We are drowning in used tires

Shredding is the only way to go

Old, worn-out tires are a major problem in many parts of the world. They take up an enormous amount of space if they are simply unloaded, and they have a large number of unfortunate consequences for the environment, safety and health if they are not shredded and sent on for recycling. For the same reason, 38 U.S. states have banned the disposal of whole tires at landfills. Carlsbad, a coastal city in California, has a large inventory of between 250,000 and 350,000 tires. These tires were once used to protect the city from beach erosion, but 15 years ago, it was decided that they were a danger and an unaesthetic solution. So, they were removed and stored until their further fate could be decided. The landfill in Carlsbad, NM, has permission to take tires that have been halved or quartered (shredded), so that they can be used for ADC (Alternative Daily Cover). The city therefore decided that shredding the tires would be a sustainable solution, as well as the cheapest way to get rid of all the tires.

Superior demonstration made the difference

M&J Recycling’s distributor, Wagner Equipment Co., had initially leased two shredders from competing brands to Carlsbad, both of which fell short of the challenge of shredding the old tires. Both machines were plagued by major wire wrapping issues and spent a day shredding and a day having wires removed. Something had to happen, and Wagner Equipment Co. therefore brought an M&J PreShred 4000M-6 to the site for a demo. And it certainly did not disappoint. On the first demo, it shredded more in a single day than the existing two machines managed in two weeks. The result was so compelling that Wagner Equipment Co. set out to buy a brand new M&J PreShred 4000M-8, which can shred into smaller sizes than the demo model (M&J PreShred 4000M-6).  Wagner Equipment Co. has many customers for just this kind of shredder, so it will not be a problem to rent it out, as soon as it has gnawed its way through the many thousands of tires.

The company

Since 1976, Wagner Equipment Co. has been selling and renting quality CAT machines used in heavy construction, building construction, mining, waste handling, paving, municipal and governmental applications, forestry and more.

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