ADTR-009 Diamond Z Tub Grinder

Predator® lasts 24 months on Tub Grinder where previously three to four weeks at best were achieved.

End Market Industry  
Waste Management

Tub Grinder 
2 x 1200hp V12 3412 Caterpillar Motors

Original Components 
Belts = 10 x 4/8V1400 joined V-belts 
(40 belt ribs in total)

Waste Management Predator Tub Grinder

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This machine has the capacity to grind up to 380mm diameter stumps, rail ties and even tires. The operators had trialed numerous belt brands and each only lasted approx 4 weeks at best. Several hours per week of downtime were being experienced for belt replacement and maintenance.

Solution Description
Belts = 10x 4/8VP1400 Predator® Powerbands

Predator Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The Predator® belts have outlasted all other brands and have so far achieved 24 months of operation. The belt cost savings alone are enormous, not to mention the increased up time achieved.

Predator® V-belts are specifically designed for these types of harsh, aggressive applications and again proved themselves to be capable of handling them.

Submitted by: Neil Thomson

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