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50/48X Whole Tree Drum Chipper

The Morbark 50/48 whole tree wood chippers are the largest, most productive drum chippers on the market. Equipped with Morbark’s exclusive Advantage 3 Drum, the 50/48 creates more uniform chips while keeping operating and maintenance costs low. The reverse pivot yoke produces more down pressure than the conventional style yoke for aggressive feeding of a variety of material. The 50/48 comes equipped with the Morbark Integrated Control System, allowing for both onsite and remote diagnostic monitoring of hydraulic pressures, temperatures, feed rates and more to maximize performance.

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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.

Consolidated Access Area

Infeed System

Aggressive live floor and large top feedwheel ensure positive feed of brushy tops and limbs.

Extended Maintenance Platform

Sloped Infeed Sides

Sloped infeed sides and an additional 24″ (60.96 cm) infeed length gives the operator improved visibility and loading efficiency.

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Morbark 50/48 Whole Tree Drum Chipper Equipment Walk-around

Morbark 50/48 Drum Chipper Timed Loading 40 Ton of Chips

Customer Testimonial - Bill Gaston, Wood Resource Recovery, Featuring the Morbark 50/48 Whole Tree Chipper



50/48X Whole Tree Drum Chipper
Length NCL40'10", 12.44 m
Height NCL12'6", 3.81 m
Width NCL9'10", 3 m
Gross Weight NCL72,120 lb, 32,713 kk
Axle Weight NCL42,420 lb, 19,241 kg
Tongue Weight NCL29,700 lb, 13,471 kg
Horsepower1,050 to 1,200 HP, 783 to 895 kW
Fuel capacity (tank)400 gallons, 1,514 litres
Hydraulic oil capacity187 gallons, 708 litres
Towing arrangementfifth wheel
Drum diameter48″, 121.92 cm
Drum width55 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
Drum speed945 RPM, 946 RPM
Feed driveHydraulic
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