Bob Strahm is DuraTech Industries’ vice president of sales and has been working in the wood waste grinder business for two decades. We caught up with him this winter to get some perspective on the status of the industry’s original wood waste recycler – the tub grinder.
DuraTech IndustriesP.O. Box 1940
Established in 1966, DuraTech Industries International, Inc., parent company of Haybuster, produces durable industrial grinders and agricultural equipment. Headquartered in Jamestown, N.D., USA, DuraTech manufactures more than 27 agricultural and industrial products, which are marketed worldwide through a network of 600 dealers.
For more information, visit www.duratechindustries.net
5064 Horizontal Grinder
DuraTech’s versatile 5064 Horizontal Grinder is built to meet all your grinding needs. Not only is the 5064 available on either a track or trailer, but you can also choose from three different levels of CAT Tier III horsepower ranging from 475 hp (354 kw) to 630 hp (470 kw). The large feed opening and 64 inch hammermill maximize grinding capacity and minimize job time. This midsized grinder increases your efficiency and maximizes your investment.
TC-15 Tree Chipper
The TC-15 is the larger option in the DuraTech tree chipper line. With option of a 122 hp (91 kw) CAT C4.4 or 139 hp (103.7 kw) CAT C4.4 diesel engine and PT-Tech clutch, the powerful TC-15 can grind logs up to 15 inches in diameter.
The TC-15 features a spring-loaded feed wheel with adjustable down pressure, an optional height sensor that automatically adjusts the feed roller to material size and an optional hydraulic gathering winch. A hydraulic two feed roller system feeds the four 4.5-inch knives designed to chip wood waste.
This high-powered unit discharges debris 360 degrees from the hydraulic rotating adjustable chip spout, allowing the user to alter chip disposal.
The TC-15 has multiple safety features like the innovative hopper safety light bars with easy and instant shut down. There are also two E-stop switches, a disc hood closed proximity switch and a breakaway brake switch to ensure the safety of the operator.
4012FL Tub Grinder
DuraTech Industries offers the 4012FL industrial tub grinder as the larger option in the DuraTech line of industrial tub grinders. This powerhouse is capable of grinding trees, branches and stumps into usable organic material at the rate of 350 cyph (267.59 cumph) with the CAT C27 950 hp Tier II diesel engine.
The 4012FL takes on heavy-duty jobs with the highest level of productivity with the 5-prong continuous rotating wide reach grapple. A self-cleaning air intake system is hydraulically powered and has 3,400 sq in of air passage.
Safety is also a top priority for all DuraTech products. The 4012 has an enclosed engine compartment with the lowest decibel reading in its class. The four season cab raises 4 ft and rotates to provide an unobstructed view.