Morbark to debut new horizontal grinder at CONEXPO 2023
Morbark, Rayco, Denis Cimaf, Boxer, and Timberwolf showcase new equipment at shared booth
Morbark, LLC will debut the next-generation 6400XT Wood Hog horizontal grinder with a transport system at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. Other new equipment offerings include a Denis Cimaf open-face carbide mulching attachment and a Timberwolf TW 280HB HYBRID brush chipper.
The Morbark transport dolly for the next-generation 6400XT was developed to simplify how users transport the machine. Equipped with an independent air-ride suspension and remote-controlled front and rear hydraulic locks, a single operator can attach the transport dolly in minutes, eliminating the need for a specialized Low-Boy trailer.
In addition to the new transport dolly system, the 6400XT has undergone a few other updates:
- Enhanced frame design allows for transport dolly attachment while keeping machine width to three metres providing uniformity for both domestic and other global markets
- Automatic hammermill drive-belt tension system
- PT Tech hydraulic torque limiter provides driveline protection while allowing ease of setting adjustments based on grinding application.
Denis Cimaf, an affiliated Morbark brand, will introduce a new line of open-face, carbide tip mulching heads for dedicated carriers, skid steers, and excavators known as the Denis Cimaf DX series of mulching heads.
The DX features carbide teeth that rip through hard and soft wood up to eight inches in diameter. The DX is ideal for tackling mulching or brush clearing with power and hammer-style force. In addition, it is well-suited for land clearing, vegetation management, and utility and roadside maintenance in unknown or rocky terrain.
Timberwolf will join Morbark at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 and will showcase the TW 280HB HYBRID brush chipper.
The Timberwolf TW 280HB HYBRID was developed to meet the growing industry trend toward more sustainable solutions. With a processing throughput of over seven tonnes/hr, the TW 280HB HYBRID offers a maximum power of 62 horsepower but only 25 horsepower engine-level emissions. Simple to maintain, the TW 280HB is ideal for companies and organizations committed to minimizing their emissions without compromising performance.
Supplementing engine generation power is a power-dense hybrid system. An Inmotion generator synchronous motor (GSM) and energy-efficient SECH supercapacitors are integral to this system. Providing swift recharge capability, in contrast to lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors store and release energy quickly, coping with the variable duty cycle of the arborist's job. Furthermore, this is integrated into a self-supported system that does not need external charging to operate. As the arborist's working environment is continuously changing and the work schedule is often long, the TW 280HB HYBRID will perform throughout the day.
"Balancing performance and emissions was a challenge that could not be met by simply dialing down engine sizes," explains Guy Marshlain, sales and marketing director for Timberwolf. "Therefore, our journey towards net zero began with the decision for Timberwolf to lead its own hybrid powertrain development program. The TW 280HB HYBRID is simply the first step in using our technical expertise to meet the sustainability challenges of the future. There is certainly more to follow."
Also, in the Morbark booth will be the tried-and-true Morbark 3000XT Wood Hog horizontal grinder and the 1821 and 1415 brush chippers. From Rayco, the C120 forestry mulcher, 4000AWL articulated wheel loader, and RG80 stump cutter. From Timberwolf, the TW 230HB brush chipper and from Boxer the 600HD mini-skid steer.