Morbark has even more bite!
MORBARK’S WORKHORSE, the 40/36 MicroChipper, is a longlasting, durable machine backed by a world-class parts and service support team in Lincom Group.
The 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper is a compact, affordable, productive drum chipper designed with the biomass industry in mind. Equipped with the same internal drive perfected on Morbark horizontal grinders, along with an extra wide feed opening, the 40/36 aggressively feeds brushy tops and limbs, quickly and effortlessly filling a chip van to maximum legal load capacity.
Morbark’s Advantage 3 Drum decreases downtime while providing higherquality chips. The feed system is more efficient due to a staggered knife configuration and contains fewer moving parts, reducing maintenance. With low fuel consumption per ton produced, this unit is economical.
The Integrated Control Systems (MICS) automatically adjusts feed rates and monitors pressures and feed wheel position to maximize production and engine efficiency.
The Advantage 3™ drum creates more uniform chips, and reduces operating and maintenance costs.
The 40/36 is widely utilised in the production of small chips that suits production of pellets as a new and increasingly popular fuel in Asia, Europe and now developing in Australia.
Justifiably proud of the build of the 40/36, Morbarks factory team didn’t hesitate in offering an opinion ... “It is designed for both in-woods and wood yard applications. The Morbark 40/36 is the industry leader in fuel chip (boiler chips) and microchip production (for making pellets), and for general land clearing; the best chip quality in the market, with up to 98% acceptable chips!
“The 40/36 was redesigned and built to meet the high North and European demand for fuel and pellet chips. A lot of people here at Morbark had a hand in the design and development of the redesigned 40/36.”
Another who was quick to highlight the workhorse nature of the new machine was Lincom Group Sales Manager Mathew Wass. “The Morbark 40/36 MicroChipper effectively and efficiently produces a high volume top quality micro-chip with minimal oversize; no other machine on the market can match the performance. One of the great features of the machine is the ability to change from producing microchip to a larger fuelchip which will increase the throughput.It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, the 40/36 is a genuine workhorse designed for optimum output.”
The Advantage3 Chipper Drum has been put to the test by Louisiana-based Halley Timber and, by all reports, it came through with flying colors.
The company kept detailed logs of the new machine’s performance compared to a previous machine with the old Morbark drum.
According to Kenneth Halley, owner of Halley Timber, the approximate life of the knife holder increased from 250 hours (old drum) to 2,000 hours (Advantage3), the approximate life of the knife clamp increased from 100 to 1,000 hours, and the approximate life of the knife bolts increased from 100 to 250 hours.
“The difference has been incredible,” Halley said.
The Advantage3 improves quality by reducing frequency of sticks and twigs getting through; its higher inertia tightly controls RPMs for better chips; and the adjustable Babbitt-style counter-knives help ensure consistent chip length.