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The Anvil Breaker Grate is a Peterson innovation which can be used for grinding asphalt shingles or waste wood for mulch. The breaker grate has chromium steel breaker bars welded to the inside face which helps break up material more efficiently preventing unwanted spears. The abrasion resistant steel bars helps to extend the service life of this grate.
Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and may be made from single source material or blended for specific application performance. Green waste materials used include: garden debris, kitchen scraps, manure, or yard and lawn waste.
Nutrient rich in composition, compost acts as a natural, healthy, organic fertilizer for your plants. It is typically a soil additive mixed prior to planting to provide nutrients and improve soil structure, but can also be used a protective mulch layer or top dressed to planted areas.
A High Tip Bucket is an attachment that is used on a wheel loader which allows for increased dump height i.e. for loading high sided vehicles. High Tip Buckets are ideal for loading Peterson horizontal grinders or blower trucks or trailers with mulch or compost material.
Often made from bark, low value trees (non-merchantable stems) or wood waste, it can be made from a variety of materials, typically organic, but not exclusively. Organic mulches are typically a product that can decompose providing nutrients to the soil over time. Not all mulch materials are available commercially. Materials include:
In most cases, a two-pass grinding process is more economical than a one-pass grinding process. When finished product sizing is critical for things like mulch and compost a two-pass regrind is optimal. Pregrinding material on the first pass for feedstock reduction with large-holed hex grates, and regrinding material for sizing with small-holed round grates offers faster production, lower fuel consumption, and a more consistent end product.
Scrap Wood can be defined as pallets, lumber residuals, etc. This is usually dimensional lumber that has been damaged, or is too small to re-use. This material can be ground down into a mulch or biomass product using Peterson horizontal grinders.