The Peterson 1700D horizontal grinder processing wood scrap.
Peterson Pacific Corp., a manufacturer of wood grinding and chipping machines, introduced the new Peterson 1700D horizontal grinder.
"The new-1700D is smaller and lighter than our other grinders, but still packs impressive performance. The 1700D is ideal for small mulch, compost or pallet grinding operations, as well as municipalities looking for a smaller machine, but still needing excellent throughput for a grinder of this size," said Jody Volner, president of Peterson Pacific Corp.
"We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable grinder, and have it loaded with the features that Peterson customers have come to expect from our products."
Heavy duty and mobile, the 1700D can readily reduce a wide range of materials. The 1700D's large feed opening measures 54 by 27 in. (137 by 69 cm). When boosted by Peterson's high-lift feed roll, the feed opening's maximum lift of 41.5 in. (105 cm) can tackle the largest of feedstock and allows excellent accessibility to the rotor for maintenance, according to the manufacturer.
The 1700D horizontal grinder is equipped with a Caterpillar Tier IV C9.3 455 hp (433 kW) engine, or an optional, export-only C9 Tier III, 350 hp (261 kW) engine. At 41,000 lbs. (18,597 kg), it is the lightest of Peterson's grinder series and is easily transportable.
The 1700D is ideal for small mulch, compost or pallet grinding operations, as well as municipalities looking for a smaller machine, but still needing excellent throughput for a grinder of this size, according to Jody Volner, president of Peterson Pacific Corp.
Peterson's adaptive control system, featuring a fully adjustable feed system, is optimized for a wide range of materials. The 1700D control panel features a large display that provides the operator with complete engine and system parameters to simplify set up and efficiently operate the unit. The 1700D also features Peterson's impact release system to protect the machine against ungrindable materials, a feature unique to Peterson horizontal grinders.
The 1700D horizontal grinder features a quick-change multiple grate system, making it easy to customize grate configurations. Grates are removed through an easy-access door on the side wall. With Peterson's up-turn rotor, heavy-duty bits and robust anvil, the 1700D has an exceptional wear life and accurate product sizing, according to the manufacturer.
The Peterson 1700D horizontal grinder also is Peterson+enabled — a new remote monitoring solution providing machine owners access to real-time and historical data of their machine's performance and location.
For more information, visit www.petersoncorp.com.