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Top 6 Mistakes Grinder Owners Make

Posted on: May 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Darrin Martin
1. NOT KNOWING THE REGULATIONS Be informed about regulatory issues such as environmental laws and permits for storage of biomass, noise restrictions, and storage space for the machinery and for the mulch product. 2. POOR OPERATOR TRAINING The best way to avoid accidents and keep equipment running at optimal levels is to create and use safe  standards. Employers should develop policies and require operators to follow them every time. 3. POOR START-UP PROCEDURES Don’t allow operators to become so comfortable with their machines that they skip established start-up proce... More

Transportation Hurdles When Moving Heavy Equipment

Posted on: May 24, 2016 - 08:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Darrin Martin
You have successfully purchased (or sold) used heavy equipment. Congratulations! Now, how will you arrange to move it from one location to another? There are many important factors to consider and steps to follow when transporting heavy equipment. THE BASICS Give the machine a thorough going over to make sure that all of the parts are in roadworthy condition. Remove any foreign debris on the equipment that could fly off during transit. Tires, brakes, brake lights, hydraulics and even mud flaps must be in place and operational for transit. It is a good idea to have a couple of cheap ... More

How to Produce the Right-Sized Finished Material from Your Tub or Horizontal Grinder

Posted on: May 19, 2016 - 09:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Darrin Martin
There are many different sizes of finished material that can be produced from your grinder. And, as any experienced machine operator knows, there are different methods for getting there and factors that have to be taken into consideration that will affect the end product. Client Preference Horizontal Grinder   The size of finished material that your grinder produces depends mainly on the needs of the client. Usually the end user dictates what finished product they desire and then it is up to the grinding operation team to modify the screen hole size and the grinding p... More

How to Avoid Landscape & Land Clearing Equipment Downtime with Grinder Wear Parts Replacement Parts

Posted on: May 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Wayne Brown
Downtime Means Lost Income Downtime can be catastrophic for any service industry.  If you maintain a fleet of wood waste recycling machines and mulch grinders, you know that you have to be “ready” all the time.  If you’re not? Your potential customers will just call someone else.  Especially after a storm goes through, a landscaping or land clearing company is going to be in very high demand for a short period.  If your company has downtime when demand is highest, you’ll be losing customers to your competition both then and the next time they need s... 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

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