Peterson introduces the 1700D horizontal grinder

Peterson 1700D Horizontal Grinder

Peterson Pacific Corp., today introduced its new Peterson 1700D horizontal grinder.

“The new-1700D is smaller and lighter than our other grinder’s, but still packs impressive performance, said Jody Volner, president of Peterson Pacific. “The 1700D is ideal for small mulch, compost or pallet grinding operations, as well as municipalities looking for a smaller machine, but still needing excellent throughput for a grinder of this size. We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable grinder and have it loaded with the features that Peterson customers have come to expect from our products.”

Heavy duty and mobile, the 1700D can readily reduce a wide range of materials.

The 1700D’s large feed opening, measures 54 x 27 inches. When boosted by Peterson’s high-lift feed roll, the feed opening’s maximum lift of 41.5 inches can tackle the largest of feedstock, and allows excellent accessibility to the rotor for maintenance, Peterson said.

The 1700D Horizontal Grinder is equipped with a Caterpillar Tier IV C9.3 455 hp (433 kW) engine or an optional, export-only C9 Tier III, 350 hp (261 kW) engine. At 41,000 pounds it is the lightest of Peterson’s grinder series and is easily transportable.

Peterson’s Adaptive Control System, featuring a fully adjustable feed system, is optimized for a wide range of materials. The 1700D control panel features a large display that provides the operator with complete engine and system parameters to simplify set up and efficiently operate the unit. The 1700D also features Peterson’s patented Impact Release System, to protect the machine against ungrindable materials, a feature unique to Peterson horizontal grinders.

The 1700D horizontal grinder features a quick-change multiple grate system, making it easy to customize grate configurations. Grates are removed through an easy-access door on the side wall. With Peterson’s patented up-turn rotor, and heavy-duty bits, and robust anvil, the 1700D has an exceptional wear life and accurate product sizing.

The Peterson 1700D Horizontal Grinder is also enabled for Peterson+ – a new remote monitoring solution that provides machine owners access to real-time and historical data of their machine’s performance and location.

Peterson Pacific, a subsidiary of Astec Industries Inc., of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a Eugene, Ore.-based manufacturer of horizontal grinders, disc and drum chippers, wood de-barkers, blower trucks, screens and stacking conveyors that are sold worldwide. Since 1981, Peterson has specialized in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high value products. For more information regarding Peterson products, visit

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