VHS Horizontal Shredders

Horizontal Shredders for the first pass size reduction of plastic

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 VHS Horizontal Shredders Advantages

  • Low speed, high torque gear drive
  • Powerful hydraulic swing type pusher
  • Proven well engineered design
  • Smaller footprint compared to traditional shredders with horizontal pushers
  • Bolted in drive shafts
  • Multiple rotor designs and materials

Light-duty W40-60 – W40-110  Brochure

Heavy Duty VHS Shredders Brochure

General Description

The W 40 Series light-duty wood shredders are single shaft shredders specially designed for the wood industry. The 400 mm diameter rotors ranging from 600 mm to 1100 mm width. The VHS horizontal shredders are single shaft shredders featuring an angled hydraulic ram suitable for a wide range of material shapes and sizes. The VHS has a 600 mm diameter rotors in widths from 1500 mm to 2600 mm width are driven by two oversized gearboxes. These units feature:

•Large feeding hopper
•Robust welded steel construction
•Low speed operation
•Advanced rotor / knife mounting system


The VHS horizontal shredders are single shaft shredders featuring an angled hydraulic ram suitable for a wide range of material shapes and sizes. The VHS shredders are equipped with a 600 mm diameter E style rotor and knife fixing system. The roller guided hydraulic ram makes feeding of large heavy walled materials possible without the risk of jams, blocking or excessive wear on guide rails. Like all VIRTUS shredders the VHS series can be tailored to individual requirements, this includes different drive powers, knife configurations as well as discharge options. The shredders have been engineered for strength and reliability in daily operation. These shredders can easily be integrated into complete lines with other Virtus products and accessories such as belts, granulators, etc.

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Key Features

wood shredders bearings

Robust Bearings

Robust oversized bearings ensure long lifetime and high service intervals.

wood shredders knives


The light-duty wood shredders use square knives, producing high quality output. The cutters can be turned after a side is worn out.

wood shredders hopper

Large Hopper

The large feeding hopper allows the shredder to be used for a variety of materials.

wood shredders feeds


Angled hydraulic pusher to ensure optimal material feeding and ingestion.



W Series W40-60W40-85W40-110
Rotor Diametermm400400400
Rotor Widthmm6008001100
Drive CapacitykW18.52230
Rotor Knivespcs132027
Stator Knivesrows111
Cutting Chamber Volumem30.61.252
Effective Working Areamm x mm520 x 470800 x 8201080 x 1040


W Series W40-140W40-170W40-200W40-260W60-260
Rotor Diametermm400400400400600
Rotor Widthmm14001700200026002600
Drive CapacitykW4555902 x 752 x 90
Rotor Knivespcs344148124186
Stator Knivesrows1 x 51 x 61 x 71 x 91 x 9
Cutting Chamber Volumem33.
Effective Working Areamm x mm1360 x 14301640 x 15501920 x 15502480 x 15502480 x 1550


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