New grinder, drum chipper are Peterson+ equipped

Peterson Pacific Corp., Eugene, OR, has debuted two new wood treatment machines – the 3310 drum chipper and the 4710D horizontal grinder — both of which are fitted with the company’s new Peterson+ remote monitoring system which provides access to realtime and historical data of a machine’s performance and location.

3310 drum chipper.

With a 540-hp (402-kW) Caterpillar engine, the 3310 drum chipper has the power to handle up to 24-in. (61 cm) diameter logs. The engine compartment is fully enclosed but is easily serviced by large access doors on both sides of the machine.

The all-new 3310 is the third and smallest model in Peterson’s line-up of drum chippers. Like the larger units, the 3310 is equipped with sizing screens and an intelligent control system to provide superior fuel economy and the most consistent chip quality.

The 3310 is a high-capacity chipper designed for biomass energy producers to benefit from the efficient feeding and flexible van loading options provided by its unique design, according to Peterson.

At just under 24-ft long, the 3310 utilizes a transverse-feed design allowing for a much smaller operations deck than typical drum chippers. The rotatable end load or optional top load spout design allows for trailers to be loaded in a variety of positions, depending on the demands of the job site. The machine’s compact size allows for easy maneuverability and means it can be transported in a 40-ft- high cube container for overseas shipment.

Using the proven drum and knife design used on the larger 4300-series drum chippers, the 3310’s main components are robust and offer long life.

The 3310 drum chipper is also Peterson+ enabled — a new remote monitoring solution providing machine owners access to real-time and historical data of their machine’s performance and location.

4710D horizontal grinder.

Designed for high-volume producers with very demanding end-product specifications, the 4710D is powered by a Tier IV Caterpillar C18 engine rated at 755 hp (563 kW). A Tier II 765 hp (570 kW) engine is also available.

Peterson says the mid-size 4710D completes the range of four “D” models of Peterson horizontal grinders with Tier IV engine options and industry leading features and customer benefits. The 47 series has been Peterson’s most popular model since it was first introduced in 2004. The high performance and light footprint under 37,000 tonnes, make the 4710D very popular with demanding pipeline land clearing contractors and medium size mulch and composting operations, says the company.

With an 18-in. (46 cm) ground clearance, the 4710D is particularly suited for land clearing operations or other applications where mobility and frequent moving is desired.

Peterson’s three-stage grinding process with an up-turning rotor and large grate area enables the 4710D to produce materials to exact specifications. A quick-change multiple grate system makes it easy to customize grate configurations to produce a wide variety of finished materials. Grates are removed through an access door on the side wall.

The 4710D features Peterson’s Adaptive Control System, which controls all components of the feed system to optimize output. This system monitors the grinding load and varies the speed of the feed system to keep the engine working at the top of its power curve. It automatically accelerates the feed system when the engine load is light, slows when the load is high and reverses if the engine speed drops. It even monitors the engine temperature and varies the cooling fan speed to minimize power usage and reduce fuel consumption.

The Peterson 4710D horizontal grinder is also Peterson+ enabled.

Peterson+. Peterson+ was designed from the ground up to enable an integrated team to work together by sharing machine data to provide customers with the information needed to ensure successful grinding and chipping operations.

Peterson+ is a communication network and information system connecting Peterson machines, customers and dealers with Peterson’s cloud-based machine monitoring, diagnostics and information systems. The system is designed to provide higher machine utilization, productivity and increased uptime, says Peterson.

Peterson+ equipped machines, such as Peterson’s new 3310 drum chipper and 4710D horizontal grinder, provide streaming machine data including a GPS locator. Customers can have live access to the machine’s on-board display and operating information on their office computer, laptop or mobile phone. Statistical historical data can also be used to track important information such as fuel consumption, engine rpm and oil temperatures.

The wireless display feature utilizes a local area network to allow machine operators to use their smart phone as a wireless display mounted in an excavator, loader or control booth.

Peterson+ can help with troubleshooting. The operator, dealer and Peterson technicians can all see what is going on with the machine’s control system—similar to having a technician on site working through a potential problem.

Machine documentation, parts information and support services are also made easily accessible through the Peterson+ portal via Peterson’s website.

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