Prime, Inc., a Missouri-based trucking company, was devoted to retreading their used tires. They discovered that 20% couldn’t be retreaded, and those tires — all 100,000 per year — were monopolizing landfill space. With the help of ECO Green Equipment, they’re improving the environment by creating valued added product and making money while doing it.
ECO Green Equipment is a global leader in turnkey, cost-effective tire recycling systems and integrated tire shredding equipment. The company’s modular equipment is designed and engineered to deliver optimum production efficiencies for a broad spectrum of rubber aftermarkets, to include rubber mulch, crumb rubber, rubber powder, tire derived shreds (TDS), and wire-free chips.
Prime, Inc. reached out to ECO Green for a solution to their tire waste problem. With the help of ECO Green’s equipment, they now convert dual truck and super single tires into mulch, and other value added product that can be sold for use in landscaping, walking trails, athletic surfaces, and playground surfaces.
“This process greatly reduces our waste and gets us to a sustainable place where everyone needs to be,” said Mike Jones of EcoShred, the division of Prime, Inc. that is dedicated to recycling the company’s tires. “We can now process 98% of the material that comes through.”
As featured in a recent YouTube video created by Prime, Inc., the company relies solely on ECO Green’s shredders, grinders, and coloring equipment to produce their value added product. The primary shredder creates a 2 to 6-inch rubber chip. The secondary grinder further reduces the tire chips to a 3/4 inch minus nugget and removes steel from the rubber. TheECO Green colorizer line is also used to paint the rubber with an option of 10 different custom colors.
ECO Green prides itself on equipment that allows companies to enter the rubber recycling market easily. “Our equipment is reliable and can work with existing systems. We focus on helping companies turn over the maximum amount of rubber with the minimal amount of energy, and we are constantly thinking of ways to improve,” said Brad Swenson.
One of ECO Green’s innovations includes the Krumbuster fine milling equipment. This equipment encompasses a cutting-edge hydraulic motor and pump system to overcome traditional challenges of not being able to achieve both high volumes and fine powder rubber. The Krumbuster accomplishes both goals while decreasing horsepower usage by 20%.
Earlier this year, ECO Green introduced the new ECO Green Rubber Colorizer line. It is the industry’s most efficient system with the highest coloring capacity in the market. The ECO Green Rubber Colorizer has the ability to color a wide range of material sizes from 10-20 mesh rubber granules to 1-inch chips and rubber buffings. This system is by far the most versatile and effective coloring line in the market.