Large-diameter wood and brushy debris are no match for the HG8000 horizontal grinder.

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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-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.

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-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.

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Features & Benefits

Four preset infeed settings

Get up and running quickly with four preset infeed settings that control the material’s finished size.

SmartGrind system

Increase productivity thanks to the exclusive Vermeer SmartGrind system, which automatically controls grinding speed based on engine rpm levels.  

Series II duplex drum system

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.

Onboard screen handler system

Change screens easily with the onboard screen handler system.

High production

Yield higher volumes of wood waste and reduce spillage or plugging due to a 66-in (167.6-cm) wide loadout conveyor, with a discharge height of 14 ft to 18 ft (4.3 m to 5.5 m).

Remote control

Discharge height, along with several other machine functions, is adjustable via remote control.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Lengths - Long Infeed

    • Maximum Length - Transport 49.4 ft 15.1 m
    • Maximum Length (Operation) 64.4 ft 19.6 m
    • Maximum Width (Transport) 11.9 ft 3.6 m
    • Maximum Height (Transport) 13.5 ft 4.1 m
    • Weight 102000 lbs 46266.4 kg
    • Tongue Weight 42900 lbs 19459.1 kg
    • Axle Weight 59100 lbs 26807.3 kg
  • Discharge System - Single Belt Design

    • Length 96.5 ft 29.4 m
    • Width 66 in 167.6 cm
    • Belt Design Viper 330# with V-cleat
    • Splice Flexco R5 - stainless steel
    • Return Roller Quantity 6
    • Idler Roller Diameter 12 in 30.5 cm
    • Idler Roller Bearing 2-3/16" 4 bolt flange
    • Standard Drive Roller Diameter 12.8 in 32.4 cm
    • Magnetic Drive Roller Diameter 12.8 in 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 ft 6.7 m
  • Engine Option Three

    • 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 400 gal 1514.2 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
  • Engine Option Two

    • 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)
  • Engine Option One

    • Make and Model Caterpillar C27 Tier 4i (Stage IIIB)
    • Number of Cylinders 12
    • Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 950 hp 708.4 kw
    • Torque (Max) 3202 ft-lb 4341.3 Nm
    • Fuel Tank Capacity 400 gal 1514.2 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
  • Clutch

    • 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
  • Fan Drive Hydraulics

    • 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
  • Discharge Conveyor Hydraulics

    • 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
  • Duplex Drum

    • Millbox Opening 71.5" wide x 50" high (181.6 cm x 127 cm)
    • Drum Diameter 42 in 106.7 cm
    • Tip Diameter 52 in 132.1 cm
    • Drum Cutting Width 72 in 182.9 cm
    • Drum Skin Thickness 1.3 in 3.2 cm
    • Drum Speed 1000 rpm
    • Tip Speed 13614 rpm
    • Bearing Type Double row spherical roller
    • Bearing - Inner Race Diameter 6.4 in 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
  • Screens

    • 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)
  • Chassis

    • 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
  • Infeed Roller

    • Feed Table Width 71.5 in 181.6 cm
    • Feed Table Depth 35.5 in 90.2 cm
    • Feed Table Length - Option One 24 ft 7.3 m
    • Feed Table Capacity 14.3 cu yd 10.9 cu m
    • Loading Height 8.7 ft 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 in 167.6 cm
    • Infeed Roller Weight 3000 lbs 1360.8 kg
    • Infeed Roller Diameter 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Maximum Feed Height 75 in 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
  • Axle/Suspension

    • 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 in 45.7 cm
    • Tires - Option Two 255/70R22.5 (Duals)
    • Wheels - Option Two Steel, 22.5 x 8.25
    • Ground Clearance - Option Two 14 in 35.6 cm
  • Radio Remote Control

    • 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
  • Hydraulic System

    • Tank capacity 100 gal 378.5 L
    • Recommended Oil Vermeer hyPower 68
    • Filtration Method Return filters (qty 3)
    • Number of Coolers 1
  • Optional Air Compressor

    • 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
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 24 VDC
    • Battery Group 8-D, 1155 CCA (qty 2)
    • System Protection Fused
  • Control Station

    • Display Type LCD
    • Engine Information Yes
    • Machine Information Yes
    • Operational Faults Yes
    • Gauges (Qty 10) Hydraulic systems
    • Switches Moisture proof, toggle style
  • Other Options

    • Screens Yes
    • Extended Warranty Yes
    • Preventative Maintenance Yes
    • Special Paint Yes
  • Implement Hydraulics

    • System Type Open-loop
    • Pump Type Axial piston, pressure and flow compensated
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 51.3
    • System Relief Pressure 4500
  • Safety System

    • Thrown Object Deflector Standard
    • Deflector Position Variable

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