The high value of asphalt cement makes shingle recycling one of the most profitable recycling opportunities today. The abrasiveness, pliability, and cohesiveness of asphalt shingles also make it one of the most challenging recycling applications—unless you have proven Rotochopper shingle grinding technology.
As the only purpose-built asphalt shingle grinders on the market, the Rotochopper RG-1 and RG-1 E (electric-powered) maximize the profitability of shingle recycling by offering unparalleled advantages:
When we introduced the RG-1 shingle grinder, it wasn’t simply a new machine—it was a new way of thinking about shingle recycling. Before we developed the RG-1, companies involved in shingle recycling had grown accustomed to extremely high maintenance costs to accompany the high profits of recycling shingle waste. Prior to the Rotochopper RG-1, every machine marketed as a shingle grinder was simply a horizontal grinder, tub grinder, or hammermill designed to process wood waste. Often these machines feature special teeth, screens, and other components designed to make them more suitable for asphalt shingles. But because of the vast differences between wood fiber and shingle waste, we designed the RG-1 from the ground up to handle the challenges of asphalt shingles. The RG-1’s unique design results in the lowest cost per ton of properly ground shingle waste. Learn More.
Nothing maximizes the profitability of shingle recycling like a Rotochopper RG-1. With the RG-1, you consistently get a high quality finished product without the hassle of constant wear-related maintenance. With the RG-1, wear costs are limited almost exclusively to rotor teeth and screens, which are quick and easy to replace. So you spend more time making a valuable product and less time working to keep your grinding equipment in operating condition.
With consistent uptime and single-pass grinding efficiency, combined with the lowest wear costs in the industry, you get the volume and the quality of finished product you need, when you need it, at the lowest operating cost.