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New Vermeer HG6800TX horizontal grinder packs power in compact design

Vermeer has introduced the new HG6800TX horizontal grinder. Featuring 950 hp (708 kW) in a 92,000 lb (41,730.5 kg) class, and an infeed design to aid in feeding larger material such as whole trees, the new grinder is built to power through tough materials with less operator interaction. More information on the HG6800TX will be available on Vermeer.com in the coming months.

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CBI 6800BT Horizontal Grinder, SSQC30 Stump Shear, and XLP Log Screw to be displayed at CONEXPO

Continental Biomass Industries 6800BT Horizontal Grinder

As part of Terex Corporation’s CONEXPO exhibit, Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) will be exhibiting at booth 3382 in the Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visitors will have the chance to get a close look at anumber of new introductions including the 6800BT Horizontal Grinder, SSQC30 Stump Shear, and the XLP Log & Stump Screw.

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Clutchless Option Now Available For Select Bandit Hand-Fed Chippers

Now available on select Bandit disc and drum style hand-fed chippers, the clutchless drive option replaces a traditional friction plate clutch with a mechanical engagement of the drive belts. The clutchless drive reduces maintenance (including greasing and adjustment) and downtime associated with maintaining friction plate clutches. This design significantly reduces chipper maintenance and downtime by eliminating drive belt adjustments, engine position adjustments, and grease points associated with the clutch. Only the drive belt requires replacement when needed as per standard operation, the clutchless drive will not decrease belt life under normal use. 

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Loraas Disposal: Finding an effective approach to cutting costs and boosting uptime in organics

From left: Matt Johnson, Operations Manager, Jordan Gifford, Equipment Manager and Derek Stevens, Landfill Division Manager for Loraas, along with Bobby Corbin,  Frontline Machinery Saskatchewan Representative.

Loraas Disposal is Saskatchewan’s largest privately-owned waste transfer and recycling company. The company established itself in 1965 when founder and owner, Bruce Loraas, would come home from his day job, hop in a garbage truck, and trek around the city cleaning out bins. What started as one man’s entrepreneurial grit grew into Saskatchewan’s leading waste management company with over 200 employees.

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Beast horizontal grinders key for Bunyon Bros. growth in wood waste recycling

Bunyon Bros. Tree Service handles everything from removals to land clearing, stump grinding, pruning, disease treatment, firewood, crane service and more. Among his fleet of machines are five Bandit hand-fed chippers and a Bandit Beast, model 3680 tracked grinder.

Ron Rinell is the owner of Bunyon Bros. Tree Service, headquartered in San Luis Obispo, serving the entire San Luis Obispo County. Tucked neatly between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's  picturesque Central Coast, San Luis Obispo (or SLO to the locals) has something of a reputation for being the happiest town in America. Back in 1990 this was the first city in the world to ban smoking in public buildings. The downtown area is structured to promote pedestrian and bicycle traffic; a nod to the numerous biking and hiking trails in the area. All drive-thru restaurants are banned in the city, and in 2010 the smoking ban was extended to all public outdoor areas as well. Outside the city limits, there’s the Pacific Ocean to the west, mountains to the east, and vineyards all around. The local population of 44,000 love it, and the floods of tourists who visit each year seem to love it as well. 

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CWWR replaces Alberta Wood Waste Association

The Canadian Wood Waste Recycling, Business Group (CWWR) is in operation as of the beginning of December, following the dissolution of the Alberta Wood Waste Recycling Association (AWWRA). The new company will operate as a national business group that will provide sustainable closed loop Wood waste recycling leadership, knowledge, business and industry guidance in the creation of the Canadian wood waste recycling industry and bioeconomy. According to the new company’s CEO, Jim Donaldson, all former professional practices, AWWRA membership involvement and promotional strategies are being carried forward on a national basis by the new company.

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Wood waste good for business

Waste Wood Recyclers LLC took an indirect route to the recycling and forestry industry. The Duluth, Minnesota-based company has its roots in the trucking industry as well as auto repair. Garrett Campbell ran an auto shop, and that led to owning several tow trucks. His wife, Ashley, started a trucking business. She then bought several tractor-trailers and eventually started hauling material for area lumber mills.

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Bandit announces Intimidator XP hand-fed drum chippers

The Intimidator 15XP is one of the most popular hand-fed chippers on the market.

Bandit Industries has reintroduced its extremely popular hand-fed drum chipper line with a new look, minor enhancements, and new model names that reflect the chipper’s rated chipping capacity. Now called Intimidator XP, the recast line of chippers are still the familiar machines that tens of thousands of professionals around the world work with every day. The equipment enhancements stem from cumulative updates that have taken place over the last 12 months. New graphics for Bandit hand-fed chippers debuted in the summer of 2016. To help culminate this evolution, Bandit initiated the model name change for all new chippers ordered after October 1, 2016.

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Rayco introduces planar teeth for high-production mulching

Rayco has announced the availability of a new planar tooth for its Predator mulcher heads that utilize a 2-bolt tooth holder. Rayco’s 2-bolt mulcher teeth are 2-sided, to provide twice the useful life of competitive teeth. The new planar teeth can be used on the entire rotor, or mixed in with Rayco’s popular, carbide-tipped, Beaver tooth. These Planar teeth are now the same weight as the popular carbide-tipped Beaver teeth, allowing operators to run with a combination of planar and Beaver teeth on the rotor simultaneously.

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Morbark appoints David Herr new CEO

 David Herr - Chief Executive Officer.

Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has announced the appointment of David Herr as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to being an active member of the current Morbark Board, he brings extensive knowledge from experience with both products and services companies. He replaces Dan Ruskin, who resigned due to health issues.

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Rotochopper debuts key knife chipper package

Rotochopper and Key Knife have announced a new Key Knife chipper package that lets Rotochopper grinder owners diversify into chip markets without the hassle of a typical chipper conversion package, and allows for chipping and grinding with a single machine. The chipper knife package is a bolt-in option that works with the same patented replaceable mount rotor for the Rotochopper B-66 and B-66 E. This chipper knife system makes it simple to diversify into chipping applications without a complex conversion kit or a second machine.

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Chipping Drum for Beast XP-Series Recyclers Now Available

Bandit Industries now offers a chipping drum option that replaces the traditional Beast cuttermill. Designed for companies that want to exclusively chip with their Beast, the new drum essentially converts the Beast into a whole tree chipper. A variety of screens can be paired with the drum, creating a screened end product that can be tailored to meet various specifications for nearly any biomass energy application.

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Productivity Package keeps chipper owners chipper

Bandit Industries has added a Productivity Package, powered by MasterTrak, to their product offering. This asset management tool communicates directly with the engine and monitors engine and equipment problems, reducing costly, unexpected failures that impact your bottom line. The Productivity Package is standard on all new whole-tree chippers and horizontal grinders, and is available as an option for the stump grinder and hand-fed chipper line. The MasterTrak Productivity Package can also be added to existing units out in the field. 

Diagnostics provided by the Productivity Package have shown savings in:

• Reduced breakdowns

• Improved preventative maintenance scheduling based on use

• Improved vehicle use rates

• Reduced repair costs

• Improved technician productivity

Well-timed maintenance and parts replacement not only prevent job site machine failures, but also ensure a better price tag at the time of resale. Beyond this, owners can retain control over every machine, every day, at every location.

The Productivity Package allows for run-time reports, which summarizes run hours and alarm counts, so users can quickly identify problems. An online display of equipment condition and alarm history helps reduce unnecessary trips to the site. Alerts help prevent equipment abuse by sending out email notifications for alarms and fault codes. The GPS mapping feature, known as ‘bread crumbs’, allows users to track their machine from job to job, aides in theft recovery, and provides maps and driving directions for efficient logistics.

“This new option will be especially helpful where there are strict air-quality control and emission standards,” said Ray Eluskie, marketing manager for Bandit Industries. “The Productivity Package records run-time, travel logs and other information required by air-quality agencies, saving time and providing accurate logs.”

In addition to accurate tracking, the package also allows for remote monitoring of equipment maintenance. “Keeping tabs on the machine is as easy as looking at the screen and monitoring, say, the radiator temperature,” Eluskie explained. “You see the engine is getting too hot, so you call your guy in the field and tell him, ‘Hey, check that radiator screen.’ You’re preventing a trip out to fix the machine, and preventing damage to the unit.”

Rental companies will also see the benefits, as they can keep an eye on their equipment’s position and key components from a distance. “Rental customers can be rough on the equipment,” says Eluskie. “Adding the Productivity Package allows rental managers to keep a close eye on scheduled maintenance and the number of hours on the chipper.” 

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