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BACKHUS North America Inc.

Address 22 Cortlandt Street,, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10007, US
Phone 800 586 8330
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Backhus turner and Doppstadt screens provide needed production and versatility for converted composting site

Regulation can be a powerful business stimulus. For the Town of Lexington, Massachusetts, state regulation proved to be a huge municipal benefit as well. When the Massachusetts yard waste recycling mandate took effect in 1987, the visionary leaders in Lexington converted an outdated, unused 30-acre landfill into a composting site to eliminate transfer costs for all the green waste they were collecting. Thirty years later, the operation has become a profit machine, effectively flipping hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenses to the other side of their balance sheet.

21 series turners new for 2011

For 2011, BACKHUS is releasing their 21 series of compost turners, which includes numerous options for efficient processing, such as the BACKHUS Track Control system. This option automatically controls the optimal feed rate for a predetermined amount, so that the addition of admixtures during each turning operation is set at exactly the same amount.   The new 21 series also includes the BACKHUS Management System, which keeps the six-cylinder engines running at the lowest consumption rate, as well as an enclosure unit, cover winder and track clearers. Various wheel and rotor options will also be available.

Self-contained turner

The BACKHUS 16.30 is designed as an economical aerated windrow composting solution with powerful performance. Ideal for small or mid-size farms with between 1,000 to 10,000 tonnes of manure per year, the 16.30 is a robust compost turner that combines high performance with low costs and maintenance. It is fully self-contained and self-propelled, weighs as little as 3,750 pounds, and measures only 9.9 x 4.3 feet. The BACKHUS 16.30 is fitted with an economical 47.5 hp (35.4 kW) diesel engine and an infinitely height-adjustable, reversible drum with hydrostatic drive, as well as compact Caterpillar rubber tracks.