Bruks mobile chipper storms N. America
March 2, 2010 By Canadian Biomass
|The Bruks mobile chipper was demonstrated at the Oregon Logging Conference in February.
Mar. 2, 2010 – Bruks has introduced a market development program for its mobile
chippers for North America, says Blase Grady, vice president of Bruks. Bruks
kicked off its effort with live demonstrations at the Oregon Logging Conference
in late February 2010. The forwarder-mounted 450-hp drum chipper was mounted on
a Valmet 890.3 forwarder provided by Modern Machinery, which is the Bruks
dealer for the Pacific Northwest. Modern Machinery has begun marketing the
chipper to its customers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Northern
California. Power Motive is the dealer for Colorado, and Bruks is working on
setting up other dealers across the USA and Canada.
The live demo at the Oregon Logging Conference was the first time that many of the
logging contractors, timberland owners, and Forest Service people of the
Pacific Northwest have seen this combination of equipment, which is a popular
way of harvesting biomass energy chips in Europe. The chipper with its own bin
mounted on a forwarder can travel off-road to spots where traditional equipment
cannot go. After chipping slash or logs up to 20” in diameter, the unit brings
the chips back to roadside and dumps into a chip trailer or container.
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