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Chipper Attachment - Bobcat Co. - Facility Management Product Release


Chipper Attachment: Bobcat Co.

Bobcat Co.
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The Bobcat 8B high-flow chipper attachment reduces branch volume 10 to 1. The high-flow chipper features a variable gpm setting, a reset override system and a smart valve and pressure valve to maximize chipper performance.

The attachment is designed for use on Bobcat machines with high-flow hydraulic systems. This includes Bobcat skid-steer loaders (models S160H through S300H), compact track loaders (models T180H through T300H) and the Toolcat 5600H utility work machine.

The variable gpm setting enables the chipper attachment to operate within two different gpm flow ranges: 26–31 and 32–37 gpm. This improves chipping efficiency based on the machine’s hydraulic flow capacity.

The smart valve feature monitors the chipper disc speed and limits plugging of the chipper head. When the chipper disc speed reaches a threshold level, the smart valve slows the feed roller until the chipper disc has recovered. Once the disc reaches maximum speed, the feed roller will resume. An in-line pressure valve controls the feed roller’s auto-reverse/auto-forward feature. If the system reaches the maximum psi level, the feed roller goes in auto-reverse and -forward until an optimal pressure level is maintained.

In the event the chipper safety bar is tripped, the reset override system allows the operator to reset the chipper without having to restart the entire system.

The chipper use the remote attachment control system, which enables the operator to start or stop the loader engine and chipper attachment while standing beside the attachment.


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posted: 12/13/2006