Product Profiles – December 2004

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New products or services and supplier annoncements from AIM, Bandit, Wood-Mizer, Vermeer and West Salem Machinery.

AIM Supplies Wide Paddle Clamp Forks
Aim Attachments supplies Wide Paddle Clamp (WPC) forks as part of its complete line of log forks and attachments.
Features include:
• double pivot design – two pivot points and six heat-treated bushings
• tapered clamp for better log pile penetration
• fully forged tines are adjustable to handle various widths of materials
• vertical floating tines for ease of loading on rough terrain
• low profile back frame for maximum visibility
Aim Attachments Wide Paddle Clamp forks come in sizes ranging from 72 inches wide to 120 inches wide. They can lift loads from 10,500 pounds to 80,000 pounds. The forks are available for loaders of all sizes.
For more information, call Aim Attachments at (800) 803-3365 or visit the Web site at

Bandit Offers Electric Power for Beast Grinders
Bandit Industries Beast Recycler grinders now can be equipped with an electric power unit. The new electric power unit is especially suited for applications where a permanent location is desirable.
The electric motors are similar to those used on heavy-duty rock crushers; they are built to withstand the shock loads often encountered in waste reduction machinery applications. The Beast’s electrical package includes a ‘soft start’ starter.
The benefits of electric motors include reduced cost to own and operate and less maintenance compared to diesel power.
Bandit Beast grinders are available in four sizes ranging from a 24-inch by 60-inch opening to a 50-inch by 60-inch opening. Electric-powered Beasts are equipped with the same features as the standard machines except for mobility. They feature a high-production, patented cuttermill that allows material to be cut, split or ground. The controlled, regulated cuttermill system maximizes horsepower, limits fuel consumption and reduces vibration.
Bandit Beast Recyclers are used in a wide variety of grinding applications, including trees, leaves, brush, bark, stumps, sawmill waste, logging waste, pallets, railroad ties, newspaper, cardboard, shingles, asphalt, and more.
For more information, call Bandit Industries at (800) 952-0178 or visit the Web site at

Wood-Mizer Opens Sales Center in New Mexico
Wood-Mizer has opened a new authorized sales center in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It will serve the areas of Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Denver, Col.
The Wood-Mizer New Mexico sales center will be managed by David and Zoe Old. Their family runs a successful wood flooring business, Old Wood. The Olds use a Wood-Mizer LT40 Super Hydraulic in their operations, which include harvesting, sawing, drying and machining.
The new Wood-Mizer New Mexico sales center will provide mill demonstrations and training. The facility also will stock some common replacement blades and parts for emergency service.
Wood-Mizer held an open house at the new sales center in early November. The event featured live sawing demonstrations on a number of Wood-Mizer portable band sawmills and presentations about the company’s DoubleHard saw blades.
For more information, call Wood-Mizer at (800) 553-0182 or visit the Web site at

Vermeer Develops New Mulch Coloring System for Horizontal Grinders
Vermeer has developed a mulch coloring system to be used on its horizontal grinding machines. The Vermeer ColorMaster CM101 enables companies to convert wood grindings into a value-added product — colored landscape mulch.
The CM101, designed as a durable, entry level system for the mulch coloring industry, attaches to the fender of any trailered horizontal grinder model.
The Vermeer CM101 is equipped with a pump, two spray bars, multiple hoses and up to 19 colorant nozzles. The spray bars attach quickly to specified locations, ensuring full material coverage with minimal set-up time. Two simple adjustable controls regulate flow of colorant and water, according to the material and other conditions.
The Vermeer CM101 operates directly off the horizontal grinder’s hydraulic system; no additional power source is required.
The Vermeer CM101 may be attached at the company’s factory or through a Vermeer dealership on any new or used Vermeer horizontal grinder mode.
For more information, see the company’s Web site at

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West Salem Introduces New Vertical Feed Grinder
West Salem Machinery (WSM) has introduced a new, vertical-feed grinder for processing high volumes of wood, bark, and log yard debris.
The WSM Model 5472 vertical feed grinder features a massive 54-inch diameter by 72-inch wide, fully machined rotor. The grinder is suitable for use with drives from 400 hp to 1,000 hp. Key design and construction features improve operation and reduce maintenance costs in tough mill applications.
Features include:
• heavy duty infeed chute with optional ballistics protection
• full interior wear liners (1 inch to 3 inches thick)
• 12-inch diameter shaft
• heavy duty spherical roller bearings mounted in cast steel pillow block housings for improved shock loading
• hydraulic pivoting grinder housing for fast, easy maintenance access
• modular screen grates for ease of handling and superior product sizing
• heavy duty hammers (swing or rigid) with reversible-replaceable hammer tips.
WSM offers a complete line of severe duty grinding machinery, including portable and stationary grinders in vertical and horizontal feed designs and a complete line of screening equipment. For more information, see the company’s Web site at or call (800) 722-3530.