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Thunderbird 500E Meat Grinder (#32 head), 3HP

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  • #32 meat grinding head
  • Grinds 40 to 50 lbs/min through 3/16" plate
  • 3" feed throat
  • Industrial 3HP, 1PH motor
  • NSF & UL certified
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Thunderbird 500E Meat Grinder (#32 head), 3HP

Thunderbird, a respected name in midsize commercial meat grinders, builds high performance grinders that stand up to steady use. The 500E offers commercial construction and performance as well as NSF certification.

Grinds Fast: With a #32 head and industrial 3 HP, 1-phase motor, the Thunderbird 500E grinds 40 to 50 lbs/minute through a 3/16" plate with meat at 32°F. It has a 100% duty cycle for nonstop productivity. The feed throat is 3".

Stainless construction: Meat tray, splash guard, headstock, feed screw, headstock ring and plate are food-grade stainless steel. Meat tray measures 14" x 28". Motor cabinet is painted mild steel.

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Included: 1/4" and 3/16" plates, stainless knife, heavy duty stomper.

Certifications: NSF and UL certified.

Because it operates on 1-phase power, this grinder can be used in any location, even without a commercial 3-phase power supply.

Electrical: 220 volt, 60 Hz, 30 amps, single phase. Power cord is supplied. (User supplies cable end plug to fit your receptacle. This requires basic electrical wiring skills.) 

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The Thunderbird 500E grinder ships by truck freight, and price includes shipping to U.S. 48 states.

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Thunderbird Return Policy

Thunderbird products may be returned within 30 days of delivery, to the manufacturer. Returned product must be new, unused, and shipped in its original packaging. Thunderbird returns are subject to a restock fee of 25% of product cost. Customers are responsible for paying return shipping, except when the product is defective or shipped in error. Most Thunderbird products ship by freight.

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Manufacturer Part NumberTB-500E
Product Weight (lbs.)177 lb.
Product ColorSilver
Housing MaterialSteel
Grinder Plate Size#32
Grinder Plate MaterialStainless steel
Horsepower3 HP
Volts AC220
CertificationsCE, NSF, UL
Commercial WarrantyYes
Warranty Length500 day parts/6 month labor
Country of ManufactureChina


This item is stocked in our supplier's warehouse and it typically ships out by freight within 1-3 business days. You should receive your order within 3-8 business days of its shipment.


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