You have probably seen a car being crushed but have you ever seen one being shredded? Watch this video of an incredible machine shredding a whole car in under 2 minutes.
Sure, there are many ways to part out or scrap a vehicle, and as much as it may upset us as car people, we have to admit that, Hammel’s Red Giant mobile shredders are the best machines for shredding cars.
The two biggest mobile shredding machines from the German manufacturer of shredders and complete processing plants are the VB 950 and VB 1500, with the latter being a…serial car killer as it’s capable of turning an automobile into bits and pieces of metal and other materials in around 30 seconds.
Want more shredding carnage?
Then check out the New York machine below which can chew up cars in 30 seconds.
At the end of their useful life, vehicles have value as a source of spare parts and this has created a vehicle dismantling industry. Vehicle recycling has always occurred to some degree but in recent years manufacturers have become involved in the process.
A car crusher and shredding machine are often used to reduce the size of the scrapped vehicle for transportation
Approximately 12-15 million vehicles reach the end of their use each year in just the United States alone. These automobiles, although out of commission, can still have a purpose by giving back the metal that is contained in them.
The vehicles are shredded and the metal content is recovered for recycling, while the rest is put into a landfill. The shredder residue of the vehicles that is not recovered for metal contains many other recyclable materials including 30% of it as polymers, and 5-10% of it as residual metals.
Modern vehicle recycling attempts to be as cost-effective as possible in recycling those residual materials. Currently, 75% of the materials are able to be recycled. As the most recycled consumer product, end-of-life vehicles provide the steel industry with more than 14 million tons of steel.