When wood processor Larry Simpson was deciding how to move forward with his business, he opted for a new primary shredder to replace an old grinding machine. The owner of Evergreen Tree and Turf Care knew that he needed a higher specification yet easy to maintain unit, that would do the job efficiently while being cost-effective. So he chose to buy an ARJES VZ 850 DK primary shredder, powered by a 16-liter Volvo Penta diesel engine.
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When shredder company ARJES wanted to change its machines’ engines, it had a checklist of aspects it wanted – increased fuel efficiency, less noise pollution and an economical price.
Finnish forest technology manufacturer KeslaOyj presented its Kesla C860 wood chipper at the FinnMetko exhibition in Jämsä, Finland, late last month. The revolutionary machine is fitted with a Volvo Penta TAD572VE industrial diesel engine and an electric motor, making it the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid wood chipper. Currently hybrid engines are still rare in industries that require heavy machinery. As with hybrid automobiles, the wood chipper utilizes electricity as an alternative energy source.