- Model TC-15 - Tree Chipper

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DuraTech's new TC-15 Tree Chippers boast a CAT C4.4 diesel engine and PT-Tech clutch. The TC-12 can grind trees and limbs up to 12 inches in diameter while the TC-15 can manage trees and limbs up to 15 inches. Both models features a spring loaded feed wheel with adjustable down pressure, the patented Automated In-Feed System that automatically adjusts the feed roller to material size (optional on the TC-12), an optional hydraulic gathering winch, and innovative hopper safety bars with easy and instant feed wheel shut off. Both models are available with either a pintle or ball hitch.

3' PINTLE OR 2-5/16' BALL HITCH
The TC-15 can be equipped with either a 3' Pintle or 2-5/16' Ball hitch. Either hitch includes a safety chain and breakaway brake switch for added safety.

PATENTED AUTOMATED IN-FEED SYSTEM

The patented automated in-feed system sensor is located at the top of the hopper. After sensing the height of the log, the feed wheel will automatically adjust the feed wheel to allow larger logs to enter more easily.

360 DEGREE ROTATING DISCHARGE SPOUT
The TC-15 is equipped with a flexible discharge system that features a 360 degree, hydraulic rotation and an adjustable chip spout.

PTTECH HPTO WET MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED CLUTCH
PTTech HPTO wet microprocessor controlled clutch with 4-groove belt system. The HPTO Clutch provides easy startups and provides torque overload protection for the disc, engine and driveline. For maximum control and protection the clutch comes with a clutch control interface.

FEED ROLLER W/ADJUSTABLE SPRING-LOAD, PATENTED AUTOMATED IN-FEED SYSTEM
The feed roller is equipped with adjustable, dual spring-loaded down-pressure, which continually applies optimum downforce on material flow. The patented automated in-feed system allows the operator to walk away as the auto feed governing system handles feeding. It is also equipped with hydraulics to lift the feed roller if required.

DUAL CONTROL PANELS
Control panels are accessible on both sides of the hopper. Each control panel contains an emergency stop button. An emergency bumper bar is also located on either side of the hopper for instant shut-off of the feed wheel.

OPTIONAL GATHERING WINCH
The optional gathering winch hydraulically helps pull larger logs up to the hopper. Free wheeling discharge allows for easier unrolling of winch.

CAT C4.4 DIESEL ENGINE
With a CAT C4.4 129 hp (96 kw) and a PT-Tech clutch, the powerful TC-15 can grind trees and limbs up to 15 inches in diameter.

10,000 LBS JACK
The TC-15 features a jack with a 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) capacity.

40 GALLON FUEL/25 GALLON HYDRAULIC OIL
The TC-15 features a 40 gal. (152 L) fuel capacity and a 25 gal (95 L) hydraulic oil capacity.

48 INCH CHIPPING DISC
The chipping disc is 48' in diameter and 2' thick. There are four 9-1/4' knives in two locations on the disc. Four kickers help to discharge material from disc area. A convenient service lock pin holds the disc solid while servicing the knives on the disc.

8,000 LBS TORFLEXAXLEW/ELECTRIC BRAKES
The TC-15 comes equipped with a 8,000 lbs (3,629 kg)torflexaxle with an electric braking system.

EASY ACCESS TO THE ANVIL
The TC-15 is designed with easy access to the anvil. The anvils are made of 1/4' AR 400 steel plate and each has four cutting edges.

EngineCAT C4.4 129 hp (96 kw)
Gross Weight8,540 lbs. (3,874 kg)
Transport Width91' (231.1 cm)
Transport Length208' (528.3 cm)
Hitch3' Pintle or 2-5/16' Ball
Tongue Weight1,140 lbs. (517.1 kg)
Jack10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg)
Axle8,000 lb (3,629 kg) Torflex
SuspensionTorsional
BrakesElectric
Tires10R 17.5 (16 ply)
Fuel Capacity40 gal (152 L)
Hydraulic Oil Capacity25 gal (95 L)
Electrical24V
LightsClearance and Directional
TransmissionPT Tech HPTO
Chipping Capacity15' (38.1 cm)
Infeed Hopper Opening40' x 64' (102 cm x 163 cm)
Throat Opening15' x 23' (38 cm x 58 cm)
Disc Size48' (122 cm) dia. x 2' (5.08 cm)
Disc Shaft Size3-15/16' (10cm) dia.
Feed SystemHydraulic 2 Drum
Number of Knives4, 2 slots
Size of Knives4-1/2' (11.5 cm) x 9- 1/4' (23.5 cm) 3-bolt
Down pressure on feed wheelAdjustable Spring Load, Optional Auto Feed Height System
Discharge System360°, Hydraulic Rotation w/ Adjustable Chip Spout
Safety FeaturesBreakaway Brake Switch, 2 E-Stop Switches, 2 Infeed Hopper Light Bars, Disc Hood Closed Proximity Switch
Frame Size3' (7.6 cm) x 5' (12.7 cm) x 1/4' (0.64 cm)

PINTLE OR 2-5/16' BALL HITCH
The TC-12 can be equipped with either a Pintle or 2-5/16' Ball hitch. Either hitch includes a safety chain and breakaway brake switch for added safety.
 
2 Function Remote Control
Optional radio remote control allows operator to increase down-pressure hydraulically or back a log out, all from a skid steer loader. The remote controls feed direction, raises or lowers the feed roller or control the optional gathering winch.
 
GATHERING WINCH
The gathering winch hydraulically helps pull larger logs up to the hopper. Free wheeling discharge allows for easier unrolling of winch.

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