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Peterson 4310B Land Clearing Video

This Peterson 4310B drum chipper is being used for land clearing on power line right-of-way jobs in the Northeast.

The 4310B drum chipper is the latest in a long line of chipping and grinding machines produced by Peterson. The 4310B drum chipper is suited for high volume biomass producers who have a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 24 inches (61 cm) in diameter to brush and small feed stock.

Powered by a C18 Caterpillar engine, the 4310B is available in 2 power ratings- 630 and 765 horsepower (470 and 570 kW). At 52,000 pounds (23,600 kg), the track mounted 4310 is designed for operations requiring high production and frequent moves between jobs.

The chipper utilizes a 36 inch diameter by 44.75 inch (91 by 114cm) wide drum with either 6 or 12 knife pockets. Traditional babbitt type knife systems are standard equipment. Chip length can be changed from 0.25 to 1 inch (6 to 32 mm) by adjusting knife extension and feed speed.

Other key features include a sloped feed deck for ease of feeding the chipper and wear resistant AR 400 wear surfaces on the drum pockets and shell. Optional material sizing grates further reduce oversize twigs and branches in the chips, and an optional chip accelerator helps with loading. The end load spout is standard, and an optional top loading spout is available.

The 4310B'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 4310B control panel features an LCD display that provides the operator the complete engine and system parameters to simplify setup and efficiently operate the machine.

Peterson specializes in developing delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high value products.

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