Vermeer launches HG400 horizontal grinder for global emerging markets

Vermeer has announced the launch of the HG400 horizontal grinder for customers in international emerging markets. It will be available in select countries across Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and certain European nations.

Designed as an entry-level, small horizontal grinder, the HG400 offers simplicity, efficiency and reliability. The machine can handle a variety of materials including compost, pallets, construction debris, logs and green waste, making it suitable for industries such as mulching and recycling.

“This compact yet powerful machine embodies our longstanding tradition of not just producing machines, but providing practical solutions that empower our customers,” said Colm Rafferty, vice president of developing markets at Vermeer. “We’ve received extremely positive feedback from our pilot customers. In fact, an early adopter from the mulch production industry reported that the HG400 has transformed their operations.”

The HG400 is powered by a 97-kW Cummins Tier 3 engine and is available in both trailer and stationary configurations. The machine is equipped with a 2.1-m manually folding discharge conveyor for easy transportation. Furthermore, the HG400’s convenient dual-screen side-load design allows for quick and efficient product sizing adjustments.

In addition, the HG400 has wide flared walls and a lowerable infeed tailgate to accommodate bulky and lengthy materials. Its steel conveyor, fitted with two drive rollers, effectively guides materials into the grinder. This innovative design enhances the machine’s versatility, enabling it to handle challenging materials with ease.

The HG400 also features the Vermeer Plus+1 control system, with four different speed options for more precise feed control. An optional wireless remote control is available for enhanced operating efficiency.