Morbark is discontinuing its Eeger Beaver line of brush chippers and replacing it with the all-new line of BVR towable, hand-fed brush chippers.
The BVR line builds upon the legacy of the Eeger Beaver, which featured the industry’s first hydraulically driven feed wheel and safety control bar, and updates it with a new modular design. Morbark says the new configuration streamlines the equipment's overall upkeep and maintenance routine, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
The line is comprised of the BVR 10, BVR 13, BVR 16, BVR 19, and BVR 22. Models range from 12- to 20-inch chipping capacities.
The brush chippers feature Morbark's patented ZeroClutch, which monitors the drum speed and will not allow the clutch to engage if material is lodged between the feed wheel and the drum or if the discharge chute is plugged. Customers can simply start their brush chipper, throttle the machine to full RPMs, and engage the feed control bar, the company says.
Dead space between the feed wheel and the drum is reduced thanks to the chipper’s reverse-style pivot assembly, which contours the radius of the drum. This increases down pressure and improves chipping results when working with less-than-ideal materials.
The control panel is mounted on the infeed, giving operators a more convenient location to control the machine. Other features include a side-load anvil, a 360-degree manual swivel discharge chute with multiple locking positions, and a three-position electronic control bar with dual safety pull cables.
"The BVR line of brush chippers showcases Morbark's commitment to innovation and customer-driven solutions. This modular, elegant design is more streamlined and provides easily accessible maintenance and simplified operating experience for our customers, ultimately leading to less downtime and higher productivity," said Brad Boehler, Morbark president and CEO. "Morbark is synonymous with innovation because it's something that's in our lifeblood and a part of who we are as an organization. Our founder, Norval Morey, never accepted that he could not change the state of the industry, and this is something that we live and breathe at Morbark. A constant desire to innovate and a constant desire to be better than we were yesterday."
Morbark says it will transition from manufacturing the Eeger Beever brush chipper line to the BVR line in January 2024, with delivery in February 2024.