Continental Biomass Industries (CBI), Newton, New Hampshire, displayed its newest horizontal grinder, the Magnum Force 6800CT, at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo May 11-12 in Essex Junction, Vermont. The company also premiered the 6800CT with the TSC 80T tracked conveyor. CBI equipment was paired with Newton-based parent company Terex Ecotec's TWH 226 material handler.
Improving on the 6800BT’s design, the 6800CT’s 190-degree screening area lets production rates surge beyond 200 tons an hour, CBI says. The design of CBI’s offset helix rotor minimizes kinetic energy loss from each strike, the company says, requiring less power to rotate while evenly distributing wear. The 6800CT processes land clearing debris, pallets, clean industrial waste, stumps, logs and whole trees.
The CBI and Ecotec booth featured seven other pieces of logging equipment: a 5800BT horizontal grinder, a ChipMax 484BT whole tree chipper, a TSC80T tracked conveyor, a TWH 226 waste handler, a XP log and stump screw, a XLP log and stump screw and a static display of the CBI Ripper Tooth. In total, there were six live demos during show hours with two static displays of the XLP Screw and Ripper Tooth.
5800BT horizontal grinder was developed to feature the same principles of the 6800BT but is purpose-built for contractors dealing with transportation restrictions. The 484BT ChipMax whole tree chipper has a production capability of 120 tons per hour. The TSC80T tracked conveyor is a self-powered 80-foot tracked stockpiler with an in and out design made to let operators track the machine out, fold to working position and start conveying material.
The TWH226 material handler is designed with a vertically movable cab and high lifting capacities throughout the entire working range to prepare machine operators for any challenge. The log and stump screw models are designed to split oversized butt logs, pole wood and stumps into more manageable sized material to be further processed into firewood, wood fuel or other finished products. The Ripper Tooth is designed with the Grizzly Tooth’s best in class shank thickness, AR 400 steel plates and aggressive angle. This attachment is built to tear through dense material and frozen Earth during the winter months.
“The 6800CT has been designed completely with the end user in mind, including serious production and maintenance upgrades,” Art Murphy, director of sales and marketing at Terex Environmental Equipment, says. “We paired the 6800CT with a new TSC80T tracked conveyor, the first in an array of stacking conveyor options that CBI plans to offer North American customers. From our attachment line, we showcased the new Grizzly Tooth ripper attachment as a static display.”
A video recap of this weekend’s event can be watched below: