Altec Announces New Engineless Chipper

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We are excited to announce the launch of the DRM12he engineless chipper. This 12 inch controlled-feed drum style chipper is 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
  • On board diagnostics for hydraulic system oil level, temperature and filtration
  • Weight savings of over 1100 pounds for a normal 12 inch drum chipper

The DRM12he is equipped with the Altec Panic Bar System and other popular features that made our standard 12 inch drum chipper, the DRM12, a customer favorite.
For more information on the DRM12he and other Altec equipment, call 800-958-2555 or contact an Altec representative online.

A photo accompanying this release is available at:

CONTACT: Andy Price Market Manager Altec Inc. 704-477-1926

Source:Altec Inc.