Vermeer defense system helps save machinery from damage

In large projects such as land clearing or mulch production, grinders are handling large materials like whole trees and large stumps, and metal contaminants can easily mix in with incoming materials. This can cause damage to machinery, which can be costly to repair and result in delays to the project. With 950 hp and in a 41,730 kg weight class, the Vermeer HG6800TX horizontal grinder is the manufacturer’s biggest, most powerful grinder.

Contractors seeking protection from such damage would benefit from partnering with a supplier that not only offers powerful equipment, but goes above and beyond in protecting machinery and ensuring success.

The grinder’s engine is C-rated for increased engine life while providing the ability to power through materials with minimal operator interaction.

This kind of machinery necessary for larger projects also rises to the challenge of an increased risk of metal entering the hammermill.

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Equipment protection systems – such as Vermeer’s Damage Defense system – reduces the likelihood of metal being ground, offering contractors added security and safety.

The Damage Defense system is a Vermeer-exclusive product and an optional add-on, offering additional protection for grinders by using exclusive technology to sense metal vibration in the infeed and the mill – reducing the likelihood of damage caused by metal contaminants.

Fully compatible with the HG6800TX, the Damage Defense system is suitable for any Vermeer tub or horizontal grinder operation that may encounter metal contaminants mixed in with its incoming materials.

If metal makes it into the mill while the machine is grinding, the grinder control will be alerted and the Damage Defense system will automatically initiate the shutdown process, cutting reaction time and boosting onsite responsiveness.

If a contaminant is detected, the system automatically reverses the infeed system and immediately disengages the clutch to protect the machine, reducing the likelihood of metal being pulled into the mill and preventing damage to the grinder.

The Damage Defense system can be integrated into a grinder’s control system for maximised effectiveness – mitigating the need for tools or a manual reset. Further enhancing its flexibility and efficiency, the system’s sensitivity settings can be easily adjusted, enabling contractors to quickly adapt to specific jobsite conditions and helping reduce nuisance shutdowns.

Built and supported by Vermeer, the Damage Defense system comes with robust components and is protected by a weather resistant box.

When using Vermeer’s HG6800TX coupled with the Damage Defense system, contractors can have the confidence to tackle bigger projects without worrying about contaminants causing project delays or costly equipment damage.

The system gives contractors peace of mind and is backed by Vermeer Australia’s experienced and knowledgeable environmental equipment specialists.

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