Chippers/Shredders Product Spotlight

Nov. 1, 2008
Morbark Weighing 1,700 pounds, the lightweight and compact Clipper 6 brush chipper from Morbark is a 6-inch-capacity drum chipper. The unit is powered


Weighing 1,700 pounds, the lightweight and compact Clipper 6 brush chipper from Morbark is a 6-inch-capacity drum chipper. The unit is powered by a Honda 24-hp gasoline engine. The machine is capable of processing a wide assortment of materials and is designed for the rental industry.
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The manual clutch Wood-Pro model 30Qi22E AVP chipper/shredder from Vandermolen is powered by a 22-hp Kohler electric-start engine equipped with a speed-monitoring tachometer that doubles as an hour meter. The unit has a 2-inch ball hitch and a 1,500-pound torsion bar axle for easy towing. The belt tensioner clutch design is designed to be easy to engage and requires less maintenance than the centrifugal clutch model it replaces. This model offers clog-free shredding and chipping because garden waste or up to 6-inch brush is turned into mulch or chips in less than one cycle of the processor wheel.
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MacKissic's SC262-18VEMC Chip-N-Shred features 4-inch chipping as well as a shredding chamber with 48 free-swinging reversible hammers. The SC262-18VEMC is powered by an 18-hp twin-cylinder Vanguard engine complete with a rotor engagement system for load-free starting and overload protection as well as electric start. The SC262 with its heavy-gauge, commercial construction is highway towable with independent Flexride suspension.
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The ASV PT-100 forestry compact track loader includes a sealed and pressurized cab, large dual-pressurized filters, a high-performance air conditioner and heater, and full forestry guarding. When combined with the purpose-built optional HD7460B mulcher attachment or the HD6470 rotary brush cutter, the PT-100 serves as a vegetation management system. Two large and easy-to-access air filters are located near the top of the cab, keeping them away from much of the dust and debris generated when brushcutting.
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Denis Cimaf

Denis Cimaf introduces the DAH-080C brush cutter/chipper, designed for mini-excavators. It weighs 1,580 pounds and is equipped with 11 fixed-knives, offering a cutting width of 32 inches. The DAH-080C also features patented rotor technology with fixed-tooth and bolt-on sharpening blades. With the standard hydraulics of an excavator it is capable to cut and chip, in one operation, trees with diameters of up to 5 inches.
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Turf Teq

Turf Teq introduces the Model 1305BC brush cutter. This unit features a 13-hp Honda engine and is self-propelled with a fully hydrostatic forward/reverse transmission. It also features a variable-angle cutting head, which allows the operator to cut under fences, trees and other difficult-to-mow areas. On hillsides, [the pivoting feature adds stability to the machine by increasing its overall ground contact pattern. The operating speed is variable with the forward/reverse control lever at the operator's right hand and all controls are located at the operator handlebars. The model 1305BC also features a multi-use tractor with quick attach that can be converted to operate a power edger, power broom or power rake.
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The Vermeer BC1000XL brush chipper is capable of processing material up to 12 inches in diameter. The unit offers an 85-hp Tier-3 engine, a large infeed opening, a clutchless PTO and a rubber-torsion suspension for efficient chipping of brush and trees. The BC1000XL features the Vermeer-patented SmartFeed system that monitors engine rpm and automatically stops or reverses the rollers when feeding larger hardwood material. In addition, it senses feed roller jams and responds by automatically shifting material back and forth, reducing the need to manually manipulate the control bar. The bottom feed stop bar is strategically located to make it possible for the operator to strike the bar and shut off the feed either intentionally or automatically in an emergency situation.
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Rayco's RC 12 brush chipper offers an 86-hp Cat diesel engine and Rayco's patented Pulse down-pressure system to ensure performance on any type of material. This heavy-duty drum-style chipper weighs more than 6,000 pounds and is built to withstand harsh jobsite conditions. A planetary drive motor is directly bolted to a large-diameter feed wheel giving it the size and torque to climb logs or dense material without hesitating or operator intervention. The down-pressure system has constant 325 pounds of pressure that provides an additional 2,175 pounds applied every 3 seconds for a total of 2,500 pounds of crushing power.
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