BRUKS Siwertell has expanded its wood-processing product range with the introduction of a new industrial mobile wood chipper. 

The truck-mounted Bruks 1006.3 RT has an 'innovative flexible design', and offers high-capacity chipping capabilities for a range of applications, such as fuel chip production.

“Our portfolio of industrial mobile chippers has been developed and optimized for the cost-effective production of biofuel chips, effectively revolutionising the energy harvest," said Anders Svalaträ, area sales manager, mobile chippers, Bruks Siwertell. "The introduction of this latest model builds on our proven designs, offering customers an extremely versatile, reliable and capable wood-processing machine. 

Forestry Journal: The truck-mounted wood chipping machine has an innovative flexible designThe truck-mounted wood chipping machine has an innovative flexible design (Image: Supplied)

“Operators that use our wood-chipping equipment know that they are getting cutting-edge technology, which they can rely on. 

"This is especially important for those that are working in remote forest locations, but saying that, these machines are just as well suited for operations within a terminal as a forest road.”

The Bruks 1006.3 RT’s chipping unit is built on a compact frame with a slewing base, delivering an optional side-positioned infeed. It ensures consistent chip quality, processing full-length trees and logs up to a diameter of 60 cm for softwood and up to a maximum diameter of 50 cm for hardwood, as well as brushwood. 

The latest 1006 units are fitted with state-of-the-art diesel engines that meet European Union (EU) Stage V regulations. The engine’s power output of 585 kW (796 hp) and a torque rated at a maximum of 3,650 Nm, delivers more power and torque in the speed range used during chipping. 

Anders added: “Especially favourable for chipping is the high, straight torque curve down to lower engine speeds where, at 1,000 rpm, the torque is at just over 3,500 Nm.

“These precise power and torque curves are also extremely helpful when it comes to attaining the lowest possible fuel consumption during chipping.”