US-headed Morbark, LLC, a leading forestry, biomass, tree care, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment manufacturer, has announced that it will debut the Next Gen 6400XT Wood Hog horizontal grinder with transport system at this year's upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas, Nevada (NV). Other new equipment offerings include a Denis Cimaf Open-Face Carbide Mulching Attachment and Alamo Group sister company, Timberwolf's TW 280HB HYBRID brush chipper.
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According to Morbark, the Morbark Transport Dolly for the Next Gen 6400XT was developed to simplify how customers transport their machines.
Equipped with independent air-ride suspension and remote-controlled front and rear hydraulic locks, a single operator can attach the transport dolly in minutes, eliminating the need for a specialized Low-Boy trailer.
The 6400XT is the best in its class for processing wood and organic waste with power and reliability. The new Next Gen 6400XT, scheduled for fourth quarter 2023 release, builds on that legacy, said Michael Stanton, VP of Sales and Marketing at Morbark.
In addition to the new transport dolly system, the Next Gen 6400XT has undergone a few other updates including an enhanced frame design that allows for Transport Dolly attachment while keeping the machine width to 3 meters providing uniformity for both domestic and other global markets.
An Automatic hammermill drive-belt tension system, PT Tech Hydraulic Torque Limiter, provides the ultimate driveline protection while allowing ease of setting adjustments based on grinding application.
New mulching heads
Denis Cimaf, an affiliated Morbark brand and leading manufacturer of industrial mulching and brush-cutting attachments, will introduce a new line of open-face, carbide tip mulching heads for dedicated carriers, skid steers, and excavators known as the Denis Cimaf DX series of mulching heads.
Using the same durable Denis Cimaf frame customers have come to trust, we’ve developed a heavy-duty rotor suited for harsh environments where it is possible to encounter ungrindable objects. In addition, the rotor and motor orientation provides a compact package that creates less stress to the carrier, said John Balogh, Director of Sales for Rayco Forestry, and Denis Cimaf.
The DXF features heavy-duty carbide teeth that rip through hard and soft wood up to eight inches in diameter, and, Morbark says, is ideal for tackling mulching or brush clearing with power and hammer-style force.
In addition, it is well-suited for land clearing, vegetation management, and utility and roadside maintenance in unknown or rocky terrain.
Hybrid Timberwolf chipper
Joining Morbark at ConExpo this year is sister Alamo Group company, Timberwolf, from the UK, which will showcase the TW 280HB HYBRID brush chipper.
Developed to meet the growing industry trend toward more sustainable solutions, the TW 280HB HYBRID has a processing throughput of over 7 tonnes/hr, and offers class-leading peak power of 62-HP but only 25-HP engine-level emissions.
Simple to maintain, the TW 280HB is ideal for companies and organizations committed to minimizing their emissions without compromising performance.
Supplementing engine generation power is a power-dense hybrid system. An Inmotion Generator Synchronous Motor (GSM) and energy-efficient SECH supercapacitors are integral to this system.
Providing swift recharge capability, in contrast to Li-ion battery solutions, supercapacitors store and release energy quickly, coping with the variable duty cycle of the arborist’s job.
Furthermore, this is integrated into a self-supported system that does not need external charging to operate.
As the arborist’s working environment is continuously changing and the work schedule is often long, the TW 280HB HYBRID will perform throughout the day, every day.
Balancing performance and emissions was a challenge that could not be met by simply dialing down engine sizes. Therefore, our journey towards net zero began with the decision for Timberwolf to lead its own hybrid powertrain development program. The TW 280HB HYBRID is simply the first step in using our technical expertise to meet the sustainability challenges of the future. There is certainly more to follow, explained Guy Marshlain, Sales and Marketing Director for Timberwolf.