HG8000 Horizontal Grinder

Large-diameter wood and brushy debris are no match for the HG8000 horizontal grinder. No need to cut it down to size: this monster of a machine has the largest infeed opening in its class and the power of a 1050 hp/783.3 kw CAT Tier 2 engine. Dual planetary feed roller drives push material into the drum with outstanding efficiency. Extra-wide load-out conveyer lets you drop processed wood where you want it without slowing down the grinding action.

Features and benefits

  • Get up and running quickly with four pre-set infeed settings that control the material’s finished size.
  • Increase productivity thanks to the exclusive Vermeer SmartGrind system, which automatically controls grinding speed based on engine rpm levels.  
  • Improve cutting performance using the patented series II duplex drum system with reversible hammers and cutter blocks that simplify maintenance and nearly double wear life.
  • Change screens easily with the on-board screen handler system.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
     
Maximum Length - Transport 49.4 ' 15.1 m
Maximum Length (Operation) 64.4 ' 19.6 m
Axle Weight - Engine Option 1 with Dolly 591000 lbs 268073.1 kg
Make and Model Caterpillar C27 Tier 4i (Stage IIIB)
Number of Cylinders 12
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 850 hp 633.8 kw
Torque (Max) 3202 ft-lb 4341.3 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 500 gal 1892.7 L
Max Fuel Consumption 48.5 gph 183.6 lph
Fuel Type Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (<15 ppm)
Air Cleaner Dry-Type with primary and secondary elements and restriction indicator
Recommended Oil See Maintenance Manual
Oil Volume with Filter 76 qt 71.9 L
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 35 gal 132.5 L
Alternator 24 Volt
Fan Hyraulically driven, reversible
Clutch Type Hyraulic-operated wet clutch with PTO
Clutch Engagement Push-Button
Drive Belt Type V-Belt
Sound Power 123 dB
Make and Model Caterpillar C27 Tier 2
Number of Cylinders 12
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 950 hp 708.4 kw
Torque (Max) 3200 ft-lb 4338.6 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 400 gal 1514.2 L
Max Fuel Consumption 45.7 gph 173 lph
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Pleated primary and secondary (qty) with pre-cleaners
Oil Filter Dual spin-on
Recommended Oil CAT DEO 10W-30/15W-40
Oil Volume with Filter 19 qt 18 L
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 35 gal 132.5 L
Air to Boil Temperature 140 deg
Alternator 24 volt, 75 amp
Fan 60" (152.4 cm) dia, 10 blade, fixed pitch, reversible
Clutch Type Hydraulic operated wet clutch push button
Clutch Engagement 5V - 16 strand
Sound Power 104.5 dB(A)
Make and Model Caterpillar C32 Tier 2
Number of Cylinders 12
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 1125 hp 838.9 kw
Torque (Max) 3793 ft-lb 5142.6 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 500 gal 1892.7 L
Max Fuel Consumption 56.7 gph 214.6 lph
Fuel Type Ultra-low sulfur diesel (<15ppm)
Air Cleaner Dry-type with primary and secondary elements and restriction indicator
Recommended Oil See Maintenance Manual
Oil Volume with Filter 76 qt 71.9 L
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 35 gal 132.5 L
Alternator 24 Volt
Fan Hydraulically driven, reversible
Clutch Type Hyrdaulic-operated wet clutch with PTO
Clutch Engagement Push Button
Drive Belt Type V-Belt
Feed Table Width 71.5 " 181.6 cm
Feed Table Depth 35.5 " 90.2 cm
Feed Table Length - Option One 24 ' 7.3 m
Feed Table Capacity 14.3 cu yd 10.9 cu m
Loading Height 8.7 ' 2.6 m
Flare Construction Integrated with infeed
Feed Conveyor Type Welded slat chain
Material Construction Steel
Drive Type Open-loop hydraulic
Drive Roller Construction Fabricated steel
Front Idler Roller Construction Self cleaning steel auger
Infeed Floor Construction Steel lattice
Infeed Roller Width 66 " 167.6 cm
Infeed Roller Weight 3000 lbs 1360.8 kg
Infeed Roller Diameter 48 " 121.9 cm
Maximum Feed Height 75 " 190.5 cm
Material Type Welded slat chain
Tooth Design Serrated bars
Number of Teeth 12 bars
Drive Motor Open loop hydraulic
Drive Planetary 26.18:1
Feed Roller Down Pressure Adjustable
Thrown Object Deflector Standard
Deflector Position Variable
Millbox Opening 71.5" wide x 50" high (181.6 cm x 127 cm)
Drum Diameter 42 " 106.7 cm
Tip Diameter 52 " 132.1 cm
Drum Cutting Width 72 " 182.9 cm
Drum Skin Thickness 1.3 " 3.2 cm
Drum Speed 1000 rpm
Tip Speed 13614 rpm
Bearing Type Double row spherical roller
Bearing - Inner Race Diameter 6.4 " 16.4 cm
Bearing - Dynamic Capacity 250000 lbs 113398.1 kg
Number of Hammers 12
Number of Tips 24
Center Retention Pin Dimensions 2" (5.1 cm) diameter x 95" (241.3 cm) long
Number of Wipers 24
Millbox Opening 71.5" wide x 50" high (181.6 cm x 127 cm)
Drum Diameter 42 " 106.7 cm
Tip Diameter 52 " 132.1 cm
Drum Cutting Width 72 " 182.9 cm
Drum Skin Thickness 1.3 " 3.2 cm
Drum Speed 1000 rpm
Tip Speed 13614 rpm
Bearing Type Double row spherical roller
Bearing - Inner Race Diameter 6.4 " 16.4 cm
Bearing - Dynamic Capacity 250000 lbs 113398.1 kg
Number of Hammers 12
Number of Tips 24
Center Retention Pin Dimensions 2" (5.1 cm) diameter x 95" (241.3 cm) long
Number of Wipers 24
Screen Weight 800 lbs 362.9 kg
Screen Dimensions 38" x 73" x 13" (96.5 cm x 185.4 cm x 33 cm)
Screen Type AR400
Number of Screens 2
Screen Area 6200 sq in 39999.9 sq cm
Millbox Lid Liner Dimensions Standard: grade 50; optional: AR400
Liner Dimensions 3/4" thick
Anvil Type Fabricated steel
Anvil Dimensions 7" x 16" x 83" (18 cm x 41 cm x 211 cm)
Length 96.5 ' 29.4 m
Width 66 " 167.6 cm
Belt Design Viper 330# with V-cleat
Splice Flexco R5 - stainless steel
Return Roller Quantity 6
Idler Roller Diameter 12 " 30.5 cm
Idler Roller Bearing 2-3/16" 4 bolt flange
Standard Drive Roller Diameter 12.8 " 32.4 cm
Magnetic Drive Roller Diameter 12.8 " 32.4 cm
Drive Motor Eaton - VIS 30
Drive Motor Bearings 2-3/16" 4 bolt flange
Belt Speed 914 ft/min 278.6 m/min
Load Height 22 ' 6.7 m
Tank capacity 100 gal 378.5 L
Recommended Oil Vermeer hyPower 68
Filtration Method Return filters (qty 3)
Number of Coolers 1
System Type Open-loop
Pump Type Axial piston, pressure and flow compensated
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 51.3
System Relief Pressure 4500
System Type Open-loop
Pump Type Axial piston, pressure and flow compensated
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 31.8 gpm 120.4 L/min
System Relief Pressure 3600
Motor Series Eaton - VIS 30
System Type Hydrostatic
Pump Type Axial piston, variable displacement
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 31 gpm 117.3 L/min
Motor Series Axial piston, fixed displacement
Tank capacity 20 gal 75.7 L
Recommended Oil Vermeer VMF Gold
Filtration Method Spin-on filter, 16 micron absolute
Number of Coolers 1
System Type Open-loop
Pump Type Gear - fixed displacement
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 10 gpm 37.9 L/min
System Voltage 24 VDC
Battery Group 8-D, 1155 CCA (qty 2)
System Protection Fused
Display Type LCD
Engine Information Yes
Machine Information Yes
Operational Faults Yes
Gauges (Qty 10) Hydraulic systems
Switches Moisture proof, toggle style
Display Type LCD
Engine Information Emergency stop, throttle, engine shutdown,
Machine Information Feed roller rotation, raise/lower, down pressure control, feed table rotation, SmartFeed on/off, emergency stop, throttle control, fan reverse, TOD raise lower, engine shutdown
Operational Faults Yes
Switches Sealed membrane
Operating Range Up to 300' (91.4 m)
Battery Type (qty 6) AA
Channel Setting 50 channels
Frame Description Unit body construction
Tongue Description Integrated into infeed structure
Hitch Type Fifth-wheel
Fender Description Formed steel
Brake Type Air actuated with spring applied parking brake
Trailer Light Type 12V, incandescent
Suspension Type Air ride
Capacity per Axle 20700 lbs 9389.4 kg
Tires - Option One 445/65R22.5 (Super Singles)
Wheels - Option One Aluminum, 22.5 x 14
Ground Clearance - Option One 18 " 45.7 cm
Tires - Option Two 255/70R22.5 (Duals)
Wheels - Option Two Steel, 22.5 x 8.25
Ground Clearance - Option Two 14 " 35.6 cm
Air Compressor Brand Ingersoll-Rand
Engine 12.5 hp (9.3 kW) Kohler
Maximum Pressure 175 psi 12.1 bar
Maximum Air Flow 24 cfm .7 cmm
Tank capacity 30 gal 113.6 L
Screens Yes
Extended Warranty Yes
Preventative Maintenance Yes
Special Paint Yes

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Watch the HG8000 horizontal grinder work!
February 11, 2010
Watch the HG8000 horizontal grinder work!

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