Equipment and Machinery

Tigercat Carbonator Reduces Wood Debris By Up To 95 Percent

Tigercat renowned in the logging industry for its extreme-duty purpose-built forestry equipment has entered the material processing market with the release of its 6050 Carbonator.

The unique machine reduces wood debris volume onsite through an environmentally friendly carbon sequestration process with no material pre-processing required – a cost effective and eco-friendly solution.

Logs, limbs, brush, stumps, yard waste, pallets, clean lumber and other clean wood-based debris can be reduced by an impressive 90-95 per cent.

The remaining carbon-based output – often referred to as biochar – sequesters the captured carbon.

Tigercat believes that this carbonisation process represents the lowest carbon footprint of any competing material reduction method thanks to no resulting organic decay, along with the associated release of greenhouse gasses.

The 6050 efficiently processes wood debris at high throughput rates. Under air and over-air fans create optimal conditions to maximize carbon content in the output.

The 6050 is equipped with replaceable thermo-ceramic panels rated to 1 650°C (3,000°F). A quenching system cools the end product to near ambient temperatures for handling, while further improving the quality of the carbon-based output. An optional conveyor system is available for output collection.

It is a single step sequestration process done onsite. A cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution that reduces debris trans-portation and disposal costs.

The 6050 carbonator is extremely operator friendly with full remote control for all functions including machine travel. A live stream video monitoring system provides full visibility for easy feeding.

The Tigercat 6050 carbonator can be used for a variety of different applications including forestry and land clearing, construction and demolition, agriculture, and primary and secondary mill residue.

“We have been very pleased with the level of interest right across Australia in the Tigercat 6050 since the concept was released.

“We have had considerable interest from entities related to organic composting and forest residue in particular.”

“Environmentally sensitive ways to manage wood residue and convert to a high value product like Biochar is a sensible and commercial alternative to burning these products to the atmosphere or landfill”, says David Hazell, Onetrak Managing Director.

“Tigercat is a truly customer focused supplier with a team of four Tigercat employed factory support people based here in Australia”, says Glen Marley District Manager Tigercat Australia and New Zealand.

Tigercat product development is customer driven and field research is essential to the development process. Designers, technicians, and management personnel frequently visit customer operations and customers frequently spend time at the Tigercat factories in Canada. This opens up direct communication lines between Tigercat, its dealers and its customers around the globe. Ideas from customers are regularly adopted by the engineer and design teams.

The process ensures that Tigercat’s product development is rapid, responsive and aligned with the current and future needs of the market and owners and operators of the machinery.

“Tigercat owners in Australia are supported extremely well by having both dealer support and factory direct support”, Glen Marley concludes.

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