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The ‘two-in-one’ Axtor

With the Axtor 4510, Komptech is offering an all-purpose wood chipper that is suitable for both chipping and shredding. It is an ideal entry-level machine for small to medium-sized plants as well as contract service providers. If more is needed, there is the powerful new Axtor 6210 with 577 HP.

The Axtor can shred as well as chip, and is designed for wood and green cuttings. In shredder mode with free-swinging teeth, it makes composting material, while in chipper mode with fixed blades and lower speed it makes biomass fuel that is ideal for heating plants.

With 456 HP, the Axtor 4510 is a balanced package offering exactly the performance and economy sought by its target group. With its small dimensions and its total weight of 19 tonnes in the two-axle trailer version, not only is it very easy to move around but also it is sized appropriately for small- to medium-scale facilities.

Similarly, its ease of transportation makes it ideal for contract service providers who need to react flexibly in terms of work sites as well as in their service offerings, from shredding to chipping. Although it has the same basic structure and dimensions, the Axtor 6210 is a step up in performance.

With its 577 HP of engine power, an hourly throughput of 300 cubic metres or more is not uncommon. This additional performance entails a higher overall weight and so the 6210 comes on a three-axle trailer. Both versions are also offered in self-propelled tracked versions.

Flexible and fast conversion

 Conversion from shredder to chipper is fast and simple. In around half a day, the free-swinging shredder blades can be replaced by fixed holders with precision-cut chipping blades or tough shredder blades. Conversion using fixed teeth is even faster, going from shredder to chipper mode in no more than three hours.

If two people do the work, the process is naturally twice as fast. The machine can be very precisely configured for the intended use. Whether waste wood, trunks, forestry residue, bark or green cuttings, with different blades and the right screen basket it can deliver astonishingly high throughputs with excellent fuel efficiency.

For example, with woody green cuttings as a structuring material for composting, a throughput of up to 200 cubic metres per hour is possible.

Well thought out, well-executed

Komptech has put customer needs first in upgrading the Axtor series. An example of this is Axtor’s outstanding maintenance access, with hydraulically lifting engine cover and roomy service platform with an integrated folded ladder.

The same goes for the massive sectional steel belt intake system, the continuous discharge conveyor with a cone height of 4.5 metres, and the hydraulic tilt hopper. Everything is designed with the user in mind, from avoidance of leakage during material transport to robust components, as well as those clever details that help the work to proceed smoothly onsite.

New chipping drum option

A special chipping drum makes the Axtor a full-blooded chipper. Massive chipping blades, widely-adjustable advance and a full selection of screen baskets leave nothing to be desired in terms of the grain size and quality of the chips.

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