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Where is the Grinding Market Going - Green? Recycling? Specialized Wood Waste Markets?

Posted on: May 02, 2016 - 08:00 AM | Market Trends
It’s vitally important to stay ahead of the competition by understanding the latest trends in your market. While there are still challenges within some parts of the wood waste/recycling industry, trends clearly show that there are also tremendous opportunities. In fact, the global grinding machines market is projected to reach an astounding $3.2 billion by 2015! The growing world population has now passed 7 billion making it clear that we have to make the most of our extremely limited resources. The result is consumers and business owners are now being forced to look for ways to max... More


How is buying or selling heavy used equipment like buying or selling a house?

Posted on: May 02, 2016 - 06:00 AM | Buying Recycling Equipment
Buying or selling used heavy equipment is almost like buying or selling a house. If you’re selling, your realtor will come in and tell you to fix all the minor and major issues.  The realtor or equipment broker will also ask you about issues that may be hidden.  Come clean and deal with these issues.  It will prevent headaches if and when it does sell.  You’ll get more for your house/used heavy equipment if you do.  If you don’t fix it, any potential buyer will look at the problems and will assume that this is just the tip of the ice berg.  ... 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