Shred-Tech® is committed to providing the most efficient and environmentally friendly shredding and collection vehicles available, and we are pleased to introduce new features and equipment that follow Shred-Tech®’s Environmental Stewardship.

Shred-Tech®’s R&D department have developed and launched many product improvements and features that have resulted in lower fuel consumption and emissions. For example by increasing shredder throughput by 600% over the last ten years with a minimal increase in power requirements a Shred-Tech® MDS 35GTi requires approximately 2.1 gallons of fuel per ton of paper shredder vs 9 gallons per ton of paper shredded in the original MDS 20. This also means greatly reduced emissions per ton of paper shredded.

Every year the paper shredded and recycling by Shred-Tech® built trucks saves an estimated 15,000,000 trees.


HP input is directly related to energy consumption. Therefore Shred-Tech® trucks consume less energy per lb of paper shredded than any other system on the market.


Shred-Tech® is pleased to announce that all of its 2008 model shredding and collection trucks run on ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) and B5 BioDiesel and meet the EPA’s new low emissions standards.

Additionally we have recently introduced Predictive Idle with Auto Shutdown to further reduce fuel consumption.

Predictive idle/auto shutdown is a new program available on the MDS 15GT and the MDS 35GTi models that senses low shredder loads to shut off the high engine idle when the shredder is unattended and the hopper is empty. Moments later the PTO’s are turned off along with the engine.

This means never wasting fuel and engine hours. The new remote panel start button allows you to restart the truck from the side control panel when you return with more paper to shred.

How it Works

  • 82 seconds/low pressure – engine to low idle
  • 142 seconds the PTO’s are turned off
  • 202 seconds the engine is turned off

** At anytime the engine and shredder can be restarted from the operators control panel.

We are busy developing many more fuel saving and environmentally friendly products and features that will be introduced in the months ahead as we continue to focus on ways to help you grow your business while reducing your carbon footprint.