1200XL Tub Grinder

The Morbark 1200XL Tub Grinder is a long-lasting, durable machine that holds its value. This mid-sized grinder features the Morbark Integrated Control System for the ultimate in diagnostics; dual hydraulic tub drive motors for increased torque and greater efficiency; hydraulic augers for quick removal of product from beneath the mill; laser-cut, factory-balanced hammermills with forged hammers for unsurpassed durability and smooth operation; and tub tilt for easy access to grates and anvil for routine maintenance.

Hydraulic Augers

Quickly remove product from beneath the mill. During material surges, pressure sensors on the auger system automatically slow tub rotation to prevent plugging.

Torque Limiter

The full breakaway torque limiter system protects the engine and clutch against shock and overload without stalling the engine.

MICS System 2017

Morbark Integrated Control Systems (MICS)

The ultimate diagnostic system; monitors hydraulic pressures, temperatures, clutch systems, tub rotation and engine efficiency while automatically adjusting to maximize performance.


Laser-cut, factory balanced hammermills with forged hammers offer unsurpassed durability and smooth operation.


Length (transport): 38’2″ (11.63 m)
Length (operating): 57’3″ (17.45 m)
Height (transport): 12’10” (3.9 m)
Width: 11’11” (3.63 m)

Gross weight NCL: 55,620 lbs. (25,230 kg)
Axle weight NCL: 43,840 lbs. (19,885 kg)
Tongue weight NCL: 11,810 lbs. (5,360 kg)

Gross weight WCL (optional): 72,920 lbs. (33,075 kg)
Axle weight WCL (optional): 51,760 lbs. (23,480 kg)
Tongue weight WCL (optional): 21,160 lbs. (9,600 kg)

Engine: CAT
Horsepower: 800 HP to 875 HP (596 kW to 652 kW)

Fuel capacity (tank) : 300 gallons (1,135 litres)
Hydraulic oil capacity: 205 gallons (776 litres)

Screen Area: 2,480 sq in (16,000 sq cm)

11-HP (8.2 kW) air compressor

Dust suppression system

Magnetized end pulley

Morbark reversing fan



Tub has 9′ (2.74 m) diameter at inside base, 62″ (157.48 cm) deep walls, and floor constructed of 1/2″ (1.27 cm) thick T-1 wear-resistant steel, supported by (16) roller guides carried on 35mm diameter shafts.

Hydraulic full-tilt tub for easy access to hammermill, with hydraulically powered variable RPM forward and reverse tub control; MICS (Morbark Integrated Control System) tub controlled with automatic reversing tub, sensor system.

Tub cover for debris containment

Hammermill and Screens

27″ x 51-1/4″ (65.58 cm x 130.17 cm) Hammermill system constructed of a heavy-duty 16-1/2″ (41.91 cm) diameter laser cut rotor, (13) 1-3/4″ (4.44 cm), thick 2-piece laser-cut rotor plates to ensure precision and enforce steel strength. The plates are keyed on a 5-7/8″ (14.92 cm) diameter rotor shaft with 3-15/16″ (10 cm) bearings direct driven at engine RPM and (8) 2″ (5.08 cm) hammer retaining rods.

Complete with (24) 2″ (5.08 cm) balanced hard-surfaced hammers and (24) 3-1/16″ (7.77 cm) forged double-edged replaceable inserts.

1″ thick wear form steel heavy-duty screens

Discharge System

Discharge system consisting of dual hydraulically powered 14″ (35.56 cm) diameter augers and a 36″ (91.44 cm) belt conveyor

Discharge height: 15′ (4.57 m)

Hydraulic fold for transport

Front hydraulic stabilizers and manual outriggers


  • Available with cab and loader
  • Track undercarriage available on NCL model
Specifications may vary with equipment options.

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