Peterson Pacific Corp., a Eugene, Oregon-based manufacturer of wood grinding and chipping machines, announced the introduction of the new Peterson 1700D horizontal grinder March 12.
“The new 1700D is smaller and lighter than our other grinder’s, but still packs impressive performance. The 1700D is ideal for small mulch, compost, or pallet grinding operations, as well as municipalities looking for a smaller machine, but still needing excellent throughput for a grinder of this size” said Jody Volner, President of Peterson Pacific Corp. “We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable grinder, and have it loaded with the features that Peterson customers have come to expect from our products.”
According to the company, the mobile 1700D can reduce a wide range of materials with its large feed opening that measures 54" x 27". When boosted by Peterson’s high-lift feed roll, the feed opening’s maximum lift of 41.5 inches can tackle large feedstock and allows accessibility to the rotor for maintenance.
The 1700D Horizontal Grinder is equipped with a Caterpillar Tier IV C9.3 455 hp engine or an optional export-only C9 Tier III, 350 hp engine. At 41,000 pounds, it is the lightest of Peterson’s grinder series, and is easily transportable.
Peterson’s Adaptive Control System features a fully adjustable feed system. The 1700D control panel features a large display that provides the operator with complete engine and system parameters to simplify setup and efficiently operate the unit. The 1700D also features Peterson’s patented Impact Release System to protect the machine against ungrindable materials.
The 1700D Horizontal Grinder features a quick-change multiple grate system, making it easy to customize grate configurations, the company says. Grates are removed through an easy-access door on the side wall. With Peterson’s patented up-turn rotor, heavy-duty bits and robust anvil, the 1700D has a long wear life and accurate product sizing.
The Peterson 1700D Horizontal Grinder is also Peterson+ enabled. Peterson+ is a new remote monitoring solution providing machine owners access to real-time and historical data of their machine’s performance and location.