The Channel Monster XD 3.0 is reportedly the world's largest, most powerful sewage grinder and is 13 feet (4m) tall, weighing 9300 lbs (4220 kg) and producing 7 tons of cutting force at peak loads.
It incorporates rotating screening drums and a Muffin Monster 15 hp (11 kW) grinder to shred solids while processing up to 59 million gallons per day (9306 m3/h. The grinder has larger 3 inch (76mm) hex drive shafts and stainless steel coil drums with ½ inch (12mm) diameter rod. It can shred rags, plastics, wood, and trash so particles flow easily through pumps and pipelines. The Channel Monster XD 3.0 also includes 1 hp (0.75 kW) motor for the drums. This new design features larger cutters, shafts and housings so the grinder can process heavy debris and first flush storm loading. "We designed thicker cutters for a longer service life," said Rob Sabol, JWC's director of engineering. "Bigger cutters also help the process - solids are ground up so they pass through pumps but are still large enough for headworks screens to capture and remove them."