Tub or Horizontal Grinder?

Posted on: Jul 07, 2016 - 10:43 AM | Recycling Industry Equipment
Author: Darrin Martin

If you need a grinder, for processing wood waste, you will face two important questions: how big and what style? The size of your grinder will, of course, be determined by the volume of your incoming waste stream as well as your projected growth over the next two to five years.


There are two grinder style choices - tub or horizontal.  Tub grinders are popular because they are productive, easy to work on and maintain. If you are in a remote area or if you can position your grinding operation in a controlled environment area where bystanders are kept back at least 200 feet, a tub is a good choice. However, because of the tendency for grinders to occasionally propel debris up and into the air, you may want to consider a horizontal machine. Horizontal grinders can be operated in closer quarters, near streets and in residential areas. Horizontal grinders are better at containing flying debris and have the added advantage of being able to process longer material with less sheering and chain saw work.


If incorporating screening into your recycling operation is a part of your goals, research your options to be sure that your screen will be sized properly to match your grinder output. Once you have a good feel for the size and style of equipment you will need to reach your goals, it's time to determine what equipment is available.


This is where Apollo Equipment can help you find the best machines to fit your goals at the best possible price. If you have access to the internet, our website, ApolloEquipment.net can save you a ton of time and hassle, by allowing you to search our vast database of hundreds of tub and horizontal grinders available across North America and through-out the world. Browse our listings of available machines, look at pictures, videos and review their vital information. Our friendly support staff is available to answer any additional questions you may have or to help you find the perfect match for your business goals. Call us toll free 1-800-982-2844 Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm eastern time.


Once your grinder, screener and/or chippers are operational, they will at some point in the future need the wear parts replaced. The teeth, hammers, knives and other wear parts which do the majority of the work on the raw wood material wear out over time and need replacement. GrinderWearParts.com specializes in fabrication of these wear parts and can offer you many options and savings on replacement parts for your machine, factory direct! Call our friendly staff toll free 1-800-827-0401 Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm to get the best replacement parts available for your machines.


Apollo Equipment and Grinder Wear Parts are American and family owned and operated with manufacturing and distribution facilities in Florida and Oregon.


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