Earthsaver reinvented itself as a used equipment dealer to offer parts and services to equipment owners, as well as an affordable and very effective option for marketing and selling their used wood and greenwaste recycling equipment. Over the last decade we have gained significant experience with all makes and models of tub grinders, horizontal grinders, trommel screens, compost turners, as well as other various support equipment.

About Us

History
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The Beginning of the Wood and Greenwaste Recycling Industry
Prior to forming Earthsaver Equipment, Mr. Clinton managed a company contracting fire hazard reduction services to the U.S. Forest Service; specifically the treatment of logging or thinning slash. He soon became aware of the vast amount of waste wood, and the need for alternative uses.

In 1982, Mr. Clinton began experimenting with tub grinders manufactured by WHO, which were origianlly designed for agricultural purposes. His goal was to develop a machine that would effectively process waste wood into a resalable product. After several months and numerous design changes he developed the first tub grinder capable of processing waste wood material up to 6' diameter.

In the following months Mr. Clinton began promoting his concept at bio plants and municipal landfills in California. In December of 1982 the City of San Mateo, California purchased the first heavily modified agricultural grinder to process waste wood.

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In April of 1983 Fuel Harvesters Equipment (FHE) was formed for the purpose of marketing the modified tub grinders. While continuing to improve on the initial design, FHE contracted out manufacturing of the early tub grinders to WHO manufacturing. That year FHE exhibited at it's first Waste Expo put on by the National Solid Waste Management Association; followed by the Bio Cycle conference the following year. At that time, FHE was the only company at either of these shows to offer equipment for recycling wood or yardwaste material. People in recycling questioned whether grinding waste wood was actually recycling, but of course this was 1983 and just the beginning of the yardwaste recycling industry.

Through 1989 FHE was the only company in the U.S. supplying 'tub type' grinders built for wood waste processing.

Much of the early designs pioneered in these early tub grinders are still employed in machines today, such as: fixed hammers, heavy duty screens and the heavy duty pin and plate hammermills, and magnetic head pulleys

Manufactured Equipment

In 1986 FHE developed a new disc screen (similar to a star screen); in 1988 FHE added trommel screens to the equipment line; and in 1989 a contaminant separator. Through continued R&D, FHE offered a heavy duty tub grinder capable of grinding woody material up to several feet in diameter by 1990. In 1992 FHE designed and began production of a full line of pull type and self-propelled compost turners.

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Recycling Yards

In 1986 we established our first recycling yard in Hurfville, NJ. We processed all types of wood and greenwaste including: yard trimmings, pallets and crates, scrap lumber, land clearing debris and municipal yard waste. In the following years, we opened recycling facilities in Boston, Tampa, Berkley, San Diego (contract basis).

By 1994 the Earthsaver tradename and trademark was introduced to better reflect the “green” nature of the equipment. FHE continued to manufacture and sell equipment and parts under the Earthsaver brand through 2001.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Rubber Tired Loader

This is the most common type loader found at recycling facilities. It is used for loading raw materials into the equipment and moving finished products around the site. It should be able to dump materials over 10’ high and ideally should be able to load finished products into 13’6” high trailers. Smaller loaders will require that you build a ramp next to your equipment. If you process pallets or crating materials there will be a lot ...

Model 101 - Horizontal Grinders

Horizontal Grinders were first introduced in the late 90’s as an alternative to the tub grinder. Similar to tub grinders, there are a variety of sizes and horsepower, designed to handle land-clearing debris, bark, brush, logs, stumps, wood construction and demolition (“C&D”) material, leaves, etc. Operators typically employ horizontal grinders to reduce or recycle wood and greenwaste.

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Company details

Business Type:
Technology - Manufacturer

Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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