Fish out of water?

2015-10-09-13.35.34by Rick Zettler

Driving around Tilcon’s Clinton Point quarry in New York, you will find the typical equipment expected at a facility that processes crushed limestone at a high capacity. Multiple excavators, loaders, rigid haul trucks and crushing circuits dot the landscape of the 1,200 acre property to load, move and crush 3.1 million tons of dolomitic limestone.

Moving closer to the quarry’s property line along the Hudson River, however, you’ll spot a blue piece of equipment that is seemingly out of place. It has a similar appearance to excavators found at the quarry, but it’s not an excavator. [Read more…]

Low Speed Shredders are surprisingly versatile tools

0018by Jon M. Casey

When it comes to recycling wood waste, MSW and C&D materials, nothing beats a low speed shredder to help get the job done. With more than a dozen brands of portable shredders available to recyclers in the U.S. market, it comes as no surprise to find that recyclers have come to realize the usefulness of the low speed shredder. In many cases, a low speed shredder is used as a first grind for wood products like mulch and biomass. In other instances, they are used as the sole reduction tool, capable of shredding everything from mattresses and carpets to whole automobiles and everything in between. [Read more…]