For individuals like D'[Arcy Berry], who just returned from a trip to the Interior, there are a number of opportunities given the fight triggers and change of attitude. Using the grinding machines to deal with debris is essentially another form of wood processing - which today's industry doesn't fully acknowledge. There's also opportunity to use grinding equipment to reduce fire hazards or grind material into a mat that breaks down faster and helps retain moisture for reforestation. The Beast does come with a spreader that "flings" material after processing it, D'Arcy points out. "But, someone would have to pay for us to go in and do it," he says, and, again the debate is over cost. Yet, when fites result, the cost to the public is in the millions of dollars.When the Berrys began looking at equipment, they chose the Bandit Beast because of its ability to handle the debris and its safety features. "The machine works approximately five or six hours a day, but requires two to three hours maintenance," tells D'Arcy. "It's a high maintenance machine," he says, but one of the Beast's safety features is that if a large rock or steel tine from equipment penetrates the interior and the grinding process can't pulverize it, the machine has the ability to break apart, halting the process. It takes approximately three to four hours to restore the machine and "you may be down a day," tells D'Arcy, but not out of business.The Berrys are also finding that the fuel consumption of the larger Beast isn't as great as originally anticipated. "The 3680 burned about 12-15 gallons an hour of diesel while the 4680 we think is going to be only slightly highet per hour," says D'Arcy. Again, he cautions that it depends on what kind of material the machine is handling. "We are still on a learning curve with this latget machine," he says.