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. 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″ by 31″ chute opening and 15″ by 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. The TorqMax compression system with spring-assisted down pressure generates more than 3,200 lb./ft. of material pulling force.
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.