The Morbark 50/48 has long been the industry standard for high-production mobile fuel and micro-chip applications, and now it’s become even better! The 50/48X whole tree wood chippers are the largest, most productive drum chippers on the market. The 50/48X was updated to a similar design layout as Morbark’s other industry-leading industrial drum chippers with a sloped infeed, reverse-pivot top feed wheel, bottom feedwheel, externally adjustable anvil and Advantage 3 drum assembly that can come as 10-knives for fuel chip or 20-knives for micro-chip applications.
Morbark Integrated Control Systems (MICS)
This ultimate diagnostic system monitors hydraulic pressures, temperatures, clutch systems and engine efficiency to maximize performance.
Advantage 3™ Drum
The Advantage 3™ drum creates more uniform chips and reduces operating and maintenance costs.
Aggressive live floor and large top feedwheel ensure positive feed of brushy tops and limbs.
MicroChipper Configuration Available
The optional MicroChipper configuration adds chip accelerator and forestry grate.
Length: 40’10” (12.44 m)
Height: 12’6″ (3.81 m)
Width: 9’10” (3 m)
Gross weight (approximate): 72,120 lbs. (32,713 kg)
Tongue weight: 29,700 lbs. (13,471 kg)
Axle weight: 42,420 lbs. (19,241 kg)
Horsepower: 1050-1200 HP (783-895 kW)
Fuel capacity (tank): 400 gallons (1,514 litres)
Hydraulic oil capacity: 187 gallons (708 litres)
Towing arrangement: fifth wheel
Sloped Infeed System consists of one 40″ (101.6 cm) diameter top compression feed roll with internal drive and a 50″ (127 cm) wide x 11’5″ (3.47 m) long live floor equipped with four strands of WDH‑120 chain
14” (35.56 cm) diameter bottom feed wheel
Straight discharge chute, including hydraulically operated chip deflect with vertical and horizontal adjustment and clean-out door
Wireless remote control with a 60′ (18.28 m) tethered remote back-up system for chipper operation. Functions include forward/reverse of feed works, up and down of top feed roll, operation of chip discharge chute and throttle
Hydraulic hinged door allows quick and easy access for changing knives
Independent drum drive tensioning system for ease of adjustment
Large platforms on both sides for easy drum maintenance
Consolidated area for oil and hydraulic filters, easily accessible from ground or maintenance platform
Automatic reversing fan system
11-HP (8.2 kW) air compressor with lockable enclosure
PT Tech HPTO15 hydraulic clutch
Drum diameter: 48″ (121.92 cm)
Drum width: 55 ½” (140.97 cm)
Chipper knives (10): 11″ x 7 15/16″ x ¾” thick (27.94 cm x 18.57 cm x 1.9 cm)
Counter knives (10): 11″ x 6 3/8″ x ½” thick (27.94 cm x 16.19 cm x 1.27 cm)
Knives and counter knives are Babbitt-style