US-headed manufacturer of tree care, environmental, underground construction, surface mining, and agricultural equipment Vermeer Corporation (Vermeer) is expanding its line of recycling equipment with the addition of a new trommel screen. Outfitted with a 74 hp (55 kW) Deutz TD 2.9L Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IV) engine, the new TR5300 trommel screen delivers a drum speed of 0–24 rpm to handle multiple material types.
According to Vermeer, the trommel screen’s conveyors have the ability to lower parallel to the ground giving the operator more control over dust and wind, while also allowing for easier maintenance area access. The new unit features convenient controls through the machine display mounted on the control panel or through a remote control. Changing product sizing can also be done quickly with the quick-change screen design.
We focused on the needs of the operator when designing the new TR5300 trommel screen. The unit has four programmable presets that allow the operator to save settings for different material types, or the operator can quickly make adjustments on the fly based on incoming materials. There are also several features that make the TR5300 easy to adjust and service, including access doors around the engine compartment and dual-hinged doors on both sides of the drum for ease of maintenance and machine inspection. These service doors give full-length access to the trommel drum at ground level, explained Jeff Bradley, Product Manager for Recycling and Forestry Equipment at Vermeer.
Chain driven drum screen
The Vermeer TR5300 trommel screen’s unique chain-driven direct drum drive permits the drum to lift off the cog for service. This top-load design allows the drum to be quickly changed out with proper equipment. This design also makes changing out the bolt-on sprockets fast and efficient.
Furthermore, the company says that the quick-change screen design provides the ability to change screen sizes to match required end product sizing with only 5 attachment bolts.
Users can also tension the screen around the drum to add rigidity to increase the open area of the screen through the use of a smaller gauge wire. An optional grizzly screen attachment for the TR5300 trommel screen can be mounted over the hopper to pre-screen large material and create more consistent sized overs material.