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DuraTech Industries debuts chipper

Apr. 14, 2014 – DuraTech Industries has launched its new TC-15 Tree Chipper. The TC-15 is the larger option in the DuraTech tree chipper line. With option of a 122 hp (91 kw) CAT C4.4 or 139 hp (103.7 kw) CAT C4.4 diesel engine and PT-Tech clutch, the powerful TC-15 can grind logs up to 15 inches in diameter.

"We are excited to offer a larger tree chipper with the same advanced and powerful technology utilized in our grinders," said Bob Strahm of DuraTech Industries. "Our TC-12 Tree Chipper entered us into a new market, and now we are expanding further into this territory."

The TC-15 features a spring-loaded feed wheel with adjustable down pressure, an optional height sensor that automatically adjusts the feed roller to material size and an optional hydraulic gathering winch. A hydraulic two feed roller system feeds the four 4.5-inch knives designed to chip wood waste.

This high-powered unit discharges debris 360 degrees from the hydraulic rotating adjustable chip spout, allowing the user to alter chip disposal.

The TC-15 has multiple safety features like the innovative hopper safety light bars with easy and instant shut down. There are also two E-stop switches, a disc hood closed proximity switch and a breakaway brake switch to ensure the safety of the operator.

"Safety is a major concern when operating chippers," said Strahm. "The precautions installed on both of our tree chippers allow the users to operate safely and benefit from full use of all the features."

The new tree chipper is available with a pintle or ball hitch and can easily be towed to a job site. This unit is compact measuring 79 in. x 208 in.

For more information on this or other DuraTech products, please visit www.duratechindustries.net.

April 14, 2014  By  Amie Silverwood

DuraTech Industries has launched its new TC-15 Tree Chipper.

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