Altec is now offering an engineless chipper which will reduce maintenance requirements and lighten a vehicle’s load by a half-ton.
The DRM12he is a 12-inch controlled-feed drum style chipper operated with hydraulic power from the tow vehicle creating a Modular Production System (MPS), thus removing the need for a traditional engine.
The absence of the engine eliminates routine repair and maintenance expenses associated with combustion style engines and offers a more efficient uptime. The MPS provides hydraulic and electrical connections from the chipper to the tow vehicle by utilizing a quick connect system that makes hooking and unhooking fast and easy.
The DRM12he also provides the following features:
- Push button start/stop
- A cutting drum that stops in less than 10 seconds after power is stopped
- Onboard diagnostics for hydraulic system oil level, temperature and filtration
- Weight savings of over 1,100 pounds when compared to a standard, engine driven 12-inch drum chipper
The DRM12he is equipped with the Altec Panic Bar System and other features that have made their standard 12-inch drum chipper a popular choice.
For more information on the DRM12he and other Altec equipment, call 800-958-2555 or visit www.altec.com.
Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, lights and signs, telecommunications, contractor, and tree care markets. The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.