Canadian Biomass Magazine

Komptech’s new “turnable” chipper

March 1, 2012
By Komptech

Komptech Chippo 150 CdtMar. 1, 2012 - Komptech has unveiled a new chipper, the Chippo 5010 Cdt, which has the ability to turn and swivel 260 degrees, ideal for working on logging roads.

Mar. 1, 2012 – Narrow lanes, restricted visibility, no room to turn – chipping on
logging roads can be a driving and working challenge for chipper
operators and their logistics crews. These chipping jobs can be much
more productive if the crew doesn’t have to spend time backing up and
turning the chipper around to reach wood on both sides of the road. The
first swivelling chipper in the mobile Chippo series meets this need.

The chipping unit is mounted on a sturdy
turntable that swivels through 260°, so that the machine is able to
work materials on both the left and right sides of the road, without
time-consuming and risky turning manoeuvers. Operators benefit directly
from higher productivity and more economical working.

New drive concept

Unlike with competitors’ swivelling machines, the
Chippo 5010 Cdt (t for turnable) is powered by the 540 hp MAN truck
engine, not by an additional engine. This keeps the chipping unit
compact and makes it possible to swivel anywhere, since it has only
minor overhang over the truck contours. The engine power is transferred
essentially loss-free to the chipper by a purpose-designed transmission,
ensuring that the maximum performance is available where it is needed.

Komptech Chippo 150 Cdt
The Komptech Chippo 510 Cdt is mounted on a sturdy
turntable that can swivel 260° for easy side-to-side movement and processing.


Further advantages are the powerful Epsilon wood
loading crane and the XL discharge pipe. Newly developed by Komptech,
it is 16 feet long and has improved contours. It has a two-piece flap
for regulating the discharge distance, and lets the operator load the
finished chips into a hopper, container or building, precisely and
without scatter loss.

Right RPM for every operator

Like all models in the 5010 Cd family, the Chippo
turnable comes with one drum speed as standard, which can be selected as
440 or 560 rpm at purchase. 440 rpm is ideal for chipping trunks, while
560 rpm gives better performance for chipping pruning and small pieces.
An optional planetary gear lets the operator select between both
speeds, for full on-board flexibility and the maximum performance for
any application.

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