The MDS-3’s brilliant design achieves amazing throughput and payload at an equally amazing price.





The MDS-3 is all about performance, with class leading single axle payload of up to 14,000 lbs and throughput up to 7,000 lbs/hr, making it the #1 selling shredding truck in the world. The MDS- 3 is designed to be cost efficient, reliable and competitively priced.

*Product specifications subject to change without notice.


The MDS-3 gets it’s performance from the tried and true ST-15H shredder with an upgraded hydraulic system. The cast aluminum ST-15H has exceptional strength without the weight of steel. In its MDS-3 configuration, the ST-15H shreds up to 7,000 lbs/hr. The shredder features hub knives, high strength alloy shafts as well as two all new patent pending innovations: cast-in cleaning fingers and a bridgeless vibrating feed hopper ®.
The MDS-3 shredding truck is equipped with Shred-Tech’s proprietary and patented Cart Lift Tunnel & Gripper Tipper®. This bin tunnel loading system allows for quick and easy loading of all industry standard containers. It ensures confidential information is protected from the elements.
The state of the art Plus 1® micro-control system with advanced intelligence is powerful enough not only to control and monitor the system but also allows for a job timer, an automatic bin counter, advanced diagnostics and predictive idle to name a few. The Plus 1® system offers a level of control, and range of features, not possible with older, analog control panels.
The MDS-3 comes equipped with Shred-Tech’s angled compactor design and durable moving floor unloading system. Together, these features ensure maximum payload of up to 14,000 lbs and the rapid discharge of shredded material in a few minutes. This means more time on-route shredding paper and generating revenue.
The MDS-3 meets the EPA’s strict new low emissions standards and operates on ULSD (ultra- low sulfur diesel fuel) or B5 Biodiesel fuel. The MDS-3 is equipped with Shred-Tech’s Predictive Idle with auto shutdown and remote panel start/ stop. Predictive Idle senses low shredder loads and shuts 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, reducing fuel consumption and lowering engine hours.

Legal Payload Capacity, Up to** 9,000 lbs 14,000 lbs 16,000 lbs
Throughput, Up to* 7,000 lbs/hr 7,000 lbs/hr 7,000 lbs/hr
Length 28′ 31′ 35.5′
Width 8′ 8′ 8′
Height 12′ 6” 13′ 13′
Weight Empty 16,300 lbs 19,000 lbs 26,250 lbs
Chassis GVW 25,500 lbs 33,000 lbs 58,000 lbs
Drive Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
Number of Motors 1 1 1
Horsepower 114 HP 114 HP 114 HP
Knife Thickness (STD) 5/8” (15.3 mm) 5/8” (15.3 mm) 5/8” (15.3 mm)
Number of Knives 36 36 36
Knife Diameter 6.9” 6.9” 6.9”
Hex Size 2 11/16” 2 11/16” 2 11/16”
Distance Between Shafts 5 7/8” 5 7/8” 5 7/8”
Cutting Chamber 21”x14” 21”x14” 21”x14”
Shred-Tech® Model ST-15H Shredder S S S
Auger Compactor S S S
Bridgeless Feed Hopper S S S
Patented Retractable Bin Tunnel S S S
Gripper Tipper® – Patented S S S
FRP Unibody S S S
Hydraulic Reservoir (36 US Gallons) S S S
Main Control Panel c/w Micro Controller S S S
Remote Operator Control – Video Monitoring S S S
Drive Configuration – PTO/Hydraulic S S S
Safety and Maintenance Training at Shred-Tech S S S
Active Floor Unloading Floor System S S S
Remote Panel Engine Start/Stop S S S
Predictive Idle With Auto Shut Down S S S
Shredding and Storage Area Cameras S S S
Exhaust – Vertical S S S
Hino 338, 260HP X O N
Freightliner M2, IH 4400 S S S
Weigh Scale – Portable (Certifiable as Legal for Trade) O O
Back Up Sensor System O O
Back Up Camera System O O
Painted Cab and Body (Other than White) O O
Digital Video Recording System O O
Strobe Light Package O O
Safety & Maintenance Training at Customer Location O O
Polished Aluminum Tool Box O O
Remote System Diagnostics O O

S = Standard   O = Option   X = Not Available

*Throughput is an estimate based on actual test data and can vary depending upon many factors, including paper type, system maintenance and operator training.

**Legal Payload Capacity is an estimate based on chassis GVRW only. Actual payload can vary depending on many factors including paper type, weather conditions, and system maintenance. Shred-Tech does not guarantee throughput or payload results.

Paint – Cab, Body and Both (Cab only – after manufacture) Paint-colour
Electric Hydraulic Oil Tank Heater Hydraulic-Heater-full-2
Graphics Graphics
32 Gal (120 L) Cart Arm Adaptor 32-Gal-Arm-A
Hard Drive Shredder HDS-H-mounted
Portable Weight Scale – Certifiable as Legal for Trade – USA Weigh-Scale
Weigh Scale – Tipper Mounted (Not Legal for Trade) Scale-Panel
Strobe Light Package Strobe-Lights
Back-up Camera System – Comes with Stainless Steel Guard Back-up-Camera
Tool Box – Brushed Aluminum Toolbox
Wheel Chocks & Box Holders Wheel-Chocks-2
Special Order Chassis – Any manufactured chassis Truck-Logos
Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil System
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Automatic Grease System
Back-up Sensor System