Canadian Biomass Magazine

Morbark wraps up Demo Days

October 15, 2013
By Scott Jamieson

4036-microchipper_morbarkOctober 15, 2013, Winn, MI - Morbark, Inc., opened its seventh Demo Days event — its second of the year — with current and potential customers and members of their authorized industrial dealer network in attendance for factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths, an informational seminar, and the first Boxer Rodeo Team Leader Competition.

The event concluded on Friday with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry and recycling

Thursday’s seminar featured Aaron Cozart from Cummins Bridgeway,
Steve Kimbell of Superior Diesel, Inc. (John Deere), and Shane Patzer of
Michigan CAT, speaking on the upcoming Tier 4 Final engine standards.

The Boxer Rodeo showcased Morbark’s newest equipment line, the Boxer
compact utility loaders, as staff members raced the mini-skid steers
while performing a variety of tasks. Mike Hadanek, Morbark research and development specialist, won the competition. After the race, attendees
had the opportunity to try out the machines.

Approximate 150 people from eight countries attended
the 2013 Fall Demo Days. The highlight of the event will be the
equipment demonstrations. Morbark listened to customer feedback when
choosing the equipment to run, which will include the 2755 Flail
Chiparvestor as well as the new 40/36 Whole Tree
MicroChipper, which debuted in May. The MicroChipper is designed to
produce superior microchips for use by pellet mills and as supplemental
fuel for cogeneration at coal facilities. Another product first shown in
May is the 3200 Wood Hog horizontal grinder, created to fill the gap
between Morbark’s 2600 and 3800 Wood Hogs for the recycling market and
mulch producers.


Completing the demonstration lineup were: the Beever™ M20R Forestry
chipper, the 50/48 NCL Whole Tree Drum Chipper, the 6600 Track Wood Hog
horizontal grinder, and the 1600 Tub Grinder.

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