Built for land clearing and pipeline right-of-way operations.

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The HG6800TX horizontal grinder offers a high-horsepower engine on a tracked machine with a compact design. Featuring 950 hp (708 kW) in a 92,000-lb (41,730.5-kg) class, and an infeed design designed specifically for feeding larger materials such as whole trees and large stumps, the new grinder is built to power through tough materials with less operator interaction.

Built for land clearing and pipeline right-of-way operations.

The HG6800TX horizontal grinder offers a high-horsepower engine on a tracked machine with a compact design. Featuring 950 hp (708 kW) in a 92,000-lb (41,730.5-kg) class, and an infeed design designed specifically for feeding larger materials such as whole trees and large stumps, the new grinder is built to power through tough materials with less operator interaction.

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Features & Benefits

Series III hard-faced duplex drum

The Series III hard-faced duplex drum offers durability and convenient maintenance, with the ability to remove and replace single hammers and balance the drum externally.

Low sidewalls

Low sidewalls aid in feeding whole trees and other larger material with less restriction, reducing the need for operator interaction with the material.

SmartFeed system

The SmartFeed system monitors engine rpm and adjusts grinding speed for optimal machine performance.

Optional Damage Defense system

The optional Damage Defense system reduces the likelihood of certain metal contaminants from entering the hammermill by reacting to the initial contact with the contaminant and reversing the feed system to allow removal of the contaminant.

Adjustable feed roller

The feed roller can climb up to 50 in (127 cm), helping the machine to crush logs or stumps that need to be rolled, and allowing the operator flexibility for different material inputs.

Optional screen hoist

Change screens easily utilizing the optional screen hoist and the remote control or main machine controls.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Lengths - Long Infeed

    • Maximum Length - Transport 48.1 ft 14.7 m
    • Maximum Length - Transport with Dolly 48.6 ft 14.8 m
    • Maximum Length (Operation) 56.5 ft 17.2 m
    • Maximum Width (Transport) 10 ft 3 m
    • Maximum Width Transport - with Dolly 10 ft 3 m
    • Maximum Height (Transport) 12 ft 3.7 m
    • Maximum Height Transport with Dolly 12.8 in 32.5 cm
    • Weight 92000 lbs 41730.5 kg
    • Tongue Weight - Engine Option 1 with Dolly 45000 lbs 20411.7 kg
    • Axle Weight - Engine Option 1 with Dolly 60000 lbs 27215.5 kg
    • Weight Engine Option 1 with Dolly 105000 lbs 47627.2 kg
    • Dolly Weight 9500 lbs 4309.1 kg
  • Engine - Option one

    • Make and Model Caterpillar C27 Tier 4F (Stage 4)
    • Number of Cylinders 12
    • Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 950 hp 708.4 kw
    • Torque (Max) 3212 ft-lb 4354.9 Nm
    • Fuel Tank Capacity 350 gal 1324.9 L
    • Max Fuel Consumption 47.5 gph 179.8 lph
    • Fuel Type Ultra-low sulfer diesel (<15 ppm)
    • Air Cleaner Dry-type with primary and secondary elements and restriction indicator
    • Oil Filter Full-flow, spin-on
    • Recommended Oil CAT DEO-ULS, or API CJ-4, or ACEA E9 (15w-40)
    • Oil Volume with Filter 71.9 qt 68 L
    • Cooling Medium Liquid
    • Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 45 gal 170.3 L
    • Air to Boil Temperature 126 deg
    • Alternator 24 volt
    • Fan (Qty 2) Variable-speed, reversible
    • Clutch Type Hydraulic-operated wet clutch with PTO
    • Clutch Engagement Push-button
    • Drive Belt Type V-belt
    • Sound Power 120 dB(A)
  • Engine - Option two

    • Make and Model Caterpillar C27 Tier 2 (Stage II)
    • Number of Cylinders 12
    • Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 950 hp 708.4 kw
    • Torque (Max) 3212 ft-lb 4354.9 Nm
    • Fuel Tank Capacity 350 gal 1324.9 L
    • Max Fuel Consumption 47.7 gph 180.6 lph
    • Fuel Type Diesel
    • Air Cleaner Dry-type with primary and secondary elements and restriction indicator
    • Oil Filter Full-flow, spin-on
    • Recommended Oil CAT DEO-ULS, or API CJ-4, or ACEA E9 (15w-40)
    • Oil Volume with Filter 71.9 qt 68 L
    • Cooling Medium Liquid
    • Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 45 gal 170.3 L
    • Air to Boil Temperature 126 deg
    • Alternator 24 volt
    • Fan (Qty 2) Hydraulically driven, reversible
    • Clutch Type Hydraulic-operated wet clutch with PTO
    • Clutch Engagement Push-button
    • Drive Belt Type V-belt
    • Sound Power 120 dB(A)
  • Infeed Roller

    • Feed Table Width 60 in 152.4 cm
    • Feed Table Length - Option One 19 ft 5.8 m
    • Loading Height 6 ft 1.8 m
    • Flare Construction Integrated with infeed
    • Feed Conveyor Type Welded slat chain
    • Drive Type Radial piston motor
    • Drive Roller Construction Welded steel
    • Front Idler Roller Construction Self-cleaning steel auger
    • Infeed Floor Construction Welded steel with replaceable UHMW wear plates
    • Infeed Roller Width 56.3 in 143 cm
    • Infeed Roller Weight 2460 lbs 1115.8 kg
    • Infeed Roller Diameter 36.1 in 91.7 cm
    • Maximum Feed Height 50 in 127 cm
    • Material Type Fabricated steel
    • Tooth Design Serrated bars
    • Number of Teeth 12
    • Drive Motor Fixed displacement, geroler
    • Drive Planetary (Qty 2) 34.2:1
    • Feed Roller Down Pressure Adjustable
  • Safety System

    • Thrown Object Deflector Standard
    • Deflector Position Variable
  • Duplex Drum

    • Millbox Opening 60" W x 38" H
    • Drum Diameter 28 in 71.1 cm
    • Tip Diameter 36.4 in 92.5 cm
    • Drum Cutting Width 62.4 in 158.5 cm
    • Drum Skin Thickness 1.5 in 3.8 cm
    • Drum Speed 1200 rpm
    • Bearing Type Double row, sperical roller
    • Bearing - Inner Race Diameter 6 in 15.2 cm
    • Number of Hammers 10
    • Number of Tips 20
    • Tip option 1 2-bolt
    • Center Retention Pin Dimensions 2" dia x 79.35" L
  • Screens

    • Screen Weight 470 lbs 213.2 kg
    • Screen Dimensions 1" thick
    • Screen Type Abrasion-resistant steel
    • Number of Screens 2
    • Screen Area 3583 sq in 23116.1 sq cm
    • Millbox Lid Liner Dimensions Abrasion-resistant steel
    • Liner Dimensions .75, 1" (1.9 cm, 2.5 cm) thick
    • Anvil Type Fabricated steel with replaceable wear surfaces
    • Anvil Dimensions 6.6" x 18.2" x 81" (16.7 cm x 46.2 cm x 205.7 cm)
  • Discharge System - Single Belt Design

    • Length 89.3 ft 27.2 m
    • Width 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Belt Design 3 ply - 330# or straight warp single ply 330# both with V cleat
    • Splice R2-stainless steel or super splice
    • Return Roller Quantity 6
    • 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, geroler
    • Drive Motor Bearings 1-15/16, 4-bolt flange
    • Belt Speed 877 ft/min 267.3 m/min
    • Load Height 16.3 ft 5 m
  • Hydraulic System

    • Tank capacity 100 gal 378.5 L
    • Recommended Oil Vermeer HyPower 68
    • Filtration Method Dual in-tank return filters with suction strainer
    • Number of Coolers 1
  • Implement Hydraulics

    • System Type Open-loop, pressure- and flow-compensated
    • Pump Type Variable displacement, axial piston
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 63.3 gpm
    • System Relief Pressure 4200 psi
  • Discharge Conveyor Hydraulics

    • System Type Open-loop, pressure- and flow-compensated
    • Pump Type Variable displacement, axial piston
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 32.3 gpm 122.3 L/min
    • System Relief Pressure 3000 psi
    • Motor Series Char-Lyn 6000 Series, geroler
  • Fan Drive Hydraulics

    • System Type Open-loop, pressure compensated
    • Pump Type Variable displacement, axial piston
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 25.7 gpm 97.3 L/min
    • Motor Series Danfoss KM38
    • Fan Series - FWD/REV Reversible
  • Clutch

    • Tank capacity 21 gal 79.5 L
    • Recommended Oil Vermeer VMF Gold
    • Filtration Method Spin-on, pressure filter, B6 = 1000
    • Number of Coolers 1
    • System Type Open-loop
    • Pump Type Fixed displacement, gear pump
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 8.9 gpm 33.7 L/min
    • System relief pressure 260 psi 17.9 bar
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 24 VDC
    • Battery Group 8-D, 1400 CCA (Qty 2)
    • System Protection Fused
  • Control Station

    • Display Type LCD
    • Engine Information Yes
    • Machine Information Yes
    • Operational Faults Yes
    • Gauges none
    • Switches Push-button
  • Radio Remote Control

    • Display Type LCD
    • Engine Information Yes
    • Machine Information Yes
    • Operational Faults Yes
    • Switches Sealed membrane
    • Operating Range Up to 300' (91.4 m)
    • Battery Type AA (Qty 6)
  • Chassis

    • Frame Description DT6
    • Tongue Description Bolt-on to infeed structure
    • Hitch Type Fifth wheel
    • Fender Description Formed steel
    • Brake Type Air-actuated with spring-applied parking brake
    • Trailer Light Type 12-24V LED
  • Axle/Suspension

    • Suspension Type Air-ride
    • Manufacturer - Option One Hendrickson
    • Capacity per Axle 20000 lbs 9071.8 kg
    • Number of Axles 3
    • Tires - Option One 255/70R22.5 duals
    • Wheels - Option One 22.5"x8.3" hub-piloted steel
    • Ground Clearance - Option One 5.3 in 13.5 cm
    • Tires - Option Two 445/50R22.5 LR L (super singles)
    • Wheels - Option Two Aluminum
    • Ground Clearance - Option Two 5.3 in 13.5 cm
  • Tracks

    • Track Frame Description Rigid frame with reinforced box section
    • Track Type D5 double grouser
    • Track Drive Pump Type Variable displacement, axial piston
    • Track Drive Motor Type Hydrostatic with planetary transmission
    • Track Brake Type Spring-applied, hydraulic-release wet disc parking brake
    • Track Length on Ground 142" (360.7 cm)
    • Track Width - Option One 26" (66 cm)
    • Track Width Option One - Ground Bearing Pressure - Hard Ground 58.3 psi 402 kPa
    • Track Width Option One - Ground Bearing Pressure - Soft Ground 11.4 psi 78.6 kPa
    • Type of Idler D5 excavator rollers
    • Number of Idlers 20
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 57.6 gpm 218 L/min
    • System relief pressure 5000 psi 344.7 bar
    • Maximum Speed 2.8 mph 4.5 km/h
    • Maximum Creep Speed - (Low) 1.4 mph 2.3 km/h
  • Optional Air Compressor

    • Air Compressor Brand Mi-T-M
    • Engine Honda, 11.7 hp
    • Maximum Pressure 175 psi 12.1 bar
    • Maximum Air Flow 29 cfm .8 cmm
    • Tank capacity 30 gal 113.6 L
  • Other Options

    • Screens Yes
    • Special Tools Group Yes
    • Extended Warranty Yes
    • Preventative Maintenance Yes
    • Special Paint Yes
    • Air Compressor Yes

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