A compact, portable machine that both crushes and shreds construction and demolition waste while acting as a power pack for hand tools is set to be launched by a new company Angry Bear Recycling.
Named the Combo 5, the new machine weighs about 600 kg and has two openings: one for items requiring crushing and the other for materials needing shredding. The crusher opening is 240 mm by 300 mm and for shredding material the opening is 300 mm wide and designed to accept plasterboard up to 19 mm thick.
Additional hydraulic couplings allow the machine to be used as a hydraulic power pack for tools such as breakers, disc cutters, concrete chainsaws and hole augers. It provides a hydraulic flow of up to 32 litres per minute at 150 bar.
Screener, magnet and ‘big bag’ support options
The shredder’s twin shafts are made of manganese, as are the jaw plates in the crusher, which are also hydraulically adjustable for sizing the end product. Power comes from either a 9.7 kW Honda petrol or a 7.5 kW Yanmar diesel engine.
The flighted belt product conveyor can be fitted with optional attachments such as a screener, a magnet and a ‘big bag’ support.
The shredder can separate plasterboard into paper and gypsum with each being deposited in separate big bags. Alternatively, the machine can be used to crush rubble and shred plasterboard at the same time and it will then mix the output which, designer Colin Campbell claims, can make solid sub-base.
The Combo 5 will be available in three versions – track, trailer or skid-mounted – and will be launched at the Plantworx exhibition which runs from 14-16 May at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
Mr Campbell is also working on a shredder that will accept full width plasterboard but that will not be ready in time for the Plantworx exhibition.