BioCycle July 2010, Vol. 51, No. 7, p. 63
Sand Separation And Anaerobic Treatment
The EarthMentor anaerobic treatment system, manufactured by Envirolytic Technologies (ET), LLC, utilizes newly patented technology for processing liquid livestock manures. The EarthMentor System (EMS) provides an efficient and environmentally sound method for swine and dairy farmers with as few as 250 cows to reduce manure handling expenses. No substrates are required. Depending on farm size, operators can realize a return on investment in as little as three years, according to ET. For dairies bedding their cows on sand, ET manufactures a patented system that relies on a decanting method of sand separation successfully used for decades in the mining industry. Once the sand is removed, it can be reused in the barn and the sand-free manure stream is digested. For more information, contact Matthew Germane of Earth Mentor at (810) 632-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new EZ Screen 409 trommel screener from Argus Industrial Co. is compact in both size and price, and can handle wetter material such as mulch, topsoil and compost. Its constant tumbling action fluffs material by adding air. The screen features a powder-coat finish, vulcanized conveyor belts, a 50-hp Deutz diesel engine, auxiliary hydraulics for adding another stockpiling conveyor, and hydraulic jacks at the discharge end to accommodate proper tilt angle in order to adjust material flow speed. The unit is transportable and setup is quick. Call (248) 745-5828 or go to www.ez-screen.com for more information.
Track chipper redesign
Land clearing contractors and loggers can have power, productivity and comfort in Bandit’s whole tree Model 3090 Track Chipper. The new model features a 30-inch feeder capacity and a roomy operator’s cab equipped with heat and air conditioning, AC/DC plug current, a rear door entry and an escape door. Joystick controls operate all functions of the machine, from the main and jib movement to the engine controls and feed system. Optional monitors provide a view of the discharge and infeed systems from the operator’s cab. Model 3090 will fill a 30-ton chipper trailer in less than 15 minutes. More details available at www.banditchippers.com.
Expanded Size Track Loaders
The new PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry are the largest compact tractor loaders in the Terex lineup. The new models represent a 14.6 percent increase in traction in low gear for more pushing power, a 32 percent increase in horsepower to the attachment, a redesigned loader arm for greater reach and 13 percent more bucket breakout over earlier models. Both models boast a 99.9-hp engine and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. “The original PT-100 and PT-100 Forestry models are among our best-selling for construction and utility contractors, landscapers, landowners and vegetation management specialists,” says Del Carver of North America Compact, Terex Construction. “Our goal with the new PT-100 models was to keep the attributes that have made the previous machines so popular while enhancing features.” To learn more, visit www.terex.com.
Compact Stand-Alone Flail
The Morbark 5500 Stand-Alone Flail, a portable debarker/delimber, removes bark and foliage from trees when harvesting wood fiber for high quality chips for the pulp and paper market. Those currently supplying the fuel market with chips from a Morbark Whole Tree Chipper can combine that unit with the 5500 Flail to branch out into the clean chip market. The 5500 can debark logs and tree stems to produce clean chips with bark content of less than one percent, which is necessary to meet the pulp and paper industry requirements. More details at www.morbark.com.
Gibson Machinery Joins Doppstadt US
The DoppstadtUS dealer network has added Gibson Machinery, operating with offices out of Oakwood Village, Ohio, and Neville Island, Pennsylvania. Gibson will represent Doppstadt equipment throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Gibson Machinery is a leading distributor of construction material handling equipment. “DoppstadtUS is exactly the kind of equipment partner we look for at Gibson, and their market niche complements our broader product offerings perfectly,” said Lee Gibson, company president.
On-Site In-Vessel Composter
The BiobIN in-vessel composting system was developed by Peter Wadewitz of Peat Soils in Willunga, South Australia to collect putrescible organic waste from household, municipal, commercial and industrial waste streams. The BiobIN, which has a patented aeration system, utilizes carbon feedstocks such as paper, wood chips and cardboard, to help initiate the composting process. Once filled, it can be transported to a composting facility to further process the materials. BiobIN North America is working with Wadewitz to market the units in North America. or additional information, visit www.biobin.us, or www.biobin.net.