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Contaminated yard and wood waste cause for concern

Posted on: Sep 06, 2019 - 12:00 PM | General
Contaminated yard and wood waste cause for concern at South Okanagan landfills   PENTICTON - Residents and contractors beware: contaminated loads of yard and wood waste could prove costly at regional district landfills in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. Landfill operators are concerned about potential safety issues and equipment damage after processing contaminated yard waste deliveries started showing up at the landfill recently. Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen solid waste facilities supervisor Don Hamilton says property owners need to be careful when clearing lan... More

What is the Difference Between Wet and Dry Mulch Coloring Systems?

Posted on: May 21, 2019 - 09:00 AM | Recycling Equipment University
Red-colored mulch - CC Image courtesy of Osseous on Flickr Colored Mulch Colored mulch is in high demand by consumers because it adds significantly to the overall look and consistency of landscaping projects, both commercial and residential. Because of this, it is an avenue of potential added income for those in the wood grinding business. According to Dan Brandon, marketing manager for Morbark, Inc, “ By coloring mulch, the retail-selling price can sometimes be two to three times greater than uncolored, raw grind.” Several companies, such as Amerimulch, T.H. Glennon Co., ... More

Become More Efficient-The Importance of Maintenance

Posted on: May 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM | Best Practices
In our research with grinding companies, we discovered that equipment downtime can negatively impact revenues by as much as 36%. Downtime can result in lost jobs and worse, even clients.   Tub & Horizontal Grinding equipment owners shared that the biggest reason for down time was not following a scheduled maintenance plan and having easy access to replacement wear parts. Delays that result from having to wait for new parts to arrive or having to deal with unscheduled maintenance can be costly.    Keep Your Equipment Operating at Optimum Performance   Althoug... More

What should I look for when purchasing a Tub or Horizontal grinder?

Posted on: May 10, 2019 - 12:00 PM | Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts
It is essential to go straight to the heart of the matter, so to speak, the engine! There is no better way to evaluate an engine than to turn it on, run it and keep a lookout at the engines exhaust. Listen to it. How a cold engine runs could tell you a lot about how well a grinder has been maintained. Another tip is to see if there is rattling / shaking going on once the clutch is engaged. This may indicate a mill which is out of balance and should be corrected prior to purchase. Back to the exhaust, the color of the exhaust smoke the engine produces can provide great insights such as: ... More

How much does advertising my equipment cost? (NO COST TO YOU!)

Posted on: Apr 05, 2019 - 01:00 PM | Selling Recycling Equipment
There is no cost to you!  Our Listing Specialist will work with you on obtaining the necessary information for us to properly advertise your equipment, including placing your equipment listing on our #1 rated websites, our email e-blasts, social media and many other heavy equipment marketing methods that we are extremely successful with. We cover all the bases at NO COST TO YOU, so you don't have to! Together, we discover the best asking price for your equipment based off your desires, market trends, availibility and the information you provide to our Listing Specialist. When we find ... More