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Hammel VB 1500 Shredder with Dual CAT C18 Diesel Engines

Two 18.1L Diesel Engines Help This Shredder Create 737,562 lb-ft of Car-Crushing Torque

Aug 22, 2015
Photographers: Courtesy of Manufacturers
The Hammel VB 1500 DK is "The World's Largest Mobile Shredder" and is powered by two Caterpillar C18 diesel engines working in tandem to create 1,500 hp at 1,900 rpm. The dual output powers a hydraulic drive, which multiplies torque inside the 59-foot-long primary shredder to create a mind-boggling 737,562 lb-ft of metal-crunching twist. That's enough twist to turn huge bladed shafts that can process more than 661,000 pounds of wood in just one hour, or more than 66,000 pounds of solid engine blocks in the same amount of time-and it has no trouble with swallowing car bodies whole. Check out this video of its "little" brother, the single-C18-powered VB 950 DK "Red Giant," in action.
Photo 2/6   |   The Hammel VB 1500 DK is "The World's Largest Mobile Shredder" and has no trouble mutilating an entire car body or engine block in mere seconds. With 1,500 hp supplied by the dual Caterpillar I-6 diesel engines, the shredder's hydraulic drive is capable of creating an incredible 737,562 lb-ft of torque!
Specifications:
Hammel VB 1500 DK Primary Shredder
Shredder shaft maximum torque: 737,562 lb-ft (1,000,000 Nm)
Shredder shaft maximum speed: 32 rpm
Maximum output: 661,387 pounds per hour (300 metric tons per hour)
Length: 59 feet
Width: 11 feet
Height: 17 feet
Total weight: 132,277 pounds (60 metric tons)
Photo 3/6   |   CAT C18 ACERT Diesel Industrial Engine Front
Photo 4/6   |   Two massive 18.1L Caterpillar C18 ACERT turbodiesel engines are used to power the gigantic Hammel VB 1500 DK primary shredder. Each engine puts out more than 700 hp at just 1,900 rpm and weighs 3,785 pounds.
Hydraulic drive engines: Dual Caterpillar C18 ACERT
Type: Direct-injection turbodiesel
Layout: I-6
Displacement: 18.1L (1,104.5 ci)
Bore x stroke: 5.71x7.20 inches (145x183 mm)
Engine compression ratio: 16.0:1
Engine power: 1,500 hp at 1,900 rpm (750 hp x 2)
Engine length: 4 feet, 9 inches
Engine width: 3 feet, 9 inches
Engine height: 4 feet, 5 inches
Engine weight: 3,785 pounds
Photo 5/6   |   Hammel VB 1500 DK Diesel Primary Shredder Side View
Photo 6/6   |   Hammel VB 1500 Diesel Primary Shredder Whole Car

Sources

Caterpillar
Peoria, IL 61629
309-675-1000
www.cat.com
Hammel Recyclingtechnik
http://www.hammel.de

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