wood hogs Articles

  • WSM delivers hog fuel system

    West Salem Machinery has completed delivery of a complete hog fuel screening and hogging system to a major paper manufacturer. The system was fully engineered and manufactured by WSM, including conveyors, magnetics, WSM 48-9 disc screen, WSM 4048BP wood/bark hog with pivot case, and support structures with access platforms. The heavy-duty disc screen provides pre-screening of bark and wood waste, ...

  • Wood waste recycling

    A customer has built a very successful business grinding wood waste banned from the local landfill and selling the wood fiber. They operate a system that was fully engineered and manufactured by WSM, including conveyors, magnetics, WSM 48-10 Disc Screen, WSM 4064BH Horizontal Hogging system, and support structures. A heavy duty vibrating conveyor feeds the wood waste into the hog. Ground material ...

  • Wood waste product

    A landfill needed a way to reduce their waste stream volume, increase the life of their landfill, and recover a recyclable, marketable product. Wood and yard waste material comprise up to 20% of their entire waste stream volume. Processing and recycling this material will extend the life of the landfill by 20 years. They chose WSM's Model 4864BH Horizontal Hogging System with a customized feed ...

  • Wood, Yard Trimmings Recycler Grows by Heaps and Bounds

    GRIND-ALL has been in existence - in one form or another - since 1992. Originally owned by Paul Robins, and operated under the name East Coast Wood Recycling, the company, based in Mosely, Virginia near Richmond, was solely focused on selling wood products at the wholesale level. Three years later Robins joined forces with Robbie Urbine, whose expertise in retail sales allowed the company to open ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Completing the Cycle: Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities

     Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities Interesting evolutions have taken place over the past ten years in the organics processing industry. Sites that opened to compost yard trimmings gradually transitioned into processing woody materials, while wood processors expanded into the composting arena. Other businesses that started with no plans for recycling wood discovered ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landfill grinding system

    A landfill needed a way to reduce their waste stream volume, increase the life of their landfill, and recover a recyclable, marketable product. Wood and yard waste material comprise up to 20% of their entire waste stream volume. Processing and recycling this material will extend the life of the landfill by 20 years. They chose WSM's Model 4864BH Horizontal Hogging System with a customized feed ...

  • Contractor’s grinder upgrade opens doors for new opportunities

    For Jim Soukup, president of Soukup Construction, Inc., upgrading his grinder fell into the category of a “no-brainer.” A combination of less-than-ideal performance and growing maintenance costs made their existing grinder inefficient, if not altogether ineffective. Making the move to a bigger, more productive unit, a Morbark Model 4600 Wood Hog horizontal grinder, has not only vastly improved ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Carolina contractor meets Charleston area growth head on: Gary Otter construction finds horizontal grinder ups production, broadens scope of work

    Charleston, South Carolina is unique in a number of ways, not the least of which is the obvious European-influenced charm of its downtown area. It is also the target location for retirees seeking a place to establish a permanent residence in a moderate climate for the autumns of their lives. While the same can be said for myriad locations in Florida and Arizona, the Charleston area differs in one ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Recycler thrives by advancing the state of his industry

    As a 14-year-old schoolboy, Dave Zwicky was given the chance to realize his dreams by a local banker who saw real potential in a young man’s goal of becoming a successful excavating contractor. Backed by the banker and a co-signer, young Dave bought his first piece of equipment, a backhoe, and never looked back. After 30 years in business, Zwicky shifted his company’s focus to organic recycling ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Standardizing grinder line helps Richmond firm reduce costs

    Wood waste processors, like most professionals, are experts at adapting to changing times, conditions or economics. That change will, of course, vary according to the situation at hand: if the issue is transportation-related, they will work to shorten routes or find more fuel-efficient vehicles; if the issue is cost, they will find a way to do things more efficiently; and so on. For Grind-All ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • TRANSPORTING ORGANICS - RAW FEEDSTOCKS TO FINISHED PRODUCTS

    Untitled Document Facility operators find that transport trailers with moving floors are the most versatile when handling a wide range of feedstocks and end products. THE ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Size Reduction Equipment Review

    Untitled Document LAST YEAR, BioCycle was approached by CalRecovery, Inc. - a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Precipitator Solves Dryer Problem

    Plum Creek Manufacturing, Columbia Falls, Montana, installed a PPC Industries electrostatic precipitator to solve a direct fired dryer dust plugging problem. The electrostatic precipitator was installed in a very congested area and the project had to be done so the dryer was off-line a minimal amount of time. Plum Creek personnel relocated existing equipment, poured concrete footings, ran all of ...

  • Mobility is key in landclearing effort theft of grinder from jobsite leads to change in approach to processing.

    One of the oldest adages around says that everything happens for a reason. And although it is hard to accept at the time, an unfortunate event can often turn out to be the proverbial blessing in disguise. Such apparently has been the case for Sunshine Land Design, which, since the theft of one of its main pieces of grinding equipment, has moved to a track-mounted horizontal grinder, dramatically ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Company excels at handling massive volumes in Florida cleanup effort: Gainesville firm brings grinding expertise to bear in aftermath of hurricanes

    Generally speaking, Floridians are a fairly accepting and resourceful lot — accepting of the fact that they occasionally have to deal with hurricanes and the damage associated with them; resourceful in their ability to spring back from a storm’s unbelievably daunting challenges. However, the hurricane season of 2004 may well be remembered not only as one of the most active in recorded history, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Maryland firm clears 200 acres for new quarry construction Baltimore-area project demands planning, execution and an arsenal of tree clearing/processing equipment

    In his 28 years in business, Bob Orndorff has done a lot of site prep projects — and his fair share of larger site prep projects. However, he is quick to admit that, until now, he has never cleared a site for construction of a quarry, and the one his is currently doing, in the Baltimore suburb of Jessup, MD, is one of the largest projects he has ever undertaken. His company, RLO Contractors, Inc. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Anticipating change, Texas grinding firm explores options

    To be a wood waste grinder in Texas - particularly in a large metropolitan area like Houston - is to have access to some truly impressive volumes of material. A growing economy, strong regional development and a favorable climate create a 'perfect storm' of sorts, for companies who rely on a steady stream of wood waste and green waste to succeed. For Ted Lewis, one of the Houston area's largest ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Change in Grinding Approach Yields Huge Upturn in Production

    In construction, there is one tenet that rings true for everyone from the smaller general contractor doing residential work, to the largest heavy highway firms at work today: having the right tool for the right job can be key to any project’s success. When that project is — dollar for dollar — one of the largest in the country,the importance of adhering to that rule grows ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Grinding out progress in Florida`s hurricane cleanup

    The recent onslaught of Florida's west coast, central region and, most recently, panhandle by Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, demanded extraordinary efforts by companies charged with the cleanup. Spearheading that effort, Brooksville, Florida-based Grubbs Emergency Services LLC, has contracted with scores of subcontractors to reduce the massive volumes of felled trees, severed limbs and ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Fire prevention strategies, storm cleanup

    WHEN IT comes to the importance of clearing dead and diseased trees as a fire prevention step, Wayne Williams of San Diego County, California is living (and breathing) it. “I was walking around the fire zone, and where residents had cleared spaces around their homes, the house was usually saved,” says Williams. “Houses without a firebreak, or on a ridge (where fire can leap out of a canyon), were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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