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Advanced Recycling Equipment, Inc. manufactures CHALLENGER® Waste Reduction Grinders, the most comprehensive and complete line of grinding equipment in North America.

CHALLENGER® Grinders are second to none in performance and structural integrity.

Available in both Hopper and Horizontal Models, with over 70 models to choose from, we are confident that we can handle your waste reduction needs.

To complement its CHALLENGER® Grinders, Advanced Recycling Equipment, Inc. also offers a complete line of material handling equipment, including truck unloading systems, conveyors, blowers, augers, metal detection and metal removal.

In addition, our in-house design and engineering provides us the flexibility to customize each waste reduction system.

Low Speed, High Torque

CHALLENGER® Grinders use a low speed, high torque design that allows for low impact, minimal maintenance, and low noise.

The Cutting System

With the most advanced cutting system, Advanced Recycling Equipment, Inc. has become a technology leader. CHALLENGER® Grinders range in size from 1-foot wide to 10-feet wide, capable of producing 500 to 40,000 pounds per hour.

The CHALLENGER® Fixcut System is the most productive cutting system on the market, available in both large and small configurations to best fit your needs. CHALLENGER®’s cutting system cuts through the most difficulthj waste material, such as bark, green wood, plastics, paper, cardboard, slabs, etc. Its design provides better definition and more consistent product in one single pass.

High Definition Recessed Rotor

CHALLENGER® Grinders are designed with a “High Definition Recessed Rotor,” a solid steel rotor with recessed cutters that affords a closer tolerance for higher efficiency and increased throughput of smaller particle-sized material and less re-grind.

The Recessed Rotor is ideal for producing by-products from animal bedding to landscaping mulch, or any product that requires a more uniform size in its end product, such as playground material.

Various Screen Sizes

Various screen sizes and features are available to produce products ranging from mulch material to small animal bedding. Screen sizes range from 3/8-inches up to 2-1/2-inches, with Baffles also available for even finer material consistency. Additionally, Screens are constructed in 1-foot sections to ensure structural integrity, ease of handling, and mixed material sizes.

Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)

Through the incorporation of Programmable Logic Controls, CHALLENGER® Grinders can be fine-tuned to achieve maximum output efficiency on many different types of material. All control panels are equipped with state-of-the-art Siemens controls, allowing the customer full automation and customization. Not to mention, Advanced Recycling Equipment, Inc. employs a staff of full-time Service Technicians to answer any of your questions, before and after the sale.

Serviceability of Equipment

Advanced Recycling Equipment, Inc. has taken great care to ensure the serviceability of its equipment. All motors and hydraulics are well-protected, yet easily accessible for ease of maintenance. All screens and cutterbars are constructed in one foot sections, allowing easy access to service the rotor and cutters and decreasing replacement time and costs.

In addition, included in the price of each CHALLENGER® Grinder is the availability of one of our highly-trained Service Technicians for on-site startup.

  • Hopper Grinders

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    There are various hopper style configurations available depending on space and use. All the hopper style grinders are equipped with the highly advanced Fixcut system. This cutting system has been engineered to cut through your most difficult waste material, such as bark, green wood, plastics, paper, cardboard, slabs, etc. The Challenger® Fixcut system is the most productive cutting system on the market and is available in both the large & small configuration to best fit a customer’s need. Various screen sizes are also available to satisfy any customer’s material needs.

    Low Volume

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    • Models available are the in CG200 and CG300
    • Ideal for small applications such as small woodworking shops, and truss plants with low volume

    Specifications:

    • Hydraulic Horsepower: 3HP
    • Rotor Diameter: 10″
    • Width Openings: 1′ to 3′ wide
    • Screen Sizes: 3/8″ to 1½”
    • Motors: Single Drive
    • Horse Power: 15 HP to 40 HP
    • Volume Capacity: 500# to 1,500# per hour
    • Grinder Weight Range: 1,500# to 6,000#
    • Hopper Capacity: .5 to 3 cubic yards

    Also, available in our hopper series is the CGG “gravity fed” hopper style grinder. The gravity fed units are equipped with a 10” diameter rotor, single drive system, and are ideal for the small wood shops.

    • Gravity fed models are available in CGG100 and CGG200

    Mid Volume

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    • Models available are the CG300, CG400, CG500, and the CG600
    • This Mid Volume Series is ideal for pallet scraps, larger wood scrap, end cuts from logs and larger truss manufacturers

    Specifications:

    • Single, dual, and triple cylinder hydraulics with horsepower ranging from 3 to 7 1/2.
    • This grinder series has a 14” and 18” rotor diameter with feed openings of 3’ to 6’ wide.
    • Screens range from 3/8” to 2½”.
    • Volume ranges from approximately 2,000# to 20,000 # per hour.
    • Main Motors range from 50HP to 150HP.
    • Grinder Weight Range: 8,000# to 22,000#
    • Hopper Capacity: 1.75 to 7 cubic yards

    Large Volume

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    • Models available from CG700, CG800, CG1000
    • The Large Volume Series is ideal for an excessive amount of waste

    Specifications:

    • Triple hydraulics with 20 horsepower, oversized hydraulics to maximize efficiency and reduce stress and load buildup
    • This grinder series has a rotor size of 22” with feed openings of 7’ to 10’ widths
    • Screen sizes range from 3/8” to 2 1/2”
    • Motors: Dual Drive
    • Main Motors range from 200HP to 250HP.
    • Volume ranges approximately 5,000# to 40,000# an hour
    • Grinder Weight Range: 36,000# to 51,000#
    • Hopper Capacity: 8 to 21.5 cubic yards
  • Horizontal Grinders

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    Our first line models, the CH100 and CH200, are built to handle small blocks, end cuts, edgings, and small slabs with ease. Our second line models, the CH300 and CH400 are designed to handle all of the above, and specialize in reducing pallets. Our third line model is the CH500 and CH600 are designed to handle all of the above, and it’s specifically designed for large full sheets of veneer, plywood, flooring, particle board, etc. All models are adaptable to the customer’s choice of either belt feed, vibrating or balanced shaker feed inputs.

    All our horizontal models are equipped with the highly advanced FIXCUT® cutting system. This cutting system has been engineered to cut through your most difficult waste material. The CHALLENGER FIXCUT® system is the most productive cutting system on the market and is available in both large and small configurations to best fit the customer’s needs.

  • Slab/Pallet Grinder

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    The infeed system on the CHSP series is made from a heavy duty steel chain. All components are oversized for high durability and years of trouble-free operation.

    All of our Slab/Pallet Grinders are equipped with the highly advanced FIXCUT® cutting system. This cutting system has been engineered to cut through your most difficult slab/pallet material. The CHALLENGER® FIXCUT® system is the most productive cutting system on the market and is available in both small and large configurations to best fit the customer’s needs. The addition of inverter controls allows the slab/pallet machine to produce various material types, such as animal bedding, burner fuel, and mulch.

    Low Volume

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    Specifications:

    • Models Available: CHSP200-4055, CHSP200-4075
    • Rotor Diameter: 18″
    • Width Openings: 26″ wide
    • Screen Sizes (Baffles Available): 3/8″ to 2½”
    • Motors Top Drive: 3½ HP
    • Motors Bottom Drive: 2½ HP
    • Horsepower: 75 HP and 100 HP
    • Volume Capacity: 1,000# to 6,000# per hour
    • Grinder Weight Range: 10,000#
    • Max Width of Feedable Material: 26″
    • Infeed Steel Belt: 12” long

    Mid Volume

    Specifications:

    • Models Available: CHSP200-4090, CHSP300-40110
    • Rotor Diameter: 18″
    • Width Openings: 26″ and 39″ wide
    • Screen Sizes (Baffles Available): 3/8″ to 2½”
    • Motors Top Drive: 3½ HP
    • Motors Bottom Drive: 2½ HP
    • Horsepower: 120 HP and 150 HP
    • Volume Capacity: 2,000# to 20,000# per hour
    • Grinder Weight Range: 10,000# to 14,000#
    • Max Width of Feedable Material: 39″
    • Infeed Steel Belt: 12” long

    Large Volume

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    Specifications:

    • Models Available: CHSP400-40110, CHSP500 & CHSP600
    • Rotor Diameter: 18″ and 22″
    • Width Openings: 52″, 65″ and 78″ wide
    • Screen Sizes (Baffles Available): 3/8″ to 2½”
    • Motors Top Drive: 3½ HP
    • Motors Bottom Drive: 3½ HP
    • Horsepower: 150 HP and 250 HP
    • Volume Capacity: 4,000# to 40,000# per hour
    • Grinder Weight Range: 14,000# to 30,000#
    • Max Width of Feedable Material: 78″
    • Infeed Steel Belt: 12” long

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