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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

Top 6 Mistakes Grinder Owners Make

Posted on: Mar 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM | Best Practices
1. NOT KNOWING THE REGULATIONS Be informed about regulatory issues such as environmental laws and permits for storage of biomass, noise restrictions, and storage space for the machinery and for the mulch product. 2. POOR OPERATOR TRAINING The best way to avoid accidents and keep equipment running at optimal levels is to create and use safe  standards. Employers should develop policies and require operators to follow them every time. 3. POOR START-UP PROCEDURES Don’t allow operators to become so comfortable with their machines that they skip established start-up proce... More

How to Avoid Landscape & Land Clearing Equipment Downtime with Grinder Wear Parts Replacement Parts

Posted on: May 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM | Best Practices
Downtime Means Lost Income Downtime can be catastrophic for any service industry.  If you maintain a fleet of wood waste recycling machines and mulch grinders, you know that you have to be “ready” all the time.  If you’re not? Your potential customers will just call someone else.  Especially after a storm goes through, a landscaping or land clearing company is going to be in very high demand for a short period.  If your company has downtime when demand is highest, you’ll be losing customers to your competition both then and the next time they need s... More

4 Things to Look for in Factory Direct Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts for Wood Waste Recycling

Posted on: May 11, 2016 - 09:00 AM | Best Practices
Don’t Waste Money on Inferior Wood Waste Recycling Grinder Wear Parts If you’re a landscaping company or any other business that produces large amounts of wood waste, you might be tempted to simply send the wood waste straight to the landfill.  Most people don’t know that doing so is actually harmful to the environment. While wood is biodegradable, it needs oxygen to degrade properly. The sheer amount of wood waste accumulated in a landfill results in oxygen deprivation to most of the wood. This results in the production of methane gas, which ends up polluting the atmos... More