TASKMASTER TM8500 Shredder

The TASKMASTER® TM8500 twin shaft shredder is the smallest in the TASKMASTER line of industrial shredders. It features an 8.5” wide cutting chamber up to 60” long and a direct drive. These units feature fully-sealed housing, mechanical shaft seals and patented 5, 7 or 11 tooth cutters. These versatile units are available for gravity feed, open channels or inline service with flanges. The geometry of this dual-shaft cutter also provides excellent feeding characteristics for a variety of solids. TASKMASTER cutters are precision manufactured to exacting standards to provide optimal shredding and long life. Each TASKMASTER shredder is heavily constructed for low deflection or vibration and quiet operation. These versatile shredders can handle screenings, fish waste, fabrics, waste material, and much more.

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  • Coarse or Finely Cut Output Configurations
  • Cutter Cartridge® Technology
  • Few Moving Parts
  • No Stack Retightening
  • Rugged Construction


TM8500 Ship BoardTASKMASTER Shredders are heavily constructed for long life and dependability. These versatile units can be installed vertically in channels or pipe systems, or horizontally with stand and hopper. These units employ 2 inch high-strength, heat-treated alloy hex shafting, and heavy-duty bearings and mechanical seals. A heavy, direct-coupled, gear drive generates high torque, low speed rotation for powerful performance with low noise or vibration.

Applications for the TM8500 Shredder include airport waste, biofuel, biosolids, bottles, cans, concession waste, containers, filters, food, fish waste, garments, pharmaceuticals, rags, rejects and returns, screenings, sewage, sludge and more.

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