Canadian Biomass Magazine

Morbark’s compact stand-alone flail

May 11, 2010
By Canadian Biomass

 Morbark 5500  
May 11, 2010, Winn, MI – Morbark Inc. introduces the Morbark 5500 Stand-Alone Flail, a portable debarker/delimber.

 Morbark 5500  

May 11, 2010, Winn, MI – Morbark Inc. introduces the Morbark 5500 Stand-Alone
Flail. This portable debarker/delimber removes the bark and foliage from trees
when harvesting wood fibre for high-quality chips for use in the pulp and paper
market. The new flail can be used alone or in tandem with a Morbark whole-tree
chipper, giving operators flexibility in their operations.

currently supplying the fuel market with chips from a Morbark whole-tree
chipper now have the option of combining that unit with the 5500 Stand-Alone
Flail to branch out into the clean chip market. These two units work together
as one in-woods system to provide the same end product as a larger combination
flail machine. A grinder can also be positioned under the discharge conveyor to
produce biomass fuel simultaneously.

Stanton, assistant sales manager for the Morbark northeast region states, “The
Morbark 5500 is capable of debarking logs and tree stems to produce clean chips
with bark content of less than 1%, which is necessary to meet the pulp and
paper industry requirements. Recent in-field reports have shown very positive
feedback in various species of wood.”

5500 Stand-Alone Flail is available with either two or three flails. Weighing
in at about 50,000 lbs (22,680 kg), the Morbark 5500 Stand-Alone Flail is much
easier to transport on and off job sites than larger combination flail units.
Standard equipment also includes the Morbark Integrated Control System, a
diagnostic system that monitors the feed wheel, the hydraulic pressures, and
the flail drum speed to maximize performance and minimize fuel consumption.


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