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Why Recycle Wood?

Posted on: May 23, 2016 - 12:00 PM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
Woodpile - CC Image courtesy of spDuchamp on Flickr Wood is an extremely precious and finite resource that must be protected. It is also one of the most valuable recyclable materials because it can be transformed into a wide variety of secondary products such as mulch, wood pellets, compost additive, soil conditioner, animal bedding and feedstock for engineered woods. Beyond the many products that can be made from recycled wood there are additional, important reasons to recycle wood. Landfill - CC Image courtesy of andyarthur on Flickr Reduce Environmental Impact First, and m... 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

What is the Difference Between Wet and Dry Mulch Coloring Systems?

Posted on: May 13, 2016 - 01:00 PM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
Red-colored mulch - CC Image courtesy of Osseous on Flickr Colored Mulch Colored mulch is in high demand by consumers because it adds significantly to the overall look and consistency of landscaping projects, both commercial and residential. Because of this, it is an avenue of potential added income for those in the wood grinding business. According to Dan Brandon, marketing manager for Morbark, Inc, “By coloring mulch, the retail-selling price can sometimes be two to three times greater than uncolored, raw grind.” Several companies, such as Amerimulch, T.H. Glennon Co.,... More

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

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