The Raptor Shredder is designed for extended service life through the use of modular component theory. This allows individual section to be replaced or repaired as needed, eliminating the possibility of damage or wear to one section of the machine causing the entire machine to need replacement. The Raptor utilizes extremely heavy duty components as well as standard off-the-shelf bearings, speed reduction gearboxes, and standard motors. The use of standard components instead of custom engineered items will ensure extended availability for many years. Service life well in excess of 10 years is easily achievable, even if the machine is to operate in in two or three shifts continuously.