How Wood Grinders Work
Horizontal and tub grinders come in many different sizes and horsepowers for handling a wide variety of applications. Grinders are typically divided into two sections. The top section contains the tub, and the bottom section contains the hammer mill.
Tub grinders rely on gravity to move material from the tub to the hammer mill. The walls of the tub also rotate to help debris fall into the mill. The hammer mill chips the wood into small pieces, depending on the setting, before spitting the material out onto a conveyor belt that can either deposit material into a large pile or some kind of container. Tub grinders are portable, so they can be taken to nearly any work site. They can also process hundreds of cubic yards of grinders per hour, making them extremely efficient.
What Are Wood Grinders Used For?
To put it simply, wood grinders take one kind of organic material and turn it into another kind of organic material. At American Property Experts, we used our grinders to break down things like trees, leaves, bark, brush, logs, stumps, and wood construction and demolition (C&D) material. Tub grinders are a common sight on construction sites as well as land clearing operations as a preferred method to open burning.
At American Property Experts, our topsoil is screened and offered to contractors, landscapers, and homeowners. Vegetative debris is turned into biomass fuel (a.k.a boiler or hog fuel) and fallen branches and felled trees are turned into pet-friendly and kid-safe mulches. We also offer complete land clearing, soil screening, and hauling services.
We do all this in the name of our commitment to protect the environment. Everything that crosses the gates of our two Wilmington, NC locations at 606 Sunnyvale Drive and 2831 N. Kerr Avenue is recycled, reused, or otherwise repurposed. If you need tub grinding or any of our other services for your next commercial project, give us a call at 910-793-1460.