Metso Launches New Mobile PreShredder – Crawler Version

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As stated by the manufacturer, Metso’s new EtaPreShred 4000 Mobile makes it easier than ever before to process all kinds of waste in almost any location. The mobile units are now available in a special crawler version and have been designed to deliver improved performance and increased efficiency. Henning Lindbjerg, VP Waste Recycling Metso, explains: “The new, improved mobile units can be moved during operation, and are easier to load and transport than their predecessors. They feature all the robustness and strength you’d expect from a Metso PreShredder, with the added benefits of being easier to operate, more efficient to run and easier to service, all of which helps to reduce running costs.”

According to the information, Metso Recycling shredding technology is based on an extremely aggressive knife design and open cutting table, which provides outstanding performance when dealing with mixed and challenging materials. These key features would make the EtaPreShred units extremely resistant to wear caused by materials and waste normally considered as non-shreddable; including solid steel, reinforced concrete and rocks.

Photo: Metso Recycling

Photo: Metso Recycling

Easier to load, move and service

Drawing on their vast experience of designing mobile units, Metso’s new crawler version allows for excellent onsite mobility. The total height of the Crawler unit is half a meter lower, making it easier and cheaper to transport. The lower height also makes it easier to load the machine, as a smaller loader can operate it. The new Crawler version can also be moved by remote control during operation, saving time and energy. The Cat C15 402 kW power pack on the EtaPreShred 4000 Mobile benefits from a longer service interval increasing the time between services from 250 to 500 hours, representing a significant saving on service costs over the unit’s lifetime. The units also include changes that help to aid the service process. As Henning Lindbjerg VP Waste Recycling Metso highlights, “the units have been designed to be easier to service in any location. Along with more space in the power pack, which allows better access for servicing, we’ve mounted a ladder on the cutting table to improve access for inspection.”

The new power pack cooler keeps the unit operational in temperatures up to 45 Degree Celsius ambient, increasing the range of use. The improved cooler system also offers up to five per cent energy savings. The mobile controller is designed specifically for mobile units, making the EtaPreShred easier to operate. Features include a touch-screen display, making the controller more intuitive for the operator to use. An improved display screen also provides better visibility – especially outdoors in bright, sunny conditions. More reliable and robust, the controller allows the unit to be accurately adjusted to suit the waste being processed, meaning that better results can now be achieved.

About Metso EtaPreShredders

All models feature asynchronous bi-directional shredding technology which reduces wear and keeps waste constantly moving in a consistent flow. The Metso double hydrostatic drive is extremely reliable under heavy loads and shocks, and all knives and exposed cutting table components are made of Hardox 500 wear-resistant steel for less wear and less downtime. Metso PreShredders perform under the toughest conditions all around the world, and are commonly found in waste transfer stations, landfills, composting plants, wood recycling plants, waste recycling plants and waste service providers. The manufacturer’s range of mobile shredders includes a variety of sizes, covering a wide range of capacities. Each model is available in a variety of mobility and shredding performance levels, with special models developed for specific types of material.

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