CW Mill Equipment
HogZilla Monster Grinders

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CW Mill HogZilla Monster Grinders

That inexpensive bag of mulch you buy for your lawn or garden is likely the product of a highly specialized, million-dollar piece of equipment — like the industrial grinders produced by CW Mill Equipment Co. The family-owned company counts mulch producers among its top-three customers, along with municipalities and land-clearing contractors who need to remove trees, stumps, logs and other types of wood waste.  Founded in 1973, CW Mill manufactures a full line of diesel- and electric-powered tub and horizontal grinders under the HogZilla Monster Grinders brand.

CW Mill HogZilla Monster Grinders

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  • CW Mill Equipment Co. manufactures 20 standard grinders to handle the toughest jobs and provide the highest production rates. The HogZilla TC series tub grinders come equipped with a torque converter drive that allows the engine to perform at peak efficiency with multiplied torque.
  • Diesel HogZilla grinders are available with Cat powered engines. The Cat® C32 US EPA Tier 4 Final 1000-horsepower engine allows customers to run the engine at maximum power 60-70% of the time, in line with real-world grinder use.
  • The C32 Tier 4 Final engine doesn’t require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and uses heat from the engine exhaust for transparent regeneration which occurs automatically without operator intervention. That simplicity appealed to CW Mill and its customers.
  • Cat engines live up to CW Mill customers’ high expectations for efficiency, reliability and after-sale support through the global Cat dealer network. 
  • Strong dealer and warranty support is a must for CW Mill, which despite its small size prides itself on offering high levels of service after the sale. The company supplements the standard Cat engine warranty with Platinum Extended Service Coverage (ESC) from its Cat dealer to give customers maximum peace of mind. ESC provides protection against unexpected repair bills and rising parts and labor costs. It covers 100% of the cost of parts and labor on not just the covered parts that fail, but also any resultant damage to other Cat parts. And ESC options are 100% transferable at no additional cost. 

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  • The Cat C32 industrial engine is offered in power ranges up to 1200 hp (895 kW) and peak torque 5500 Nm (4056 lb-ft) and allows for platform downsizing while maintaining reliability and durability.
  • The C32 engine is ideal for tough industrial and construction applications such as dredges, chippers, grinders, emergency water pumps and rock drills among other applications requiring continuous peak performance under the most demanding conditions.
  • The key to success for any machine is avoiding downtime as much as possible. Thanks to the DEF-free, dual-can DOC with transparent regeneration offered by the 32 engine, operators can stay focused on being productive for the long haul.
  • When it comes to making the engine installation process smoother for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), look to the C32 engine. Using innovative technology solutions, the C32 was created to eliminate the need for thermal management and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), reducing the size of the overall engine package. And thanks to flexible aftertreatment mounting options, installing such a large engine just got a lot less complicated.
  • Optimized to meet some of the most demanding operating cycles of just about any machine, the DEF-free Cat C32 helps owners and operators save on operating costs while also remaining maintenance-free for the engine's lifetime.

 

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POWER PROFILE

CUSTOMER:

CW Mill Equipment Co.

PRODUCT:

HogZilla Monster Grinders

LOCATION:

Sabetha, Kansas

SCOPE OF ENGINE USE:

Cat® C32 U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final Industrial Engine

Cat Dealer

Foley Equipment

www.hogzilla.com

NOT YOUR RUN-OF-THE-MILL PRODUCT

That inexpensive bag of mulch you buy for your lawn or garden is likely the product of a highly specialized, million-dollar piece of equipment — like the industrial grinders produced by CW Mill Equipment Co. The family-owned company counts mulch producers among its top-three customers, along with municipalities and land-clearing contractors who need to remove trees, stumps, logs and other types of wood waste.

Founded in 1973, CW Mill manufactures a full line of diesel- and electric-powered tub and horizontal grinders under the HogZilla Monster Grinders brand. The company’s popular TC Series features a torque converter that drives a hammermill assembly to multiply engine torque for maximum production. On the TCII Series, that hammermill assembly adjusts to match different mill diameters and depths of cut in the field — increasing versatility and resale value.

Today, all diesel HogZilla grinders are powered by Cat industrial engines, but that wasn’t always the case. “For the first 10 years or so, we used another brand. A light bulb went off when a customer told me, ‘You can sell that grinder four out of 10 times, but if it had a Cat engine, you could sell it 10 out of 10 times,’” says Tim Wenger, vice president, owner and sales manager at CW Mill. 

A HANDS-OFF SOLUTION

When the time came to equip its grinders with Tier 4 Final engines, CW Mill was apprehensive. Customers relayed stories about truck engines that were constantly in the shop for repairs. The regeneration process used in certain engines created extra heat, raising concerns about fire hazards around wood fiber. Wenger sat down with Foley Equipment and Caterpillar to learn about plans for the Cat C32 U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final industrial engine and was ecstatic to discover it used only dual-can diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC) to reduce emissions. “I wanted to jump across the table and hug them,” he says.

Keeping it simple. C32 Tier 4 Final models don’t require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and use normal heat from the engine exhaust for transparent regeneration which occurs automatically without operator intervention. That simplicity appealed to CW Mill, which has learned over the years that industrial grinder customers don’t appreciate complication. “We try to keep it simple, keep it reliable, keep it productive and that keeps it profitable for the customer. Cat engines help us do that,” Wenger says.

Powering up. As it moved from Tier 2 to Tier 4 Final, CW Mill upgraded from the C27 (D rating duty cycle) to the C32 at 1,000 horsepower (B rating). The switch allows customers to run the engine at maximum power 60-70% of the time, in line with real-world grinder use. The company also chose to use a Cat cooling package instead of supplying its own, simplifying application and installation auditing as well as future warranty claims. “With no aftermarket radiator, piping, fans or dryers to worry about, CW Mill knows their customers are covered by the Cat warranty,” says Ed Beatty, OEM accounts manager for Foley Equipment.

Promising peace of mind. Strong dealer and warranty support is a must for CW Mill, which despite its small size prides itself on offering high levels of service after the sale. The company supplements the standard Cat engine warranty with Platinum Extended Service Coverage from Foley to give customers maximum peace of mind. Extended Service Coverage (ESC) provides protection against unexpected repair bills and rising parts and labor costs. It covers 100% of the cost of parts and labor on not just the covered parts that fail, but also any resultant damage to other Cat parts. And because all ESC options are 100% transferable at no additional cost, it may increase the resale value of your engine. “The engine is the biggest expense on a grinder, and most customers can’t work on it themselves. This way, they can call their Cat dealer with little or no out-of-pocket cost on their end,” Wenger says.

“WE TRY TO KEEP IT SIMPLE, KEEP IT RELIABLE, KEEP IT PRODUCTIVE AND THAT KEEPS IT PROFITABLE FOR THE CUSTOMER. CAT ENGINES HELP US DO THAT.”

 

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