The 4300B drum chipper is the latest in a long line of high quality chipping and grinding machines produced by Peterson. The 4300B drum chipper is suited for high volume biomass producers who have a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 26 inches (61 cm) in diameter, to brush and small feedstock.
Powered by a C18 Caterpillar engine, the 4300B Drum Chipper is powered by 765 horsepower (570 kW). At 52,000 pounds (23,586 kg) and 8 feet 4-3/4 inches (255 cm) in width, the 4300B is a high production chipper whose dimensions do not require any oversize permits for road transportation.
The chipper utilizes a 36 inch diameter by 40 inch wide (91 by 102 cm) drum with wear resistant AR450 wear surfaces on the drumpockets and shell. A sloped feed deck makes feeding the chipper easier. The optional material sizing bars and chip accelerator minimize oversize twigs and branches in the chips, and help ensure tight chip packing and fully loaded chip vans.
The 4300B’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 4300B control panel features an LCD display that provides the operator the complete engine and system parameters to simplify setup and efficiently operate the machine.
Select From 6 or12-Pocket Drum Styles Featuring durable AR450 wear surfaces, the 4300B comes standard with a 6-pocket drum rotor with one Babbitted knife per pocket. A 12-pocket drum rotor is available for chipping microchips.
Aggressive Feeding System A sloped feed deck and three strands of WHD 120 feed chain, paired with an aggressive feed roll make loading the 4300-series easy in all types of material.
The Adaptive Control System Features Intuitive Interfaces The Adaptive Control System’s large display provides information to make chips more efficiently. On-screen maintenance instructions and self-diagnostics features increase your up-time.
Superior Product Sizing Peterson’s secondary grate system provides ultra-consistent chip sizing; twigs and small stems which can be difficult to size are easily fractured through our innovative system.
The 4300B Featuring an End Load Spout The 4300B features an End Load spout that is designed to fill a closed top, chip van.
Knife Assemblies: At The Heart Of The Chipper Produced from the highest quality alloy chromium steel, heavy-duty Peterson knife assemblies achieve uniform production of wood chips with high accepts and minimal losses.