Vermeer Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wood-waste recycling equipment, has expanded its line of grinders with the addition of the Vermeer HG8000TX horizontal grinder with a track undercarriage.
The Vermeer® HG8000TX is a fully mobile horizontal grinder that allows the operator to efficiently move the machine around jobsites, whether it is for land clearing, compost processing or forest thinning.
The tracks provide increased traction in unstable ground conditions, providing access to remote areas, or transport across obstacles such as shallow creeks or ditches, soft sandy or wet soil conditions, and moderate inclines.
Equipped with 28-inch (71.1 cm) double- or triple-grouser track pads, the HG8000TX produces only 12 psi (.8 bar) of pressure in soft ground conditions. The undercarriage features a rigid-mounted, reinforced boxed track frame and the idlers are sealed for life, providing maintenance-free rollers that are sealed from possible contamination.
Powered by a 1050 hp (783 kW) engine, the HG8000TX horizontal grinder features a millbox opening measuring 50 inches (127 cm) high by 71.5 inches (182 cm) wide, the largest infeed opening of any horizontal grinder on the market. The infeed opening on the HG8000TX allows operators to process a higher volume of raw materials and grind materials usually reserved for a tub grinder.
The HG8000TX features the Vermeer-exclusive AutoFeed system, which stops and reverses material from feeding into the patented duplex drum when engine rpm drops below an efficient operating range. Reversible hammers and cutter blocks on the Series II duplex drum offer nearly double the life of single-sided designs. Three preset automatic feed settings can be used in 90 percent of grinding situations saving operator time. A fourth customizable setting is available for specialized situations.
Other features include an anvil accessible from the ground level, making it easy to maintain or replace, a one-piece belly and discharge conveyor eliminating the transition area which can cause spillage and the Thrown Object Deflector (TOD) is designed to reduce the distance and quantity of thrown material debris to allow operation in smaller and controlled worksites.
The HG8000TX is controlled by a multi-function, wireless remote control that allows the operator to control most operating functions from a maximum operating distance of 300 feet (91 m). This feature enhances jobsite productivity by allowing the operator to control machine functions from the loader vehicle while performing other functions.