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  • Grinds 55-60 lb. of beef per minute; 60-65 lb. of pork
  • Wedge cylinder grinding end ensures full rate feeding
  • 208V, 3 phase

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Hobart 4246 Mixer/Grinder

Hobart 4246 Mixer/Grinder

The following operation trainer on the Hobart Model 4246 Mixer Grinder is a supplement to the Instructions Manual that came with your Hobart Mixer Grinder. If you have any questions concerning operation, please consult your manual. Your Hobart 4246 Mixer Grinder is constructed and designed to give long satisfactory service providing it is properly used and maintained. This training video will cover the controls of the 4246 mixer grinder its operation cleaning and maintenance. The electrical controls of the 4246 mixer grinder consists of front mounted water resistant rocker switches. This is the mixer start switch which will start the mixing on. Pressing the mix/grind switch operates both the mixing arm and the conveyor screw. All operations are stopped when the stopped switch is depressed. Operations are also stopped if the inner lock copper lid is raised. A foot control selector switch is also located on the front control panel. In the on position the foot control must be used to operate the mixer grinder and the machine will run in the mix grind mode only. When the foot control connector switch is put in the off position the other front mounted front mounted start stop rocker switches are active. Note if the front control switch is on the two start switches will be inoperable and the stop switch will stop the machine for as long as it is held depressed. Warning, if disassembled for cleaning or repair, the foot control unit must be completely reassembled as manufactured. Contact your Hobart Sales and Service center for assistance. Prior to operation the light and plate need some preliminary lubrication rub towel or mineral oil over the cutting surfaces of these parts. Knives and plates must be sharp and true for proper cutting action. The wedge cylinder is marked top and bottom. Before operating be sure top is visible. Two studs on the front of the hopper allow storage of the spanner wrench and the foot control. A 4246 has a normal total hopper capacity of 140 pounds depending on the type of meat or product to be processed. Meat may be mixed in the hopper for any desired length of time. During the mix only period the mixing arm operates and the hopper conveyor screw does not operated. Continue with self feeding occurs along with the mix grind operation. To shut the hopper lid lift the locking catch on the front hinge while holding the lid itself with your other hand. Warning unplug the mixer/grinder from the electrical power supply before beginning any cleaning procedure. Model 4246 mixer grinder is designed for easy cleaning. Stop the mixer grinder and unplug the electrical power source before cleaning or servicing. The following components must be removed when cleaning the 4246. Mixing arm, end ring, knife, plate, and conveyor screw. Use the spanner wrench to loosen the adjusting ring and to withdraw the plate, knife, and conveyor screw. The rubber seal at the dry end of the drive end of the conveyor screw inside the hopper should be removed by hand for cleaning. Grasp the outer flange or use a dull screw driver tip and pull the seal out. Warning before removing the mixing arm, make sure the machine is disconnected from electrical power. Next, loosen the two retaining nuts and loosen and remove the busing retain. Raise the hopper lid, disengage the mixing arm from the square drive and lift the arm from the hopper. The machine can be washed down and santized per your normal practice. Note, care must be taken that water or steam are not sprayed into louvers on the right side of the grinder. Any cleaning operation, the machine equipped with a power supply cord the receptacle should be sealed. Place the cover cap into position, turn the screw-type sealing ring clockwise. The mixer grinder has heaters in the electrical box and operator panel to keep the controls dry. These are automatically on when the unit is electrically connected. The mixer grinder should always be connected except when cleaning or disassembling the unit. After cleaning reconnect the electrical power supply. The concludes operator training for the Hobart 4246 mixer grinder. To obtain service and parts information concerning this mixer contact your local Hobart service office.

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Hobart 4246-1 Specs
Width 24 Inches
Depth 38 1/2 Inches
Height 71 5/16 Inches
Hertz 60 Hertz
Phase 3
Voltage 208
Capacity 55 - 60 lb. per minute
Horsepower 1 - 5 HP
Hub Size #32
Power Type Electric
Product Type Processing
Type Meat Choppers / Grinders
Usage Heavy Duty

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Hobart 4246-1 Details

Boasting a 140 lb. meat capacity, the Hobart 4246-1 # 32 meat grinder / mixer is perfect for heavy duty meat prep! This stainless steel grinder / mixer can grind 55 to 60 lb. of fresh boneless beef per minute through a 1/8" plate, and 60 to 65 lb. of pork per minute through a 3/16" plate (plates sold separately). Its exclusive wedge cylinder grinding end ensures full rate feeding for the entire meat batch. The grinding end is sized for use with # 32 knives and plates (sold separately).

To deliver fast results every time, this machine is powered by two separate drive systems: a 5 H.P. grind motor and a 1 H.P. mix motor. For safety, both drive systems simultaneously stop when the Stop switch is depressed.

For ease of cleaning and sanitation, this unit's mixing arm, conveyor screw, cylinder, and conveyor screw drive shaft are all easily accessible and readily removable. For added convenience, this unit features up-front, easy to reach controls and an easily converted hopper lid for right or left side loading. Its grinder hopper is constructed of glass bead finished stainless steel for added durability. The Hobart 4246-1 # 32 meat grinder / mixer requires a 208V, 3 phase electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 24"
Depth: 38 1/2"
Height (including hopper): 71 5/16"

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  • UL Listed

    UL Listed

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • 15-30P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 15-30P plug.

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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