The Rotochopper team from Idaho, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, and Virginia attended the USCC show in Charleston, SC to see our customers, run our grinder, and get the latest info on the methods and benefits of compost. We were not disappointed, as attendance at the show was great and we were able to connect with many old and new friends. The speakers were also top-notch, covering a variety of topics. Most interesting to me were the emissions and greenhouse gas (GHG) implications of different compost and land management methods. Most memorable for me, Jessica Chiartas presented her results from the UC-Davis study on the effects of cover crops and compost on the health of the soil. Ms. Chiartas proved that these practices are not only affecting the organic matter near the soil’s surface but that the effects can be seen much deeper than previously thought—down a meter or more in the soil!
The live demos on Friday were a fantastic demonstration of big, beautiful machines grinding, shredding and screening. The red Rotochopper grinder definitely held its own! Rotochopper ran our mid-sized FP-66 B-Series (755HP) grinder and impressed attendees with its ability to tackle the organic waste feedstock just as effectively and efficiently as our competitors – who brought bigger HP units. The goal of bringing our mid-sized grinder was to show just how powerful our FP model grinder is and to also provide attendees with a look at what a lower price point grinder could offer them in regards to production while still producing the end product that those in the composting industry are looking to obtain. We really enjoyed ourselves and are excited about the growth and diversity within the compost industry.
Watch the FP-66 at USCC Compost 2020 Demo Day.
Regional Sales Manager, Great Lakes Territory