Rotochopper B-66 L grinder design based on customer feedback
According to Rotochopper, their latest horizontal grinder, the B-66 L-Series is designed to be an aggressive, flexible and heavy-duty machine that is the result of a focus on innovation and growth, based largely on customer feedback.
"Today's world requires the ability to execute change with laser focus to meet your customer's changing needs and wants," said Rotochopper President/CEO Art de St. Aubin. "When you sell direct to end users, you have the unique advantage to listen, adapt, change and innovate through customer feedback.
"The new B-66 L-Series launch required extensive R&D, data evaluations, engineering assessments and, most important, customer partnerships," he continued. "This new heavy-duty superior machine will compete on a world-class market platform."
The new B-66 L's infeed hopper is designed lower, longer, and produces less drag, a newly designed aggressive powerfeed pulls materials into the grinding chamber effortlessly, and the unit's 38-inch throat opening accommodates some of the toughest material including large logs, whole trees and brushy feedstocks.
Plus, remote monitoring, through Rotochopper's RotoLink system, provides reporting and tracking data to ensure consistent efficiency, predict maintenance needs and reduce downtime. Rotochopper says customer feedback resulted in the following options as standard features on the B-66L grinder: wear liners, bolt-in anvil, 24-tooth rotor with 2-inch-thick drum, and a reinforced case.
In addition, the B-66 L-Series grinder can be powered by either a 950- or 1,050-hp diesel engine and can be paired with an enhanced Generation II Dolly to seamlessly transition the machine from highway transport to work site navigation modes in minutes. The re-engineered Gen II Dolly incorporates a longer, more robust axle spread to more evenly distribute the weight of the grinder, mitigating transport restrictions and obstacles.
"Our belief is we are not doing our customers a favour by serving them," said de St. Aubin. "They are doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so."
Earlier in 2018, Rotochopper also introduced the B-66 E 1,000-hp dual-motor-drive electric-powered horizontal grinder. The dual-motor drive on this machine is designed to reduce operating and maintenance costs compared to a single-motor drive, and minimize amperage surges at start-up.
"The growth in yard waste composting, municipal waste and other high-volume markets is driving increased demand for bigger electric grinders with higher horsepower," said de St. Aubin.