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No. 6

April 2013

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Hey Grinder Guy, do these plastic vacuums really work? In a word, “maybe.” In theory, if you put enough horsepower behind a fan, you should be able to pull plastic off a conveyor belt. But the plastic needs to be on top of the material passing underneath the fan for that to work. In addition, all the fines need to be removed from the material or the suction of the fan will be pulling all the fine debris also. That is why you cannot use these fans on finished products coming off the fines discharge conveyors. My only experience with these types of equipment has been with the Komptech Hurrikan units and the windsifter option added to the Komptech Star Screens and there are three things that make them work so well: 1. Plastic or inert materials need to be on top of the other materials; 2. Suction area needs to be where the material can be free floating; and 3. Input of the material needs to be a reduced consistent flow. Trying to take a pile of just contaminated overs and process it through a machine to remove the inerts does not work well. There are too many contaminants and too much volume. Take charge of the issue when you are creating it. For example, having the reduced flow and consistent flow from an overs conveyor coming from a screen of any kind will work well for a removal operation. Also, being able to use the suction

of the fan as the material cascades off a screen deck, any screen deck, is another good option. If you are setting up your own operation or trying other systems look for the following: 1. Have the ability or the option of installing a fan underneath the material to lift debris to the surface and create free floating particles like the Komptech Hurrikan does. This is why it works so well. 2. For pulling off contaminants look for the availability of two fans instead of one. You get twice the air movement with less horsepower and for heavier contamination you will need this. 3. Look for a magnetic head pulley option. Any nails your grinder missed sure do have a way of making it back into your mulch. 4. Everyone get some sort of stone in there material, so adding a stone trap on the discharge conveyor is easy to do and will remove the stones for you giving you a higher quality product. While the Komptech Hurrikan does all this, it does come at a price. So what should you do? Which materials, if they were clean, would give you the best economic boost? It’s not just what material you sell for the highest dollar, it’s what is costing you the most. Moving material piles, trucking to the landfill, whatever. What will give you the best economic benefit? 1. Define your problem and its source;

2. Define your budget; and 3. Choose which contaminants to remove first. The additional options can be added later. In closing, while we are discussing material contaminants, many new stone type separators have come on the market. Removing the stone from your yard cleanup material, removing stone from your mulch or compost is easily done today. The most benefit I have seen though is from removing rock from

Construction and Demolition debris destined for the landfill. It is difficult to see the volume of heavies in a pile of shredded C&D, but after you run it through a stone separator, your wallet will be much heavier with the money you saved on disposal. If you haven’t tried one yet, what are you waiting for? Questions, Comments? Dave Whitelaw April 2013 • WASTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT NEWS WEST • Page 3

Doosan DL250 wheel loader provides increased horsepower and performance WEST FARGO, ND — The upgraded interim Tier 4-compliant (iT4) DL250-3 offers several improvements that enhance its productivity and comfort for moving materials in infrastructure projects, as well as building, site development and livestock production applications. The new DL250-3 does more than meet the iT4 regulations, as its improvements have been designed to result in increased performance and greater reliability. More power and greater fuel efficiency The 3.7-cubic-yard DL250-3 has been reintroduced as a 172 hp iT4 wheel loader — up from 163 hp in its previous design. It is engineered with a breakout force of 27,120-pounds, a full turn tipping capacity of 20,680-pounds and a dump height of 9-feet 2 -inches. For those requiring additional dumping capabilities, the DL250-3 is also available in a high lift configuration, extending the dump height 18inches above the standard DL250, to 10-feet 8-inches. This wheel loader’s new auto idle feature provides additional noise reduction and fuel savings by reducing the working idle of the wheel loader from 950 rpm to a standby idle setting of 750 rpm when the machine is inactive for a short period of time. Increased performance Designed with improved lifting performance, the DL250-3 offers operators

the ability to set upper and lower limits for both the lift arm and bucket stop positions from inside the cab. Better lifting capabilities improve cycle times in digging and loading applications, while providing better control of the lift arm and bucket positions. An optional fourth spool control valve provides operators the capability to utilize an attachment that requires an additional hydraulic function, e.g., some snowblowers and snow blades. To keep the wheel loader running at optimal performance in dirty and dusty conditions, the DL250-3 incorporates a new automatic-reversing cooling fan. The operator can manually reverse the fan via a switch, or set it to automatically reverse on a preset time frame. Each time the fan reverses, it will run in reverse for a few minutes to clean the cooling system. This results in longer working hours and shorter maintenance time to clean the cooling system. Operators can also expect upgraded driving performance options. As an alternative to the standard limited slip differential, the DL250-3 offers an optional hydraulic locking front differential. Based on ground conditions, the operator can choose to lock the differential manually with a floor mounted foot switch, or allow the machine to automatically engage the system. This provides increased driving power when one wheel spins or loses traction and improves machine performance when nav-

igating tough terrain. This Doosan wheel loader is equipped with six cylinder DL06 diesel engine that has been optimized for use with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) system, a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Engines with this configuration are optimized to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOX) and after treatment is needed to reduce particulate matter, to comply with iT4 emission regulations. The 360-cubic-inch engine features a high pressure common rail (HPCR) design with direct fuel injection, electronic control and four valves per cylinder. The HPCR system increases the efficiency of fuel delivery via increased pressure. The increased pressure allows the injector to inject a finer mist into the engine, which results in a more efficient combustion that in turn produces more torque and improved fuel economy, less noise, lower operating costs and cleaner exhaust. Reliability Service intervals on the front lift arm pins have increased fivefold, from 50 to 250 hours, reducing operating costs and downtime. Tilt cylinder hydraulic hoses have been rerouted for improved hose reliability, better hose movement and improved visibility to the attachment. Enhanced comfort Interior cabin improvements also include a number of multi-function display panel upgrades on a centralized monitor that allows the operator to view

comprehensive machine system information. The centralized monitor displays critical machine information — such as engine rpm, engine coolant temperature, fuel level, machine warnings, time and the transmission selected gear. A key exterior cabin improvement is lowered front side glass, providing improved visibility of operations. A new door threshold makes getting in and out of Doosan wheel loaders — and cleaning the inside of the cab much easier. The DL250-3 — like every new Doosan machine — is covered by an innovative 48 hour parts guarantee. The program guarantees that if a “machine debilitating” part is needed, Doosan will deliver it directly to the end user within two business days or Doosan will pay for a replacement machine rental. The 48 Hour Parts Guarantee is subject to carrier delivery restrictions and/or governmental agency delays. Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America, headquartered in West Fargo, ND, markets the Doosan brand of products which includes large excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks. With more than 160 heavy equipment dealer locations in North America, Doosan is known for an unmatched dedication to service and customer uptime and durable, reliable products. Doosan is fast becoming a global force in heavy construction equipment. For more information on Doosan products, visit


Steinert Scrap Market VP Dennis Ciccotelli to retire WALTON, KY — Steinert US, a leading supplier of separation equipment for the scrap, waste, recycling and mining markets, has announced the retirement of Dennis Ciccotelli, Scrap Market vice president. Ciccotelli has worked with Steinert U.S. since its inception in the United States and will officially retire on May 31, 2013. This announcement comes as Dennis nears 50 years of dedicated service to the recycling industry. Among Ciccotelli’s lengthy record of career achievements is his work with Steinert U.S. During his tenure with Steinert, Dennis was integral in aiding the company’s growth from a resale entity with three employees to a full service corporation with over 30 employees. Dennis began his career in 1964 as a crane and monorail engineer, following a career path that eventually led to positions as operations manager with Camden Iron & Metal, Inc. and

then Resource Recycling, LLC. His position at Resource Recycling led him to represent Steinert GmbH in the United States before ultimately taking a position in the newly formed entity of Steinert US in 2003. “During my time, I watched as the profit driven scrap industry grew into the recycling industry driven by the good of all mankind.” Said Ciccotelli. “What was done by hand at a few pounds per hour is now accomplished by machines at a hundred tons or more per hour. Workers, no longer in harms way, monitor technology systems instead of picking and chopping at metals by hand. I am very proud to be a part of the development of recycling technology spanning my career of nearly 50 years.” “For many of our customers Steinert U.S. is Dennis Ciccotelli.” Said Steinert U.S. President Jason Looman. “He has been a great leader, innovator, friend and men-

tor to many in the industry. Dennis’ dedication to Steinert and the industry is unparalleled and deserves our greatest of thanks.” Ciccotelli began the transition to retirement in January 2013 and will spend the remainder of his time at Steinert U.S. in an ambassador/mentor role. Dennis has served as a mentor and market expert for many years and leaves the company in a position to continue his legacy with great success. Steinert GmbH CEO Marcus Heinrich said “From the very beginning; Dennis supported Steinert’s development in the North American Market. Over the years he helped to develop the understanding within the Steinert Group that the business is not only about one specific technology, it is about the best possible solution for our customers. Developing concepts for our clients, together with the application specialist

around the world, became his strength. We thank Dennis for his outstanding achievements and fantastic support and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

In his retirement Dennis notes that his priorities will be “to be a better husband, father, grandfather, uncle, neighbor, citizen, human being, golfer, cook and garden-

er, (not necessarily in that order).” On behalf of Steinert employees around the globe, congratulations on your retirement “Uncle Dennis.”

Regional Sales Manager joins Road Machinery Rick Dennis oversees Northern California SACRAMENTO, CA — Road Machinery, LLC is pleased to announce that Rick Dennis has joined the company as regional sales manager for Northern California. In his new position, Rick is responsible for increasing new and used equipment sales in his territory, with six account managers reporting to him. “We welcome Rick to Road,” says Dan Roush, president at Road Machinery. “He brings many years of experience and a tremendous amount of technical and sales knowledge to the company. We expect him to have a major impact in increasing our market share.” Rick has 35 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry. He has extensive knowledge of the industry, due to the wide range of departments he has worked with, including parts, accounting, inside and outside sales and both sales and operations management. A native Californian, Rick was born

and raised in the Napa Valley. He has completed extensive training programs through heavy equipment manufacturers. He and his wife enjoy traveling, especially within the U.S. Road Machinery LLC has been selling and servicing heavy machinery since 1955. As the exclusive dealer for Komatsu in the Southwest and California and a distributor of Wirtgen Group, Finn and Kleemann equipment, the company has fifteen locations throughout the area, in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California and Mexico. To find a local branch, call the company at 800989-7121 or visit their website at

Johnson Crushers International (KPI-JCI) earns prestigious award for best safety record from Astec EUGENE, OR — Johnson Crushers International (KPI-JCI) has been honored with its first Bronze Hat Award from parent corporation Astec Industries, Inc., which signifies the best safety record over the past three years for all Astec subsidiaries. JCI has taken signifi-

cant strides in improving its safety culture over the past few years, according to Chris Vest, who has served as safety manager for the past two years. The most recent changes include modifications to fall protection, lockout/tagout procedures, bloodborne

pathogen control plan and jewelry policies. “The changes were put in place to improve our safety culture and better align our safety program with the requirements set forth by the state of Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administra-

tion (OSHA),” Vest said. “Our number one asset is our employees. Employees are more likely to get injured if a safe work environment is not provided and enforced, so we knew that had to be a priority for us.” JCI’s incident rate has dropped significantly

since 2001, when it reached 13.96. In 2010, the company had zero recordable injuries. While there are still strides to be made in its safety program, Vest said he’s seen considerable improvement in the past two years. “In our minds, every year needs to be like

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2010,” Vest said. “Zero injuries is our expectation and always our goal.” JCI President Jeff Elliott said the success of the company’s safety program comes from the commitment of its employees. “All of JCI’s associates are committed to a stronger safety culture,” Elliott said. “It’s very challenging and takes an extraordinary effort in light of our type of work and dynamic schedule. At JCI, we have had success strengthening our safety culture when we all realize it’s in all of our best interests to make safety the first priority.” “Everyone deserves the right to earn a day pay, and be in position to come back the next day and earn the dignity of a day’s work,” Elliott continued. “The progress JCI has made in its safety program attests to the caliber of its associates and their willingness to work as a team to accomplish a common goal, and I’m proud to be part of that team.” For more information about KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, visit About KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, Astec companies (NASDAQ: ASTE), is a world-wide leader in manufacturing equipment for the aggregate, construction, paving and recycling industries. As an innovative, high integrity manufacturer, KPI-JCI develops quality, state-of-the-art products and has the ability to engineer custom products because of a highly qualified engineering staff. KPI and JCI joined together in 1997 with the purchase of JCI by Astec Industries. KPI and JCI joined together in 2006 in a marketing effort under the KPI-JCI logo. Astec Mobile Screens and KPIJCI joined sales and marketing efforts in the spring of 2008. KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens proudly manufacture its products in Yankton, South Dakota, Eugene, Oregon and Sterling, Illinois. For more information, call (605) 668-2524 or visit the web site at

TABLE OF CONTENTS ADVERTISE! May. . ADVERTISING DEADLINE: April 5 Screening Equipment / Crushing Equipment Show: Waste Expo, May 20-23, New Orleans, LA June. . ADVERTISING DEADLINE: May 3 Wood Waste Recycling - Grinding, Screening, Coloring, Biomass Energy July. . ADVERTISING DEADLINE: June 7 Scrap Processing Equipment / Balers, Shears, Shredders, Magnets August. . ADVERTISING DEADLINE: July 5 C&D Recycling - Attachments, Picking Stations, Screens September. . ADVERTISING DEADLINE: August 2 Crushing / Grinding / Screening / Shredding

Grinder Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Johnson Crushers International (KPI-JCI) earns prestigous award for best safety record from Astec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ohio based waste to energy company produces electricity, natural gas and nutrient rich soil amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 by Jon M. Casey

Doosan DXB130H and DXB190H breakers provide increased strike power and productivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Design changes cut 80 percent from setup of Superior’s swing axle telestacker conveyor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Earth Care Farm knows compost . . . . . . 20-21

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USCC announces 2012 award winners ing industry. Dr. Gouin is a nationally and internationally recognized scientist and extension specialist in the area of compost use and ornamental and environmental horticulture. During his career he served as Chair of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at the University of

Maryland, authored hundreds of papers, articles and newsletters and developed the Master Composters Program in conjunction with the Master Gardeners program in Maryland. Jeffrey Ziegenbein, of Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCF), received the 2012 Composter of the

Year Award for excellence in compost production and marketing. The IERCF was constructed in a retrofitted IKEA warehouse, processes 200,000 wet tons of organic material per year and is the largest indoor composting facility in North America. Incoming USCC President Lorrie Loder was welcomed to

her new position and the USCC recognized past USCC presidents: Sharon Barnes (1999), Stuart Buckner (2000), Jack Hoeck (2001), Kevin Tritz (2002-2004), Carl Kipp, Jr. (2005), Matthew Cotton (20062008), Wayne King, Sr. (2009-2010) and Frank Franciosi (2011-2012).


Urban agriculturist, composter and food justice advocate Will Allen of Growing Power was recognized by the United States Composting Council (USCC)for his outstanding service to the composting industry through grassroots efforts by being named the 2012 recipient of the H. Gregory Clark Award. The awards ceremony was held during the USCC 21st Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Orlando, FL on January 30, during which Mr. Allen presented to, and deeply inspired, an audience of over 200 composting industry professionals. Mr. Allen said he was honored to be recognized by an association of professionals who, like himself, understands “it’s all about the soil.” The H. Clark Gregory Award is given to an individual who has displayed outstanding service to the composting industry through various grassroots efforts, including backyard composting, vermi-composting, or public or end user education. Growing Power produces and sells vermicompost every year, and provides compost education to thousands of individuals from around the world through workshops and facility tours. “Will’s indefatigable effort to educate the public on the importance of growing healthy soil, nutritious food and safe, thriving communities has had a tremendous impact on our nation’s understanding of composting and its role in the urban agriculture movement,” said Michael Virga, USCC executive director. “Will points out, as do our members, that the road to healthy, sustainable living begins with the soil beneath our feet.” Also recognized at the awards luncheon was compost pioneer Francis Gouin, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland (retired), as the 2012 recipient of the Hi Kellogg Award for outstanding service to the compost-

Ohio based waste to energy company produces electricity, natural gas and nutrient rich soil amendments by Jon M. Casey

The Komptech Topturn X53 Compost turner outfitted with the Irrigation Device Option, turns material at the quasar Zanesville Facility. The irrigation option includes the control system, machine plumbing and hose and reel.



or quasar Energy Group President, Melvin Kurtz, the use of the phrase “coming full circle,” describes how his company’s recycling and energy production benefits people on a grand scale. With customers who rely upon quasar’s electrical and natural gas production and their Equate™ naturally balanced NPK agricultural soil amendment product, quasar’s future seems to have unlimited potential. At the same time, quasar has an increasing number of suppliers who bring them recyclable waste material that quasar turns into commodities. Their idea of generating a sustainable source of electrical power while at the same time creating other much needed fuel and fertilizer products is a reality that has been evolving since 2006.

A quasar natural gas filling station is used for company vehicles at the Zanesville facility.

Kurtz recalled how quasar began as part of a partnership with a German company as they worked to develop an anaerobic digester to convert municipal sludge into electrical and natural gas energy for the city of Akron, Ohio. The partner company went out of business, but quasar took the best of the European technology that they were using, converted it to American standards over the next three years, and quasar was born. Now 99 percent of a facility’s components are made in the United States, with approximately 80 percent of them made in Ohio. He said they perfected the membrane roof designs, now using their own. They developed their own mixing equipment, stands and foundations, with everything meeting U.S. regulatory requirements. Since that first facility, quasar has gone on to install digesters at 10 locations. Currently they have plants that are on line or under construction in Ohio, New York and Massachusetts. Capabilities “Anaerobic digesters are the ideal way to convert organic residuals into renewable energy, reduce your carbon footprint and the result is cleaner air, soil and water,” said Kurtz. “We have taken a European style agricultural installation and converted it for use in an industrial environment.” At each facility, they generate electricity in some capacity, with some of the units working in partnership with Air Products, Inc. to produce natural gas after taking out the H2S, then drying it before separating the CO2 from the methane, and making pipeline quality gas. At this point, quasar is able to compress the gas to make motor vehicle fuel in the form of CNG. “We have converted about 30 company vehicles to run on our own brand of motor vehicle fuel we call qng™,” he said. “Twenty seven of them are our company vehicles.” The process “We take in material in trailer loads. We use materials like organic crop residuals, sewage sludge, fats, oils and grease, with some of it coming from Fortune

Plant Operators Chase Warne and Chase Smith (L-R), next to the quasar-Zanesvlle control building. 500 sources, materials like off spec products and damaged food items. We depackage it, recycling the cardboard and plastic from the packaging, and put the organics into the digester, with the effluent being used to manage the composted material using the Komptech X-53 Windrow Turner.” Kurtz said that most composters run the leaves that they recycle, in a grinder or shredder of some kind, because leaves will not break down until their surface is disturbed. However, at the quasar plants that work on the “complete mix” formulation (a high liquid lower solids blend of materials), they use a Komptech windrow turner outfitted with the irrigation option to incorporate the effluent from the digester into the windrows. They make several passes with the unit because the added moisture helps to speed up the time that it takes for the compost to




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Leaves and shredded wood is windrowed in preparation for composting.

An operator loads Kurtz Brothers' Komptech Crambo 6000 at their Dublin, Ohio facility.

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A Komptech Crambo 6000 shreds logs and yard waste at the Kurtz Brothers Central Ohio facility in Dublin.

Established in 1952, Columbus Equipment Company is a leading heavy equipment distributor in the United States. Offering a line of industry leading manufacturer brands — Komatsu, Takeuchi, Kubota, Link-Belt, Dynapac, Morbark and Atlas Copco — the dealership serves a wide range of industrial segments throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. Otherwise known as Ohio’s Dependable Dealer, the company’s reputation for superior product support is unmatched in the territory. In October 2007, Columbus Equipment Company established an Environmental Division with one product line, and one salesman. In just six years, the division has expanded to five best in class manufacturers — Morbark, Komptech, McCloskey

International, Barko and Komatsu — serving customers across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. The division offers expertise in serving the needs of customers involved in alternative energy/biomass; waste management/diversion; recycling; compost, mulch and topsoil processing; forestry; tree care and aggregates. Komptech is a leading innovator in the mechanical processing of solid waste and biomass, helping to reduce landfill volumes, increase recycling efficiency and generate renewable energy sources in the recycling industry’s fastest growing segments. Columbus Equipment Company serves Komptech customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.


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The new Terex Fuchs MHL360 E boosts power, reduces emisssions and improves load cycles SOUTHAVEN, MS — The new Terex Fuchs® MHL360 E material handler offers our exclusive Blue Evolution approach to machine design to continually improve machine durability, increase operator comfort and reduce exhaust emissions. Featuring a six cylinder, 254 hp turbo charged engine, the MHL360 E offers more power than the D Series, while improving fuel consumption and meeting stringent Tier 4i emissions standards. The engine and hydraulic system of the new MHL360 E material handler efficiently work together to offer fluid load cycles, resulting in faster operating cycles at increased efficiency. The high performance hydraulic system features a separate slewing circuit, allowing machine swiveling to quickly start and stop. Offering simultaneous swiveling and lifting functions with uncompromised precision, the handler is more responsive to operator commands, even when handling heavy loads. The Terex Fuchs energy recovery feature feeds braking energy back into the main hydraulic pump as the operator slows slewing of the upper structure to reduce load on the engine. This new hydraulic system design of the Terex Fuchs MHL360 E helps to deliver up to 20 percent faster load cycles over the D Series. The handler’s environmentally friendly Tier 4 interim compliant engine features Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology to significantly reduce emissions compared to previous models. Regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) occurs automatically, without impacting machine performance. The regeneration process can be temporarily interrupted, if necessary, by pressing an indicator button located on the control panel. Engine start/stop is now push button controlled to properly manage engine shutdown while under critical load conditions or during DPF regeneration. A revamped high performance cooling system

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AEM names Charlie O’Brien as senior vice president Promotion recognizes leadership as AEM executes its strategic plan to enhance member services The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Charlie O’Brien as senior vice president in recognition of his expanded leadership responsibilities for the association. These include activities under AEM’s new strategic plan, initiated in 2012, to better serve all members’ current and future business development needs. In addition to increased responsibilities since joining AEM in 2007, O’Brien has taken a leadership role with expanded responsibilities in development of strategic initiatives to achieve the plan’s Key Result Area (KRA) goals and objectives and AEM goals development

to continue implementation of the strategic plan. He was also instrumental in development of the vision for launch of AEM’s successful AG CONNECT Expo and Summit, now on its third show, to take place January 2931, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. The initial AEM strategic initiatives focus on increased advocacy, a services plan to respond to membership survey results and a new financial model to sustain expanded services and activities. New initiatives being implemented for 2013 include increased member engagement, market information services and global business development. “This is not another layer of management; it is a way to improve our service to the membership and better repre-

sent the industry through better use of staff capabilities. Charlie serves as the recognized face and voice of AEM agriculture activities, and provides the solid management and leadership credentials to enable AEM to achieve this higher level of action,” stated AEM President Dennis Slater. O’Brien joined AEM in 2007 as vice president. He serves as agriculture sector leader and also oversees AEM’s market information, technical/safety and member services areas. O’Brien came to AEM with more than 20 years of experience in the off road equipment industry. This includes president and CEO of FPC Financial as well as Farm Plan & AgLine (Canada) product manager and sales manager for John Deere Financial;

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Doosan DXB130H and DXB190H breakers provide increased strike power and productivity WEST FARGO, ND — The new Doosan DXB130H and DXB190H hydraulic breakers feature an energy recovery system that increases strike power for maximum productivity. The nitrogen powered breakers are equipped with an upper/lower suspension system that isolates the power unit from the housing, making it an ideal fit for in a variety of demanding applications. Delivering up to 600 blows per minute, the 2,822-pound DXB130H is designed for use with excavators in the 15 to 22

metric ton weight range, specifically the Doosan DX180LC, DX190W and DX210W. Rated in the 3,000 -foot-pound impact energy class, the DXB130H requires a hydraulic flow rate of between 23.8 and 37 gallons per minute. The 3,698-pound DXB190H is designed for use with excavators in the 21 to 31 metric ton weight range, which includes the DX225LC, DX235LCR, DX255LC and DX300LC Doosan excavators. The DXB190H is rated in the 6,000-footpound impact energy

class and requires a hydraulic flow rate of between 31.7 and 47.5 gallons per minute. The DXB190H is engineered with Doosan’s two speed control, which also is available on the DXB260H breaker. With two speeds, the DXB190H breaker frequency can be manually adjusted between low and high frequency settings. This allows the operator to match the breaker impact rate to the working conditions for optimized productivity. The energy recovery system captures the pis-

Fecon, Inc. announces Komatsu Equipment Co. as dealer su Equipment will also provide many local service facilities for all Fecon products and customers. Fecon, Inc. was established in 1992 near Cincinnati, Ohio and originally produced horizontal grinders and other wood processing equipment. Fecon’s Bull Hog is currently the No. 1 selling forestry mulcher. Fecon also provides track carriers and other equipment for vegetation management, geothermal, seismic and wood to energy biomass industries. Originally founded in 1952 as Rocky Mountain Machinery Company in Salt Lake City, the company merged with Pioneer Equipment Company forty five years later to form what is now Komatsu Equipment Company. For over 60 years, Komatsu Equipment Company has served the needs of its customers in the construction, mining and utility businesses. If you would like more information about Fecon or Komatsu Equipment Co. call Courtney Shafer at 513-696-4430 or e-mail at

Delivering up to 600 blows per minute, the 2,822-pound DXB130H is designed for use with excavators in the 15 to 22 metric ton weight range, specifically the Doosan DX180LC, DX190W and DX210W. ton’s rebound energy and uses it to increase strike power, maximizing performance. At the same time, the main control valve system optimizes strike power. Blank fire protection is standard on both the DXB130H and the DXB190H, and is accomplished by using a cushion of oil at the base of the piston, which reduces the metal to metal contact in case of a blank fire situation. The breakers’ suspension system extends excavator work group life by absorbing harmful vibrations and stress waves. Also, a patented main valve design reduces hydraulic pressure peaks

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Fecon® proudly announces Komatsu Equipment Company as a stocking dealer and service, parts provider in Utah, Wyoming and much of Nevada. Komatsu Equipment Co. is stocking BH80EXC Mulchers mounted on Komatsu PC200 Excavators, FTX100LGP Tracked Carriers, BH74SSV Skid Steer Mulchers, FBS 1500 Bunching Tree Shears and the Rotating Front Grapple for Skid Steers as well as teeth and parts to support the attachments and machines. They have also added machines and attachments to their rental fleet. “I’m very excited that Komatsu Equipment Company has partnered with Fecon. It is an excellent match of complimentary products and company philosophies regarding quality and service.” Regional Manager Mark Ferguson Fecon and Komatsu Equipment Co. will be a great team, together fulfilling the land clearing, vegetation management, right of way clearing and site prep equipment needs of Utah, Wyoming and much of Nevada. Komat-


Caterpillar unveils first hybrid excavator PEORIA, IL — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) unveiled the first model in its new line of hybrid excavators, the Cat® 336E H, at its Mossville Industrial Design Center at a special trade press event, “The Next Generation is Here.” The new 336E H will be sold and serviced exclusively through the global Cat dealer network following the machine’s official launch at bauma 2013 in Munich, Germany. The order board for the Cat 336E H opens in Feb. 2013, with factory shipments beginning in March 2013. The Cat 336E H uses a new hydraulic hybrid technology developed by Caterpillar. “A hybrid is independent of any particular technology — it doesn’t have to be electric,” said Ken Gray, global product manager for large hydraulic excavators for Caterpillar’s Excavation Division. “There are many ways to store and reuse energy, including our patented hydraulic hybrid system featured on the Cat 336E H.” “Caterpillar has developed, built and tested electric hybrid excavators, but until now we had not found a hybrid approach that would actually lower our customers’ owning and operating costs,” Gray said. “Large excavators operate in high production applications in which fuel is a very significant operating cost for our customers. So, the 336E H, the hybrid version of our workhorse 336E, is ideal for introducing our new hydraulic hybrid technology, with its more than 300 filed patents.” “We can’t wait to see the reaction of our customers to the 336E H,” said Gray. “We’re confident they will be delighted. No other commercially available technology has higher power density than hydraulics, and that’s why we selected a hydraulic solution to help our customers achieve substantial fuel savings. The 336E H also meets stringent Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards. It is extraordinarily quiet, too. So it’s a socially responsible machine for our customers to own, and they will sacrifice nothing in terms of performance, power, force, speed or production. Once more, the owning and operating costs for the 336E H are actually lower than the standard machine. That’s the value customers expect from Cat excavators.” “The 336E H is a game changer — the most revolutionary excavator to come to market in decades,” said Gary Stampanato, vice president of Caterpillar’s Excavation Division. “Customers aren’t going to choose the 336E H simply because it is sustainable. They will select it because it actually lowers their owning and operating costs, and maintains the performance of our industry leader, the 336E. Caterpillar has the most productive and fuel efficient excavator product line in the industry, and our customers are supported by the best dealers in the world. The 336E H extends our leadership, is the right thing

to do for our customers and is a sign of great things to come.” Technology “Caterpillar’s corporate technology strategy centers on research and development in advancing technology to meet customers’ needs today, which is what the 336E H does,” said Tana Utley, Caterpillar’s chief technology officer and vice president of the Product Development and Global Technology Division. “We’re also continuously working on innovations that we anticipate will meet their future needs. That’s why we’re continuing our research and development in electric hybrid technology too, which actually began our hybrid development path several years ago.” “Caterpillar has an extraordinary team of people working on hybrid technology solutions for the next generation of Cat hydraulic excavators,” added Gray. “They are from every corner of the world, are among the very best and brightest minds, and they are listening very closely to our customers. It’s exciting for me to see their enthusiasm for this project and the quality product they have developed in the 336E H, and we’re just getting started.” “I am absolutely confident our engineers will continue to discover and develop the best hybrid approaches for Caterpillar’s extensive line of equipment and applications, whether that’s some form of hydraulic or electric hybrid system or something as of yet unknown,” Utley added. “At Caterpillar, we don’t simply engage in creating new technologies like the hydraulic hybrid system just for technology’s sake, or simply to prove that we can. Our technology strategy’s focus never loses sight of what our research and development efforts can mean to our customers’ success today and in the future.” Since the introduction of the 300 Series in 1994, the family of excavators has become the industry standard in a large variety of general, quarry and heavy construction applications. Caterpillar introduced the standard 336E in 2010 as a direct replacement for the 336D. The 336E was introduced primarily to meet Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emissions standards, and like any new Cat machine, the 336E includes several enhancements over its predecessor, including more horsepower with greater fuel efficiency, more lift capability, higher digging force and automatic aftertreatment regeneration. The 336E H has all of the same powerful advantages of the 336E with the biggest difference between the two models being even greater fuel efficiency. To achieve added fuel savings, the design of the 336E H uses three building block technologies that: 1. Conserve fuel with engine power management via the Cat Electronic Standardized Programmable (ESP)

pump, which smoothly transitions between the hydraulic hybrid power sources, engine and accumulator; 2. Optimize performance using restriction management via the patented Cat Adaptive Control System (ACS) valve, which intelligently manages restrictions and flows to seamlessly control machine motion with no loss of power, and to ensure operators experience no difference in control, hydraulic power or lift capability; and 3. Reuse energy via the hydraulic hybrid swing system, which captures the excavator’s upper structure swing brake energy in accumulators, and then releases the energy during swing acceleration. Fuel savings The 336E H delivers industry leading productivity with up to 50 percent greater fuel efficiency, which is measured in tons per liter, over the 336D. Customers can expect the 336E H to use up to 25 percent less fuel compared to a standard 336E, and up to 33 percent less fuel than the 330/336D. All three of the technology building blocks, Conserve, Optimize and Reuse, are integrated together to maximize fuel savings in a variety of applications. Even in low intensity swing applications, customers will still experience significant fuel savings because of the Conserve and Optimize technologies. (Additional factors, such as operator skill and jobsite conditions, also affect fuel savings.) Return on hybrid investment Because the 336E H burns less fuel and reduces regulated engine emissions, owning and operating costs will be dramatically lower compared to the standard machine, and its carbon footprint will be smaller, as well. Precisely when customers will recoup their initial investment in a 336E H depends on fuel prices and their applications. Assuming today’s fuel prices and a high production application for a 336E H, Caterpillar estimates customers can realistically expect to see a return on their investment for the hybrid excavator model in as little as one year. Durable and reliable Caterpillar designed the 336E H to deliver the same durability and reliability customers expect of all Cat machines, including large excavators like the standard 336E. The design of the 336E H uses Cat hydraulic components with a long track record of proven durability and reliability for maximum uptime and productivity. Also like a standard machine, 336E H components can be replaced or rebuilt to maximize the hybrid’s service life. Validation Customers have been using field follow machines, which are first production machines built for customer acceptance testing, to validate fuel burn, controllability, reliability and performance of the 336E H. In a formal produc-

tion study completed in August 2012, results were impressive, including greater fuel efficiency and lower cab and spectator noise levels than the 336E and 336D. Additionally, the ACS valve, which intelligently manages restrictions and flows to seamlessly control machine motion, has been in the field since 2008 with superior performance and reliability. The ACS and hybrid system have also proven to work well together to maximize performance and controllability of work tools, including hammers, shears and grapples. Product support and dealer readiness Customer support for the 336E H is provided exclusively by the on the ground support of Caterpillar’s worldwide dealer network. For decades, Cat dealers have made significant and substantial investments in facilities, people and expertise to support Cat excavators, including the new 336E H. Cat dealers know and understand hydraulics, and are prepared to consult with customers to help determine which Cat excavator model, whether hybrid or standard, is the best match for a customer. Dealers are also equipped with tools developed by Caterpillar that help them weigh factors into their recommendations, including a customer’s projected equipment use, budget and anticipated years of ownership to help ensure the proper decision. The 336E H can also be bundled with extended warranties and service contracts. Caterpillar position on technology According to Utley, it is the company’s vertical integration and broad technology portfolio, coupled with its wide range of application experience that enable Caterpillar to select and develop the optimal technologies for each Cat machine and varied customer applications. “Our commitment is to match technologies to customer value,” she said. “That means Caterpillar will include hybrid elements in machines where it is evident those elements are the most efficient and effective means of improving value to our customers, which is definitely what we’ve done with the 336E H.” “Hybrid technology is a key element of our customer focused technology portfolio, and so are our next generation powertrains, autonomy, alternative fuels, and engine emissions and efficiency,” Utley added. “The new hydraulic hybrid technology Caterpillar developed for the 336E H is an outstanding example of the results we’re achieving from our technology strategy. It provides a critical bridge as we continue to research, develop and build the technologies of the future technologies that will help ensure our customers’ business success.”

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New Case 521F wheel loader achieves advanced performance, fuel efficiency with new features and SCR emissions technology RACINE, WI — Case Construction Equipment today introduced the new Case 521F wheel loader, offering customers a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E Series model, while delivering faster acceleration and quicker cycle times. The machine is available in standard Z-bar, extended reach and tool carrier models, and is the latest offering in the company’s F Series wheel loader line, which boasts premium features and industry leading performance, productivity and efficiency. Case chose selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for the 521F to meet Tier 4 Interim emissions standards based on the machine’s application tasks and power demands. SCR results in lower temperatures in the exhaust system while optimizing combustion. “SCR was the obvious choice for the 521F because a wheel loader’s tasks are more variable, creating inconsistent engine loads and power demands,” said Rob Marringa, brand marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment. “Rather than compromise power, we let the engine do what it does best — run at peak performance — and then use an after treatment for emissions.” According to Marringa, the benefits of SCR technology are greater efficiency and reduced downtime because there’s no heightened fuel burn or diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration. In addition, lower ambient temperatures means slower degradation of lubricating oil, which extends service intervals. Furthermore, fewer engine components means less crowding under the hood and easier access to service points. Operators also will experience a faster throttle response and cleaner emissions by avoiding recirculation equipment utilizing cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) and DPFs. “At Case, we’re committed to matching the technology with the task, and we believe that SCR technology for our F Series wheel loaders is the simplest, most powerful and efficient solution,”

Marringa said. Improved performance and versatility enhance productivity The new 521F wheel loader offers optional heavy duty axles, enabling it to perform more tasks such as operating in scrap yards or recycling centers. These axles, with auto locking front and open rear differentials, have the same design as the larger F series wheel loader axles, including metal face seals and sintered bronze brake linings. They offer outstanding traction in all conditions, especially in non-compacted surfaces like gravel and help reduce tire wear when working on hard surfaces. “The heavy duty axles have superior sealing capability and longer service lives, improving owner and operator costs,” Marringa said. “In addition, they can accept higher load capacities, allowing operators to configure the unit with solid, foam filled or chain wrapped tires.” On a 50 meter loading and dumping cycle, Case estimates the 521F wheel loader can make up to 56 cycles per hour, moving up to 144-square-yards or 212 tons of material per hour. Advanced instruments and cab improve machine and operator effectiveness The new advanced instrument cluster (AIC) on the 521F wheel loader has four operating modes, allowing operators and service technicians full visibility and control of basic job functions, such as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) level and fuel efficiency, as well as protective controls that can help eliminate costly repairs. “Auto Idle is a fuel saving feature that allows for multiple idle rates, thereby reducing fuel consumption while operators are waiting for the next truck to load or task to be completed,” said Marringa. “As an additional benefit to the Case wheel loader customer, Automatic Machine Protection recognizes a critical problem with the hydraulics, engine or transmission, and shuts down the engine as soon as the machine stops moving.” The Case 521F wheel loader delivers

class leading comfort and visibility and new features to improve operator effectiveness. Case’s Quiet Cab boasts the largest cab in the industry, has a 70.8 decibel rating, and supplies cleaner air with a dual air filtration system. It also provides a more comfortable ride with an optional heated air ride seat and ergonomically positioned controls that ensure a long day in the cab won’t reduce productivity. “The 521F wheel loader has new options such as joystick steering, a rear view camera and heated side mirrors that allow for precise control and visibility in tough conditions such as snow plowing and truck loading,” Marringa said. Case’s floor to ceiling windows and improved lighting system continue to provide excellent visibility, from the cutting edge of a bucket to the tip of a fork. More selection, larger attachments The 521F wheel loader can handle heavier and much larger buckets thanks to the Case coupler system that pulls the attachment closer to the machine, providing significant breakout. The coupler is compatible with both JRB and ACS attachments. Also, the

addition of over 250 new buckets, including light material buckets, rotary brooms and forks, and 4-in-1 buckets, means the 521F wheel loader offers even more solutions for a wide range of tasks. The offering includes Case SmartFitTM bucket tooth systems. The SmartFit system provides stronger, more durable teeth and adapters, and hammerless reusable locking pins to improve digging performance. The Case 521F wheel loader features a 4.5 liter Tier 4 Interim-certified Case engine that delivers up to 131 gross hp. Classified as a 2.1-square-yard wheel loader, the Case 521F has an operating weight of 22,856-pounds. The standard model delivers 19,596pounds of lift capacity and 16,735pounds of bucket breakout force, with hinge pin height of 11-foot 10-inches for efficient truck and hopper loading. For additional wheel loader product specifications, customer testimonials, competitive comparisons, finance offers and the SCR solutions calculator, please visit For a Case wheel loader demonstration, see your local Case dealer.


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Asphalt Drum Mixers offers recycle systems to enhance cost efficiency HUNTERTOWN, IN — Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc., offers four models of portable and stationary recycle systems to enhance the cost efficiency of asphalt plants. Recycle systems allow plants to use milled material in hot mix asphalt (HMA). Since recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) is much cheaper than virgin aggregate, the result is a less expensive finished product that maintains the high quality of a pure virgin aggregate mix. ADM’s recycle bins feature a 15 ton capacity and are continuously welded at the seams. The bins contain angle irons and midsection stiffeners for reinforcement, and their steeply sloped sidewalls prevent material from plugging or bridging. A tapered discharge opening leads to the direct drive belt feeder with a 5 hp motor, multi-ply belt, self-cleaning tail pulley and adjustable skirt boards. To transfer RAP from the bin, the recycle system includes a heavy duty weigh conveyor that features a channel

frame and wind shroud protection for accurate weighing. The conveyor is 2feet wide and, depending on the model, between 45 and 65-feet long. It introduces RAP to the dried aggregate mix after the heating process. Based on conditions and type of plant, up to 50 percent of the HMA can contain recycled pavement. Portable units feature a heavy duty Ibeam frame on a gooseneck trailer with a fifth wheel kingpin hitch, single axle and air brakes. The trailer includes hinged support legs and a hydraulically controlled incline conveyor. An optional lump breaker is available for ADM’s recycling systems to break down large pieces of RAP into a useable size. It features an adjustable steel breaker plate and replaceable tungsten tipped teeth, and is powered by a 30 hp, high efficiency motor with an open mesh covered V-belt drive. Single and double deck scalping

Portable units feature a heavy duty I-beam frame on a gooseneck trailer with a fifth wheel kingpin hitch, single axle and air brakes. screens are also available to ensure oversized material does not enter the aggregate mix. Other options include air cannons, grizzlies, bin extensions, adjustable legs with sand shoes and a skid with bolt-on support legs. A family owned company since 1974, Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers as-

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The power of McCloskey now available as stand alone Diesel hydraulic power unit is a turnkey option for conveyors across brands PETERBOROUGH, ON — Customer demand has resulted in McCloskey International now offering the same power units installed on their high performance and durable stacking conveyors as a stand alone product. Available in 49 and 90 hp, the power units have the power and reliability as those installed in the full line of McCloskey stackers sold around the world. Powered by a Kubota engine, the power units feature high total hydraulic flow, with 26 gpm for the 49 hp unit and 38 gpm for the 90 hp. Both feature hydraulic oil coolers which deliver better efficiency throughout the hydraulic system, as well as safety shutdown. In addition, the Power Units have a 6 gpm auxiliary pump. Both the 49 and 90 hp power units are compatible with a broad range of products on the market. As with all Mc-

Closkey equipment, the power units have excellent access for maintenance with their open access, saving time and reducing costs. McCloskey International Limited designs and manufactures innovative crushers, impactors, trommel screeners, vibrating screeners, feeders, stacking conveyors and picking stations. Since 1985, McCloskey International has been exceeding customer expectations with reliable, durable and high performing products. McCloskey equipment is used by topsoil producers, landscape contractors, composting facilities, waste management and recycling operations, aggregate producers and mining and quarry operators to help achieve profitable volumes. For information, contact Julie Andras, Marketing manager, e-mail Call Toll free 877-876-6635, Cell 705-3413909 or visit

Terex Environmental Equipment launches website Terex® Environmental Equipment (TEE) has launched a dedicated customer focused and user friendly website (www. specifically for the extensive washing product range. The dedicated website is in conjunction with the name change from Terex Woodsman to Terex Environmental Equipment. TEE is now the single provider of wood processing and environmental

equipment within Terex and offers a broad product portfolio, including: arborist hand fed chippers, biomass chippers and trommels. We will also be looking to expand our distribution by leveraging other Terex business segments in to the rental markets. All TEE products will be manufactured at Terex Corporation’s Farwell facility with the exception of the trommel line which will be manufactured in Dun-

gannon in Northern Ireland. Technical support and parts will also be managed from the Farwell facility. The website provides customers and distributors with fast, efficient and easily accessible information, when and where they need it. The site’s design is clean and simple to help users intuitively navigate to the content they want. Barry DeLau II, general manager of Terex Envi-

Powered by a Kubota engine, the power units feature high total hydraulic flow, with 26 gpm for the 49 hp unit and 38 gpm for the 90 hp. ronmental Equipment, states: “We identified the need to create a dedicated website for the TEE business line to support our customers and dealers. The new TEE website is designed to meet the needs of prospective and current customers who are looking for Terex environmental equipment and other product information. Within a couple of mouse clicks, customers can find the latest news, events and marketing information they need. With its clean, uncluttered design, this site provides rich and dynamic content focused on providing easy

access to our products and services.” For more information on Terex Woodsman products please contact Louise McDonald, Marketing Executive, 1250 Commerce Dr., Farwell, MI 48622. Call toll free at 800-953-5532 or Philippa Fisher, Group Marketing manager on +44 (0)7799 437230. Visit our website Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer driven solutions for many applica-

tions, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction, Cranes; Material Handling, Port Solutions,and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at


Earth Care Farm knows compost by Kristen M. Castrataro



ike Merner’s composting journey has been a circuitous one. He was educated at the University of Rhode Island, where he studied agriculture at a time when society’s thinking was “better living through chemistry.” Mike became very knowledgeable about chemical pest control and crop yield increases, skills that he put to use in his landscaping business. He soon became disillusioned, however, when he began to see the damage that many of these practices were doing to soil health. As he looked for a better solution to the problem, Merner turned to Rodale’s Organic Gardening as a way to re-educate himself. He planted an organic

Once the nitrogenous materials are added, the composting begins. vegetable garden for personal use. In the 1970s, he began composting for his own use as well. Along the way, he was troubled because at home, he was practicing organic gardening, organic lawn care, and working to improve his own soil’s health, while at his landscaping business, he was still using the current chemical products for dealing with pest and weed control. Feeling hypocritical, he turned to his own compost for soil nutrition and microbial activity. MWW erner maintains, “All we have to do to raise healthy plants and animals is to return nutrients to the earth with well made compost.” At that time, organics were just beginning to gain attention in Rhode Island; so as a result, Merner

Farm Manager John Buth and Owner Mike Merner of Earth Care Farm transform gurry into rich compost with the help of their new Hyundai HL 760-9a wheel loader.

became an important part of the movement’s growth. He was one of the founders of the Rhode Island chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). In the 1980’s, he was a part of the first group of Rhode Island farmers to be awarded organic certification. Since that time, almost 30 years, Earth Care Farm has been synonymous with high quality organics in Rhode Island. The farm’s famous compost attracts gardeners and lawn care people from across Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Additionally, his operation specializes in custom raised beef and pork, pick your own strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb. In the past few years, the farm has offered apples, peaches, cherries and pears. Managing such a variety of products on a relatively small piece of land can be challenging. Merner handles it with the help of his Kubota LA724. He uses the mower and harrow attachments to establish and maintain his perennial crops. Most of the time however, the tractor’s front bucket is in highest demand. Merner likes to use it to load pickup trucks with the farm’s most popular product: compost. The composting process at Earth Care Farm is lengthy and requires careful management. The first step is acquiring the raw materials. Manure from the farm’s livestock starts the process. Fish gurry, a by-product of the state is fishing industry, and shellfish make up a significant portion of the nitrogen requirement for Earth Care Farm’s compost as well. Merner used to receive gurry daily from the anglers at nearby Galilee. The state’s regulations changed, severely limiting the catch for local fishermen, so his fish products now come from Quonset, RI and as far away as New Bedford, MA. A large percentage of the carbon materials for the compost comes from municipal waste such as leaves, wood chips, etc. As a way to reduce the odors that come from the composting process, Merner has weighted the compost’s carbon-to-nitrogen ratio heavily towards carbon. As a result, it takes about one year for the final product to be ready. Merner says that farm manager, John Buth, turns the piles 5-6 times per week with a Hyundai HL 7609a, a 4-cubic-yard articulated wheel loader. Usually the farm operates two wheel loaders but for now, they have four. The reason is economic. For years, Merner purchased Daewoo (and then Doosan) loaders, trading in the older models against the purchase price of the newer ones. This year when he started looking for new equipment, Kahn Tractor




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& Equipment in North Franklin, CT gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse on two clearance Hyundai units. Merner is now entertaining offers for the 2005 Daewoo (complete with a brand new Tier 4 engine) and 2008 Doosan. A change in marketing Over the years, the quality of the products at Earth Care Farm has remained the same. The labeling has not. A couple years ago, Merner voluntarily pulled his organic certification because of philosophical differences with the direction “organics” is headed. This action adversely affected the organic farmers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut who relied on his compost. They preferred his gurry and shellfish based mixture to the municipal mixes that are sold in the area. Since Merner’s label change, those customers only have access to municipal waste compost unless they travel to northern New England for an organic alternative. Accordingly, by dropping his organic affiliation, Merner has seen a large shift in his customer base. Organic farmers are no longer able to use his product without sacrificing their own certification. The economy has exacerbated the changes. Merner observes, “We thought we’d be immune to the recession, but our customers weren’t.” Landscapers were once Merner’s largest clientele. As the economy struggled, the volume of compost purchased by landscapers decreased. In the place of these commercial clients, have arisen “the gardeners,” a customer group of community gardens, church gardens, and home gardens, the vast majority lining up to purchase Earth Care Farm compost. Merner feels there is still great, untapped potential for compost. He believes there are significant amounts of uncomposted carbonaceous materials waiting to be turned into food for the earth. He tells the story of going to an event in a LEED certified building and noticing that the meal was served on compostable plates. When he asked where the composting bins were located he was informed, “Oh, we just put them in the trash.” The irony was not lost on Merner. The mission of Earth Care Farm is to “joyfully help bring out the best and highest health from within the earth by consciously returning the best to the earth.” He sees composting as a critical component of that mission. Perhaps in time more will do the same. For more information on Earth Care Farm or to purchase one of his wheel loaders, visit their website at

A fortuitous clearance price prompted Merner's transition from Daewoo/Doosan to Hyundai loaders.

In the staging area, carbonaceous material is stacked prior to being mixed.

Kahn Tractor & Equipment Kahn Tractor was first known as Manning Farm Supply, an agricultural supply center, established in 1948. Jim Kahn bought the business in 1961 and changed the name to Kahn Tractor & Equipment, Inc. At that time, the market area of North Franklin, Connecticut, was dominated by agriculture, our customer base consisted mostly of farmers and we primarily sold farm equipment. By 1984, the area saw a shift toward construction and industrialization. In order to meet the growing demand for construction machinery, Kahn’s took on heavy construction equipment and made several changes to our facilities to accommodate servicing the larger equipment. Our parts department expanded to accommodate increased inventory and to add a hardware store. Rental services were added to further accommodate our customers. Over the past 48 years, we have seen many changes and have continued to grow to accommodate the area’s needs. We currently carry a full line of Cub Cadet and Kubota lawn and garden tractors to meet the needs of every homeowner. For customers with larger lawns or small hobby farms, we have several models of Kubota and New Holland compact tractors. There are a wide range of mowers, post hole diggers, blades and accessories available to fit the compact tractors. There are currently several different model RTV’s on display in our showroom. We continue to carry a full line of agricultural

equipment including tractors, round and square balers, manure spreaders, choppers and tedders. We are the area hay experts! For our landscape contractors, we have a wide range of landscape and nursery equipment. Both our landscape customers and homeowners will appreciate our Stihl display. It is located in our parts room and includes many models of chainsaws, blowers and accessories. We also carry wood splitters and chippers. To meet the larger equipment needs of many contractors in the area, we carry Hyundai, New Holland and Kubota equipment. These include excavators, mini-excavators, skid steers, tractors, loaders and backhoes. To move this equipment around there are several models and sizes of trailers in stock including Interstate, Bri-Mar and Pequea. Despite all of the changes and growth that have occurred over the years, the one thing that has remained unchanged is our commitment to our customers. By preserving our relationship with our customers, we continue to be able to provide quality equipment sales, parts and service. Stop in and let us know how we can help you! For more information contact Kahn Tractor & Equipment, Jct. Routes 32 & 207, North Franklin, CT 06254. Call 860-642-7596 or toll free 800-3275243 or visit their website at Information was quoted from the company website.


This New Holland B95B stays busy loading material.

Steam from the cooking compost is released as farm manager John Buth turns the piles with his new Hyundai HL 760-9a.


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J.R. Merritt Controls, Inc. PRO-6H Hall effect joystick J.R. Merritt’s new PRO6H Hall effect joystick offers the same heavy duty mechanical construction as its popular PRO-6, enhanced with the improved life cycle of a noncontacting Hall effect proportional output device. This single axis joystick with excellent resistance to EMI, has standard proportional 0.5 to 4.5 VDC output with optional customengineered PWM circuits. The rugged 10mm diameter handle shaft allows for a large variety of optional handle configurations, including triggers, rocker switches, push buttons and thumb wheels. The PRO-6H features a

smooth, field adjustable friction brake with positive center detent for applications where speed must remain constant under continuous shock and vibration. Mechanical interlock is available. The PRO-6H is suitable for use on scissor lifts, aerial work platforms, bucket trucks, cranes, agricultural, mining and forestry equipment. For more information contact J.R. Merritt Controls, Inc., 55 Sperry Ave., Stratford, CT 06615. Call 800-3335762 or 203-381-0100, fax 203-381-0400, e-mail or visit their website at

• Optimum flexibility and mobility with great performance; • Perfect results at relative low costs; • Robust and smart design with good access for maintenance, repairs and changing of wear parts; • Low machine weight and compact transport measurements; • Up to 25 percent greater fuel efficiency because of the use of a “load sensing” hydraulic system; • Quick setup time; • Low feeding height; and • Large screening surface of 2700 x 1200 mm. For more information or technical specifications contact Marcel Kerkhofs by e-mail at

Lift on the truck.



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Waste Handling Equipment News West April 2013

Waste Handling Equipment News West 4.13  

Waste Handling Equipment News West April 2013