Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency opted to purchase their own grinder—a Morbark 4600XL—and take back control of the grinding effort at Twin Oaks, a state-of-the-art facility that is designed to meet the area’s waste disposal needs for the next 60 years.
Combining his skills with a reliable, productive, Morbark D 52 SPH stump grinder nets Baltimore-area contractor Mike Walker an alternative income stream as a stump-grinding specialist.
The Kittitas County Solid Waste department, when faced with a decision to make about its green waste, bucked tradition by replacing a contract grinding service, purchasing an electric grinder, and has been generating its own high-quality compost for better than four years now.
Warren Kappen, co-owner and founder of Kappen Tree Service, has teamed up one of the industry’s most advanced hybrid-technology trimming trucks with a low-emission Morbark Beaver chipper. In doing so, he has already seen improvements he planned on—and some he didn’t. Just as importantly, however, he has also seen customer service in action—witnessing some impressive efforts on the part of those suppliers to help bring his idea to life.
Armed with a new Morbark 3800XL Wood Hog, Windsor Disposal Services, Ltd., whose motto is “Our Business is Picking Up,” processes roughly 15,000 tonnes of green waste annually, composts it, and makes the resultant high-quality compost product available to the general public.
To meet environmental mandates, the City of Bakersfield, Calif., makes a switch from diesel to electric equipment in its green/wood waste processing effort.
For better than four decades now, Charles Copley Roofing has been serving customers as a roofing contractor and materials supplier. With their latest expansion, a foray into shingle grinding and recycling using a new Morbark 2600 Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder, the company is seeing a good deal of potential, an increased level of interest in the product they are creating, and a future that promises further growth.
For Caudill Chipping, a non-stop deluge during the spring of 2011 plagued them to such a degree that, for a while, it looked as if a job they were working might never get done. Today, the region has dried out, and Caudill Chipping has moved on to new tracts. But not without realizing that, working as a single unit, even the toughest jobs—in the worst possible weather—can get done.
For the operators of the Jamestown (N.D.) Municipal Landfill, a past decision to stockpile green waste for an extended period of time, rather than processing it, resulted in a massive pile, a shortage of available space for incoming material, and a search for a company capable of grinding it. Rodd Zorn, owner of Z’s Trees, and his used Morbark 1200 tub grinder, answered with a performance that turned heads.