Powered by a 31hp V-Twin Briggs Vanguard engine with electric start, the Barreto 3107C Chipper utilizes a series of load-sensing valves to optimize material feed. As the load on the feed system increases, or as the chipper flywheel slows, the feed rate will automatically adapt to allow the flywheel to maintain maximum RPM. The feed wheel and motor are mounted to a tensioned pivot-arm system. The arms pivot on heavy-duty composite bushings instead of the plastic wear slides commonly used by machines of similar size.
Designed to chip up to 7-inch diameter wood material, the chipper features two double-sided knives. All grease points are situated in a central location to facilitate greasing and servicing.
The operator safety bar allows for the manual start, stop, and reverse of the feed wheel, and the yellow safety bumper bar across the front of the feed chute provides an emergency stop. The Barreto 3107C Chipper is ready to tow with a standard 2,900 pound torsion axle and quick release coupling. It also has a bolt-on tongue, which is removable and replaceable in the event it becomes damaged.
The 3107C body is engineered to pivot up and out of the way during maintenance. This provides access to the chipper wheel in order to service the cutter knives, and it is equipped with a safety stop to prevent the engine from being started while the blades are exposed.