The FRED hydraulic feed PTO wood Chipper is one of the most simple and lowest maintenance on the market.
As many compact tractors are not fitted with hydraulic remotes as standard we have fitted our 6”~10'' chippers with their own hydraulic pump that runs off the PTO.
We offer different chippers with our hydraulic feed and they all feed extremely well. The benefit of the hydraulic model is the feed speed can be made faster or slower that it can chip at a speed that the out shoot can handle.
Using the hydraulic feed model there is less preparation work cutting branches to feed as the dual barrel feed rollers will drag the branches in and this is a great help when chipping the heads of trees.
The feed has 3 settings, neutral, feed and reverse.
The Hydraulic feed chipper runs 2 support strong arms to each side of the hopper with a hydraulic motor on each side, many similar looking hydraulic chippers only run a single sided support arm that results in the mount twisting through constant load and vibrations.
It runs a direct drive from the PTO shaft without the need for gears or belt drives.
Very little horse power is required with heavy weight rotor fitted with 4 double chipping sides knives.
The horse power range is from 30hp – 100hp, tractors in the lower end of this rang will struggle operating at the full 6’’~10'' capacity when chipping hard woods, knots etc., slowing down the feed speed will help smaller tractors work efficiently.
Our chipper bodies are CNC machined to give 100% alignment of greasable rotor bearings.
Many chipper on the market are far too complicated and a simple job such as replacing blades can be very difficult. The Hayes PTO chipper gains complete access to the rotor for servicing by removing one bolt and the top half of the housing opens for easy access, the hopper can also be fully opened by removing only 2 bolts and nuts.
The internal paddles fitted to the rotor through the chips out the shoot and they also create a vacuum assisted by the vents at the front of the housing to help discharge lighter material.
They are a must have item around the farm, eliminating the need to burn during fire restrictions and great mulch for the garden.