Model 517 XHD

Model 517 XHD


The Model 517 XHD provides a large cutting capacity. This is the chopper of choice for custom applications or for operations converting substantial quantities of linear scrap materials.

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Prepared for an abusive environment, the 517 XHD has a strong 1/2” plate steel housing. It also features a magnetic starter to protect workers from an unexpected restart after loss of power. The powerful air-activated feedworks is controlled with a footswitch for operator safety and is also capable of despooling scrap materials from reels. The 517 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 517 XHD:

  • Up to 1 ½” x .046” domestic steel banding with clip

  • Up to 1 ½” x .046” band saw blades

  • High-tensile bale wire

  • Solid aluminum and copper bars

  • Tube and pipe

  • Extrusions

  • Jacketed and non-jacketed wire and cable

Construction Features

  • CE approved

  • Magnetic starter

  • V4 knives to handle tough scrap metals

  • Wire wear package

  • Footswitch controlled air-activated feedworks

  • Easy-to-reach “Feedworks Release” hand lever

  • Infeed funnel with “Anti-Kickback” flap

  • Knives can be rotated (4 times) for extended life

  • Hinged front guard allows for easy routine maintenance

  • Made and supported in the USA

  • One-year warranty