Canadian Biomass Magazine

Drum chipper operates on tight landings, diverse terrain

April 2, 2018
By Peterson Pacific Corp.

April 2, 2018 - Peterson Pacific Corp., a manufacturer of industry leading wood grinding and chipping machines, announced the introduction of the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper.

“The new-3310B drum chipper is smaller and lighter than our previous model, but still packs impressive performance. The 3310B can operate on even tighter landings for biomass and land clearing operations” said Jody Volner, President of Peterson Pacific Corp. “We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable machine.”

With a 540 hp (402 kW) Tier III or Tier IV Caterpillar engine, the 3310B has the power to handle up to 24-inch (61 cm) diameter logs. With large access doors on both sides of the machine for serviceability, the fully enclosed engine compartment keeps things clean.

The 3310B’s transverse design allows for a much smaller operations deck, providing flexible production configurations in diverse terrain. With 230-degrees of rotation, the end-load or optional top-load spout design allows trailers to be loaded in a variety of positions, depending on the demands of the job site.

Using the proven drum and knife design from the larger 4300-series drum chippers, the 3310B’s main components are robust and offer long life. The 3310B is available with a four-pocket drum for typical biomass chips, or an eight-pocket drum for microchipping applications. The chips exit the machine from an innovative auger system which feeds an accelerator to increase payload density.


The 3310B is available with an optional powered feed deck, allowing for shorter stems and tops. Both the powered- and standard-fixed feed deck can be stowed for transportation purposes.

The Peterson 3310B drum chipper is also Peterson+ enabled — a new remote monitoring solution providing machine owners access to real-time and historical data of their machine’s performance and location.

Peterson specializes in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high value products.

Peterson Pacific Corp. (Peterson) is a Eugene, Ore.-based manufacturer of horizontal grinders, disc and drum chippers, wood de-barkers, blower trucks, screens, and stacking conveyors that are sold worldwide. Our company has 110,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space with a capable and innovative engineering group. Peterson machines are sold and supported through a worldwide network of distributors and direct sales and service representatives.

Peterson is a subsidiary of Astec Industries, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, America’s leading manufacturer of equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing, oil, gas and water well drilling, and wood processing.

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