Model 3680 – Beast Recyclers / Horizontal Grinders
The Model 3680 Beast Recycler is our most popular waste reduction unit. It has successfully been put into a multitude of applications producing salable products and exceeds other grinders in its class with noted production numbers of over 500 yards or more per hour. Biomass and bioenergy industries have found a perfect fit for this unit because of its ability to transform woody materials into specifically sized end products for pellet plants, paper plants, wood-fired boilers, and re-engineered wood products such as pressed board. Recycling yards and landfills point to the Model 3680 as a solution for creating recycled products out of piled brush, whole trees, stumps, pallets, land clearing waste, palm fronds, logging slash, sawmill waste, construction waste, housing demolition, railroad ties, shingles, and asphalt. It features a 35″ diameter capacity with its 35″ x 60″ mill opening and engine options ranging from 400 to 800 horsepower.
The Model 3680 is equipped with the patented Bandit cuttermill, which has proven to provide 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, better fuel economy, and more structural integrity when compared to machines that carry more weight and horsepower.
The Model 3680 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 3680, allowing it to produce a dimensional, screened chip that can be used for fuel and other applications demanding a consistent, high-quality, precisely-sized chip.
A three-speed 20-foot long by 60″ wide double slat design track-type infeed conveyor bed chain serves material to the cuttermill from 18 to 43 feet per minute on the Model 3680, where it is met by a 24″ diameter x 60″ wide internally driven floating top feed wheel in an arrangement that is easy to feed. 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 three 25,000 pound air-brake axles, the Model 3680 can provide the necessary physical reinforcement to hold up for many years of service.
With regard to how you want your material delivered, the Model 3680 offers plenty of choices when it comes to discharge options. The standard folding discharge conveyor is 30′ long x 4′ wide, two-speed at either 280 or 480 feet per minute, includes a magnetic head pulley for retrieving metal fragments or nails out of the flow of ground product, and has an approximate stacking height of 17′-6″. For broadcasting chips over a site or loading end-opening chip vans, you can opt for an 18′ long discharge with a hydraulic thrower. 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/or thrower and select 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 the magnetic head pulley.
Customize your Model 3680 to the fullest with many productivity enhancing options. For sizing material, choose 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 fifth wheel hookup, a larger 29-1/2″ diameter x 60″ wide top feed wheel, a feed speed drive package to accompany the radio remote, engine pre-cleaner, reversing fan options, work lights, and an auto-walk system. A full palette of standard and custom paint colors give you the freedom to choose the look to fit your brand or company.
Versatility is defined by the Model 3680. The unit can be configured specifically for shingle grinding with technology that allows a hot mix asphalt supplement to be produced in one-pass during any season at a rate of 100 tons per hour. For wood materials, an optional self-contained coloring system can help prepare mulch directly for the market. A knife configuration on the cuttermill can essentially convert your Beast into a whole tree chipper for producing valuable products for energy industries. These are just a few of the real-world applications where can find a Model 3680 working daily as an integral part of business.
The Model 3680, 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.
Width: 9' 4"
Height: 13' 6"
Weight: 62,000 lbs.
Mill Opening: 35"h x 60"w
Diesel Engine Options: 400 HP - 800 HP
Electric Motor Options: 400 HP - 500 HP
Mill Size: 42" dia. x 63"w
Feed Wheel: 24" dia. x 60"w