West Salem ships new Bark Hog to Large U.S. Mill

West Salem recently shipped a 4864 Vertical Bark Hog to a large U.S. sawmill to grind SYP bark and wood residuals. The custom configuration included a Disc Screen to remove acceptably sized material prior to the hog. WSM’s applications personnel conducted testing to ensure the end product fit the mill requirements.

WSM’s Wood and Bark Hogs offer a simple and reliable way to process wood residuals. These mill duty, dependable hogs perform 24/7 in the toughest applications. From fine grinding of wood chips for pellet fuel or chipboard, to coarse grinding of bark and wood waste for mulch or biomass. From slabs to lilly pad to log ends. Whatever your feedstock and end product requirements, WSM has the horizontal and vertical feed hogs to help you get the job done.

These rugged hogs offer increased up-time and less maintenance that can help make your mill more profitable. WSM’s revolutionary pivot case allows easy maintenance access to main wear components with infeed components remaining in place. Reversible and replaceable hammer tips help keep maintenance time to a minimum.   Pre-screening can also lower hog maintenance costs and maximize fiber value with precise classification of products after grinding.

Proudly serving the wood products industry since 1947, WSM manufactures Horizontal Hogs, Vertical Hogs, Shredders, Disc Screens, Trommel Screens, Vibrating Screens and Conveyors, and Oscillating Screens.

Contact the experts at WSM: 866-253-1082, www.westsalem.com, or [email protected].


If you would like more information or to set up an interview with West Salem Machinery, please contact Denise Fine at 866-253-1082 or email Denise at [email protected].



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