Municipal waste facilities, pallet and sawmill operations, and compost contractors alike will appreciate the cost of operation-minded qualities of the all new HG4000 horizontal grinder.

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Among them is the 536-hp (399.7-kW) Tier 4 Final/Stage V Caterpillar diesel power plant.

Municipal waste facilities, pallet and sawmill operations, and compost contractors alike will appreciate the cost of operation-minded qualities of the all new HG4000 horizontal grinder.

Among them is the 536-hp (399.7-kW) Tier 4 Final/Stage V Caterpillar diesel power plant.

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Features & Benefits

Powerful feed roller

The feed roller is equipped with aggressive teeth, coupled with down pressure, that provide pull in power and maintain control of the material being fed to help get the job done efficiently. The feed roller drive planetary is fully enclosed for protection from debris and also allows for a tight clearance between the feed roller and mill housing. This helps minimize material blockage and reduces the power required to feed material.

CAT engine power

The 536-hp (399.7-kW) CAT C13B engine provides the horsepower needed for processing difficult materials, while also enabling worldwide service and support for maximum productivity.

Duplex drum

The patented Series III duplex drum offers proven cutting performance, and reversible hammers and tips that nearly double the wear life of single-sided designs, while easing daily maintenance. The optional chip drum produces a consistent chip end-product, rather than traditional shredded material, for uses such as biofuel. Plus, the drum has bolted-in components to help efficiency compared to welded systems and a wedge design that holds the hammers in place, which can make it convenient to service.

Complete control

A state-of-the-art wireless remote control unit allows the operator to run most machine functions from up to 300 ft (91.4 m) away. This lets the operator, from the cab, adjust machine settings as the materials change, including control of the infeed settings, engine droop, conveyor height and more. Operators can spend more time in the cab throughout the day, and make machine adjustments quickly.

Contamination defense

The optional Vermeer-exclusive Damage Defense system helps reduce the likelihood of certain metal contaminants from entering the hammermill by reversing the infeed and turning off the feed system when it senses the initial metal contact. These metal contaminants entering the hammermill can damage the machine, so the Damage Defense system helps keep the machine productive by stopping certain metal contaminants from being processed.

Anvil

The anvil provides the cutting action between the grinder drum or chip drum, and helps break apart the material. The anvil mount structure has been redesigned to handle the high horsepower. This redesign eases the replacement process of the hard-faced wear edge, which results in less time required for maintenance.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Lengths - Long Infeed

    • Maximum length - Transport (Pintle) 37 ft 11.3 m
    • Maximum length - Transport (5th wheel) 32 ft 9.8 m
    • Maximum Length (Operation) 52 ft 15.8 m
    • Maximum Width (Transport) 8.2 ft 2.5 m
    • Maximum Height (Transport) 13 ft 4 m
    • Maximum weight (Pintle) 55155 lbs 25017.9 kg
    • Maximum weight (5th wheel) 52910 lbs 23999.6 kg
    • Maximum tongue weight (Pintle) 2200 lbs 997.9 kg
    • Maximum tongue weight (5th wheel) 15432 lbs 6999.8 kg
    • Maximum axle weight (Pintle) 52910 lbs 23999.6 kg
    • Maximum axle weight (5th wheel) 37478 lbs 16999.7 kg
  • Engine - Option one

    • Make and Model CAT C13B Tier 4 final/Stage V
    • Number of Cylinders 6
    • Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 536 hp 399.7 kw
    • Torque (Max) 1807 ft-lb 2450 Nm
    • Fuel Tank Capacity 200 gal 757.1 L
    • Max Fuel Consumption 27.2 gph 103 lph
    • Fuel Type Ultra-low sulfur diesel
    • Diesel exhaust fluid capacity 17.3 gal 65.5 L
    • Air Cleaner Dry-type with primary and secondary elements and restriction indicator
    • Oil Filter Full-flow, spin-on
    • Recommended Oil API CJ-4, 15W-40
    • Cooling Medium Liquid (nitrite-free, pre-diluted 50/50)
    • Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 10.5 gal 39.7 L
    • Oil volume with filter 9 gal 34.1 L
    • Air to boil temperature 128° F (53° C)
    • Alternator 24 V 250 A
    • Fan Flexxaire (variable pitch)
    • Fan - CAC Electric (variable speed)
    • Clutch Type Hydraulic-operated twin disc
    • Clutch Engagement Push button
    • Drive Belt Type V-belt
    • Sound Power 112.3 dB
  • Standard Infeed System

    • Feed Table Width 60 in 152.4 cm
    • Feed Table Depth 20 in 50.8 cm
    • Feed Table Length - Option One 15 ft 4.6 m
    • Feed Table Capacity 4.6 cu yd 3.5 cu m
    • Loading Height 7.6 ft 2.3 m
    • Flare Construction Integrated with bolt on corner flare
    • Feed Conveyor Type Welded slat chain
    • Material Construction Steel
    • Drive Type Fixed displacement motor
    • Drive Roller Construction Welded steel
    • Front Idler Roller Construction Self-cleaning auger
    • Infeed Floor Construction Welded steel
    • Infeed Roller Width 56 in 142.2 cm
    • Feed opening 42-in (106.7-cm) high x 60-in (152.4-cm) wide
    • Infeed roller weight with arm 2700 lbs 1224.7 kg
    • Infeed Roller Diameter 28 in 71.1 cm
    • Material Type Steel
    • Tooth Design Serrated bars
    • Number of Teeth 10
    • Drive Motor Fixed displacement motor/planetary
    • Drive Planetary 34.2:1
    • Feed Roller Down Pressure Adjustable
  • Safety System

    • Thrown Object Deflector Standard
    • Deflector Position Variable
    • Curtain description Rubber
  • Duplex Drum

    • Millbox Opening 60-in (152.4-cm) wide x 31-in (78.7-cm) high
    • Drum Weight 5370 lbs 2435.8 kg
    • Drum Diameter 22.5 in 57.2 cm
    • Tip Diameter 31.3 in 79.5 cm
    • Drum Cutting Width 60.9 in 154.7 cm
    • Drum Skin Thickness 1.5 in 3.8 cm
    • Drum Speed 1113 rpm
    • Tip speed (Duplex) 9615 ft/min 2930.7 m/min
    • Bearing Type Double row spherical roller
    • Bearing - Inner Race Diameter 4.3 in 10.9 cm
    • Bearing - Dynamic Capacity 136000 lbs 61688.6 kg
    • Number of Hammers 9
    • Number of Tips 18
    • Tip types Premium wide
    • Center Retention Pin Dimensions 2-in (5-cm) diameter x 75.3-in (191-cm) long
    • Number of Wipers Four-blade spiral fan
  • Chipper Drum

    • Millbox Opening 60-in (152.4-cm) wide x 31-in (78.7-cm) high
    • Drum Weight 4707 lbs 2135.1 kg
    • Drum Diameter 27.3 in 69.3 cm
    • Drum Cutting Width 60 in 152.4 cm
    • Drum Skin Thickness 1.3 in 3.3 cm
    • Depth of Cut Adjustable: .125 in (.31 cm) to 1 in (2.5 cm)
    • Number of Knives 12
    • Knife Thickness .625 in (1.6 cm)
    • Useable Edges 1
    • Material A8 mod chipper steel
    • Number of Bolts/Knife 2
    • Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
    • Number of Pockets 12
    • Drum Speed 842 rpm
    • Tip speed (1-in chip) 7274 ft/min 2217.1 m/min
    • Bearing Type Double row spherical roller
    • Bearing - Inner Race Diameter 4.3 in 10.9 cm
    • Bearing - Dynamic Capacity 136000 lbs 61688.6 kg
    • Shaft diameter 5 in 12.7 cm
    • Shaft Retention Type Keyless bushing
  • Screens

    • Screen Weight Varies
    • Screen Dimensions .75-in (1.9-cm) thick
    • Screen Type Abrasion-resistant steel
    • Number of Screens 2
    • Screen Area 3131 sq in 20200 sq cm
    • Millbox lid liner Abrasion-resistant steel
    • Number of Sides 1
    • Liner Dimensions 62-in (157.4-cm) wide x 21.5-in (54.6-cm) high x 16-in (40.6-cm) radius
    • Anvil Type Adjustable, replaceable wear surfaces
    • Anvil Dimensions 6.1-in (15.6-cm) high x 73.5-in (186.7-cm) long x 13.6-in (34.5-cm) wide
  • Discharge System - Single Belt Design

    • Length 20 ft 6.1 m
    • Width 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Belt Design 3-ply, 330# with V-cleat
    • Splice R2 stainless steel cable
    • Return Roller Quantity 3
    • Idler Roller Diameter 12 in 30.5 cm
    • Idler Roller Bearing 1-15/16, 4-bolt flange
    • Standard Drive Roller Diameter 12.8 in 32.5 cm
    • Magnetic Drive Roller Diameter 12.8 in 32.5 cm
    • Drive Motor Fixed displacement
    • Belt Speed 625 ft/min 190.5 m/min
    • Load Height 14 ft 4.3 m
  • Hydraulic System

    • Tank capacity 7.7 gal 29.1 L
    • Recommended Oil Vermeer Hypower 68
    • Filtration Method Dual return filters
    • Number of Coolers 1
  • Implement Hydraulics

    • Components Dual PVG-32 valves
    • System Type Open-loop, pressure and flow compensated
    • Pump Type Variable displacement, axial piston
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 25.3 gpm (96.5 L/min)
    • System Relief Pressure 3000 psi (206.8 bar)
  • Discharge Conveyor Hydraulics

    • System Type Open-loop
    • Pump Type Fixed displacement gear pump
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 16.3 gpm 61.7 L/min
    • System Relief Pressure 2900 psi (200 bar)
    • Motor Series TH
  • Clutch

    • System Type Hydraulically-activated variable pitch
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 24 Volt
    • Battery 8D-MHD, 1400 CCA (qty. 2)
    • System Protection Fused
  • Control Station

    • Display Type LCD
    • Engine Information Yes
    • Machine Information Yes
    • Operational Faults Yes
    • Gauges No
    • Switches Sealed membrane CAN bus keypad
  • Radio Remote Control

    • Display Type LCD
    • Engine Information Yes
    • Machine Information Yes
    • Operational Faults Yes
    • Gauges No
    • Switches Sealed membrane
    • Operating Range 300 ft (91.4 m)
    • Battery Type AA (6)
    • Channel Setting 50 channels
  • Chassis

    • Frame Description Unit body construction
    • Tongue Description Fabricated
    • Hitch Type 5th wheel, 5th wheel with creep drive, Pintle, Pintle with creep drive
    • Fender Description Formed steel, replaceable
    • Brake Type EBS
    • Trailer Light Type 12-24V LED
  • Axle/Suspension

    • Suspension Type Spring
    • Manufacturer - Option One Hutchens Industrial, Inc.
    • Capacity per Axle 22400 lbs 10160.5 kg
    • Number of axles (5th wheel) 2
    • Number of axles (Pintle) 3
    • Tires - Option One 385/65R22.5
    • Wheels - Option One Aluminum
    • Ground Clearance - Option One 17 in 43.2 cm
  • Optional Air Compressor

    • Air Compressor Brand Mi-T-M
    • Engine Honda, 9 hp (6.7 kW)
    • Maximum Pressure 125 psi 8.6 bar
    • Maximum Air Flow 17.2 cfm .5 cmm
    • Tank capacity (5th wheel) 21 gal 79.5 L
    • Tank capacity (Pintle) 31.7 gal 120 L
  • Other Options

    • Screens Yes
    • Tips Yes
    • Special Tools Group Yes
    • Magnetic discharge conveyor pulley Yes
    • Extended Warranty Yes
    • Preventative Maintenance Optional
    • Special Paint Optional
    • Air Compressor Options via hitch selection
    • Vermeer Confidence Plus Asset Protection Program Optional

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