Boden’s Wood Recycling take AK635 from Blue Central
One of the UK’s biggest and most established wood waste recyclers, The Boden Group have recently taken delivery of a Doppstadt AK635 Compact high speed shredder, purchased from Blue Central.
The company provides wood waste collection services throughout the UK and across all industry sectors, from small wood packing recyclers up to UK’s biggest transfer stations. Collections are made via a range of different methods from 50 cubic yard skips to 120 cubic yard walking floor trailers for the larger scale operators. Boden’s invest heavily in their business and have become a market leader in the production of small animal and equine bedding, supplying their products all over the world. The new Doppstadt mobile wood shredder has been brought in however for a different area of the business, to create a high quality biomass chip, which is used to power biomass boilers for a range of SME’s up and down the country.
The AK635 K is an exceptionally powerful machine, yet one that is very quiet due to the electronically controlled engine. The machine comes with a 4m long moving floor hopper and a 7m long discharge conveyor allowing for extensive stockpiling. A 2.5 tonne flail drum is at the heart of the machine, powered by a Mercedes Benz engine. It rotates at around 1000 rpm and incorporates 36 free swinging flails. A patented load sensing material feed system protects the AK635 wood shredder and the Boden’s machines comes complete with the optional overband magnet to remove any ferrous metal from the waste stream.
Within the particular process the highest quality, clean waste wood is initially pre-shredded to 50mm before it goes into the Doppstadt. This shreds the wood still further to 30mm chips, ideal for the biomass boilers it powers.
Commenting on the machine Josh Boden said, “We have worked with Pat McGeary and the guys from Blue Central for many years and know about the quality of the Doppstadt kit. We invest in the best value machinery across our entire business to achieve the perfect end product for our customers, and the AK635 sits very nicely within our fleet of processing equipment”.
In addition to waste wood the AK635 is idea for a variety of shredding tasks including green waste, yard waste and biowaste as well as pre-shredded logs and roots,