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Peterson 5000H whole tree chipper in Australia

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Published on May 2, 2012

In this video, a Peterson 5000H whole tree chipper makes clean pulp and paper chips in an Eucalyptus plantation in Australia.

The Peterson 5000H disc chipper-delimber-debarker produces high quality low bark content chips for wood pulp and pellets, processing whole trees in one continuous operation.

The 5000H continues with many of the same high quality chipping components of the successful 5000G model. The large feed throat, which can accept up to a 23 inch (563 mm) diameter tree or multiple smaller stems, is achieved by placing the anvil and transition in the chipper.

The standard three-pocket disk can produce chips from 0.625 to 1.25 inches (16-32mm) long, while the optional four-pocket disk can produce chips from 0.5 to 1.0 inches (13-25 mm) long. Chipping production rates up to 100 tons (90 tonnes) per hour can be achieved, depending on chip size and wood characteristics.

Peterson's heavy-duty 66 inch (1676 mm) diameter, 4.75 inch (121 mm) thick chipper disk has a replaceable 0.5 inch (13 mm) wear plate. This disk diameter makes a good match of high production and consistent chip quality. Larger disks have greater speed differential between inner and outer portions of the chipping knives, producing lower levels of acceptable chips.

Traditional babbit-type knives or Key Knife components are available, depending on customer preference.

The Tier II C27 and C32 Caterpillar engines are more fuel-efficient than previous engines of equivalent power. A heavy-duty wet clutch helps assure smooth, continuous power transfer to drive the chipper. The hydraulic system uses efficient pressure-compensated, load sensing hydraulic components with most systems. The new flail drives provide more power and peak torque for improved delimbing and reduced bark content. The fully redesigned, high visibility, weatherized cab is more convenient to reach, and is designed to meet the latest OSHA standards. Ergonomically designed electronic joystick controls enable precise operator control over the two-section knuckle-boom log loader, while controls for the variable speed flails and discharge spout positioning are readily at hand. Top or end-loading chip spouts are available, including a high rotation long spout.

Peterson's Adaptive Controls provide intuitive interfaces, a large LCD display, and handy readouts to provide the operator with information to more efficiently make chips.

On-screen maintenance instructions and self-diagnostic features increase up-time. Maintenance schedules and check lists are easily viewable on-screen in the cab. An optional on-board modem permits remote diagnostics and monitoring of many machine parameters.

Peterson's Adaptive Cooling System adjusts the fan speed to match cooling requirements. Fuel cost savings can be significant over the life of the machine. Daily and monthly servicing are readily performed from the convenient platforms and walkways around the engine and chipper.

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

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