Green technology for sustainable land clearing

The importance of sustainability in land clearing is reflected in the product range of North American company Gyro-Trac. With a 21-year history of manufacturing mulching machines, its focus is now also on creating bio-energy balers for easy packaging, transportation and storage.

As the mulching machines clear unwanted trees, this green technology leaves soil structures intact, eliminates erosion and run-off pollution. The machines can mulch trees to the ground, leaving the roots of neighbouring trees undamaged.

Nord-Lock has provided high-quality wedge-locking washers to Gyro­-Trac for around 15 years. The washers maintain the balance of their mulching machines, extending the life cycle and sharpness of the teeth in the process.

The washers also play an important role in Gyro-Trac’s Bio-Baling System. The system involves compressing biomass in such a way that no compost is created and no burning is required. For Gyro-Trac’s customers, the added costs of hauling and dumping are eliminated, while onsite storage of the one-tonne bales promotes sustainable land use.

Daniel Gaudreault, owner of Gyro-Trac, says: “The teeth are the heart of the machines we produce. We have never had a problem with Nord-Lock washers and their reliability has been vital to our continued success.”

Customer: Gyro-Trac
Market share, North America: 60% for mulching machines
Location: Factory in Quebec, Canada. HQ in South Carolina, USA
Products used: NL3/8″ & NL 20 washers
Applications: Mulching machines, bio-energy balers

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