The HG4000 horizontal grinder from Vermeer features a number of cost- conscious features that will appeal to a variety of land clearing contractors.
A 445 hp Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) Fiat Powertrain Technologies diesel engine powers the HG4000 and meets all U.S., Canadian and European Union emission regulations through selective catalytic reduction (SCR). This power plant has shown a considerable fuel savings over similarly powered engines in this application. To help maximize power to the HG4000 processing functions, Vermeer uses an array of electrically powered, variable speed and reversible fans for the cooling system. This not only reduces draw of engine power, but also has shown to help reduce machine sound levels.
The heart of the HG4000 is the Series II Duplex Drum, consisting of nine hammers and 18 grinder tips. This patented design decreases daily maintenance time while increasing the life of major wear components by providing the ability to reverse the grinder tips, hammers and center section of the drum. Maintenance time is decreased by the ability to remove and replace single hammers along with the ability to externally balance the drum.
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