Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #2571  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:39 PM
AEL's Avatar
AEL AEL is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,570
Certainly looks like a nice grinder! You guys must have quite a bit of work lined up?
__________________
Sean

A.E.L

Excavating, Grading, Demolition, Land Clearing, Custom Grinding Services, Storm water management, Erosion Control.

Check out our new YouTube account!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWI...YEpKMXUcrB1jBw
Reply With Quote
  #2572  
Old 09-02-2013, 08:25 PM
ARP's Avatar
ARP ARP is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Southeast, MA
Posts: 1,494
We don't own the CBI grinder right now. I just have a good arrangement with the owner of the grinder where we work well together. Since we created our union division our work has increased and we are reshuffling our equipment to take advantage of the new types of projects available to us.
Reply With Quote
  #2573  
Old 09-02-2013, 09:38 PM
LandFakers's Avatar
LandFakers LandFakers is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 5,755
Well I've read the whole thread from the start, and I have to say that I am very impressed, more like jealous. I wish I was much like you when I was your age. Your expansion has been astronomical and it is very crazy to see it in just just less than 5 years. I sometimes wonder where I should have taken my business and life for that matter, you have such nice equipment and everything else. Keep on working hard. You are truly an inspiration for both young and old. Keep up the good work
__________________
Rob

PlowSite-SnowFakers
Reply With Quote
  #2574  
Old 09-02-2013, 10:02 PM
earthmover earthmover is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 120
Congrats man!!! Keep it up. I must say it's very impressive to see this thread from the beginning to now and to see how far you've come. Keep the updates coming.
Reply With Quote
  #2575  
Old 09-02-2013, 10:13 PM
Kepple Services Kepple Services is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 365
Not a bad horizontal there... What HP is it?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2576  
Old 09-02-2013, 10:32 PM
ARP's Avatar
ARP ARP is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Southeast, MA
Posts: 1,494
Thanks guys- I definitely won't say it has been easy and we are still constantly reshaping ourselves to fit the current opportunities.

The CBI was either 1050 or 1100 hp. I fed it a steady diet of logs for 12 hrs straight the last time I used it. It would eat 48" logs like candies- the machine wouldn't even bog down. I tracked production and saw that I was consistently producing 300+ yds an hour of first grind material from the softwood logs.
__________________
A.R.Plante Industries, LLC
Land & Brush Clearing, Grading & Excavation, Colored Mulch Mfg, Contract Grinding, Cranberry Bog Services, Storm Cleanup, Snow Plowing & Ice Management

WWW.ARPLANTE.COM

A.R.Plante on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/p...0670251?ref=ts

Check Out Our Videos on YouTube!: http://www.youtube.com/user/arplante...s?feature=mhee
Reply With Quote
  #2577  
Old 09-02-2013, 11:01 PM
ksss's Avatar
ksss ksss is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rigby, Idaho
Posts: 6,924
Yea, very impressive. You have built a business during a time when most were going under. That's an incredible accomplishment and those of us who have weathered it can really appreciate how well you have managed your operation from birth to where you are now. Well done!
__________________
See us at www.kaiserskidsteer.com

Proudly running CASE and Takeuchi equipment.
Reply With Quote
  #2578  
Old 09-03-2013, 12:08 AM
Bleed Green Bleed Green is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,483
y grind those trees instead of taking them to a mill Andrew?
Reply With Quote
  #2579  
Old 09-03-2013, 03:49 PM
ARP's Avatar
ARP ARP is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Southeast, MA
Posts: 1,494
Our mulch comes from the grindings made from those trees. They were also considered junk logs so they had no value at a mill.
__________________
A.R.Plante Industries, LLC
Land & Brush Clearing, Grading & Excavation, Colored Mulch Mfg, Contract Grinding, Cranberry Bog Services, Storm Cleanup, Snow Plowing & Ice Management

WWW.ARPLANTE.COM

A.R.Plante on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/p...0670251?ref=ts

Check Out Our Videos on YouTube!: http://www.youtube.com/user/arplante...s?feature=mhee
Reply With Quote
  #2580  
Old 09-03-2013, 06:46 PM
Kepple Services Kepple Services is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 365
Not a bad production rate for logs... I had a C32(1125HP) powered 6600 for awhile, and with full trees on a land clearing job we got over 500 yards an hour, but averaged about 350-400 over the total job. With just wood in the yard I was getting around 200-250 yards an hour. In the heaviest grinding I saw fuel consumption rates of 65+ gallons an hour. We ended up purchasing a 4600XL machine that will be here this week. Was a repo unit out of SC. Little smaller mill, and power(C27, 870HP) but should do just fine until we replace our tub with another horizontal(within the year is the plan).

If you have a deal set up with someone for use of a grinder I would ride that out for as long as you can. The maintenance on these things is huge, and only goes up with HP and hours.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:14 AM.

Page generated in 0.09332 seconds with 8 queries