Piranha Chippers BT300

Piranha Chippers BT300 is 100 per cent designed and made in Melbourne, Australia, and designed from the ground up to excel at performance and serviceability.

The Piranha Chippers BT300 is powered by the 4HK Isuzu turbodiesel engine which produces a classleading 197hp. This power is sent to the 650mm diameter cutter drum which weighs 400kg with four staggered cutter knives and with a 390mmH X 500mmW (16” X 20”) direct opening into the cutterdrum housing (no step downs).

The BT300 will outperform any other 12″ chipper available in today’s market, and indeed has more horsepower than most other 18″ chippers currently sold.

Being a state-of-the-art, electronically controlled common-rail direct-injection diesel motor, the 4HK provides amazing fuel economy and is also very quiet when running. The dual horizontal infeed wheels offer incredible pulling power, and, with the assistance of the hydraulic winch (which quickly folds up out of the way when machine loading), difficult trees and branches are quickly dealt with, using minimal physical effort from the operators. Other features that ensure ease-of-use include the hydraulic auto-engage clutch, hydraulic discharge-chute swivel and the hydraulic tailgate-raise-and-lower functions.

The BT300 is powered by the 4HK Isuzu turbo-diesel engine which produces a class-leading 197hp. When the door of the engine compartment is opened, all filters and service points are easily accessible. Image: Piranha Chippers

Serviceability

The design team paid a lot of attention to the finer details of the BT300, and servicing of all required items has been designed to be able to be done quickly, easily and with minimum effort.

Starting at the front with the engine, the Isuzu 4HK service intervals are every 500 hours, which means you can work for longer before doing the scheduled oil and filter changes, and with many operators already running Isuzu trucks in their fleets, the shared filters mean you can limit stockholdings of essential engine parts and spares.

When the front door of the engine compartment is opened, all filters and service points are right there in front of you, making the changing of filters and oil extremely easy. The remote oil-drain hose makes draining the old engine oil out of the sump quick and easy without making any messes, and the access door at the top of the engine cover ensures new oil is easily filled back into the motor. The work light mounted inside the engine bay ensures checking the essentials is easily done, even in dark conditions.

The other major service requirement for any chipper is attending to the chipper knives, and on a Piranha Chipper this is done with easy access via the side walk-way ramp, and then when the chipper housing hood is opened, the top part of the cutter drum is completely exposed, making changing the knives extremely easy and safe. Chipper blades are torqued up very tight as we know, and when you are required to reach down into a small access door, the job becomes very difficult. This has all been changed with the Piranha BT300.

When the chipper housing hood is opened, the top part of the cutter drum is completely exposed, making changing the knives extremely easy and safe. Image: Piranha Chippers

Talk to Piranha

Piranha Chippers are 100 per cent Australian made and owned, and with a class leading five-year/3000-hour warranty. They’re your first choice if you are serious about chipping wood.

Contact the Piranha team today. They’d love to show you just how good the BT300 is in real life! Call 1300 406 171, or log on to piranhachippers.com.au.

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