Choose A Horizontal Model For Your Company's Grinding Needs

Horizontal grinders can break materials down into smaller pieces without relying upon manpower or an extensive sorting process. If you are going to be purchasing a horizontal grinder to use in the field or at your place of business, consider what type of model you need. Upon purchasing a grinder, use maintenance tips to prevent clogs and damage to the machine's internal components.

Machine Size And Power Load

Analyze the materials that will run through a horizontal grinder and the maximum load that you intend to process each day. Materials that don't necessarily need to be uniform in size and that just need to be broken down a little can be run through a chipper.

For wooden components that will require a strong pulverization process, a large grinder should be used. Larger machines contain a higher horsepower rating that can handle the breakdown of woody materials. Grass and other organic materials can be placed inside of a smaller machine that does not contain a high horsepower rating.

Electric Or Diesel

Horizontal grinders include fixed and mobile models. An electric model may limit the places where you can use the equipment. This type of model will work well in an indoor environment or along an outdoor surface that is part of your company's property.

A diesel model that is designed to be mobile can be brought out into the woods or any other outside environment that will require you to grind materials. An electric grinder will not contain filters or a radiator. This type of grinder will be easier to upkeep than a diesel model. Electric grinders are also noted for how quiet they are, in comparison to diesel grinders. 


A horizontal grinder contains a rotor and a hammermill assembly that are both contained within the equipment. Screens that are used with a grinder will minimize foreign materials from entering the chamber. In spite of using a screen, there will still be occasions in which materials will be filtered through the equipment that you may have not originally planned upon.

Materials that are dirty or fibrous could interfere with the inner workings of a grinder. Before equipment is used each day, a visual inspection and a basic cleaning session should be performed. The removal of the screen will provide access to the inside of a grinder. A compressor can be used to blow materials from the interior hopper opening and from both sides of a screen.

For more info, contact a company that provides equipment like horizontal feed grinders.