Morbark’s new BVR line

Morbark’s new BVR line of hand-fed brush chippers has been unveiled at November’s TCI Expo in St. Louis, Missouri.

Morbark’s history of innovation with wood-chipping equipment goes back to the 1970s with the development of the world’s first whole-tree disc chipper.

The whole tree disc chipper, also known as the Total Chiparvestor, was developed in response to the challenge of disposing millions of trees affected by Dutch elm disease in the United States in 1972. Building upon the success of the Chiparvestor, Morbark introduced a towable, hand-fed brush chipper in 1980, known as the Eeger Beever, which featured the first hydraulically driven feed wheel and safety control bar, further revolutionising the industry and making operating a brush chipper safer.

BVR innovation

The BVR line of brush chippers builds on the legacy of Morbark’s innovation in the tree-care industry through an updated modular design.

The complete line of BVR chippers includes the BVR 10, BVR 13, BVR 16, BVR 19, and BVR 22, and features chipping capacities from 12 inches to 20 inches.

The new configuration of the brush chipper line streamlines the equipment’s overall upkeep and maintenance routine, reducing customer downtime and increasing overall productivity.

The BVR brush chippers also feature Morbark’s proven and patented ZeroClutch. The ZeroClutch removes the anxiety of engaging the chipper drum, damaged drive belts, and burned clutch discs, and elevates the customer’s operating experience. The ZeroClutch technology features an integrated drumspeed sensor that monitors the drum speed and will not allow the clutch to engage if material is lodged between the feed wheel and drum or if the discharge chute is plugged. Customers will now simply start their brush chipper, throttle the machine to full RPM, and engage the feed control bar.

BVR brush chippers feature Morbark’s proven and patented ZeroClutch, removing the anxiety of engaging the chipper drum, damaged drive belts, and burned clutch discs. Image: Morbark

BVR brush chippers also feature a reverse-style pivot assembly which contours the radius of the drum, reducing dead space between the feed wheel and the drum. This gives the machine a mechanical advantage for increased down pressure, providing optimal chipping results when working with challenging materials.

Other notable innovations to the BVR line include the infeed-mounted control panel that provides a more convenient location for operators, a side-load anvil, a 360-degree manual swivel discharge chute which offers multiple locking positions for greater operator control over chip discharge, and a three-position electronic control bar with dual safety pull cables, further elevating industry safety standards.

Moving forward Morbark will transition from manufacturing its popular Eeger Beever brush chipper line to the BVR line in January 2024, with delivery in February 2024.

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