- Model 484 - Drum Chipper

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Compact yet enormously productive, the ChipMax Model 484 is extremely rugged...providing owners with years of trouble free service. The main components such as the rotor, chipper box, and feed system are significantly stronger than any other chipper in its class. Featuring two chipper rotor options, you can go from making high quality fuel chips custom sized from 12 to 25 mm to “micro-chips” from 2 to 12 mm. Adding to its versatility, the ChipMax is available as a portable (pintle hook or 5th wheel mounting hitch), track, or truck-mounted unit and is road legal (width and weight.) Whether you are in your backyard or at a remote location, you can rely on the ChipMax to stay running and get the job done...ensuring the greatest level of uptime and reliability.

  • Compact, durable and powerful
  • High production (100+ tons per hour)
  • Choice of 2-Knife or 4-Knife Chipping Rotor for fuel chips (12-25 mm) or micro chips (2-12 mm)
  • Chipper housing offers easy access to rotor and anvil
  • Pivoting flex discharge chute for top or end loading of trailers and left/right for broadcast spreading of chips. Straight chute top loads only
  • Hydraulic driven blower for stronger chip discharge
  • CAT C-18, 765 hp engine
  • Parker IQANTM control system with Radio Remote Control
  • Portable, track, or truck-mounted
  • Road legal width and weight (for frequent moves between jobs)

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Compact yet enormously productive, the ChipMax 484 is an extreme-duty biomass production workhorse. Its main components such as the rotor, chipper box and feed system are significantly stronger than any other chipper in its class, providing owners with years of trouble free service. Featuring two rotor options, the ChipMax can make high-quality fuel chips custom sized from 12–25 mm or “micro-chips” from 2–12 mm from logs up to 24' in diameter. These “micro-chips” produce a consistent fiber length that dramatically reduces the overall cost of producing pellets as well as improves the function of small boilers.

Feed Conveyor and Rotor
The 12' x 48' feed conveyor is designed with troughed sides, impact plate in the bottom, 17' diameter head and tail pulley and is driven by an extreme high-torque Poclain hydraulic motor (an optional 6' conveyor is available.) Owners have a choice between an apronstyle conveyor (prevents material spillage) or four-strand heavy-duty chain (allows rocks and dirt to be screened prior to chipping.) The 30' upper feed roller with a built-in high-torque Poclain hydraulic motor lifts for full and easy access to the heavy-duty rotor and anvil. The 48' wide x 40' diameter 2-knife or 4-knife drum rotor is engineered with a 6' flame cut pocket design, making it significantly stronger and more durable than anything in the industry.

Discharge Chute
The hydraulically adjustable chip discharge chute facilitates top or end loading of chip trailers. It also features a hydraulic driven blower for stronger chip discharge that automatically increases power when needed (without any wear or excess power consumption) and a chip deflector that is hydraulically actuated into position when top loading. The discharge chute can be ordered either in a flex configuration (adjusts to distribute chips in the trailer, which minimizes truck relocation during loading) or in a straight configuration.

Power Unit
The ChipMax is powered by a Cat C-18, 765 hp diesel engine. To further its unique design, it is equipped with an extra-large AKG radiator, Flexxaire auto-reversing fan, PT Tech PTO, IntelliGrind control system by Parker IQAN™ for increased monitoring and protection, and radio remote control with full mechanical backup to run all vital functions of the machine. Adding to its versatility, the ChipMax is available as a portable [pintle hook or 5th wheel mounting hitch], track, or truck-mounted unit and is road legal in both width and weight (for frequent moves between jobs.) At CBI, we build machines based on total ownership cost rather than compromising quality.

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