Taking in-field chipping to a new level
CBI, distributed throughout South Africa by AfrEquip, has introduced the Magnum Force Disc Chipper 754 and the Flail 604 debarker/delimber to their line of portable grinders and chippers. This integrated, high-capacity chipping system was designed specifically for logging contractors who want to maximise throughput, minimise downtime, increase production, and lower operating costs.
The Magnum Force Flail 604 is a four-roll flail design that has been engineered for the highest volume debarking while reducing fibre loss, chain wear, and fuel consumption. An enclosed system with no exposed drive components provides for substantial containment of debris, while drastically reducing maintenance and fire hazards. Full width, large diameter feed rolls ensure continuous positive feed and provide the highest throughput available – 150+ tons per hour.
An extra-long, hydraulic debris removal push ram is heavily supported by framework to ensure proper alignment and to extend the life of the hydraulic cylinders. The large capacity, field-proven Tigercat loader allows more wood per grapple and remotely controls both the chipper and flail from the cab.
CBI's Disc Chipper 754 utilises a four-knife, 75" disc chipper built by Fulghum Industries, has a large 26" feed opening, and is designed to move the flail in the field. The chip discharge chute is remote operated, camera monitored, and folds hydraulically for transport.
To reduce landing costs, the trash separator and bark pusher both discharge on the opposite side of the chip discharge, allowing a trailer to park parallel with the chip system while being loaded. The bark discharge system is designed to eliminate carry-over, enabling the highest quality chips at unprecedented production levels. Chip sizes from 3/8 inch to one inch are available.
These heavy-duty units were built to be legally transportable and then designed to work together as one system in the field. CBI has raised the bar significantly and brought in-woods chipping to a whole new level!
Published in December 2011