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The “two in one” Axtor, all-purpose chipping and shredding

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With the Axtor 4510, Komptech is offering an all-purpose wood chipper that is perfect for both chipping and shredding. It’s the perfect 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 with exactly the performance and economy that its target group is looking for. 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, it’s also right-sized for small to medium-scale facilities. Naturally, the easy transportation makes it likewise 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 577 HP engine power, throughput of 300m3 and more is not uncommon. The additional performance brings with it higher overall weight, so the 6210 comes on a three-axle trailer. Both versions are also offered in self-propelled tracked versions.

Conversion from shredder to chipper is fast and simple. The free-swinging shredder blades can be replaced by fixed holders with precision-cut chipping blades or tough shredder blades in about half a day. Conversion using fixed teeth is even faster, going from shredder to chipper mode in not more than three hours. If two people do the work, it naturally goes 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 throughput with excellent fuel efficiency. For example, with woody green cuttings as a structuring material for composting, throughput of up to 200m³ per hour is possible.

Komptech want to put customer needs first in upgrading the Axtor series. One example is the Axtor’s outstanding maintenance access, with hydraulically lifting engine cover and roomy service platform with integrated folded ladder.

The same goes for the massive sectional steel belt intake system, the continuous discharge conveyor with a cone height of four and a half meters, and the hydraulic tilt hopper. Everything is designed with the user in mind, from avoidance of leakage during material transport to the tough components to the clever details that help work go smoothly on-site.

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.