With a mill-box opening measuring 50 inches high by 71.5 inches wide, the Vermeer HG8000 horizontal grinder can process a higher volume of raw and grind materials usually reserved for tub grinders. To maximize productivity, Vermeer’s SmartGrind feature stops and reverses material from feeding into the patented Duplex Drum when engine rpm drops below an efficient operating range. The 1,050-horsepower HG8000, which can be operated by a wireless remote control, is equipped with two screens that allow for countless screen combinations and end-product sizes. The screens are hydraulically positioned and designed for easy removal through the top of the mill-box opening, while the use of overlapping conveyors helps keep debris from falling under the machine. The HG8000 features an optional water pump system for fire protection that can also be used to wash down the machine.