Shredders to recycle green waste

29 May 1998

Shredders to recycle green waste

FARMERS are always looking to diversify to increase or maintain profitability.

One possibility is recycling of green waste to supply the organic sector with fertiliser.

To cater for what it sees as an expanding market, Richard Western has added the Wilberforce 700E economy model to its range of shredders, This, says the company, will enable growers and contractors to reduce the high transport costs of untreated material, by shredding it on site.

Weighing in at 3430kg (3.4t), the 700E can be towed by a four-wheel drive vehicle – it is fitted with high-speed running gear and over-run brakes – and is capable of handling timber up to 10cm (4in) in diameter. Throughput when working with green waste is claimed to be up to 25cu m/hr.

At the business end, the shredding is performed by 44 flails on a 65cm (2.2ft) diameter rotor turning at 2080rpm, with power supplied by a 70hp air-cooled engine.

A turntable mounting gives 360deg operation, allowing the shreddings to be blown straight into the towing vehicle.

The specification also includes remote radio control and a folding discharge elevator.

The Wilberforce 700E economy shredder from Richard Western is said to be suitable for diversification operations such as recycling green waste for the organic market. Prices start at £28,000.

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