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

Posted on: May 18, 2017 - 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

Going Green Means More Green For You

Posted on: Apr 21, 2017 - 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

How to Prevent Erosion of Cleared Land with Mulching Equipment (Tub & Horizontal Grinders), Machines & Parts Supply

Posted on: Apr 05, 2017 - 06:00 AM | Market Trends
Erosion Can Ruin the Value of Land Clearing land for construction, home and commercial development, or simply for safety, often requires the removal of large trees, brush, and undergrowth.  Yet, simply stripping the land can leave it vulnerable to erosion and pollution.  Leaving underbrush isn’t a good option, and laying sod can be expensive and impractical in many circumstances.  Also, if you’re working in the south in the summer, grass often refuses to grow or stays brown and ugly.  There is a better option: Mulching.  Not only does mulching solve the is... More

Biomass: What is it and why should we care?

Posted on: Dec 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM | General
Who wants to take on the massive job of disposing of a bunch of dead pinyon and juniper trees? The Forest Service and other agencies involved in fuel mitigation projects – cutting down these trees and other vegetation – usually set fire to the piles of slash in prescribed burns. But there could be another way to get rid of it – and make money at the same time. It’s part of a possible biomass industry being studied by the Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition. The Coalition is using grant money to find out if all that woody vegetation from public ... More

Happy Holidays - Office Hours

Posted on: Dec 13, 2016 - 01:50 PM | General
        Happy Holidays From your friends at Apollo Equipment and Grinder Wear Parts ... More