Quad®

Q85 Four-Shaft Shredder

SSI’s Quad® Q85 is a low-speed, high-torque, four-shaft, rotary shear industrial shredder designed to process a variety of materials and produce a small, consistent particle size.

Quad® Q85 shredders are known as multi-purpose shredders because they are designed to work like a two shaft shredder when the internal screen is removed, or as a sizing shredder that's able to shred, liberate and reduce a wide range of commingled materials without overly thick metals, in one pass. Four shafts in the Quad® Q85 shred and recirculate material within the machine until it is sized small enough to pass through a removable screen set immediately below the cutters.

Quad® Q85 Four Shaft Industrial Shredder System
Quad® Q85 Four Shaft Industrial Shredder Quad® Q85 Four Shaft Cutting Chamber

Typical Shredding Applications for Quad® Q85

  • Mixed Waste

    Packaging & containers, banding, shrink wrap, small crates, MSW, household waste, etc.

  • Plastics

    PVC siding, pipe fittings, 55 gallon (208 liter) drums, vinyl, pond liner, pails, film, fish net, etc.

  • Passenger Tires

    Auto tires (passenger) only.

  • Wood

    Wood scraps, pallets, etc.

  • Electronic Scrap

    Circuit boards, empty toner cartridges, selected consumer grade materials, etc.

  • Hazardous Waste

    Batteries, low level radioactive waste, etc.

  • Auto Shredder Residue

    Glass, fiber, plastics, fabric, etc.

  • Organic Waste

    Animal parts, plants, expired food, etc.

  • Bulky Materials

    Straw bales, car doors, cabinets, furniture, etc. 

  • Paper

    Cardboard, ragger wire, boxed paper, etc

  • Metals

    Copper, aluminum, small transformers, steel drums, car doors, light sheet, loose thin gauge metals, etc.

  • Fibers

    Foam, futon scraps, rags, carpet, etc.

QUAD® DESIGN FEATURES

LIBERATING

Quad® shredders have internal screens to control output size. Material is continually processed within the machine until it reaches a size small enough to pass through holes in the screen. This process rips and tears items apart more than other shredding technologies, making the Quad® an ideal solution for applications where downstream mechanical separation of materials may occur.

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, OR BOTH

Quad® shredders can process materials with or without their screen installed. They can also be used as a stand-alone processor or as a secondary processor in a multi-shredder system. Its proven self-cleaning rotary shear design is the key to its flexibility.

DRIVEN

Quad® shredders are available in a wide range of electric and hydraulic drive configurations. Drives can be selected based on low cost, energy saving, variable speed or heavy-duty application criteria.

PATENTED

Quad® shredders are available with patented features such as ACLS™ - Advanced Cutter Locking System, SSP™ - Severe Shockload Protection System, Ram Assist, and more.

PROTECTED

Quad® shredders have an advanced bearing protection system with multiple barriers of mechanical labyrinth and conventional seals, protecting costly bearings and ensuring maximum on-line reliability.

HIGH TORQUE, LOW SPEED

Low-speed, hydraulic drive technology provides an environmentally friendly operation with low noise, low dust, minimized fines, high on-line reliability and low maintenance.

Shredder Model:

Quad®  Q85ED

Quad®  Q85HD

Drive Electric Hydraulic
Number of Motors Two Two (HPU)
Power Range 90 - 112 kW (120 - 150 hp) 90 - 112 kW (120 - 150 hp)
Voltage 460/3/60 460/3/60
Voltage Options Many - Consult Factory Many - Consult Factory
Autochop Feature N/A Included
Shock Load Protection Yes (SSP™) Yes (Multiple Relief)
Cutter Thickness (nominal) 38 mm (1.5 in) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Cutter Diameter 460 mm (18.1 in) 460 mm (18.1 in)
Cutter Material 4140 HT 4140 HT
Shaft Diameter 152 mm (6 in) 152 mm (6 in)
Cutting Chamber (WxL)* 1,380 x 1,320 mm (54 x 52 in) 1,380 x 1,320 mm (54 x 52 in)
Machine Length* 4,210 mm (166 in) 3,024 mm (119 in)
Machine Width 2,180 mm (86 in) 2,180 mm (86 in)
Machine Height 3,370 mm (133 in) 3,499 mm (138 in)
Machine Weight 13,400 kg (29,500 lbs) 11,000 kg (24,500 lbs)
Hopper Opening* 2,055 x 2,010 mm (81 x 79 in) 2,055 x 2,010 mm (81 x 79 in)
Hopper Height 1,150 mm (45 in) 1,150 mm (45 in)
Stand Height 1,220 mm (48 in) 1,220 mm (48 in)
HPU Configuration N/A Open Loop
HPU Dimensions N/A 2.2 x 2.3 x 2.3 m (7.4 x 7.2 x 7.4 ft)
HPU Weight N/A 3,267 kg (7,200 lbs)

Electrical controls including motor starters, PLC, and operator interface are supplied in NEMA 4 enclosures.

* Dimensions apply to the Q85 with standard 1,320 mm (52 in) cutting chamber length. Secondary optional length available at 1,600 mm (63 in).

Note: Illustrations, specifications and descriptions presented reflect standard product at time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Dimensions are approximate. Photographs may include optional equipment and accessories. SSI offers compactors, balers, granulators, conveyors and classifiers as well as specialized motors, stands, hoppers, and mobile configurations. Consult factory to discuss your processing needs.

Quad® Q85 Four Shaft Industrial Shredder

Shredder Model:

Quad®  Q85ED

Quad®  Q85HD

Cutting Chamber (WxL)* 1,380 x 1,320 mm (54 x 52 in) 1,380 x 1,320 mm (54 x 52 in)
Machine Length (C)* 4,210 mm (166 in) 3,024 mm (119 in)
Machine Width (D) 86” (2,180mm) 2,180 mm (86 in)
Machine Height (E) 3,370 mm (133 in) 3,499 mm (138 in)
Hopper Opening (FxG)* 2,055 x 2,010 mm (81 x 79 in) 2,055 x 2,010 mm (81 x 79 in)
Hopper Height (H) 1,150 mm (45 in) 1,150 mm (45 in)
Stand Height (I) 1,220 mm (48 in) 1,220 mm (48 in)

The Quad® Advantage

  • High-torque shearing technology efficiently processes tough materials
  • Simple heavy duty construction
  • Shock protection
  • Bulk feed capability
  • Energy efficient operation
  • Low noise, dust, heat generation and maintenance costs
  • Uniform particle size
  • Minimum footprint and foundation requirements

Design Features

  • Electric, hydraulic and SmartDrive™ drive configurations
  • Removable Screens
  • Patented “Severe Shock Protection” (SSP)
  • Self-Cleaning Design
  • Application-specific feed hoppers and cutter configurations
  • Seal & bearing protection
  • Patented “Advanced Cutter Locking System” (ACLS)