Columbus McKinnon Corp., Sarasota, Florida, has announced the sale of two of its signature mobile tire shredding systems. The two machines are capable of processing 15 tons of passenger car and truck tires into 50-by-50-millimeter chips, CM says.
The sale marks the first time that CM has supplied equipment on the continent of Africa. The machines were sold to the South African government and will be used throughout South Africa to rid the country of its scrap tires and the problems associated with the disposing of and stockpiling of tires, according to a recent news release.
CM tire shredding systems use a patented knife technology that produces the highest quality chips with the least amount of exposed wire, according to the company. The chips are desired by the cement industry and will be used as a supplemental fuel in cement kilns throughout the country.
CM patented knife systems are produced with hardened knives, which last longer than typical shear shredder knives. The knives are can be sharpened and can used up to six times.
CM currently has more than 400 installations in 28 countries and on six different continents.