Dual-Shear®

M160 Two-Shaft Shredder

The Dual-Shear® M160 from SSI Shredding Systems is a low-speed, high-torque, two-shaft, rotary shear shredder engineered and built to efficiently process a wide variety of near-impossible to shred materials.

Dual-Shear® M160 industrial shredders are versatile machines commonly employed in bulky item reduction, product destruction or pre-conditioning (primary shredding) where particle size variation is acceptable. Output consists of “strips” the width of the cutters - usually 25 - 76 mm (1 - 3 in). Dual-Shear® M160 industrial shredders are engineered with drive and cutter configurations specific to your production requirements.


Shredder Model:

Dual-Shear®  M160-ED

Dual-Shear®  M160-HD

Drive Dual Electric Dual Hydraulic
Number of Motors Two Two (HPU)
Power Range 225 - 448 kW (300 - 600 hp) 225 - 448 kW (300 - 600 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) 50 mm (2 in) 50 mm (2 in)
Cutter Diameter 850 mm (33.5 in) 850 mm (33.5 in)
Cutter Material 4140 HT 4140 HT
Shaft Diameter 254 mm (10 in) 254 mm (10 in)
Cutting Chamber (WxL)* 1,625 x 1,900 mm (64” x 75”) 1,625 x 1,900 mm (64” x 75”)
Machine Length* 6,223 mm (245 in) 6,020 mm (237 in)
Machine Width 2,032 mm (80 in) 2,032 mm (80 in)
Machine Height 4,293 mm (169 in) 4,293 mm (169 in)
Machine Weight 33,113 kg (73,000 lbs) 33,113 kg (73,000 lbs)
Hopper Opening* 2,440 x 3,660 mm (96 x 144 in) 2,440 x 3,660 mm (96 x 144 in)
Hopper Height 1,750 mm (69 in) 1,750 mm (69 in)
Stand Height 1,525 mm (60 in) 1,525 mm (60 in)
HPU Configuration N/A Open Loop
HPU Dimensions N/A 3 x 2.3 x 2.7 m (10 x 7.5 x 9 ft)
HPU Weight N/A 5,000 kg (11,000 lbs)

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

* Dimensions apply to the M160 with standard 1,900 mm (75 in) cutting chamber length. Secondary optional length available at 2,200 mm (86½ 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.

Dual-Shear® M160 Two Shaft Shredder

Shredder Model:

Dual-Shear®  M160-ED

Dual-Shear®  M160-HD

Cutting Chamber (WxL)* 1,625 x 1,900 mm (64 x 75 in) 1,625 x 1,900 mm (64 x 75 in)
Machine Length (C)* 6,223 mm (245 in) 6,020 mm (237 in)
Machine Width (D) 2,032 mm (80 in) 2,032 mm (80 in)
Machine Height (E) 4,293 mm (169 in) 4,293 mm (169 in)
Hopper Opening (FxG)* 2,440 x 3,660 mm (96 x 144 in) 2,440 x 3,660 mm (96 x 144 in)
Hopper Height (H) 1,750 mm (69 in) 1,750 mm (69 in)
Stand Height (I) 1,525 mm (60 in) 1,525 mm (60 in)

The Dual-Shear® Advantage

  • High-torque shearing technology efficiently processes tough materials
  • Wear-resistant cutters
  • Shock protection
  • Bulk feed capability
  • Energy efficient operation
  • Low noise, dust, heat generation and maintenance costs
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Minimum foundation requirements
  • Minimal “fines” generation

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)