Diamond Z Tub and Horizontal Grinders – Powered by Cat® Engines

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Making the Daily Grind Easier with Cat® Engines

Keeping the waste management cycle moving requires engines that are just as reliable as they are powerful.

Natural disasters, construction and demolition sites and landfills have one thing in common: the need to turn waste and debris into a more manageable and environmentally sound product. Diamond Z provides innovative grinders, powered by Cat® industrial engines, to tackle the toughest jobs.

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Diamond Z tub and horizontal grinders powered by Cat engines provide the right blend of performance and versatility required to meet a range of applications. The Cat C27 produces up to 1150 hp, and the Cat C32 produces up to 1800 hp, depending on demand. 
  • Diamond Z horizontal and tub grinders dominate the scene when it comes to clearing areas following a major storm. Grinders can reduce the volume of waste by a factor of seven to one. That work requires machines and engines that can maintain production for hours at a time. Diamond Z grinders and Cat engines fit the bill, as they work 1,500 to 2,000 hours a year, running around the clock to get communities back on their feet.
  • When clearing storm debris, there will be intervals when equipment needs cleaning and maintenance. A waste collection facility will continue to see waste come in, so operations need to have the capacity to catch up in a hurry. Diamond Z tub and horizonal grinders are very productive machines. Paired with the Cat C27 or Cat C32 engines, you have extremely reliable machines for minimal maintenance and downtime.
  • Across the country and around the world, the construction industry is working to reduce the amount of green waste that finds its way into landfills. Diamond Z tub and horizontal grinders can help make the world a more sustainable place. Construction and demolition debris is often contaminated with plastics and dirty material that can’t be cleaned up. These machines reduce those materials, so a smaller percentage of waste is placed in landfills.

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Cat® Engine Overview

  • The Cat C27 and C32 engines might be large, but that doesn’t mean installation will be a challenge. With flexible aftertreatment mounting options—like rear-mounted turbos—and DEF-free design, you get a lot more room to maneuver.
  • The key to success for any machine is avoiding downtime as much as possible. Thanks to the innovative design of the Cat C32 and Cat C27, they are DEF-free and provide transparent engine regeneration, minimizing the need for operator maintenance.
  • Both engines are perfect for heavy industrial applications, such as dredges, chippers, grinders, emergency water pumps and rock drills.
  • Carefully crafted for efficiency, fuel consumption for the Cat C27 and Cat C32 is optimized to meet the demanding operating cycles of just about any machine. And, with no DEF to worry about, owners can save on parts and maintenance costs while also remaining maintenance-free for the life of the engine.
  • When you choose a Cat C27 or C32 engine, you’re choosing reliable dealer service and support, scheduled maintenance and an included warranty.
  • Built to meet Caterpillar's strict safety standards and customers' most demanding work sites throughout the world, the Cat C27 and Cat C32 have been tried and tested to be safe and secure, no matter the jobsite location.
     
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POWER PROFILE

CUSTOMER:

Diamond Z

PRODUCT:

Horizontal and Tub Grinders

LOCATION:

Caldwell, Idaho

SCOPE OF ENGINE USE:

Cat® C27 and Cat C32

CAT DEALER:

Western States Cat

CAT® POWERED DIAMOND Z GRINDERS ARE CLEANING UP

Diamond Z tub grinders and horizontal grinders, equipped with Cat engines, provide powerful clearing and recycling capabilities. Diamond Z was established in 1989 as a business that designs and develops horizontal grinders and tub grinders of different configurations to process green waste and clean waste. Grinding equipment is utilized if a site needs to be cleared for use, or if an event like a major storm creates damage and extensive clearing and cleanup is necessary. Because they are powerful, durable and reliable, Cat engines are used in 100% of Diamond Z grinding machines. The majority of grinders are run on Cat engines with a range of 400 to 1800 hp, which provide the perfect blend of power and versatility needed to cover the range of applications.

“Diamond Z demands a lot from its engines and the engines take a lot of abuse. We’ve tried competitor engines which performed well, but failure rate was extremely high and there was no longevity. Cat engines have always been the most consistent on every front — best performing, most durable, and most accessible to maintenance.” - Tristan Kruger, Product Support & Marketing, Diamond Z

A FORCE FOLLOWING A STORM

Diamond Z horizontal grinders dominate the scene when it comes to cleaning and clearing areas following a major storm. It’s important for land-clearing contractors to quickly remove downed trees, damaged stone structures and construction debris following a catastrophe. Grinders can reduce the volume of waste by a factor of seven to one. That work requires machines and engines that can maintain production for hours at a time. Diamond Z grinders and Cat engines fit the bill, as they work 1,500 to 2,000 hours a year, running around the clock to get communities back on their feet.

“We’ve had plenty of storm activity in the last couple of years. Many of the general contractors who are pre-positioned with FEMA for major storm cleanup events are running Diamond Z equipment. There’s a reason behind that — throughput, durability and uptime are contributing factors in decisions contractors make in the equipment they choose,” said Kruger.

When clearing storm debris, there will be intervals when equipment needs cleaning and maintenance. A waste collection facility will continue to see waste come in. An operation needs to have the capacity to catch up in a hurry. Diamond Z tub and horizontal grinders are very productive machines with minimal downtime, allowing operators to follow up. 

“Everything’s going to break. There’s always going to be downtime with equipment. We believe we minimize that better than anyone in the industry,” explained Kruger.

SUSTAINABILITY SUPPORT

Across the country and around the world, the construction industry is working to reduce the amount of green waste that finds its way into landfills. Diamond Z tub and horizontal grinders can help make the world a more sustainable place. Construction and demolition debris is often contaminated with plastics and dirty material that can’t be cleaned up. These machines reduce those materials, so a smaller percentage of waste is placed in landfills.

“Most of what we do is about waste aversion and waste reduction — keeping organic material out of landfills and recycling it back into a usable product, or reducing the size of it, if it has to go into a landfill,” Kruger added.

COLLABORATION WITH WESTERN STATES

Western States and Diamond Z have been strategic partners for more than 30 years. Cat engines are used exclusively in Diamond Z tub grinders and horizontal grinders. When configuring engines for its equipment, Diamond Z works directly with Western States to ensure power needs are met. The two sides collaborate on important features, like side-load allowances, cam drives, air intakes and cooling functionality.

“We’ve worked with Cat from day one. As far as we’re concerned, there aren’t any other options. And that rings pretty loud with our entire customer base because it’s not just business, it’s their life. Cat has provided the best response rate in the industrial engine industry,” Kruger said.

Heavy equipment requires regular maintenance and onsite upkeep solutions. Having a Cat dealer like Western States close by is something that matters to Diamond Z. Its customers appreciate the scope of available Cat dealers for local support when issues arise or help is needed. And, wherever the work needs to get done, the quality of Cat products and customer service never wavers.

“Caterpillar is very accommodating. Friday night, something’s gotta ship, they’ve made every effort to be out here and stand beside us. There’s a lot of consistency across the globe, too. No matter where you go, you’re going to get the high-quality Cat engines you expect,” Kruger explains.

The relationship between Diamond Z and Caterpillar continues to grow. As the wood-grinding industry evolves, Diamond Z and Western States will work together to find high-quality solutions for composting, construction and demolition.

CONNECTING TO FUTURE SOLUTIONS

New technologies, like connectivity and telematics, are taking construction and grinding to the next level. Telematics allows operators to monitor machine engines remotely and collect information to ensure productivity and prevent performance issues. Connectivity links machines so an entire fleet or jobsite can be more easily monitored. Diamond Products is working closely with its customers and Western States to develop the right solutions for machine connectivity and telematics going forward.

 

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