Wood Chippers News

  • AEM Produces New Brush Chipper Safety Manual

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown guidelines, and maintenance precautions for a variety of brush chipper machine types. Manufacturer members working through AEM’s Environmental & Reduction Equipment Council (EREC) provided content development and review, with input ...

  • Eaton Introduces remote pressure and inverse proportional pressure controls for X20 portfolio of open-circuit piston pumps

    Power management company Eaton today announced that its X20 portfolio of open-circuit piston pumps now has inverse proportional pressure control and remote pressure control options for improved system efficiency in applications, including construction, mining, agriculture and on-highway equipment. The inverse proportional pressure control (IPPC) allows fan speed to be controlled independent of ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Recycled Christmas trees: mulch, dunes, habitats

    It's one of America's great recycling success stories: Every year, hundreds of thousands of discarded Christmas trees are collected and reused. Many are picked up curbside by local garbage collection services and turned into mulch. But there are other second acts for Christmas trees, too. They're placed on beaches to shore up dunes and sunk in lakes as fish habitats. They've even been milled into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Vermeer EcoIdle™ function helps tree-care contractors conserve fuel

    Vermeer Corporation has introduced a new technology within its line of brush chippers designed to help tree-care contractors conserve fuel and reduce overall engine noise. The EcoIdle engine control system automatically lowers engine speed to 1400 rpm if no material has been chipped for either 60 seconds or 5 minutes, whichever setting the contractor chooses. This helps to consume less fuel if ...


    By Vermeer

  • Bruks invests in new products and target groups

    Professional wood chipping for agricultural tractors – a new product from Bruks, which is continuing its focus on finding new target groups and markets. "There are so many places around the world where interest in bioenergy is growing," says Ola Galfvensjö, head of the Mobile Chippers business area. Despite what is quite a cautious market this year, incoming orders are ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Easy turning: Chippo `turnable`

    Narrow lanes, restricted visibility, no room to turn - chipping on logging roads can be a driving and working challenge for chipper operators and their logistics crews. These chipping jobs can be much more productive if the crew doesn’t have to spend time backing up and turning the chipper around to reach wood on both sides of the road. The first swivelling chipper in the mobile Chippo ...


    By Komptech Americas LLC

  • Vermeer enters whole-tree chipper market

    PELLA, Iowa — Vermeer Corporation has introduced the WC2300 whole-tree chipper designed specifically to produce chips for the growing biomass industry. The WC2300 features many proven technologies developed by Vermeer. “We spent considerable time working with end users to identify what features they thought were missing on current machines in the marketplace and incorporated those ...


    By Vermeer

  • Tractor-driven and versatile

    A mobile chipper that can be powered by a good-sized agricultural tractor lowers the bar for becoming a supplier of wood chips. The machine is called the Bruks 605 and was presented at the World Bioenergy trade fair in Jönköping, Sweden. “It’s a professional chipper developed for smaller-scale operators,” explained Ola Galfvensjö of Bruks. With the power ...


    By Elmia AB

  • World premiere for mobile chipper

    “The basis is a Morbark 3800, which we’ve equipped with a rotary base, tracks, cab and grapple boom. The result is a chipper that can easily navigate forest roads. Because it’s completely mobile, one operator can manage the entire process from the raw material to the finished chips in containers.” The speaker is Mats Johansson, who is in charge of sales of Morbark ...


    By Elmia AB

  • New Yorkers recycle Christmas trees into wood chip mulch

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today fed branches from the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center into a chipper, converting them to mulch. The officials crafted the occasion to announce the 12th annual MulchFest, a citywide event where New Yorkers can recycle their Christmas trees by converting them into wood chips. This ...

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