Common components of a typical wood chipper include:
Feed Hopper: The feed hopper is the opening at the top of the machine for loading wood.
Cutting Disc: The cutting disc is the heart of the chipper, where the wood is cut into small pieces. It has sharp blades that spin at high speeds to cut through wood.
Engine: The engine powers the chipper and provides the energy needed to drive the cutting disc and other components.
Feed Roller: The feed roller pulls the wood into the chipper and keeps it in contact with the cutting blade.
Outlet chute: The outfeed chute is where the sawdust is discharged after being processed by the machine.
Control Panel: The control panel allows the operator to control the speed of the cutting disc, adjust the feed rollers and monitor the performance of the machine.
Trailers or Wheels: Depending on the model and size, some wood chippers may be equipped with trailers or wheels for easy transport and maneuvering.
Safety Features: Modern wood chippers are equipped with several safety features to prevent injury or damage to the machine. These may include safety switches, emergency stop buttons, and safety guards.