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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

Transportation Hurdles When Moving Heavy Equipment

Posted on: May 24, 2016 - 08:00 AM | Recycling Equipment University
You have successfully purchased (or sold) used heavy equipment. Congratulations! Now, how will you arrange to move it from one location to another? There are many important factors to consider and steps to follow when transporting heavy equipment. THE BASICS Give the machine a thorough going over to make sure that all of the parts are in roadworthy condition. Remove any foreign debris on the equipment that could fly off during transit. Tires, brakes, brake lights, hydraulics and even mud flaps must be in place and operational for transit. It is a good idea to have a couple of cheap ... More

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

Product Profile - Hogzilla HC 1462

Posted on: Mar 21, 2016 - 06:00 AM | Recycling Equipment University
Hogzilla HC series grinders have the ideal combination of features, portability, and large-scale production capabilities to meet all of the needs of large industrial grinding operations.  While manufactured with heavy-duty components for large-scale production, they maintain a low profile and sleek design. The HC series is equipped standard with a Hydraulic Coupling drive to eliminate the common repair hassles of dry clutch and protect the engine from torsional shock. The HC-1462 has three models – HC-1462P (original portable), HC-1462L (with a loader) and HTC-1... More