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Become More Efficient-The Importance of Maintenance

Posted on: May 21, 2018 - 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

Going Green Means More Green For You

Posted on: May 14, 2018 - 07:00 AM | Market Trends
The Green Movement is much more than a trend and has transformed society’s priorities. Today, over 41% of consumers prefer to buy products and services from companies they perceive as “sustainable.” This changing customer demand has led many businesses to incorporate “green” business practices to increase revenues.   Recycling means business - From 1968 to 2011, recycling revenues grew from $4.6 billion to a staggering $236 billion, a growth of 5,100%. The number of people employed in the recycling industry has increased from 79,000 in the l... More

Northeast Forest Products Equipment Expo 2018

Posted on: May 11, 2018 - 10:14 AM | General
Photos from the Northeast Forest Products Equipment Expo 2018 Essex Junction, VT May 11th - 12th, 2018      

What should I look for when purchasing a Tub or Horizontal grinder?

Posted on: May 10, 2018 - 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

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