Ver­meer WC2500TX tree chip­per

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Ver­meer launches the WC2500TX tracked whole tree chip­per

Ver­meer has in­tro­duced the WC2500TX tracked whole tree chip­per, a com­pact ma­chine with a tracked un­der­car­riage to aid ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity on tough land-clear­ing sites.

Al­though com­pact in design, the WC2500TX packs a 448kW diesel con­fig­ured to US Tier 4 Fi­nal/EU Stage IV emis­sions stan­dards. A US Tier 3/EU Stage III ver­sion is also avail­able for mar­kets with­out more strin­gent reg­u­la­tions, such as Aus­tralia.

The chip­per can be equipped with ei­ther a ‘mi­crochip’ drum that pro­duces chip sizes be­tween 3.2mm and 15.9mm, or with a ‘macrochip’ drum pro­duc­ing chips be­tween 15.9mm and 31.8mm.

Ver­meer says the ad­di­tion of WC2500TX greatly ex­pands the va­ri­ety of jobs its ma­chines can per­form.

“The re­lease of the WC2500TX con­tin­ues to so­lid­ify our pres­ence in the biomass and land-clear­ing mar­kets,” Ver­meer prod­uct man­ager Matt Hutchi­son says.

“The ver­sa­til­ity of the tracked un­der­car­riage now gives us all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity, with great trac­tion and flota­tion in var­i­ous ground con­di­tions.

“The 600hp Tier 4 Fi­nal chip­per can rapidly fill a trailer with prop­erly sized chips, or ef­fi­ciently broad­cast ma­te­rial out over a re­mote land-clear­ing site, depend­ing on how you con­fig­ure the drum,” Hutchi­son adds. The WC2500TX sits on a 50.8cm high-mount tracked un­der­car­riage with a ground clear­ance of around 73cm for in­creased mo­bil­ity. Tracks can be ei­ther single- or dou­ble-groused, and the WC2500TX also has ris­ing chain rollers to aid ma­te­rial cleanout.

The WC2500TX is loaded with Ver­meer’s pro­pri­etary au­to­mated sys­tems, in­clud­ing: SmartCrush, which in­creases down­ward pres­sure when dif­fi­cult ma­te­rial en­ters the drum; SmartFeed, which stops or re­verses the feed roller when it en­coun­ters harder ma­te­ri­als; and EcoI­dle, which drops the en­gine speed to 1400rpm if no ma­te­rial is chipped for 30 sec­onds, thus sav­ing fuel.

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