In the US, Morbark, LLC, a leading manufacturer of forestry, biomass, tree care, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is debuting the 2400X and 3000X Wood Hog horizontal grinders at this year’s CONEXPO/CON-AGG show in Las Vegas, Nevada taking place March 10-14, 2020. Both machines can be equipped with tracks – XT models. The 2400XT and the 3000X can be built as a fifth-wheel/dual-axle unit (3000X) or pintle hitch/tri-axle 3000XP.
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According to Morbark, the new horizontal grinders are ideal for niche markets like municipal solid waste (MSW), pallet recycling, sawmills, nurseries, and tree care debris, as well as for processing yard waste, brush, and other mixed woody feedstock into a saleable product. Designed to be modular and available in multiple configurations for various applications, these grinders can take businesses to the next level.
These newest models in the X Series of next-generation horizontal grinders from Morbark follow the successful launches of the 3400X in March 2017 and 6400X in May 2018 and maintain Morbark’s focus on versatility, transportability, and operator-friendliness.
Morbark continues to expand our efforts to better serve the needs of all our customers no matter where they live and work around the world, The 2400X and 3000X broaden our line of horizontal grinders for all global markets and further extend our reach into key niche markets both domestically and internationally, said Michael Stanton, Morbark Director of Industrial Products.
One of the most important features of the 2400X and 3000X is their compact size. Their standard width (2400X: 7’6″/2.29 m, 3000X: 8’2″/2.49 m) make them within the legal transport width in any country. The models also share design features like the sloped infeed sides, which improve operator sight lines for more efficient loading of material, and easy-to-load grate systems.
The 2400X ranges in horsepower 188 to 203 (140.2 – 151.4 kW), while the 3000X has engine options from 350 – 577 HP (260 – 430 kW). Like all of Morbark Wood Hog models, both the 2400X and 3000X also will be available with electric power.
Both models are equipped with the Morbark Integrated Control System — or MICS diagnostics tool and control system that allows the operator to automatically adjust feed rates and monitor pressures and feed wheel position to maximize production and engine efficiency.
New smart device apps (IQANrun and IQANsync) allow the operator to connect to with the machine using a smartphone or tablet’s Bluetooth or allow to connect the machine directly to Morbark, so Morbark personnel will be able to view and edit the machine’s settings and program or send updated programming.