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FAQ: What Are the New Tier 4 Regulations and How Do They Affect You?

Posted on: May 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
What is Tier 4? Tier 4 is a government mandated reduction in harmful exhaust gases for diesel powered equipment. Tier 4 standards will require that the black smoke/soot (particulate matter) from diesel engine exhaust is reduced significantly—by about 90%—along with Nitrogen Oxide (NOx).1 NOx is the nasty stuff also known as “smog” that helps form acid rain, hampers the growth of plants, and can cause severe respiratory and other health problems in humans.2 Tier 4 standards apply to newly manufactured engines, not to currently owned equipment. However, in the future, t... More

4 Things to Look for in Factory Direct Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts for Wood Waste Recycling

Posted on: May 11, 2016 - 09:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Wayne Brown
Don’t Waste Money on Inferior Wood Waste Recycling Grinder Wear Parts If you’re a landscaping company or any other business that produces large amounts of wood waste, you might be tempted to simply send the wood waste straight to the landfill.  Most people don’t know that doing so is actually harmful to the environment. While wood is biodegradable, it needs oxygen to degrade properly. The sheer amount of wood waste accumulated in a landfill results in oxygen deprivation to most of the wood. This results in the production of methane gas, which ends up polluting the atmos... More

How to Find the Right American-Made Grinder Wear Parts Manufacturer & Service Supplier

Posted on: May 09, 2016 - 03:00 PM | Best Practices
Author: Wayne Brown
Poor Customer Service from your Wear Parts Supplier Costs You If you need a tub grinder replacement part and have a question about it, what would you rather have: just the part? Or the part plus access to the expertise of someone who’s used it, has years of experience, and understands that parts supply is more than just filling an order? That it’s about helping their clients maintain a successful business with an increase in profits?  Most of us would choose the second option if we could.  And that’s the problem with a lot of grinder wear parts suppliers: they just... More

Apollo and Grinder Wear Parts - Brochure

Posted on: May 04, 2016 - 12:00 PM | General
Author: Darrin Martin

What's the Difference Between AR-400 and T1 Screen Material?

Posted on: Apr 20, 2016 - 07:00 AM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
Screen/grate with biased-cut holes on T-1 material. AR-400 and T-1 are two different types of steel that are used to make screens/grates for wood waste recycling grinders. Both are hardened materials that have specific, and different, properties that make them appropriate for different wear applications. AR-400 screens/grates tend to be more brittle but they will wear longer. They are designed to be used for “clean” material that is not likely to have a lot of extraneous metal or rocks in it. It is more common to see smaller screens made out of AR-400 because if they break ... More


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