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|On the Level Construction Inc. of
||Article: On the
Level, HogZilla’s The Best!|
||"Waste Handling Equipment News
(WHEN) Magazine - http://www.wastehandling.com/ June 2002,
Volume 9, No.11 – Reprinted with Permission – Author: Ray
Weiss First seen and published by Waste Handling Equipment
||Full Article: On the Level,
HogZilla’s The Best!|
Bresnick is the kind of guy Wall Street wishes it had around
the corporate table when the stock market started sliding. He
realized about a year ago that he had to make big changes if
he was going to continue to prosper.
Bresnick, 40, is no highfaluting corporate executive
with a psychic’s sense of the future. He’s just a
meat-and-potatoes kind of guy with good, simple business
judgment who owns and runs On The Level Construction Inc. in
But he looked
around the local landscape in 2001 and saw more and more
excavating companies springing up and feared the increased
competition would mean a lot less work for him.
So, instead of going out and paying
$200,000 for another excavator to add to his stable of five,
he bought his first ever tub grinder, a HogZilla from CW
Manufacturing’s headquarters and plant in Sabetha, Kansas.
After months of research, he decided on a top-of-the line
model TCII-1564P that he says cost him a cool $500,000.
Now Bresnick says he has an
edge over most of his competitors because he can remove, grind
and dispose of the tree stumps and refuse he clears all on
“We’re in the excavating
business. But these days anyone can sign and get one and be an
excavator,” he says. “There’s less competition for stump
grinding. Not everyone can afford one.”
Bresnick couldn’t be happier with his HogZilla.
“It’s built like a tank and it’s easy to maintain. It’ll last
forever rather than four or five years,” Bresnick says of the
90,000 pound, 12-foot-wide, 58 foot long machine. “They put a
lot of effort into building them.”
CW Manufacturing produces many varieties of HogZilla
grinders. The TC Series, which the company describes as “the
most elite class of grinders on the market,” emphasize
toughness and dependability, maintaining it uses the best and
strongest components that will withstand the stress of any
The most massive and
popular of the four models in the TC Series is the TCII-1564P.
Central to its success is the torque converter drive. It gives
the machine the ability to perform at peak efficiency
operating at near governed speed throughout the job no matter
the load, protecting the engine from potentially damaging
racing or lugging.
machines also feature the patented Adjustable Swing Hammer
Mill assembly and a Mesabi brand radiator system with
individual cooling tubes that can be replaced in the field.
Other standard features
- A 5-year, 6,000-hour torque converter and engine
- A choice of 750 to 1,500 horsepower Cat, Cummins or
- Extra wide mill box for added clearance behind screens.
- 64-inch long mill opening.
- Extra heavy-duty floor structure.
- 15-foot tub with 11-foot 11-inch transport width (wider
- Over 100-degree tub tilt for easy clean out.
- Heavy-duty tubular frame rails.
- Total machine weight ranging from 86,000 to more than
- 60-degree radial stacking elevator.
- Over-sized tires.
- Hot vulcanized continuous conveyor and elevator belts.
- Anti-theft and anti-vandalism lock package.
- Production rates up to 200 tons per hour in some
speaks about his HogZilla much like a proud father speaks
about a son and wonders why it took him 20 years to add the
tub grinder to his family of construction equipment. He
decided to buy the machine after renting an older, smaller
HogZilla for six months.
are about eight to 10 different manufacturers of different
horizontal grinders. I did four weeks of research and went to
a waste expo in Chicago,” he recalls. “Nothing impressed me as
much as the HogZilla. They’re like the Mercedes of grinders.
No. 1. Maintenance is easy and they have great product
support, if you need something the next day.”
Bresnick is busy with his HogZilla almost
daily clearing woods and fields. “Right now I’m doing an 18
acre site in the town of Spencer for a new high school,” he
says. “I’m ripping stumps, grinding and disposing them. I
grind right into 100-yard trailers. I can fill two in an
Bresnick says his
HogZilla TCII-1564P is a real monster on the job. “Big is
better,” he says. “I can go in and do a job faster. And it
will last longer.”
As far as
Bresnick is concerned, he couldn’t have made a wiser
investment. “It’s definitely better than the stock market
On the Level
Construction Inc. is at 165 Forge Village Road in Groten,
Mass. For more information about the company’s services, call:
|Local Business Focus. Topeka
Capital Journal, Sunday May 26, 2002|
||Article: Work is
a lucrative grind for HogZilla manufacturers|
||"They aren’t fire-breathing
monsters, but the machines made at CW Manufacturing Inc., can
tear up tree stumps and branches like cabbage in a
||For the full article from The
Topeka Capital Journal, Sunday May 26, 2002., click on the
|Missouri Organic Recycling of
Kansas City, MO. & Par III Nursery of Bennington, NE Clean
up after “One of the worst storms in Kansas
"One of the worst
storms in Kansas City history left about half the area's
households without power January 31, 2002. The governors of
Missouri and Kansas declared large sections of both states
"The ice storm left a mess of downed trees
resulting in loss of power for some people for nearly a week.
It was estimated that approx. 387,000 households and
businesses lost electricity as a result of the storm. It was
estimated that approx. 20,000 trees were down, blocking the
streets of Kansas City
area residents had piles of limbs, brush and sawed up tree
trunks lining the streets. City officials began to consider
what exactly to do with all of the debris. John Stufflebean,
director of Kansas City's Environmental Management Department
stated, "As far as we're concerned, the landfill is the last
resort." Burning the debris was
another option. However, the most efficient and
environmentally sound decision was to grind the waste into
Towards the middle of
February workers began to travel along the city streets to
pick up big piles of limbs. City officials estimated the
fallen tree debris to be up to 100,000 tons. Kansas City
officials encouraged residents to take tree debris to various
drop off sites. Residents would then be able to pick up mulch
from the drop-off sites.
the end of February cleanup was well underway. Debris had been
taken to the Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium. It was here
that the "Mulch Man" , Dave Anderson
was using his HogZilla Tub Grinder to grind up the debris into
mulch. Anderson is the owner of Missouri Organic Recycling in
Kansas City. Anderson owns a HogZilla Tub Grinder; model
HTC-1362P with an 860HP Cat engine.
Dave Anderson estimated that he would accumulate
approx. 250,000 cubic yards of mulch during the cleanup from
the January ice storm. It is estimated that more than 1,000
truckloads of debris were ground per day at Arrowhead Stadium.
Anderson stated, "The trucks
bring the big sticks to the grinder that chaws clumps of tree
debris like a big hound swallows tossed treats".
state and city officials toured the mulching operation and
concluded that it was an environmentally sound way to handle
the tree debris". Anderson added to
the official's message saying, "The mulch improves soil
fertility if it is worked in or composted. It can also be used
for erosion control, such as on construction sites, or
softening a motocross track. Wood chips also have been used to
clean toxic waste sites to enliven bacteria to consume waste."
"All it really is, is nature - just
sped up," Anderson said.
Also at Arrowhead stadium was the owner
of PARIII Nursery. Dean Jenson, owner of the company, was
grinding storm debris as well with a HogZilla Tub Grinder.
Jenson owns two HogZilla Tub Grinders; both models are a
TCII-1564P with a 1000HP Cat engine.
|Missouri Organic Recycling of
Kansas City, MO|
Organic Recycling Earns Project Grants|
||"Waste Handling Equipment News
(WHEN) Magazine - http://www.wastehandling.com/ September
2001, Volume 9, No.11 – Reprinted with Permission – Author:
Diana Barnum First seen and published by Waste Handling
||Full Article: Missouri
Organic Recycling Earns Project Grants|
comes to finding funding for organic recycling projects,
officials at Missouri Organic Recycling (MOR) know the value
of having a good project proposal and a good grant writer.
Major dollars are available
for organic recycling funding if proposals are well prepared
and delivered in a timely manner to the appropriate sources.
But this process isn’t always easy. Operators at MOR applied
several times for grant money, but were unsuccessful until
they hired a grant writer.
just walked in the door one day,” said Kevin Anderson, Vice
President of MOR,” and announced himself. Then it took several
months, but he did it.”
awarded an $85,000 grant from Kansas City, MO’s Department of
Natural Resources (DNR). The award is for conducting compost
turner studies with food, and construction and demolition
(C&D) wastes (like dry-wall).
The grant writer’s fee was $3,000, paid up front
regardless of whether or not they received the grant. “But it
definitely paid off,” said Anderson. “We targeted grant money
for certain wastes like food and C&D that are more
management intensive, not labor intensive.”
A pilot project is underway with Ready Cut Foods,
producer of bagged lettuce. Year long lettuce debris
contributes to full-time work for employees. During winter
months, employees work stockpiles and move food and industrial
MOR, Kansas City’s
largest state-permitted, organic recycling facility, tries to
maintain a level staff count throughout the year to avoid
layoffs and advertises in local papers for seasonal help.
Operations started in 1992 by
owner Dave Anderson and his sons, Kevin and Jason, in response
to Section Law 260.250 banning yard waste from landfills.
They started with two acres
mainly used for firewood (brush) and selling cords until the
new law went into effect. Now at just under five acres and
with nine employees, there is no room to expand. “We’re
looking at purchasing 35 acres about a mile away,” said Kevin.
Working hand-in-hand with the
DNR, the Andersons help develop regulations. They work with
product testing in areas of nutrient analysis, feedstock
analysis and waste-water requirements. AgriEnergy Resources in
Princeton, IL, tests their samples in about a week and report
What type of
equipment is used? For a compost turner, MOR turns to Frontier
Industrial Corporation in Woodburn, OR, for an F Series
self-propelled 16’ strattle-type windrow for odor control.
John Deere is the choice for loaders, 624H loaders that is.
And a HogZilla HC1462P is the tub grinder.
“Dave’s (Anderson) a good guy,” said Tim Wenger,
sales manager at CW Manufacturing, maker of the HogZilla.
“We’ve been with them a couple of years. He’s (MORs) been
Wenger said Dave
started out with a small grinder, but wanted to grow into one
with a loader. MOR has been a test site for CW Manufacturing.
“We fly customers down to Dave’s to demo models,” said Wenger.
The HC1462P has a torque
converter as opposed to using a clutch. It’s a
mid-to-upper-size machine with a loader, and boasts a standard
860 HP Caterpillar or optional 750 HP Cummins engine. While a
dry clutch often fails mid job, this hog operates long term to
meet production needs. And production needs are increasing.
“We gear our products to
organic farming,” said Kevin Anderson. “Chemical free. There’s
been a huge amount of growth with organic farmers. Business
almost doubles every year.”
Only green waste is accepted at MOR. Grass, leaves, tree
trimmings, garden debris, wood chips, root balls and big wood
cut into five-foot sections, or less, are accepted. Products
available in return include organically enriched topsoil,
premium cedar and erosion control mulches and Nature Wise
Compost made of 100% natural ingredients.
MOR tries to stay one step ahead by monitoring
activity along the west and east coasts by participating in
lawn and garden shows, reading garden magazines and through
participation in community groups. Giving back to the
community is also priority. They donate compost to schools and
community urban gardens for raised beds.
If you’d like to grow with your community too,
but a grant writer hasn’t walked through your door yet, look
around, suggests Anderson. A visit or call to your public
library can turn up plenty of information about grant writers.
Many libraries offer workshops and other resources to help you
complete your own paperwork.
For more information about MOR and how they did it, contact
Missouri Organic Recycling, 7800 E 12th Street, Kansas City,
MO 64126. Phone: (816) 483-0908, Fax: (816) 455-6526.
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