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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

2019 US Composting Council

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019 - 09:13 AM | Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts
US Composting Council (USCC) in Phoenix - Booth 403    

How to Improve Your Horizontal or Tub Grinder with DURAMAX Tungsten Carbide Tips

Posted on: May 09, 2018 - 07:00 AM | Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts
Using Inferior Wear Parts Hurts Your Grinder’s Longevity Replacing parts on your tub or horizontal grinder is a necessary part of any business that requires wood waste recycling.  If you aren’t using carbide tips for your horizontal and tub grinders, you’re wasting money.  Carbide tips allow for the best balance between bite and wear.  By using anything else, you’re causing your grinder wear parts to wear out sooner.  Not only will those parts without DURAMAX carbide tips wear out faster, but parts next to those that are worn out will also get torn ... More

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 to Determine How Much Carbide you Need on Your Tips/Inserts and Swing Hammers

Posted on: Mar 18, 2016 - 06:00 AM | Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts
Sonja Zehr is the Sales Manager for Grinder Wear Parts and has a lifetime’s worth of knowledge about the wood grinding/wear parts industry having grown up in the family business. For this post she offered some tips on application of carbide, an extremely hard material that is applied to the parts of the tip/insert that wear out fastest, to various wear parts to extend their usage.   According to Sonja, the best way to determine how much carbide you need is to check your worn parts. Most of the time too much carbide is used. If that is the case you end up paying too much be... More