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Why Recycle Wood - One of the most valuable recyclable materials?

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016 - 08:00 AM | General
Woodpile - CC Image courtesy of spDuchamp on Flickr Wood is an extremely precious and finite resource that must be protected. It is also one of the most valuable recyclable materials because it can be transformed into a wide variety of secondary products such as mulch, wood pellets, compost additive, soil conditioner, animal bedding and feedstock for engineered woods. Beyond the many products that can be made from recycled wood there are additional, important reasons to recycle wood. Landfill - CC Image courtesy of andyarthur on Flickr Reduce Environmental Impact First, and ... More

Profit Building Opportunities in the Grinding Market

Posted on: Apr 18, 2016 - 07:00 AM | Market Trends
To survive in this economy, businesses must be willing to become more strategic, review their product and service offerings, where they look for and how they do business.   Business expert Peter Drucker said the two most important ingredients in business are marketing and innovation. To be truly successful, you can no longer do business as usual unless you’re satisfied with diminishing returns.   An astonishing 90% of organizations are missing out on major opportunities to boost profits. From our research with some of the most successful wood waste grinding businesses in ... More

If You Don't List Exclusively, You Might Be Losing Money

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016 - 08:00 AM | Market Trends
Much like with a real estate agent listing a home, some heavy equipment brokers may ask that you list your product with them exclusively for a period of time. While it may seem like a better idea to list your equipment in a variety of places, this is most often not the case. Why? Broker competition reduces your equipment’s price Brokers who take exclusive listings take accountability. They are motivated to work harder to sell your equipment quickly because they have a greater opportunity to receive a commission for doing so. In addition, listing your machine in more than one... 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

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