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Peterson debuts all-new Tier 4 horizontal grinder

March 23, 2017
By Peterson Pacific Corp.

March 23, 2017 - Peterson Pacific Corp., debuted all-new Peterson 4710D horizontal grinder at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in early March.

The 4710D is designed for high-volume producers with very demanding end-product specifications. The 4710D is powered by a Tier IV Caterpillar C18 engine rated at 755 horsepower (563 kW). A Tier II, 765 horsepower (570 kW) engine is also available.

“The mid-size 4710D completes the range of four “D” models of Peterson horizontal grinders with Tier 4 engines options and industry leading features and customer benefits. The 47 series has been Peterson’s most popular model since it was first introduced in 2004. The high performance and light footprint under 37,000 metric tons, make the 4710D very popular with demanding pipeline land clearing contractors and medium size mulch and composting operations” said Larry Cumming, Peterson’s president.

Boasting 18 inches (46 cm) of ground clearance—this model is particularly suited for land clearing operations or other applications where mobility and frequent moving is desired.

Peterson’s three-stage grinding process with an up-turning rotor and large grate area enables the 4710D to produce materials to exact specifications. Quick-change multiple grate system makes it easy to customize grate configurations to produce a wide variety of finished materials. Grates are removed through an access door on the side wall.


The 4710D features Peterson’s Adaptive Control System, which controls all components of the feed system to optimize output. This system monitors the grinding load and varies the speed of the feed system to keep the engine working at the top of its power curve. It automatically accelerates the feed system when the engine load is light, slows when the load is high, and reverses if the engine speed drops. It even monitors the engine temperature and varies the cooling fan speed to minimize power usage and reduce fuel consumption.

The Peterson 4710D horizontal grinder is also Peterson+ enabled—a new remote monitoring solution providing machine owners access to real-time and historical data of their machine’s performance and location.

Peterson specializes in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high value products.

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