Model 5503 XHD

Model 5503 XHD


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.

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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” domestic steel banding with clip

  • 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

  • CE approved

  • Magnetic starter

  • V4 knives to handle tough scrap metals

  • Wire wear package

  • Footswitch controlled air-activated feedworks

  • 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