New Brush Chippers introduced at TCI Expo are “Made for More”.
At the TCI Expo in November, Morbark debuted its all-new line of Eeger BeeverTM brush chippers, which the company touts as “Made for More” to keep pace with chipper operators and crews’ needs.
“At Morbark, we are focused on the customers’ needs and feedback and working that feedback into continuous improvement of our equipment,” says Casey Gross, Morbark Director of Tree Care Products. “Therefore, we’re always looking at ease of operation, increasing productivity and reducing downtime.” The new model line consists of the Eeger Beever 812, 1215, 1415, 1418, 1621, 1821, 1922, 2131 and 2230, which range in horsepower from 35hp (26kW) to 400hp (298kW) and in chipping capacity from 8” (20.32cm) to 20” (50.8cm).
All models feature large infeed and throat openings for less hand trimming as well as large diameter chipping drums to handle wood more efficiently. Like previous Morbark BeeverTM brush chippers, the new Eeger Beever line has a staggered- knife drum design with an internal baffle assembly for smooth cutting action and high chip quality. The patented, chambered air impeller system increases chip velocity and reduces dust and material blowback out the infeed, creating a cleaner operator environment. The heavy-duty drum housing stands up to the toughest jobs, while the exclusive replaceable knife holders reduce replacement costs.
Most of the chippers in the line utilise the most powerful feed system on the market the TorqMaxTM, which can generate from 2,711 to 13,558 Nm of material pulling force (TorqMax is available on all models except the 812 and 1415).
The new infeed design allows inventory units to change from a rigid tray to a folding tray and have an ergonomic design based on the average operator height of 5’9” (1.75m). The design ensures that the operator is never over center while feeding the machine. Consistent perimeter placement of the feed control bar allows for consistent feed control. Mounted in the infeed are heavy-duty, low-profile LED tail lights, which provide excellent visibility of equipment.
A redesigned streamlined, low-profile winch assembly increases ease of operation and allows the material to be brought to the chipper. The heavy-duty 2,268kg winch package is optional on models 1415 and larger, and includes a 10’ (3.05m) chafe guard to protect operators’ hands and extend the life of the rope.
Many other options are now bolted on so units can be easily customised for customers’ specific needs.
New Eeger Beever models with the exception of the 2230 can be made with gasoline/petrol engines, taking advantage of lower initial costs. Units with 3.0L gas engines have the iQ-View Smart Controller, a smart display and controller that presents engine and machine parameters to the operator as well as controls the chipper’s auto-feed function. With this, the feed mode can be quickly changed from brush to wood with a touch of a button.
Morbark recently introduced two new gasoline/petrol-powered Rayco® stump cutters, the RG55 and RG80. These are the first new product introductions for Rayco since the company was acquired by Morbark, LLC, in November 2017.
“Morbark and Rayco both have long histories of innovation as well as excellent customer service,” says Gross. “These and future improvements are geared towards helping to make our customers successful. We look forward to continuing to revolutionise the tree care equipment industry together.”
For more information, visit http://www.morbark.com or see your local Morbark dealers:
NSW/VIC: Global Machinery Sales, 1300 072 926, http://globalmachinerysales.com.au
QLD: Allclass Construction Equipment, 1300 255 252, http://allclass.com.au
WA: Westco Equipment, +61 (8) 9258 9333, http://westcoequipment.com.au
NZ: Stevens Products, +64 (9) 275 0443, http://stevensproducts.co.nz