Morbark® is adding a new 12″ chipper to its Beever product line. The Morbark Beever M12RX is scheduled to go into production late May and be available in June. A great entry-level machine, the M12RX is lighter and more economical than the M12R, while remaining just as robust, rugged and reliable. Powerful, compact and easily transportable, this unit is perfectly suited to utility line clearing, residential tree services, rental yards and municipalities.
“We listened to our customers when designing the M12RX,” Casey Gross, Morbark Tree Care Products Sales Manager, said. “This 12″ chipper has the high productivity and quality that Morbark chippers are known for, in a lighter, more affordable package.”
With the same large 60″ x 31″ chute opening and 15″ x 12″ throat opening as the standard M12R, the M12RX allows for easy feeding of branches and reduces saw labor. The M12RX’s 18″ diameter single feed wheel with straight flow-through infeed design easily climbs over material, reduces drag and increases chipping efficiency, allowing it to overcome the limitations of competitive 12″ drum chippers. The TorqMax™ compression system with spring-assisted down pressure generates more than 3,200 lb./ft. of material pulling force to tackle any job!
The reversing auto-feed system prolongs knife wear life by sensing the engine RPM and briefly reversing material feed to increase productivity and reduce downtime.
The M12RX will be equipped with engine options that address customers’ emissions regulations concerns; the first units off the line will have an 89-HP gasoline GM engine, and later units will include the option of a Tier 4 Final diesel engine.
The M12RX features a new style discharge and a dual-sided, chambered air impeller system for efficient throwing of even the most challenging material.
Like all Morbark chippers up to 18″ capacity, the M12RX can be equipped with Morbark’s award-winning ChipSafe® Operator Safety Shield, which stops the chipper’s feeding mechanism if the operator’s ChipSafe gloves or ankle/wrist straps enter the ChipSafe sensing zone in the infeed chute, reducing the risk of injury.
The M12RX completes Morbark’s “value line” of Beever brush chippers, consisting of the M12RX, M15RX and M18RX. These models are more easily maneuverable and more economical versions of their standard “R” model counterparts, with all the aggressiveness and high productivity of the originals.