Different Types of Wood Chipping Machinery

Wood chipping machinery is essential in industrial lumber applications. The machines are designed to cut pieces of wood into small chips, which is a necessary step when recycling. Wood chippers also come in handy when clearing fields during maintenance or cleaning up after a storm. Chippers are available in a variety of types and sizes, giving consumers a choice of options for various applications. Regardless of size or design, wood chipping machines have the similar components and mechanism. A typical device contains a chipper, collar, internal power source, hopper and collection bin. The blades inside a chipping machine determine the size of wood you can chop. At Field & Forest Machinery, you can find a number of alternatives when searching for the most appropriate device.
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Hand Fed Brush Machines

Hand fed brush chippers are used in numerous applications and are readily available. They are made with a drum at the centre, which acts as the feeder, drawing in materials, and chipping them as it moves towards the output chute. The chipping process is considerably fast, though there is a downside to this type of device. Operators have to feed the machine by hand, and that presents some injury risks such as appendages or clothes getting caught in the drum. However, some models are equipped with safety features to minimise these hazards. In a hand-fed brush chipping machine, the drum and engine are connected, so when one part malfunctions, it affects the other.

Biomass Chippers

Biomass wood chips have become popular alternative fuel sources for many homeowners and businesses. Screened biomass chippers are designed to produce the required chips that have to be of a certain size to work in the corresponding boilers. Biomass wood chips must also have the correct amount of moisture to generate the necessary heat. Too much moisture in the chips will make storage challenging. A biomass chipper ensures that you get high-quality wood chips that won’t rot when kept in storage.

Hand Fed Wee Wood Chipper

Field & Forest Machinery also has hand fed wee chippers in several sizes. The difference between this device and a hand-fed brush chipping machine is that the “mouth” is at the top, which is why it is also called the “gravity fed” chipper. This design makes it easy to feed the chipper manually and minimises the risk of injury. It is preferable for private landscaping and garden work. First-time users will find the machine uncomplicated and extremely efficient. With its high-powered motor, this hand-fed chipper is very fast, which makes it a valuable asset for a small business. 

Buying the ideal wood chipping machine can be daunting, especially if you don’t have a clue about what to look for. Before you start browsing product brochures, know your needs. One chipping device is not as suitable as the next one. There is a machine that is perfect for small scale landscaping in your private estate while another one is best suited for large projects like producing biomass wood chips for a boiler. For home use, the lightweight and compact wood chippers are your best bet since they are simple and convenient. If its commercial use, you need chippers with a capacity to handle large amounts of materials and robust enough do the work. Consider where the chipper will be placed during operation because some can handle a heavily treed area while others can’t.

A chipper can be gas or electric, so consider which fuel type suits your wood chipping needs. Whichever option you pick, remember to check the horsepower of the engine when making a purchase. High-powered chippers are ideal for industrial and commercial use. Educate yourself on the top brands on the market like Hahn, Jo Beau and Norcar. Field & Forest Machinery has these and more superior quality models that will facilitate your wood chipping projects.