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Thompson Tractor Holds Waste Equipment Demo Day

Demonstrating engine accessibility for ease of maintenance, Martin Morgan of Doppstadt US shows the 90-degree swing-out engine feature on the SM-720 portable trommel screen.
Demonstrating engine accessibility for ease of maintenance, Martin Morgan of Doppstadt US shows the 90-degree swing-out engine feature on the SM-720 portable trommel screen.
A Thompson Tractor equipment operator uses a Caterpillar 329DL excavator to load up a Peterson 5710C horizontal grinder to show how quickly a 1,050 hp. (782 kW) Cat-powered Peterson machine can grind wood waste into mulch.
Watching the brute force of the Peterson 5710C grinder at work (L-R) are Skip Plumlee and Derick Freeman of Thompson Tractor; Bobby Dickinson, Newsom Timber, Grove Hill, Ala.; Jason Furrow, Browder & Sons Veneer, Thomasville, Ala.; John Newsom, Newsom Timber, Grove Hill, Ala.; Lynn Selvage, Whitaker Contracting, Guntersville, Ala.; and Steve Whittington, Peterson, Eugene, Ore.
Pointing out the features and benefits of the Peterson 5710C horizontal grinder during his machine walk-around time is Peterson’s regional sales manager, Steve Whittington (center R).
The Doppstadt DW-3060K slow speed high torque shredder is in its element at the Montgomery, Ala., landfill as it shreds through C&D material with ease and efficiency.
Making the trek from the Gulf Coast region to see the demonstrations and statically displayed Peterson and Doppstadt machines (L-R) are Tommy Walker, Thompson Tractor-Crestview, Fla.; Tobie Sheils, Thompson Tractor-Mobile, Ala.; Ernie Montgomery, fleet manager, Greg Graham, engineer, and Russell Floyd, landfill manager, all of Walton County Public Works, Walton County, Fla.
Fielding questions about the Doppstadt DW-3060K shredder are Doppstadt US representatives Martin Morgan (L) and George Wilcox.
Gathered to discuss what they just saw during the machine demonstrations (L-R) are Hardy Traylor, Thompson Tractor, Montgomery, Ala.; Sam Newell, W.S. Newell Inc., Montgomery, Ala.; Skip Plumlee, Thompson Tractor; Keith Newell, W.S. Newell Inc.; and Cecil Cork, engineering department, the City of Montgomery, Ala.

Thompson Tractor held a waste equipment demo day June 16 for the Thompson Recycling Products division at the City of Montgomery Landfill in Montgomery, Ala.

In addition to machines being demoed, additional static equipment was on display and factory representatives from Doppstadt US and Peterson were on-hand to field questions from those in attendance.

The first machine demonstrated was the Doppstadt SM-720 portable trommel screen. After running the machine, Martin Morgan, Doppstadt US sales manager, provided a comprehensive recap of the features and benefits of this machine. Highlighted points were “that the extremely fuel efficient Mercedes 101 hp. engine burns approximately 1.5 to 2 gallons of fuel per hour. The engine is very serviceable and accessible because of the 90-degree swing-out feature. The drum itself is changeable in about 15 minutes to change to different size drums to suit different product applications. And the machine is very portable and easy to move around the job site,” Morgan explained.

The next machine demonstrated was the Peterson 5710C horizontal grinder. Steve Whittington, Peterson’s regional sales manager, mid-South, showed how quickly a 1,050 hp (782 kW) Caterpillar-powered Peterson machine can grind wood waste into mulch. During the demonstration, this track-mounted grinder chewed up large diameter timber and wood waste.

The Doppstadt DW-3060K was next up. After running the machine, Morgan and George Wilcox of Doppstadt US did a comprehensive walk-around on this track machine, explaining that it is a “slow speed high torque shredder ideal for C&D and MSW, green waste and wood waste, tires and is overall, the ‘jack of all trades’ in shredders.”

After the demonstrations and presentations, attendees gathered under an air-conditioned tent. An array of prizes were given out during a prize drawing before everyone settled in to their seats for barbeque chicken and ribs for lunch.