NEW VERMEER HG6800TX HORIZONTAL GRINDER PACKS POWER IN COMPACT DESIGN
PELLA, Iowa, March 7, 2017 – During CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, Vermeer will introduce the new HG6800TX horizontal grinder. Featuring 950 hp (708 kW) in a 92,000 lb (41,730.5 kg) class, and an infeed design to aid in feeding larger material such as whole trees, the new grinder is built to power through tough materials with less operator interaction. More information on the HG6800TX will be available on Vermeer.com in the coming months.
The remote control puts the machine control menu and machine operating information at the user’s fingertips so operators can monitor machine health from the loader cab.
With the optional Damage Defense system, contractors who deal with contaminated wood can help protect their equipment by reducing the likelihood of major machine damage caused by certain metal contaminants entering the hammermill. The system reacts to the initial contact of metal by reversing the feed system to allow for removal.
The HG6800TX also features proven Vermeer technologies like SmartFeed and the Thrown Object Deflector (TOD). SmartFeed optimizes machine performance and production electronically and allows the operator to focus on loading raw product and move finished product about the jobsite. The function stops and reverses material from feeding into the hammermill when engine rpm’s drop below efficient operating range.
The patented TOD decreases the quantity and distance of thrown objects, allowing the machine to be operated in a smaller “safe” work zone. The feature is hinged and can be raised or lowered depending upon grinding applications, simply with the remote control.
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