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Custom screen/grate fabrication for your wood waste Tub or Horizontal grinder can make all the difference!

Posted on: Jun 06, 2017 - 09:00 AM | Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts
With the growth of the wood waste processing industry serving such diverse markets as land clearing, landfill waste reduction, mulch, landscaping, composting and even asphalt shingle recycling, a lot of operations are paying close attention to screen/grate design in many ways to achieve a great finished product and increase their profits! The photos below represent an example of this kind of custom design for a CBI 4000 fabricated on T-1 material with a 1.5” x 3” rectangular hole cut on a bias with ¼" backing. The result for this client is a more uniform finished ma... More

How Important Is the Internet in Marketing Your Used Heavy Equipment?

Posted on: Jun 01, 2017 - 10:15 AM | Selling Recycling Equipment
Marketing your used heavy equipment on the internet is undeniably the best option for getting your machine sold quickly and for the best price possible. The internet expands geographic boundaries. In the past, advertising your heavy equipment was limited to local newspapers and print industry publications. Today, your product can be listed quickly and marketed to buyers all over the world. BUT, listing your wood-waste recycling equipment on your own can be complicated and there are pitfalls to be avoided for both buyers and sellers, including an inability to find qualified buyers, ... More

Remembering Those Who Served

Posted on: May 26, 2017 - 09:32 AM | General
Apollo Equipment Remembers and Honors those who gave everything: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and POW-MIA.

Become More Efficient-The Importance of Maintenance

Posted on: May 25, 2017 - 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 18, 2017 - 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