Vermeer HG4000 horizontal grinder reimagined

How the HG4000 builds on the legacy of Vermeer horizontal grinders.

Vermeer horizontal grinder

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For decades, Vermeer horizontal grinders have provided toughness and productivity, coming in a variety of configurations to suit large land-clearing, municipal solid waste and composting operations. As Vermeer looks to the future needs of these job sites, it says it must reimagine how horizontal grinders are designed, built and operated. The Vermeer HG4000 horizontal grinder is the result of these efforts.

“The HG4000 builds on the legacy of Vermeer horizontal grinders that are known for efficiently processing logs and other organic matter into valuable end products,” says Jeff Bradley, Vermeer Recycling and Forestry product manager. “We are keeping what operators love most about these machines while adding performance features that will translate to more productivity on the job site.” 

Features and benefits:

  • Infeed table sidewalls: optimize visibility of material in the infeed and minimize the need for operator interaction with material;
  • Feed roller: built with an aggressive design and equipped with the power to pull in hard-to-feed material and help minimize blockages;
  • Feed opening: large 42-inch by 60-inch (106.7-centimeters by 152.4-centimeters) feed opening minimizes the need for large material manipulation;
  • Series III duplex drum: nine replaceable hammers and 18 bolt-on tips support optimal performance and ease of maintenance;
  • Maintenance-friendly design: large access shields, ladders, a drop-down platform, mill access at the front or the top and remote grease zerks help operators maintain the machine;
  • CAT engine: process difficult material with a 536-horsepower (399.7-kilowatt) CAT C13B engine that is backed by global support; and
  • Intelligent feed system: monitors engine speed and optimizes feed speeds to maximize available horsepower, resulting in maximum productivity. Only use when an operator is not required.
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