The Model 517 XHD has more cutting capacity for custom applications than the standard Model 517. The cutting capacity is increased by adding a 5HP drive motor over the standard 3 HP. This is the chopper of choice for custom applications or for operations converting substantial quantities of linear material. Prepared for an abusive environment, this scrap chopper has a strong 1/2” plate steel housing. The Model 517 XHD also has a magnetic starter to protect workers from an unexpected restart after loss of power. The air activated feedworks is controlled with a footswitch for operator safety and other safety options are available.

Construction Features

  • Footswitch controlled feedworks release
  • Infeed funnel with “Anti-Kickback” flap
  • Knives can be rotated (4 times) for extended life
  • Lincoln TEFC motor
  • Full one year warranty

How It Works

Just introduce the material (banding/bale wire) into the infeed funnel. The feedworks (pinch rolls) will then grab the material and pull it into the rotating knife path. The feedworks will continue to pull at a rate of 90 fpm until the material is consumed or the operator releases the feedworks via the footswitch.


Scrap Chopper Performance Data

  • Electric Motor Power: 5 HP
  • Infeed Speed: 90 fpm
  • Cut Length: 3 1/2″
  • Infeed Opening: 6 5/8″ x 1 5/8″
  • 3-Phase 230/460 Volt – 60Hz
  • Weight: 1675 lbs.

Material Reference

  • 1/2” x .125” steel band
  • 3/4” x .125” steel band
  • 5/16” x .125” steel band
  • 1” x .125” steel band
  • 1 1/4” x .0625” steel band
  • 1 1/2” x .046” steel band
  • High-tensile bale wire
  • Solid Aluminum and Copper bar


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