Wood hogs are designed for grinding up or shredding wood materials such as bark, shavings and wood chips. Wood hogs can be used for multiple applications and uses in sawmills, wood yards, paper, lumber, and panel plants. Waste wood that can be used for a wood hog usually comes from trees that have been debarked, wooden pallets, land clearing, construction and furniture.
There are several parts of a wood hog that make it complete its tasks. A durable disc-type rotor allows optimum mobility for the hammer arrangements. A replaceable hammer allows for improved shredding activity and able to quickly change during maintenance cycles. In order to help significantly decrease maintenance time, a shaft is drilled for the hydraulic removing of the bearings. This will ensure easy bearing removal. A liner is made from solid abrasion-resistant steel plate. This safeguards the hog from large impacts and regular wear. Wood hogs are encased with very durable steel housing with to provide access for maintenance. There are also screen grates that are made up from hefty abrasion-resistant steel plates. This provides extended and can be varied depending on the application it's needed for and produce a nice uniform product size.
A wood hog typically also will have a metal trap. The trap specifically collects any odd scrap that can damage the wood hog. The way it works is that the tramp metal goes into the hammer section and the hammers lay back to move the pieces around and place them in the metal trap.
The recycled pieces can be used for landscapes, animal bedding, etc.