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Hud-Son CH 170 Wood Chipper

Valby CH 160 with hydraulic power feed

CH170 (Previously CH160)


  The Valby CH 160 chipper produces uniform chips which can be used for burning, animal bedding, landscaping and mulch. The chipper can chip soft and hard woods, green or seasoned. The chipper is capable of chipping 6 1/4" diameter round wood. It can handle residue from logging, land clearing, orchards and gardens. The chipper can also handle slabs up to 9" wide.  The material is drawn into the chipper at the speed of 1 to 3 feet per second. The chipper is self-feeding and draws in the material without pushing by the operator.

Valby CH 160 with direct feed

Ease of Operation
   The low feeding point ensures effortless feeding of the chipper.  The operator can stand with a straight back. The chipper stands by itself on the ground and is easy to hook up or remove from the tractor. The large feed chute takes most unpruned branches, eliminating time-consuming pruning.

Durable Design
    The Valby CH 160 is the machine for people who have use for a small durable chipper.  You know this machine was built to last because of the hefty 725 lb. weight. The heavy cutter disk carries a lot of inertia, which helps the chipper run smoother, is easier on the tractor, and enables bigger pieces to be chipped without stalling the tractor. The quality spherical roller bearings enable the chipper to be used at any PTO speed, up to 2000 RPM.

Safety Features
   The Valby chippers do not have any knife motion toward the operator. This reduces the risk of material flying back through the feed chute. The discharge height is 86" above ground so the discharge is above eye level. To accomplish safe operation in various wind directions, the Valby chipper's discharge direction is adjustable 360 degrees. The chipper feeds the material smoothly and does not jerk it from the operator's hands.  The knives are counter sunk into the disk for safety.

Powerful Chip Discharge
   A four wing fan is built into the chipper's disk so it also retains its rotational speed under heavy loads. The chips can be directed in any desired direction as the discharge chute rotates 360 degrees. The chips can be placed near or far by aiming the deflector bonnet.

Ease of Service
    The upper housing of the chipper folds up for easy access to the knives.  The knives can be sharpened about 50 times before replacement. The changing of the knives takes only 10 minutes. The knives are easy to get to and no special tools are needed for the change. The discharge chute is easy to remove so the chipper can be stored inside low buildings.

Interchangeable Feed Chutes
    The feed chutes of the chipper are on a hinge, so the chute can be folded to the side for access to the anvil and knives. The feed chutes are detachable. One can hook up either feed chute option to an existing machine.
    The F 150 is a regular drop feed where the knives pull in the material. The HF 160 has a hydraulic power feed roller which feeds in the material.

Hydraulic Power Feed Option
    The Valby CH 160 can be ordered or retrofitted with a hydraulic power feed.  The power feed is useful when whole trees with branches are chipped. The hydraulic feed is controlled from a control bar which runs on top of the feed chute. The operator can select feed, stop and reverse from the control bar.  The HF 160 power feed has one large 10 1/8" diameter top feed roller.   The feed roller climbs on top of the material, and the teeth bite into the material and feed it in.

Oil required from the tractor minimum 3, maximum 10, gallons per minute.  The chippers are also available with an internal hydraulic system. The system includes tank, filter and pump which is driven from the chipper axle.  This option is for tractors where the hydraulic flow is insufficient to run the power feed.

HF 160 Power Feed in work position

The feed chute in transport position with lip folded up. The feed chute extension can also be turned to the side.

Technical Data CH 160 Chipper

Mounting 3-point hitch CAT I or II
Chipping Rotor Diameter: 26 3/8"
Weight 220 Lbs
Knives Two 8 3/4" x 3 7/8" full-size knives
Disk Bearings Spherical Roller
Rotation Speed 900-1700 RPM
Infeed Capacity 6 1/4"  diameter round wood Adjustable vertical and Horizontal Anvils.
Mean Chip Length 9/16"
Feed Height 19" above ground
Discharge Adjustable 360 degrees, Height 86"
Production 8-30 cu yards/hr. 1-8 tons/hr
Hydraulic Power Feed HF 160 Power feed roller size: 10 1/8" diameter, 10 3/8" wide. Hydraulic motor size: 24 cu inches
Weights Chipper with standard F 150 feed: 725 Lbs
Weights Chipper with HF 160 power feed: 980 Lbs
Power Range 17-50 HP
Tractor PTO Speed 540-1000 RPM
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Mfg. item #: CH160OEM/F
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