Shredders are a great tool for any industrial application requiring material size reduction. The main modern shredder types include: horizontal hammermills, vertical hammermills, granulators, knife hogs, raspers, mawlers, flails, crackermills, refining mills, slow shear type shredders of single, dual, triple and quad shaft design and single shaft grinders of single or dual shaft design. Shredders are commonly used to process materials into different sizes for separation or to reduce the recycling cost of transport. However, the primary use of shredders is to upgrade material by shredding metals, plastics, aluminums, metal, pallets and waste materials like municipal solid waste, nuclear waste, medical waste or hazardous waste including garbage.
To economically secure one of these versatile machines without having to rent, consider used shredders. Used shredders are a great option, not just because they are inherently more economical than new shredders, but also because they are competitively priced and sustainable. These shredders could have as little as a few hours of use, but because they are used, the cost to you is much lower. Engineers working for used shredder retailers can often recondition and reconstruct shredders for your custom needs. By building your machine from refurbished parts, you get a shredder that is unique to you. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase a shredder as is! No muss, no fuss, just a job well done. Also, since distributors of used shredders frequently offer an inventory of options from multiple manufacturers, by shopping used, your possibilities quickly multiply as your costs go down.
Distributors of used shredders can do a lot for your application. They can recondition shredders to meet various industry and national standard requirements for quality, performance and medical clearing. They will also generally offer many value added services, such as pre-purchase consultation, support during and after your shredder is readied and sent to you, offering tweaks, paint jobs, repairs and equipment performance tests. For many applications a new shredder may be the best option, but for those applications that may not need the latest shredding equipment, a used shredder will often satisfy your requirements.