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 from a good-sized tractor, the Bruks 605 can produce up to 50 cubic metres an hour. But because it is common within the agricultural sector to have co-owned machines, and machines stationed in various places, the power requirements can be reduced by using half the number of blades. “It’s both a very efficient and very flexible chipper,” Galfvensjö concludes.