Morbark Introduces Two New Horizontal Grinders at CONEXPO
Winn, Mich. (March 10, 2020) – Morbark, LLC, a leading manufacturer of forestry, biomass, tree care,
sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, will debut the 2400X and 3000X Wood Hog horizontal grinders
at this year’s CONEXPO/CON-AGG show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both machines can be equipped with tracks (XT models; the 2400XT will be shown at CONEXPO), and the 3000X can be built as a fifth-
wheel/dual-axle unit (3000X) or pintle hitch/tri-axle (3000XP, to be shown at CONEXPO).
Ideal for niche markets like municipal solid waste, pallet recycling, sawmills, nurseries and tree care
debris, both grinders are perfect for processing yard waste, brush and other mixed woody feedstock into
saleable product. Designed to be modular and available in multiple configurations for various
applications, these grinders can take businesses to the next level.
These newest models in the X Series of next-generation horizontal grinders from Morbark follow the
successful launches of the 3400X in March 2017 and 6400X in May 2018 and maintain Morbark’s focus
on versatility, transportability and operator-friendliness.
“Morbark continues to expand our efforts to better serve the needs of all our customers no matter where
they live and work around the world,” said Michael Stanton, Morbark Director of Industrial Products.
“The 2400X and 3000X broaden our line of horizontal grinders for all global markets and further extend
our reach into key niche markets both domestically and internationally.”
One of the most important features of the 2400X and 3000X is their compact size. Their standard width
(2400X: 7'6"/2.29 m, 3000X: 8'2"/2.49 m) make them within the legal transport width in any country. The
models also share design features like the sloped infeed sides, which improve operator sight lines for
more efficient loading of material, and easy-to-load grate systems.
The 2400X ranges in horsepower 188 to 203 (140.2 – 151.4 kW), while the 3000X has engine options
from 350 – 577 HP (260 – 430 kW). Like all of Morbark Wood Hog models, both the 2400X and 3000X
also will be available with electric power.
--2400X Key Features--
The infeed system consists of one 20" (50.8 cm) diameter top compression feed roll with internal
drive and a 53" wide x 8'2" (134.6 cm x 2.49 m) smooth rubber belt or optional steel chain infeed
conveyor. The 2400X has a 9' long x 52" wide (2.74 m x 132.08 cm) infeed floor, infeed flares and
cleated belly belt and maintenance access doors. The manual folding infeed tray is adjustable to
various positions and adds 3' (0.91 m) to the infeed length when open or closes to contain small
The large, proven design, 22" x 49.25” (55.88 cm x 125.1 cm) downturn hammermill system, plate
and pin style, with 22 single-bolt inserts set in a V pattern, improves feeding characteristics, ease of
maintenance and durability.
Routine maintenance and grate changes are easily conducted by a single operator due to the 93-gallon
(352L) fuel tank, which pivots away from the machine to allow easy access, and the single, side-load
grate system (AR450 steel grates are available in multiple sizes and patterns). The 36" (91.44 cm) wide chevron discharge conveyor belt is available in a single section stationary 9'6" (2.9 m) height conveyor or folding 14'6" (4.42 m) height conveyor and can be equipped with optional magnetic head drum for ferrous metal removal.
An adjustable backside flat idler allows for drive belt tensioning with no need to move the engine.
--3000X Key Features--
The variable speed infeed system consists of one 34" (86.36 cm) diameter top compression feed roll
with internal drive and a 12'4" long x 57.5" (3.76 m x 146 cm) wide live floor designed to accept both
WD120 and slat chain.
The plate and pin style, up-turn hammermill system measures 32" x 58.5" (81.28 cm x 149 cm) and
has 18 double-edged replaceable inserts and 18 rakers.
The discharge system consists of a hydraulically driven, horizontal 42" x 14'2" (106.68 cm x 4.3 m)
aggregate belt conveyor discharging onto a 36" (91.44 cm) wide stacking conveyor with hydraulic
fold for transport and can be equipped with optional magnetic head drum for ferrous metal removal.
Like the 2400X, the 3000X is designed so that a single operator can change the grates. The 3000X’s top-
load system with four grates includes a hydraulic hinged door for quick and easy access.
Both models are equipped with the Morbark Integrated Control System — or MICS. The ultimate
diagnostics tool and control system, this allows the operator to automatically adjust feed rates and
monitor pressures and feed wheel position to maximize production and engine efficiency. New smart
device apps (IQANrun and IQANsync) allow you to connect to your machine using your phone or tablet’s
Bluetooth or allow you to connect your machine directly to Morbark, so Morbark personnel will be able
to view and edit your machine’s settings and program or send you updated programming.
See these machines and more at booth #S5573 at CONEXPO/CON-AGG this week or, for more
information, visit www.morbark.com or find your local Morbark industrial dealer at
Recently acquired by Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG), Morbark, LLC has been innovating and
manufacturing durable, high-performance equipment for more than 60 years. Morbark’s equipment helps
customers to process and convert waste wood and other organic materials into sellable end products.
Morbark produces a full line of brush chippers, stump cutters, mini skid steers, forestry mulchers, aerial
trimmers, whole tree, and biomass chippers, flails, horizontal and tub grinders, sawmill equipment,
material handling systems, and mulcher head attachments for excavators, backhoes, and skid steers under
the Morbark, Rayco, DENIS CIMAF and Boxer brands. Sales and aftermarket support are conducted
through a worldwide, authorized dealer network. For more information, please visit www.morbark.com