Morbark has developed two new compact X Series Wood Hog horizontal grinders for niche recycling markets.
The 2400X and 3000X are ideal for markets like municipal solid waste, pallet recycling, sawmills, nurseries and tree care debris. As well, both grinders are suitable for processing yard waste, brush and other mixed woody feedstock into saleable product.
Designed to be modular and available in multiple configurations for various applications, the newest models in the X Series of next-generation horizontal grinders from Morbark follow the successful launches of the 3400X in 2017 and 6400X in 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,” said Michael Stanton, Morbark’s director of industrial products. “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.”
The compact size of the 2400X and 3000X are the machines most important feature. The standard width of the 2400X is 2.29 metres, while the 3000X measures in at 2.49 metres, making them within the legal transport width in any country.
The Wood Hog 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 hp to 203 hp, while the 3000X has engine options from 350 hp to 577 hp. Like all of Morbark Wood Hog models, both the 2400X and 3000X will also be available with electric power.
2400X Wood Hog features
The infeed system consists of one 50.8 cm diameter top compression feed roll with an internal drive and a 134.6 cm by 2.49 metre smooth rubber belt or optional steel chain infeed conveyor. As well, the 2400X has a 2.74 metre by 132 cm infeed floor, infeed flares and cleated belly belt and maintenance access doors.
The manual folding infeed tray is adjustable to various positions and adds 91 cm to the infeed length when opened or closed to contain small material.
The large, proven design of the downturn plate and pin style hammermill system, with 22 single-bolt inserts set in a V pattern, improves feeding characteristics, ease of maintenance and durability.
Routine maintenance and grate changes are easily conducted by a single operator due to the 352 litre fuel tank, which pivots away from the machine to allow easy access, and the single, side-load grate system.
The 91.44 cm wide chevron discharge conveyor belt is available in a single section, stationary 2.9 metre height conveyor or folding 4.42 metre height conveyor and can be equipped with optional magnetic head drum for ferrous metal removal.
An adjustable backside flat idler allows for drive belt tensioning with no need to move the engine
The variable speed infeed system consists of one 86 cm diameter top compression feed roll with internal drive and a 3.76 metre by 146 cm wide live floor designed to accept both WD120 and slat chain.
The plate and pin style, up-turn hammermill system measures 81 cm by 149 cm, and has 18 double-edged replaceable inserts and 18 rakers.
The discharge system consists of a hydraulically driven, horizontal 107 cm by 4.3 metre aggregate belt conveyor discharging onto a 91 cm wide stacking conveyor with hydraulic fold for transport and can be equipped with optional magnetic head drum for ferrous metal removal.
Like the 2400X, the 3000X is designed so that a single operator can change the grates. The 3000X’s top-load system with four grates includes a hydraulic hinged door for quick and easy access.
Both Wood Hog models are equipped with the Morbark Integrated Control System (MICS). The ultimate diagnostics tool and control system, this 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 user to connect to your machine using your phone or tablet’s Bluetooth, or to connect the machine directly to Morbark, so the manufacturer will be able to view and edit machine settings and program or send updated programming