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KBM Chile Infield Chipping

A KBM in-field eucalyptus chipping operation in Chile, 2013. 860C feller buncher and two 630D skidders.

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Chipping in Chile


KBM owner Daniel Hermosilla talks to BTB about the equipment and human resources required to produce chips efficiently in Chile.


These high capacity chipping systems are very sensitive to workflow issues and Daniel collects detailed production data to manage and optimize the flow of wood. In very large wood, a 630D can pull enough trees to fill a chip van in as little as two drags.

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