Model 2680 – Beast Recyclers / Horizontal Grinders
The Model 2680 Beast Recycler is designed for tree services, loggers, governmental agencies, and land clearing contractors looking for a heavy-duty grinder that is easy to transport. Production from the Model 2680 can exceed 300 yards per hour depending on the material being processed, which can include brush, logs, whole trees, stumps, logging waste, land clearing waste, construction and demolition debris, railroad ties, telephone poles, sawmill waste, pallets, slabs, bark, and chunk wood. This unit is effective in converting a variety of unwanted materials into usable products like compost, landscaping mulch, boiler fuel, animal bedding and more. It features a 24″ diameter capacity with its 24″ x 60″ mill opening and engine options ranging from 375 to 540 horsepower. For companies that specialize, the Model 2680 can also be configured specifically for shingle grinding or with a self-contained coloring system.
The Model 2680 is equipped with the patented Bandit cuttermill, which has proven to be the most efficient means of breaking down a wide variety of materials. With a Bandit cuttermill you have the option of cutting, splitting, grinding and chipping with the opportunity to mix and match cutting devices to allow for the production of uniform material with varying sizes. The cuttermill turns downward, which not only helps to pull material into the mill but also allows it to be positioned for a decisive splitting action similar to an axe rather than a more violent, intensive, and less effective hammering action found on other grinding platforms. The result is less vibration, less fuel consumption, and more structural integrity when compared to machines that carry more weight and horsepower.
The Model 2680 features a 60-tooth setup on its cuttermill, allowing it to process a wide array of materials with ease with its 48″ diameter by 63″ wide dimensions. Different combinations and styles of cutterbodies and teeth can be configured to control the amount of bite, assist in forwarding material through the screening system, and dial in the preferred size and consistency of the end product. A chipper knife set-up can also be equipped on the Model 2680, allowing it to produce a dimensional, screened chip that can be used for fuel and other applications that require a consistent, high-quality, precisely sized chip.
A single-speed 13′-6″ long by 60″ wide double slat design track-type infeed conveyor bed chain serves material to the cuttermill at 20 feet per minute on the Model 2680, where it is secured by a 24″ diameter x 60″ wide internally driven floating top feed wheel. The cutting action is performed against the infeed chain which eliminates the need for an anvil, thus there is not a gap that is created between the chain and an anvil for materials to collect and wedge. Component weight is distributed and supported on a sturdy frame constructed from 1/4″ thick steel with 20″ deep formed high tensile steel plating and cross-section bracing using continuous welds for structural integrity as opposed to bolt-together techniques. Thus, in combination with two 25,000 pound air-brake axles, the Model 2680 can provide the necessary physical reinforcement to stand tall for many years of service.
When it comes to determine how you want your material delivered, the Model 2680 offers plenty of choices when it comes to discharge options. The standard discharge conveyor is 18′ long x 4′ wide, single-speed at 280 feet per minute, and has an approximate stacking height of 12′-5″. From this standard discharge you have the option of adding a 42″ diameter hydraulic thrower for loading end opening chip vans or broadcasting chips over a site. This device is mounted at the end of the conveyor and will swing 25 degrees side-to-side (50 degrees total), 34 degrees up, and 12 degrees down to give you directional control of placing your chips. Furthermore, you can opt out of the standard discharge and thrower and go with a 27-1/2′ long x 4′ wide, two-speed (up to 480 feet per minute), height adjustable discharge system. This discharge can be moved down 20 degrees or up 32 degrees to reach a maximum stacking height of 15′ and includes a magnetic head pulley located at the end of the discharge for retrieving metal fragments or nails out of the flow of ground product. Finally, there is an innovative swinging/pivoting discharge system that is controlled by radio remote control that features both a primary and secondary discharge. The secondary discharge pivots side-to-side 45 degrees with a maximum discharge height of 17′-6″. This total folding discharge system can extend to 30′ in length and also includes a magnetic head pulley with support from an additional axle.
Customize your Model 2680 to the fullest with many productivity enhancing options. While a tether remote control comes standard, a radio remote is also available permitting an operator to control the unit from an auxiliary loader feeding the grinder. For sizing material, select from a variety of square, rounded, baffled, or diamond screens ranging from 5/8″ to 7″ in diameter and gates up to 5″ in diameter. Other add-ons worth considering are a higher mill opening, feed speed drive package to accompany the radio remote option, engine pre-cleaner, reversing fan options, auto-walk system, and an air compressor. A full palette of standard and custom paint colors give you the freedom to choose the look to fit your brand or company.
The Model 2680, as with all Bandit Beast Recyclers, is designed and equipped with operator safety, user-friendly control, fuel efficiency, and simplified maintenance in mind. Components that are easily accessible save time on routine maintenance schedules and reduce downtime by being more serviceable out in the field. Feel free to contact a sales representative and ask about fuel savings statistics and production numbers based on your individual situation and needs. These factors, in combination with above-and-beyond factory support for your success, have proven over time that choosing a Bandit Beast Recycler is the best economical decision you can make for a long-term investment in a horizontal grinder.
Length: 32' 3"
Width: 8' 6"
Weight: 48,000 lbs.
Mill Opening: 24"h x 60"w
Diesel Engine Options: 365 HP - 440 HP
Electric Motor Options: 300 HP - 400 HP
Mill Size: 42" dia. x 63"w
Feed Wheel: 24" dia. x 60"w