (40,150 kg) the 5710D was 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 ½” grate, and an average of 65 per cent passed through a ¼” grate.

The HG8000TX horizontal grinder from Vermeer boasts the largest infeed opening in its class, helping to increase your productivity and expand job possibilities. Powered by a 950-hp (708.4 kW) CAT Tier 2 engine, this unit handles big diameter wood and large, brushy debris with ease. Plus, its innovative design incorporates several features to help reduce material spillage and jobsite cleanup time. The HG8000TX is equipped with a tracked undercarriage with 28” (71.1 cm) wide double or triple-grouser track pads.


Built with the same collection of innovative features as all AK series grinders, the AK 635 is a high-volume machine designed to produce hundreds of yards of finished material every day. The up-swing hammermill engineering converts more of your source stream into a very consistent, high-quality product, maximizing your revenue and profit. Regardless of the fibre, the AK 635 has the ability to process even the toughest materials.

Duratech Industries
DuraTech Model 2009 Industrial Tub Grinders are efficient and economical for grinding jobs that do not require high horsepower. They are powered by a 325 hp (242.4 Kw) C9 Caterpillar electronic diesel engine that meets Tier III emissions standards and is connected to the heavy duty mill by a PT self adjusting, microprocessor controlled clutch. Designed and built by DuraTech for those tough grinding jobs at a solid price point.

The EC series are built for mid-sized grinder uptime and efficiency and can deliver engineered fibre commodities from a wide range of raw materials. Upgrades to the EC platform include a full-length roller bed collection conveyor, roller bed discharge conveyor, wear liners, and independent colorizer controls (optional). These upgrades result in even cleaner operation, simpler maintenance, and lower operating costs than before. The advantages of these upgrades become particularly evident in facilities that grind steady streams of green fibre.

Attention to detail that lasts. The featured high-capacity, low maintenance DZH7000 packs the power you need for any grinding application. With quick screen changes of 20 minutes or less the DZH7000 keeps your downtime to a minimum. With horsepower options up to 1,200hp and production capabilities up to 1,000 yards per hour (143 tph) this heavy-duty mobile grinder is equipped to chew up and spit out material with ease. The DZH7000 is available in transport and combination track and transport models.

Terex Environmental
The Terex Environmental Equipment Horizontal Grinder is manufactured and designed for high performance and strong product reliability. With user-friendly controls and good fuel efficiency, it is built with ease of maintenance in mind, reducing downtime. The TBG 640 is capable of working in the most demanding environments. It features a hammermill that is 65” wide and 34” in diameter, an infeed opening that is 41” high and 63” wide and an engine with 700 hp, with 755 Tier 4 option.



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