Tire and rubber shredding

The amount of waste made up of used tires and other rubber products continues to grow year after year.  The XR shredder can process this difficult waste stream to specific sizes.  This includes off road tires with the bead still intact.

Whatever the end product you need to produce, the XR can be configured to provide years of exceptional service.

Find the right shredder

Find the right shredder

Our tire shredders

Tire shredding
Characteristics and challenges

Rubber wastes and scrap tires in particular are a major problem worldwide.  Every year around 1 billion used tires need to be disposed of and most of these are simply being dumped into landfills. 

This not only hurts the environment but also wastes an extremely viable product. When properly shredded, tires and rubber provide not only a high BTU product for cement kilns, but have many other uses – cushioning playground material, wood replacement and building block additive (combined with recycled cement products), road base additive, high strength steel recycling, alternative daily cover, and many more!

A common problem within tire recycling encounter is that multiple units are required to process this seemingly difficult material because the different waste products in this category include scrap or even old tires, conveyor belts, rubberized chains and other production scrap.  These normally contain a significant percentage of steel which needs to be liberated in the processing chamber and then separated by magnets after the shredded material passes through the sizing screen installed behind the rotor.  This made a recycling facility a fairly expensive endeavor until the introduction of the UNTHA XR Series of single-shaft shredders.


The Solution - Your tire shredder

The XR Series of shredders have been specifically designed to shred scrap tires and other rubber wastes efficiently and with the lowest operating costs in the industry (up to 75% lower than comparable diesel-powered units).

The machine is capable of tens of thousands of hours of use even in this difficult feedstock. Which makes it fit to the best tire shredding systems. Also including a range of usefull equipment for the machine.

The stationary or mobil-e shredder versions are both capable of processing to these strict standards to provide further flexibility for any situation.


Shredders specifically designed to match your needs

The XR3000C-HT with the High Torque Gear Box Configuration and “C” rotor with two rows of cutters  provides a machine capable of effectively processing whole tires including the bead and other rubber wastes down to a 2” (50mm) minus end product in a single pass at production rates up to 10 TPH. The overband magnet can separate up to 80% of the wire in this configuration, which creates a high value end product for use in cement plants and other markets.

This 2” minus material can then be processed by an UNTHA Model XR3000XC with a 4/5” (20mm) sizing screen to remove the remainder of the steel and create an extremely sought after end product.  It also enables the facility to further refine the tire wire to create another premium end product out of a waste stream which was otherwise considered “difficult at best” to shred.

At the end tire shredding becomes really profitable.

Additional applications

Additional applications

Discover our full range of applications
Bulky waste

Bulky waste contains many different and valuable resources which can be liberated and separated from the waste with the proper shredding technology.

Bulky waste

Scrap plastic can be recovered and reused by shredding, washing, and final size reduction to produce material suitable for recycling, reuse, or alternative fuel.


Metal shredding is a necessary step in the recycling process, independent of whether your scrap metal comes from the metal-processing industry, the automotive industry, the electrical industry or the waste industry.


Due to their varying material structure, mattresses are difficult to shred and/or recycle. Which is why they are often simply thrown away rather than being put to any further profitable use.

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