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Astec introduce the latest in their horizontal grinder series
April 6, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
March 2023, CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Astec revealed the newest in their line of horizontal grinders, the Peterson 5710E. Designed for land clearing and other mobility-focused operations, the model was first displayed last month at CONEXPO in Las Vegas.
Michael Spreadbury, product manager for Astec, stated in a press release that the goal of the 5710E was to create a machine that maximizes efficiency and simplicity at each stage of the grinding process.
A number of features have been implemented to support onsite efficiency, including a larger rotor to accommodate a greater number of grinding bits, a more substantial screen area to reflect this increased grind load, and newly designed compression roll cylinders that offer improved downforce when processing material fed to the rotor. Despite its design for larger intake and processing, the 5710E remains lighter than its predecessors.
The machine also features a ground fuel option, improved approach angles, and a simplified grate change process. The Peterson 5710E is powered by a Tier IV Caterpillar C27 1,050 hp (783 kW) engine, or optionally a C32 1,125 hp (839 kW) engine.
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