TIGERCAT 6050 CARBONATOR REDUCES WOOD DEBRIS
IN A CARBON SEQUESTRATION PROCESS
HIGH-VALUE CONVERSION A SENSIBLE, COMMERCIAL ALTERNATIVE
TO BURNING OR LANDFILL
Stocktake… Tigercat 6050 Carbonator… extremely operator friendly with full remote control for all functions including machine travel.
RENOWNED in the logging industry for its extreme-duty purpose-built forestry equipment Tigercat has entered the material processing market with the release of its 6050 Carbonator.
It offers a single-step sequestration on-site process, a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution that reduces debris transportation and disposal costs.
The 6050 Carbonator reduces wood debris volume onsite through a carbon sequestration process with no material pre-processing required.
Logs, limbs, brush, stumps, waste, pallets, timber off-cuts and other clean wood-based debris can be reduced by an impressive 90-95%.
The remaining carbon-based output – often referred to as biochar – sequesters the captured carbon.
Tigercat believes that this carbonisation process represents the lowest carbon footprint of any competing material reduction method … thanks to no resulting organic decay, along with the associated release of greenhouse gasses.
The Tigercat 6050 Carbonator is equipped with replaceable thermo-ceramic panels rated to 1650°C. A quenching system cools the end product to near ambient temperatures for handling, while further improving the quality of the carbon-based output. An optional conveyor system is available for output collection.
The 6050 Carbonator is extremely operator friendly with full remote control for all functions including machine travel. A live stream video monitoring system provides full visibility for easy feeding. Also, it can be used for a variety of different applications including forestry and land clearing, construction and demolition, agriculture, and primary and secondary mill residue.
Onetrak managing director David Hazell says environmentally sensitive ways to manage wood residue and convert to a high value product like biochar are a sensible and commercial alternative to burning these products to the atmosphere or landfill.
“We have been very pleased with the level of interest right across Australia in the Carbonator 6050 since the concept was released,” Mr Hazell said.
“We have had considerable interest from entities related to organic composting and forest residue in particular, and we are excited to have secured an order for the first unit that will arrive in Australia in November.”
Glen Marley, district manager, Australia and New Zealand, says Tigercat is a truly customer focused supplier with a team of four factory support staff based in Australia
“Tigercat product development is customer driven and field research is essential to the development process,” Mr Marley said.
Designers, technicians and management personnel frequently visit customer operations and customers frequently spend time at the Tigercat factories in Canada. This opens up direct communication lines between Tigercat, its dealers and customers around the globe. Ideas from customers are regularly adopted by the engineer and design teams.
The process ensures that Tigercat’s product development is rapid, responsive and aligned with the current and future needs of the market and owners and operators of the machinery.
“Tigercat owners in Australia are supported extremely well by having both dealer support and factory direct support,” says Glen Marley.
Onetrak is the official distributor for Tigercat in Australia. Visit www.onetrak.com.au or call 1300 727 520 to find out more about the Carbonator and the range of Tigercat machinery.