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Radial Conveyor

A radial conveyor is a conveyor, that when set in place, can rotate 180°. This is very helpful for any size production to maximize uptime of machine and minimize the need for repositioning the machine once a stockpile gets to …

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Terra Select

Terra Select is a German-based company that sells Screening Equipment and Stacking Conveyors. Peterson is the Master Distributor for Terra Select products in the US and Canada.

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Stacking Conveyor

A stacking conveyor is a type of machine that carries already processed material up a conveyor belt into a stockpile. There are different types, heights and angles for these conveyors, depending on what application it is being used for.

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Screen

When creating a finished product with critical sizing, utilizing a screen in the process helps sort out oversized materials for regrinding. The three different types of screens that are most common are: trommel screen, star screen, and deck screen.

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Conveyor Width

Conveyor widths on Terra Select Screens vary in size from 24" (60 cm) to 3' 11" (120 cm), depending on the specific machine being used.

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2-Fraction Screening

With the use of a Star screen, or a Trommel screen, 2-Fraction Screening is the process of screening material to create 2 product sizes. Product sizes are "Fines" fraction, and "Overs" fraction and creates a consistent product consumers prefer.

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Direct Drive

Direct drive means that the mechanical parts in a machine are driven directly by a motor, without a belt or other device to transmit power. This feature is commonly found on hybrid (engine and generator) star screens.

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Terra Select

Terra Select is located in Sassenberg, Germany and is a leading manufacturer for customized screening and separating technology systems for the international recycling industry. Peterson is the “go-to” Master Distributor for Terra Select products in the US and Canada.  

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Star Screen

Star Screens can perform 2-fraction screening or 3-fraction screening. For 2-fraction screening, material flows on top of the stars, that have a predetermined fines size. If the material meets those fines requirements, it will fall between the stars while the larger …

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Trommel Screen

A trommel screen is a rotating cylindrical sieve or screen that is powered either hydraulically or electrically via a chain and sprocket used for sorting, coloring, washing a variety of materials.  Drum changes are easy, due to the user friendly …

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Windsifter

The Windsifter is designed for separating light impurities, such as plastic, out of screened compost and biomass materials. The W70 Windsifter has an infeed hopper with an integrated dosing roller. The Terra Select Windsifter can be loaded via a wheel loader, …

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Blower Trailer

A Blower Trailer, sometimes called a Bark Blower, is a semi trailer which pneumatically delivers ground covering materials including bark mulch, soil, compost, wood chips, and more. Blower Trailers are ideal for landscaping, lawn-seeding, erosion control, spreading playground chips, and many …

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Blower Truck

A Blower Truck, sometimes called a Bark Blower, is an-all in-one tractor trailer which pneumatically delivers ground covering materials including bark mulch, soil, compost, wood chips, and more. Blower Trucks are ideal for landscaping, lawn-seeding, erosion control, spreading playground chips, and many other applications. Blower Trucks …

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Bark Blower

Bark Blower describes equipment that can pneumatically deliver ground covering materials including bark mulch, soil, compost, wood chips, and more. Peterson sells both Blower Trucks and Blower Trailers depending on your specific needs.

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Whole Tree Chipper

A Whole Tree Chipper can process an entire tree including limbs and brushy tops. Peterson has several chippers that can process whole trees. Peterson's 5000H Whole Tree Chipper is a specialty Chip Plant with a combination of a Chain Flail and a …

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Flail

A Flail, also called a Chain Flail or Delimber/Debarker, is designed to removed bark and limbs from any type of tree. Flails whip away the unwanted outer layer of the tree using heavy duty chains attached to the flail drum. …

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Rotating Grapple

Peterson grinders are extremely productive and are often limited by the loading capacity. A rotating grapple can be much more productive loading a grinder or chipper compared to a fixed grapple which will speed up the overall production. A Rotating Grapple …

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High Tip Bucket

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 …

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Mill

A mill is a machine that grinds (or cuts) material for reduction purposes. Milling material is the act of grinding it up. In reference to horizontal grinders, a mill can refer to the machinery within the grinding chamber that grinds (mills) material.

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Hog Mill

The term hog mill is a traditional term for a grinder, referencing a 1900's machine by the same name and similar function. Hammer Hog is a reference to a hog mill that uses hammers to grind material.

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Screen

When creating a finished product with critical sizing, utilizing a screen in the process helps sort out oversized materials for regrinding. Screening material separates material by size. There are different types of screens: trommel screen, star screen, and deck screen are …

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Air Compressor

Peterson machines offer an optional air compressor that provides air to clean the machine and/or power tools to service the grinder.

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Slow Speed

Slow Speed term used with or to describe shredders for the fact that the rotor(s) turn at low rpm (generally under 100rpm). The R+ horizontal grinder package offers a slow-speed rotor for heavy-duty applications.

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Shredder

A Shredder is a machine that utilizes rotors that turn at slow speed to shred or rip large materials into smaller materials.

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Chipper

A Chipper is a machine using knives to process clean round wood materials such as trees into a smaller particle size with high value. Often confused with a grinder that uses a blunt hammer to process materials. Peterson manufactures drum chippers, …

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Grinder

A Grinder is a machine using a hammer mill to process large (generally organic) materials into a smaller particle size with a higher value. Can be either the tub or horizontal style. Grinders are also referred to as recyclers.

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Tub Grinder

A Tub Grinder is a type of grinder/recycler with a tub style feed hopper that holds material that is gravity fed to the hammer mill. The tub rotates to help feed the material.

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Horizontal Grinder

A type of grinder/recycler with a horizontal style feed hopper versus a tub style. Horizontal grinders have several key advantages. Due to the horizontal feed, feedstock is not limited to the feed opening and are typically safer than tub grinders due …

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Screen

A screen is a machine designed to sort materials based on size. Terra Select's portable screens sort out oversized materials and provide user friendly changes for specific product sizing needs. Peterson is the Master Distributor for Terra Select products in the US and …

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Roll Case Rollers

Roll Case Rollers series of six or seven chain-driven rollers that move stems from the debarker to the disc or drum chipper.

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Chip Plant

A Chip Plant includes all the machine components related directly to debarking, delimbing, and chipping feedstock to create a desired value product. This includes the feed system, flail units, bark pushers, chipper, and chip spout. Some chip plants have the flail and …

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Knife Grinder

A knife grinder is a machine used to resharpen chipper knives. These can control the grind or knife angle and are often water cooled to prevent the loss of temper from the steel knives.

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Drum Chipper

Peterson drum chippers are available in 4 to 16 pocket drum sizes depending on the machines application. Each drum can be configured to specific product output needs by changing certain options. Typically used for biomass, a Peterson Drum Chipper is …

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Disc Chipper

A Disc Chipper is designed for high volume operations that require the ability to chip large diameter feedstock, or multiple smaller logs, simultaneously. Typically used in wood pulp chip applications in conjunction with flail debarkers.

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Chip Van

A Chip Van, also known as a chip trailer and bulk van, are an aluminum walled trailer designed to haul wood chips or biomass when coupled to a semi-truck. The trailer is either end loaded or top loaded. Made from …

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Chain Flail Debarker

Peterson's Chain Flail Debarker machines use links of hardened chain to debark large diameter logs. Peterson machines debark multiple logs at the same time, saving money every log. Flail Debarkers whip the logs with specialized chain to strip bark and small …

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