Primary Log Breakdown

Log Chipping Canter

The chipping canter is the versatile work horse of primary log processing. It can process logs to two faces eliminating side slabs while being fed with a standard auto-centering sharp chain infeed, a vertical roll log infeed such as the HE, and the high performance CCO infeed. It can be combined with close coupled circular saws (single or double arbor, guided or non-guided), twin band saws and a bottom chipping head module. It is capable of very high production rates while producing quality two side faces on a log.

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  • Two Sawquip 4, 6 or 8 knife chipping head assemblies each with heavy duty shafting and bearings mounted on a carriage assembly.
  • Two carriages (right and left) mounted on chromed slideways with frictionless bearings each supporting a chipping head assembly and drive
  • Carriages (and heads) are positioned laterally by hydraulic servo-cylinders
  • Central steel fabricated support and chromed anvil
  • Each chipping head is driven by a 150 hp/1800 rpm drive assembly