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Scrap Chopper

Model 5703 XHD

Heavy Duty Scrap Chopper Designed for the Toughest Linear Recycling Challenges.

The Model 5703 XHD Scrap Chopper is designed to meet the toughest linear recycling challenges and is especially suited for processing high volumes of ACSR and multi-strand communications cable.

Unique front opening feedworks, taper-lock flywheel/shaft assemblies, and high-performance bearings make the 5703 XHD a remarkably tough chopper that is easy to service and maintain even when used in high-production environments. The 5703 XHD is widely recognized in the industry for pre-chopping reeled cable off the spool and can be tuned to virtually any linear scrap chopping application—delivering exceptional power and quick payback. The Model 5703 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.

Magnetic Separation

When coupled with SWEED’s Magnetic Separator, the 5703 XHD becomes an effective ACSR processor. The 5703 XHD ACSR separation system is designed for companies producing over a million pounds of ACSR scrap a year and has very attractive payback!


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 5703 XHD:

Up to 2” x .046” domestic steel banding with clip

Up to 2” x .046” band saw blades

Ferrous & non-ferrous wire

Copper and aluminum tube and pipe

Jacketed and non-jacketed wire and cable


Construction Features

SWEED scrap choppers are well-known for their robust construction and ability to endure demanding environments. SWEED scrap choppers offer a reliable and efficient solution for processing linear scrap materials while prioritizing durability, safety, and user-friendly operation.

Pneumatic Feedworks

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

One-year limited warranty

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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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