Machine type:

Scrap Chopper

Model 5503 XHD

For Fast Efficient Processing of Larger Scrap Materials.

The Model 5503 XHD Scrap Chopper was designed to meet the needs of operations that generate high volumes of linear scrap materials for years without serious maintenance.

It features a fast and efficient feed rate, an air-actuated feedworks for operator safety, and a heavy steel plate construction. The powerful feedworks is capable of despooling and chopping large heavy reels of scrap materials. The Model 5503 XHD also features a magnetic starter to protect workers from an unexpected restart after loss of power. Additional safety options are available. The Model 5503 XHD is designed to fit on a SWEED stand that will accommodate a SWEED EZ Dump Hopper. Custom stands and additional safety upgrades are also available.

Material Reference

The recommended model of scrap chopper is determined by scrap size, scrap volume, and requested custom features. Please consult a SWEED representative to determine the appropriate scrap chopper for your application. The following are materials commonly processed through the 5503 XHD:

Up to 2” x .046” band saw blades

High-tensile bale wire

Solid aluminum and copper bars

Tube and pipe

Jacketed and non-jacketed wire and cable


Construction Features

Pneumatics feedworks

Knives have 4 usable edges and can be rotated (3 times) for extended life

One-year limited warranty

Overview: Sweed Scrap Choppers

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Our Commitment To Our Customers.

SWEED engineers work closely with customers on many levels – from customizing a scrap chopper to meet specific criteria or revolutionizing a veneer or panel handling solution to increase production and efficiency, SWEED strives to exceed every customer’s expectation in all they do.

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Since 1955

Our History

It all started with an imported gang saw. After WWII, three brothers from Germany migrated to the United States and built a sawmill on Galls Creek in Gold Hill, Oregon. Dissatisfied with the imported gang saw they were using, they decided they could make a better saw themselves.

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