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Curious what goes into the appraised value of a dual-shaft shredder? Arlington Machinery has been appraising, buying, selling, and refurbishing plastics equipment since 1987, and we can accurately value any brand, make, or model of size reduction machinery. We have an AMEA Appraiser on staff and can carry out proper due diligence for the accurate valuation of your dual-shaft shredding machine.

Below, you’ll learn what we take into account when valuing a specific commercial plastic shredder. As you’ll see, there are manycomponents to consider, and missing even a single one can result in below-market valuation that hurts your bottom line. Before you sell, take care to get an expert appraisal based on the following information.

Understanding the Important Specifications of a Dual-Shaft Shredder

Our size reduction machinery experts check a variety of equipment specifications and machine capabilities when appraising used shredders.

Chamber Dimensions: This is the size of the cutting area of the shredder. The chamber dimensions are not to be confused with the hopper opening; although they are usually the same size, there can be a difference.

Rotor Design/Number of Cutters: The diameter of the cutting tools, as well as the thickness of each tool, is very important to determine which applications the dual-shaft shredder can be used for, which in turn affects its appraisal value. The cutting tooth design, as well as metallurgy, are both important and should be noted as well.

In a dual-shaft shredding machine, a significant amount of value comes from the rotors themselves. Detailed photos and measurements of rotor wear should be recorded to help with valuation.

Drive Style: Dual-shaft shredders are typically driven with electric motors or hydraulic drives.

  • Electric motors, although initially cheaper, seem to be more popular and therefore hold value well on the secondary market.
  • Hydraulic systems require more upfront cost but have the advantage of providing greater torque to the system. However, they do require more maintenance and are not as popular on the secondary market—which may call for a discounted valuation.

Serviceability Features: Hopper ramp feed is one of the most common dual-shaft shredder features. This design allows the user to force-feed material with a pneumatically/hydraulic actuated ram to improve throughput.

Infeed/Discharge Type: There a few ways to get the material out of a dual-shaft shredder.

  • Airveyor (with blower and cyclone) – Providing continuous evacuation, material is pulled through the blower into a cyclone and then drops into a gaylord. Dust collection can be integrated into this system.
  • Belt/Auger Conveyor – The material is collected and loaded or evacuated under the shredder with a power conveyor.

Ready for an Accurate Appraisal of Your Dual-Shaft Shredder?

If it’s time to sell your dual-shaft shredder or if you’d simply like an accurate valuation for accounting or inventory purposes, contact Arlington Machinery today. Call us to speak with a trained representative or fill out our online form to request a call-back with more information on your size reduction machinery appraisal. Our expert appraiser can produce USPAP, AMEA, ASA IVS, and IFRS-compliant reports.

To start collecting the specific information required to appraise your dual-shaft shredder, open the Dual-Shaft Shredder Machine Specs Form, where we provide a detailed and printable breakdown for you.

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