Peterson Introduces the 4310 Drum Chipper
The 4310 drum chipper is the latest in a long line of chipping and grinding machines produced by Peterson. The 4310 drum chipper is suited for high volume biomass producers who have a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 26 inches (66 cm) in diameter, to brush and small feed stock.
The 4310 is powered by a 765 HP (570 kW) C18 Caterpillar engine. At 52,000 lbs (23,586 kg), the 4310 was designed for operations requiring high production and tracks for frequent moves between jobs. The chipper utilizes a 36 inch (914 mm) diameter by 40 inch (102 mm) wide drum. Other key features include a sloped feed deck for ease of feeding the chipper and wear resistant AR 400 wear surfaces on the drum pockets and shell. Optional material sizing grates minimize oversize twigs and branches in the chips, and an optional chip accelerator helps with loading.
Traditional babbit type knife systems are standard equipment. Chip length can be changed from ½” (13 mm) – 1” (25.4 mm) by adjusting knife extension and feed speed. A top loading or an end loading spout is available depending on your application (top loading spout illustrated).
The 4310’s new generation of controls includes Peterson’s high-production Adaptive Control System. The new control panel provides self-diagnosis for faulty sensors and open circuits.
Fault indicators make troubleshooting easy. The 4310 control panel features an LCD display that provides the operator the complete engine and system parameters to simplify setup and efficiently operate the machine.
Peterson specializes in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high value products. For more information call 541/689-6520 or visit www.petersoncorp.com.