solid construction of the rotor enables
trees up to 10 ¼" in diameter to be chipped. Chip size
and tree size determine production. The production
ranges from 13 to 52 cu. yards per hour or approximately
3 to 15 tons of chips per hour. The chip size produced
determines how fast the trees are pulled into the
chipper. When producing ¼" chips the tree will feed in
about one foot per second. The feed is about 3 ft. per
second for 1/2" chips.
of the Valby chippers is about 10 ¼" at the anvil. The
maximum width of the opening is 24". The thickness and
form of the slab will determine how large a piece can
hydraulic feed restricts the slab width to 10 ¼" as the
slabs are fed in on a straight angle to the anvil.
Ease of Operation
low feeding point ensures effortless
feeding of the chipper. The operator can stand with a
straight back. The discharge is adjustable 360 degrees.
chipper stands up by itself on the ground and is easy to
hook up or remove from the tractor.
Spherical Roller Bearings
quality bearings enable the chipper to be used at PTO
speeds of up to 1000 RPM. This allows high production
and powerful chip discharge, which is needed when chips
are blown into 40 ft. long trailers.
Interchangeable Feed Chutes
The CH 260
chipper can be fitted with 4 different feed
chutes. The chipper can therefore be used for a
variety of tasks.
chutes are mounted in the same brackets on the chipper
by the bolt-on method. The feed chutes are mounted on a
hinge, so they can be turned to the side for easy access
to the anvil and the knives. There is a lifting loop in
the balance point so they can be lifted off and on with
This feed is featured in the picture on the top of this
page on the right hand side. A control bar runs on top
of the feed chute. The feed can be interrupted by the
control bar. The wide feed chute is used for slabs,
poles and other materials that need not be compressed.
HF 231 This
feed has two hydraulic motors which power the feed
rollers. The feed rollers can be powered by hooking up
to the tractor's hydraulics or the chipper can by
equipped with an independent hydraulic system which is
powered from the chipper axle.
The hydraulic motors transfer to the
feed rollers up to 10 HP of dragging power to pull in
the material. Christmas trees or other bushy materials
feed in with little or no pruning. Small trees can be
fed in with branches and all.
The bottom feed roller is fixed. The top roller is
spring loaded. The top roller climbs on top of the
material and starts to drag it in. The top roller pushes
in the branches against the bottom roller and the
branches get squeezed tight so they fit through the
chute. The turning speed can be adjusted from a knob on
the hydraulic valve.
can select to start or stop the feed from the control
bar on top of the feed chute. The control also has a
reverse position to push back the material inside the
feed chute. The hydraulic feed chute is close to the
ground so quite heavy trees can be manually fed into the
chipper. The low feeding angle also enables the chipper
to be fed with knuckle boom loaders.
Slabs and Brush.
CH260 can chip 10 1/4" diameter roundwood. The wide
mouth opening also enables wide slabs to be chipped.
The chippers mouth opening is at it's widest at 24".
Brush and other bushy material is chipped best when the
chipper is equipped with a hydraulic power feed.