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Which Altec Chipper is Right for You?

Posted by: Samuel Hirshfield on September 11, 2015

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Compact Power Equipment Rental is proud to offer Altec equipment as part of our fleet. For 85 years, Altec has consistently raised the bar in the heavy equipment industry through innovative product design, integrated safety features and continued dedication to total customer satisfaction. 

The Altec 6-inch chipper and 12-inch chipper rentals are available through Compact Power. A chipper is a valuable piece of equipment year-round for projects that range from cleaning your yard in the spring to preparing to spread new grass seed in the fall. 

If you’re having trouble deciding which model is right for you to rent, consider these tips:

The new and improved version of the Altec DC610 is the DSC6 chipper. This model is a great rental choice for a backyard project. The 6-inch by 10-inch chipper opening is large enough to feed forked branches. A centrifugal clutch, electronic feed control (FeedSense), and an automatic engine shutdown in the case of an emergency, make this chipper very safe and user friendly, even for someone who has no previous experience with a wood chipper. The DSC6 is an efficient, compact chipper and is light enough (1,900 pounds) to be towed behind a lighter-duty vehicle, making it ideal if you are a DIYer. The DSC6 is a great choice for work around the home, hunting club, farm, or anywhere else you need a smaller chipper with big performance.

The Altec DRM12 has replaced the previous model, the CFD1217, but both are rated as 12-inch capacity chippers. The DRM12 offers a rear tire changing jack attachment, FeedSense, a hydraulic lift cylinder to accommodate near-capacity material, a single wheel feed system for improved operator efficiency, and a hand-crank discharge chute, allowing 360-degree rotation and height adjustments. The DRM12 can handle the demands of a serious DIYer or contractor. This chipper can clear out the larger trees and brush found on large sites such as golf courses and neighborhoods, and used by tree crews that require part-time or full-time chipping capabilities.

Both models come equipped with several safety features. Altec’s patented Panic Bar is standard on all models, which allows the operator to manually stop the feed rollers from three sides of the chipper in the case of an emergency. The DSC6/DC610 also comes with a disc hood safety switch, preventing the engine from starting when the hood is open.

The Altec chippers available through Compact Power Equipment Rental are all controlled-feed, which means you will experience a smooth, constant feed via powerful hydraulic feed rollers. The DSC6/DC610 is a controlled-feed disc chipper, and the DRM12/CFD1217 is a controlled-feed drum chipper. Whatever your project, Altec chippers have the power and safety features to help you get it done quickly and safely. 

 

Altec DRM12 Chipper

Altec DSC6 Chipper

CAPACITY:

12 in

6 in

STANDARD ENGINE HP:

85/89/74 HP

22 HP

WEIGHT:

5,310 lb

1,900 lb

TRANSPORT LENGTH:

14.8 ft

9.9 ft

OPERATIONAL LENGTH:

16.9 ft

11.9 ft

WIDTH:

8.2 ft

5.3 ft

HEIGHT:

8.2 ft

7.3 ft

INFEED CHUTE SIZE:

30 h X 50 w in

24 h X 36 w in

FEED RATE:

111 fpm

125 fpm

FUEL TANK CAPACITY:

18 gal

7 gal

HYDRAULIC TANK CAPACITY:

12 gal

7 gal

 

Altec CFD1217 Chipper

Altec DC610 Chipper

CAPACITY:

12 in

6 in

STANDARD ENGINE HP:

85 HP

22 HP

WEIGHT:

4,950 lb

1,900 lb

TRANSPORT LENGTH:

13.8 ft

10.3 ft

OPERATIONAL LENGTH:

15.8 ft

12.3 ft

WIDTH:

6.6 ft

5.3 ft

HEIGHT:

8.2 ft

7.5 ft

INFEED CHUTE SIZE:

30 h X 50 w in

24 h X 36 w in

FEED RATE:

120 fpm

125 fpm

FUEL TANK CAPACITY:

20 gal

7 gal

HYDRAULIC TANK CAPACITY:

12 gal

7 gal 

For jobs large and small, Altec has a solution.

Which model have you rented? 

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