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Big Crusher Takes On All Filters
Martin Erickson doesn't mess around when it's time to crush a used oil filter or chemical can, paint can, etc. With 34,000 lbs. of crushing power, he flattens them like an armadillo on a Texas two-lane.
"My son-in-law is in the oil lube business here in College Station, and he was having trouble with commercial crushers," says Erickson. "I told him I could build something better. He told others in the business, and I've been selling them by word of mouth, as far away as Virginia."
Erickson's can crushers weigh in at 500 lbs. and come with either 12 or 18-in. high chambers. Interior width and depth on both is 12 by 11 5/8-in. A 5 hp motor drives the single hydraulic cylinder.
"The 12-in. has a cycle time of 18 seconds, and the 18-in. cycles every 25 seconds," says Erickson. "They can crush three or four small filters at one time, reducing them to 1/4 their original size and removing up to 95 percent of the remaining oil."
The crushers mount on a 24 by 32 by 34 1/2-in. high steel table. A safety bar stops the crusher when the door is open.
While he keeps the two crusher sizes in stock, he will make other crushers to order. "I have designed units for fiber filters that need to lay flat and long when crushed," he says. "Give us the size of your filter, and we will match it with the right unit."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup,
Martin Erickson, 10516 Woodview Dr., College Station, Texas 77845 (ph 979 774-7904; fax 979 696-3027; email: meerickson1@aol.com; website: http://filtercrusher.anthill.com).

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2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5