Mendip Wood Shavings Ltd increase their production with an investment in a Peterson 5710D Horizontal Grinder.
Mendip Wood Shavings Ltd (MWSL) has recently invested in a Peterson 5710D Horizontal Grinder which has been supplied by the exclusive UK & Ireland dealer for Peterson – Neutron Equipment.
Neutron Equipment are based at Beenham, near Reading and are also the dealer for the Eggersmann Range- Forus Twin shaft shredder-Teuton Single shaft shredder and Terra Select Trommels and BACKHAUS Compost Turners for the south of the UK, Wales and Ireland. Additionally, Neutron are the UK Dealer for The TAURUS range of Scrap Hammer Mills and Shears, Ecohog Range of processing equipment (South of UK) and also the Barford Range of Tracked Conveyors and processing equipment.
Mendip Wood Shavings Ltd:
Based on a 10-acre site in Charterhouse near Bristol, MWSL was established in 1980 and is a family business employing 40 people.
Pip Harris - MD, took up the story, “The whole business revolves around wood recycling with waste wood sourced from sawmills and secondary suppliers that supply pallets and other items of clean wood.
“It is essential that all the waste wood is clean for the markets we sell to as we supply saw dust and wood shavings for the animal bedding sector. To achieve the end product waste wood is processed through our system and ground down to the correct size and then softened up for end use making it suitable for animal bedding.”
Currently MWSL process 50,000t/annum which is sold to wholesalers within the county. With an eye on additional markets the company recently made the decision to invest in a new grinder and although previous experience with their current machine was good, we were realising that that with an increase in wood from our suppliers our current machine just could not keep up, subsequently creating stock piling issues.
Therefore, following considerable market research and discussion with contacts within the industry the team were assured that a Peterson machine was the way forward.
On approaching Neutron Equipment, the team were advised that a 5710D Horizontal Grinder was available and MWSL consequently completed the deal and became the proud owners of the first Peterson 5710D Horizontal Grinder in Europe which has proved to be a ‘game changer’ for the team at MWSL.
Pip, continued, “Although this machine was bigger than what we currently needed we decided as a company that this was the right machine to invest in as it would accommodate our planned growth into alternative markets and allow us to expand into the horticultural sector.
“We also knew some of the guys at Neutron so we felt that it would develop into a solid reliable relationship. Having visited them over in Reading to look at the machine, within a short time we all felt extremely comfortable with the Neutron team. Five weeks later and we can see we have made the right decision; it works very well, does what we want it to do and is backed up by the fantastic Neutron support”
David Kennea – General Manager, commented, “ We are currently trialling different processes through a range of screens. We have 100mm and 50mm screens with some 25mm screens ordered.
“Yesterday we trialled 17mm screens and the machine coped very well. We decided then that the best way to utilise those screens was to use them in a re-run process to run the material through a 100mm and then change and run back through the 17mm.
“This trial was extremely successful and proved that the machine is very versatile as screen changes are so easy and can be completed in 20-25 minutes in comparison with the old machine screen change of 2½ hours.
“This is a massive plus for production as we can run the material through the 100mm in the morning and change the screen at lunch and then run back through the 17mm.
“It is extremely effective with virtually no loss in production time and to say we are totally ecstatic with the machine at the moment is an understatement!”
The Peterson 5710D Horizontal Grinder:
The 5710D Horizontal Grinder is a tracked horizontal grinder designed for high-volume producers with very demanding end-product specifications. Powered by a Tier IV Caterpillar C27 1050HP (772 kW) engine, the 5710D provides the highest power to weight ratio of any Peterson grinder. At 88,500 pounds (40,150 kg)*, the 5710D is designed for operations requiring high production and frequent moves between jobs. With a feed opening of 60 x 40 inches (152 x 102 cm) combined with Peterson’s high lift feed roll, the 5710D Horizontal Grinder can readily reduce a wide range of material including stumps.
Peterson’s three-stage grinding process with an up turning rotor and large grate area enables the 5710D to produce materials to exact specifications.
The 5710D Horizontal Grinder IQAN control panel features a large LCD display that provides the operator with the information needed to efficiently operate the unit. System pressure transducers and remote monitoring capability simplify set up and provide complete engine and system parameters. The 5710D can be operated by wireless remote from the comfort of your loader.
The optional tow dolly makes highway transportation between jobs easy. The quick-change multiple grate system makes it easy to customize grate configurations to produce a wide variety of finished materials. Grates are removed through an access door on the side wall.
Peterson’s 3-Stage Grinding Process:
This 3-stage process results in more accurate and consistent finished products. An up-cutting motor draws material into the grinding chamber and minimizes bit wear - this provides the first stage in material size reduction. An anvil positioned for optimum sizing and production, provides the second stage in the sizing process. Finally, the last step in the 3-stage sizing process, the provision of a large grate area results in the high-production of a wide variety of wood and green waste materials and end sized products.
Peterson’s Patented Impact Release System:
A patented impact release system detects any ungrindable objects within the grinding chamber by opening the anvil and first grate section to eject these minimising any damage. Having completed this process, the machine then returns to normal operation, resulting in more uptime and reducing costly damage from any heavy contamination in the feed material.
*Machine weight may vary by optional equipment and configuration.