DuraTech Industries’ Tree Chippers Combine Powerful Technology with Multiple Safety Features

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Though DuraTech Industries is known for its grinders, the company reports that it is constantly working to develop innovative new products to meet customer challenges. The tree chippers in the company’s lineup are a great example: they are designed with advanced and powerful technology, plus numerous built-in safety features.

DuraTech’s TC-12 and TC-15 Tree Chippers, which both feature 129 hp. (96 kw) CAT C4.4 engines, are powerful chippers that can grind logs up to 12 and 15 inches in diameter, respectively. The TC-12 also has a Kubota V3800 88 hp. (74 kw) engine option.

“We offer a large tree chipper, TC-15, with the same advanced and powerful technology utilized in our grinders,” said Bob Strahm of DuraTech Industries. “Our TC-12 Tree Chipper entered us into this market and we expanded further into this territory.”

What Makes the TC-12 and TC-15 So Efficient?

Both the TC-12 and TC-15 feature a spring-loaded feed wheel with adjustable down pressure, an optional height sensor that automatically adjusts the feed roller to material size, and an optional hydraulic gathering winch. A hydraulic, two-feed roller system feeds the four 4.5-inch knives designed to chip wood waste.

The high-powered units discharge debris 360 degrees from the hydraulic rotating adjustable chip spout, allowing the user to alter chip disposal.

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They are available with pintle or ball hitch options and a built-in telescoping hitch to fit a variety of trucks

What About Safety?

“Safety is a major concern when operating chippers,” said Strahm. “The precautions installed on both of our tree chippers allow the users to operate safely and benefit from full use of all the features.”

Both the TC-12 and TC-15 tree chippers have multiple safety features built into their designs. These include innovative hopper safety light bars with easy and instant shutdown. There are also two E-stop switches, a disc hood closed proximity switch, and a breakaway brake switch to ensure the safety of the operator.

About DuraTech Industries International, Inc.

DuraTech Industries International, Inc. (originally Haybuster Manufacturing) was established in 1966, and was initially located in Minot, North Dakota. Founder Joe Anderson was a rancher and farmer who recognized the benefits of grinding hay for his livestock herd. However, the grinders available then were too large and expensive for the average rancher or farmer to own and operate.

Joe’s vision was to build a tub grinder that would better fit the agricultural application, thus beginning J&J Manufacturing, subsequently named Haybuster Manufacturing Company. In the early 1970s, Haybuster was relocated to a larger facility in Jamestown, North Dakota (now 46 acres and 206,500 sq. ft. under roof) where extra emphasis was placed on expanding the company’s product line. During this time, additional hay processing and handling equipment products were developed, as were agriculturally related products like “no-till” drills, undercutters, and rock pickers.

In the late 1980s, Haybuster focused its innovative expertise toward development of an industrial line of products, as the need for recycling and composting emerged, and demand for industrial tub grinders increased. Haybuster expanded into the industrial market with its more rigorous and demanding product requirements, which led to the present DuraTech Industries International, Inc. Today, the industrial product line under DuraTech includes a full range of heavy-duty industrial tub and horizontal grinders, as well as the tree chippers.

DuraTech is a respected equipment manufacturer in the global marketplace offering products which are marketed worldwide through a network of 600 dealers. DuraTech equipment has a reputation for being durable and built to exceed market expectations for return on investment.

For more information on these or other DuraTech products, please visit www.duratechindustries.net.