Q) What is difference in the 4 models of the Gold Stryker system that you manufacture?
A) The 4 models we offer:
1. GS-4000 - Standard duty model with (8) 3/8" flail chain, 3/4 inch bearings and axle with a 7 HP Kohler engine. Will process 3 inch rock: 1- 1.5 tons day.
2. GS-4000HD - Heavy duty model with (8) 1/2" impact hammers,1 inch bearings and axle with a 13 HP Honda engine. Will process 3.5 inch rock : 4 tons day.
3. GS-5000HD - Extreme duty double sized model with (14) 5/8" impact hammers, 1.5 inch bearings and driveshaft with a HP Honda engine. Will process 4.5 inch rock : 6+ tons day. ( 2 times the size of the GS 4000HD unit)
3. GS-7000 - Super Extreme duty model with (16) 1" impact hammers, 1.75 inch bearings and driveshaft with a 25 HP V-Twin Industrial Honda engine. Will process 6 inch rock : 10+ tons day. ( 4 times the size of the GS 4000HD unit & 2 times the size of the GS 5000HD unit)
Q) How come I see cheaper impact mills on the market than your Gold Stryker units?
A) We only build high quality industrial impact mills. We don't offer any low quality E-Bay type (made in China) units. If you only need it for a small amount of rock to process , It may last long enough for that. For the price that you pay for these low quality units, you will get what you pay for ( See E-Bay.com)
Q) I noticed in the video of the Gold Stryker 4000, it has several 5 gallon buckets connected to it that the crushed rock material falls into and there is a shop-vac hooked up to. Is it necessary to use a vacuum at the end of your buckets?
A) You don't have to use a vacuum connected to the last 5 gallon bucket , but it will make the material come out faster and also it will keep the dust down ( crushing rocks will make some real dust ! ) You will want a vacuum.
Q) How long do the impact hammers last in the Gold Stryker units?
A) It depends on the material being crushed and also the size of it. The average lifespan of our new tool steel impact hammers are about 150-225 hours of use. They are easily replaced or can be hard face welded to extend their life.
Q) After the Gold Stryker impact hammers wear out, can they be replaced with regular chain?
A) Yes they can be replaced with normal chain. (Although the chain will only last about 1/6 as long as the GS new tool steel impact hammers) or you can hard face weld them. The other advantage to the tool steel hammers is that they produce a much finer ( smaller mesh ) #300 mesh or smaller product, than the chains do.
Q) Can I grind up computer ram chips ( with gold on them) with the Gold Stryker units?
A) Yes we have a lot of customers that use our machines for this process. It works great as the chips are a lot easier to break than rocks.