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FAQ: What Are the New Tier 4 Regulations and How Do They Affect You?

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016 - 06:00 AM | Recycling Equipment University
What is Tier 4? Tier 4 is a government mandated reduction in harmful exhaust gases for diesel powered equipment. Tier 4 standards will require that the black smoke/soot (particulate matter) from diesel engine exhaust is reduced significantly—by about 90%—along with Nitrogen Oxide (NOx).1 NOx is the nasty stuff also known as “smog” that helps form acid rain, hampers the growth of plants, and can cause severe respiratory and other health problems in humans. Tier 4 standards apply to newly manufactured engines, not to currently owned equipment. However, in the future, th... More


What's the Difference Between AR-400 and T1 Screen Material?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2016 - 04:00 AM | Recycling Equipment University
Screen/grate with biased-cut holes on T-1 material. AR-400 and T-1 are two different types of steel that are used to make screens/grates for wood waste recycling grinders. Both are hardened materials that have specific, and different, properties that make them appropriate for different wear applications. AR-400 screens/grates tend to be more brittle but they will wear longer. They are designed to be used for “clean” material that is not likely to have a lot of extraneous metal or rocks in it. It is more common to see smaller screens made out of AR-400 because if they b... More


Why Recycle Wood - One of the most valuable recyclable materials?

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016 - 08:00 AM | General
Woodpile - CC Image courtesy of spDuchamp on Flickr Wood is an extremely precious and finite resource that must be protected. It is also one of the most valuable recyclable materials because it can be transformed into a wide variety of secondary products such as mulch, wood pellets, compost additive, soil conditioner, animal bedding and feedstock for engineered woods. Beyond the many products that can be made from recycled wood there are additional, important reasons to recycle wood. Landfill - CC Image courtesy of andyarthur on Flickr Reduce Environmental Impact First, and ... More


Profit Building Opportunities in the Grinding Market

Posted on: Apr 18, 2016 - 07:00 AM | Market Trends
To survive in this economy, businesses must be willing to become more strategic, review their product and service offerings, where they look for and how they do business.   Business expert Peter Drucker said the two most important ingredients in business are marketing and innovation. To be truly successful, you can no longer do business as usual unless you’re satisfied with diminishing returns.   An astonishing 90% of organizations are missing out on major opportunities to boost profits. From our research with some of the most successful wood waste grinding businesses in ... More