Boxer’s product offering expand beyond its line of compact utility loaders with the introduction of the Boxer X& Brush Chipper.
Designed primarily for the rental market, as well as small independent contractors, the 7″ (18 cm) capacity Boxer X7 is engineered to be easy to use, easy to tow and easy to maintain.
“The Boxer X7 has what we call ‘easy 1-2-3 operation,’” said Jason Showers, Boxer Product Manager. “It’s designed so that a person whose primary job isn’t chipping—a homeowner renting the machine or a landscape contractor, for example—can quickly and easily complete the job. Once the operator becomes familiar with the safety features and requirements of the machine, they only have to start the engine, engage the throttle to full RPM and engage the feed control bar to chip.”
The simplified design of this chipper in no way reduces its productivity. The 32″ (81 cm) diameter, 1.25″ (3 cm) thick chipper disc provides kinetic energy to power through tough material and is up to 33% larger in diameter than competitive units. The reverse pivot infeed with internal drive applies 1,118 lbs. (506 kg) of clamp load to the material, while the powerful 24.0 CID (393 cc) feed wheel motor provides more than 1,700 lb-ft (2305 n∙M) of pulling force. The large, 10.63″ (27 cm) diameter, 9.5″ (24 cm) wide single top feed wheel with ripper teeth end caps and horizontal knife bars promote positive material feeding. The infeed design also eliminates springs and bearings, reducing maintenance and service points.
“The X7 is a powerful, aggressive chipper,” said Showers. “It features a larger diameter chipping disc and greater material pulling and clamping force than others on the market to quickly and easily power through material.” The Kohler 25-HP (18.4 kW) EFI gasoline engine burns up to 25% less fuel than a similar engine with a carburetor and has quicker recovery times and better cold weather starting.
With limited moving parts, bearings and hoses, the X7 chipper makes maintenance simple, for faster turnaround times and greater productivity. Other features include the hinged chipper hood for convenient access to the chipping disc and the in-tank hydraulic filter design with breather and oil indicator level to reduce leak points associated with remote mounted filters. It is compact and lightweight to make towing easy, while the wide stance promotes visibility on the road
In addition to the four-position control bar and dual safety pull cables, the X7 is compatible with Morbark’s ChipSafe Operator Safety Shield.