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The delivery of the Vortex 12” drum chipper with a bespoke extended conveyor system signals the return of Chipstar to the larger chipper market.

The first step was to produce a 6” Vortex version – as explained in detail on the Chistar website – and it has proved to be a great performer with two aggressive feed rollers and an infeed neck of 16” x 6”. The tip speed of the side fan ensures strong throwing of the high quality chips produced by the drum. A version with a Diesel engine will be manufactured shortly.

On to the Vortex 12”. The standard machine has an infeed neck of 40” x 13” based on the tried and tested patented Vortex drum system.

The drum has 8 knives and is fed by a large top roller of 16” diameter. It has an infeed conveyor providing a great feeding system. It would be easy to feed the chipper mechanically with the bottom feed conveyor and wide infeed neck.

A bespoke system has been designed by Macquarrie for the Auto-feed and Anti-jam (reverse roller) mechanism. Power up front comes from a 90hp Kubota Diesel engine he first step was to produce a 6” Vortex version – as explained in detail on the Chistar website – and it has proved to be a great performer with two aggressive feed rollers and an infeed neck of 16” x 6”. The tip speed of the side fan ensures strong throwing of the high quality chips produced by the drum. A version with a Diesel engine will be manufactured shortly.

On to the Vortex 12”. The standard machine has an infeed neck of 40” x 13” based on the tried and tested patented Vortex drum system.

The drum has 8 knives and is fed by a large top roller of 16” diameter. It has an infeed conveyor providing a great feeding system. It would be easy to feed the chipper mechanically with the bottom feed conveyor and wide infeed neck.

A bespoke system has been designed by Macquarrie for the Auto-feed and Anti-jam (reverse roller) mechanism. Power up front comes from a 90hp Kubota Diesel engine  Chipstar on this would be most appreciated.

In short, the chipper has an efficient feeding system with a great drum cutting action and a strong throwing of chips.

Chipstar has designed and manufactured the Vortex drum chipper in Melbourne using locally sourced parts.

For more info contact Steve at Chipstar on 1300 307 681 or visit www.chipstar.com.au

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