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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

How to Produce the Right-Sized Finished Material from Your Tub or Horizontal Grinder

Posted on: May 07, 2018 - 09:00 AM | General
There are many different sizes of finished material that can be produced from your grinder. And, as any experienced machine operator knows, there are different methods for getting there and factors that have to be taken into consideration that will affect the end product. Client Preference Horizontal Grinder   The size of finished material that your grinder produces depends mainly on the needs of the client. Usually the end user dictates what finished product they desire and then it is up to the grinding operation team to modify the screen hole size and the grinding p... More

Boots on the ground in Puerto Rico

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017 - 11:24 AM | General
Boots on the Ground! Apollo Equipment & Grinder Wear Parts is on site in Puerto Rico helping & assisting in the massive devastation and cleanup efforts! Here are some photos of the many yards doing clean up and recovery. This is only 1/3 of the entire yard, green waste and debris as far as the eye can see. Tracked Horizontal Grinders are getting the job done! One challange facing cleanup efforts are contaminants mixed in waste debris, slowing production to around 200yrd/hr.

2017 Paul Bunyan Show Highlights

Posted on: Oct 09, 2017 - 03:44 PM | General
2017 Paul Bunyan Show - The Original American Forestry Show October 5th - 7th 2017 - Cambridge Ohio   Apollo Equipment and Grinder Wear Parts took part in the 2017 Paul Bunyan Original American Forestry Show. Turn out was the largest in years indicating a growing wood-waste and recycling industry!! It was a great event for Manufactures and Companies of all shapes and sizes, plus the general public was able to see heavy equipment in action! Belo... More