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Wood Chipper
Model CX550
Operator’s Manual
THIS MANUAL MUST BE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BEFORE ANYONE OPERATES THIS MACHINE!
Manual# 990020
Revised 08/2015
YOU MUST FILL OUT YOUR WARRANTY REGISTRATION
TO ACTIVATE YOUR WARRANTY AND TO QUALIFY FOR
PARTS AND SERVICE!!
To the Owner;
Thank-You for choosing a quality product from Pequea Machine, Inc. We
strive to give you the best equipment and the best level of service of any
company. With a little care and maintenance this machine will do your work
for you for many years. In this manual, we make an effort to get you better
acquainted with the machine so you can achieve maximum performance. We
design and build all of our equipment with the end user in mind so we welcome any suggestions or ideas for improvement. Please note that it is within
our rights to make changes or improvements to our equipment without updating the equipment that was manufactured before the change took place.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the area below. This information will be
valuable to you when ordering parts or requesting service from your dealer.
Dealer Name:_____________________________
Dealer Phone Number:______________________
Service Manager/Technician:_________________
Model# and Description:_____________________
Serial Number:____________________________
Date of Purchase:__________________________
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ……………………………………………………………… 2
Intended Use ………………………………………………… 2
Serial Number …………………………………………….… 2
Specifications ………………………………………………… 2
Safety …………………………………………………………………….… 3
Driveline Safety ……………………………..…………….… 4
Inspection and Set-up ………………………………………………… 5
Operation …………………………………………………………………… 6
Startup ………………………………………………………… 6
Chipping Tips ………………………………………………… 6
Chip Chute Adjustments …………………………………… 7
Deflector ……………………………………………………… 7
Maintenance & Service ……………………………………………… 8
Belt Tension …………………………………………………… 8
Replacing the Belts …………………………………………… 8
Knives ………………………………………………………… 9
Anvil …………………………………………………………… 9
Lubrication ………………………………………………………………… 10
Bearings ……………………………………………………… 10
Warranty …………………………………………………………………… 11
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INTRODUCTION
Intended Use
Pequea Chippers are designed to chip natural, untreated wood only. Materials that are processed
may contain chemicals or biproducts that could corrode the machine, damage the blades, or spontaneously combust. Pequea will not cover under warranty any chipper that has been used for anything
besides natural wood.
Serial Number
The chipper’s serial number is located on the
inside of the base. This number helps us to track
changes and improvements and must be mentioned when ordering parts or requesting service.
For your convenience, a space has been provided
inside the front cover of this manual to record the
serial number, model number, purchase date, and
dealer name.
Specifications
Specifications
Chip Opening
Drive System
Engine
Transport
HP Required
Rotor/Drum Size
Knives
Knife Bolts
Feed System
Hydraulic Requirement
Feed Roller
Hopper Opening
Feed Height
Weight (lbs.)
Figure 1
CX350
CX550
CX551
CX951
3 x 5.5 in. (7.5 x 14cm)
PTO
N/A
5.5 x 8 in. (14 x 20cm)
9 x 16 in (23 x 40.6cm)
PTO
PTO
N/A
N/A
3 Point Hitch
16
35+
80+
65 lbs.
165 lbs.
490 lbs.
(2) 2.5 x 3.25 x 5/16 in.
(4) 2.5 x 3.25 x 5/16 in.
(2) 4.5 x 9 x 5/8 in.
3/8” Recessed Head Hardened Bolts
5/8” Grade 8
Manual
Hydraulic
N/A
6 GPM
8GPM
N/A
12” (30.5cm)
15.5” (39.4cm)
25 x 18 in. (62.5 x 45cm)
28 x 28 in. (70 x 70cm)
28 x 42 in (70 x 106cm)
38” (95cm)
375
41” (102.5cm)
650
2
21” (52.5cm)
775
29.5” (75cm)
2300
SAFETY
Do not operate this machine until this manual has been read and fully understood;
serious injury or death can occur if these safety warnings are ignored!
Never allow more than one person to operate this machine at a time. If two people are working together it will increase the chance of your workmate engaging the machine or causing
you to fall into the machine.
Wood is much harder than human flesh! If your hand is ever near the chipping or feeding area
serious injury can occur. NEVER place your hands on the machine while it is chipping.
Never place your hands or feet on or near the machine while it is engaged.
Never place your hands or feet on or near the material while it is feeding.
DO NOT wear loose clothing, jewelry, or anything that can catch a branch that is feeding into
the chipper.
DO NOT stand directly in front of the infeed hopper when loading material into the hopper;
always load from the side of the hopper. This will not allow any part of your body to be pulled
into the machine.
Always wear safety hearing protection, eyewear, gloves, and long pants when operating the
chipper.
Never place your hands beyond the opening of the hopper while the chipper is running.
Never allow children, disabled, or untrained persons to operate the chipper.
Do not operate the chipper near bystanders, public roads, or anywhere that the debris may
travel far enough to injure another person.
Never move the chipper while it is running.
Shut off the tractor and allow the chipper to come to a complete stop before removing any
debris.
Never perform any maintenance or repair while the chipper is running.
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Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
TS1644-UN-22AUG95
H96219-UN-29APR10
Entanglement in rotating driveline can cause serious injury or death.
Keep tractor master shield and driveline shields in place at all times. Make
sure rotating shields turn freely.
Wear close fitting clothing. Stop the engine and be sure that PTO driveline
is stopped before making adjustments, connections, or cleaning out PTO
driven equipment.
Do not install any adapter device between the tractor and the primary
implement PTO drive shaft that will allow a 1000 rpm tractor shaft to power
a 540 rpm implement at speeds higher than 540 rpm.
Do not install any adapter device that results in a portion of the rotating
implement shaft, tractor shaft, or the adapter to be unguarded. The tractor
master shield shall overlap the end of the splined shaft and the added adaptor
device as outlined in the table.
PTO Type
Diameter
Splines n ± 5 mm (0.20 in.)
1
35 mm (1.378 in.)
6
85 mm (3.35 in.)
2
35 mm (1.378 in.)
21
85 mm (3.35 in.)
3
45 mm (1.772 in.)
20
100 mm (4.00 in.)
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INSPECTION AND SET-UP
• Follow the instructions in the lubrication section of this manual to make sure the chipper
is greased properly. The initial grease is applied at the factory, but a routine maintenance
schedule is the user’s responsibility.
• Check all bolts and nuts to make sure everything is tight. All hardware is checked at the factory, but sometimes it will vibrate loose during shipment. Also check all fasteners periodically
between uses. A wood chipper produces high vibration levels which can cause hardware to
loosen.
• Check the position of the knives in relation to the chip anvil. The recommended setting is
1/32” between the anvil and the closest knife. You may notice the rotor has a slight wobble
which will cause some of the knives to run closer than others. This is normal. See page 8 for
instructions on adjusting the anvil depth.
• Check the length of the PTO shaft. Some tractor 3-point hitch arms are shorter and require a
shorter PTO shaft. To determine whether your shaft needs to be cut down to fit you will need
to connect the 3-point arms to the chipper, connect the PTO shaft to both the tractor and
chipper, and slowly raise the 3-point hitch. Watch closely to make sure that the PTO shaft
does not fully retract. If it does, you will need to remove it and cut it down accordingly. If the
PTO shaft is not fitted properly it can “bottom out” and cause damage to the PTO shaft or
the chipper.
• Check the chip chute locking device to make sure it locks the chute securely into position
when the handle is in the locked position. This adjustment is also made at the factory but
needs to be readjusted after the chute is “worn in”.
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OPERATION
Startup
• Place tractor transmission in neutral and set the parking brake, then turn the tractor engine
off.
• Connect the 3 pt. hitch linkages to the chipper and secure them with safety snap pins.
• Adjust the top link so that the chipper sits level.
• Connect the pto shaft to the tractor. Be sure that the balls are set in the ball groove of the
tractor pto shaft. Make sure that the pto safety chains are attached to both the tractor and
the chipper to keep the protective PTO shield from rotating.
• Turn the chip chute in a safe direction and adjust the chip deflector to the desired position.
• Start tractor engine and hold the engine rpm’s at a strong idle. Engage the pto slowly. If
the tractor is running at a high speed when you engage the PTO you could damage the
drive belts or break the shear bolt on the PTO shaft. After the rotor is spinning freely raise
the tractor rpm’s until the pto speed is around 540 rpm’s.
• With the chipper now running at full speed you may begin chipping. Start by feeding small
diameter branches until you get better acquainted with the machine and its operation, then
you may begin feeding larger peices.
Chipping tips
• Feed the blunt end of the branch in first.
• Trim the side limbs that won’t fit into the hopper before you feed the chipper. Remember
that this is a gravity feed chipper and it will not feed itself if there are side limbs that do not
fit through the chip opening. If you have a branch that will not feed properly you may need
to turn it or remove it from the hopper and trim some of the limbs off. Never force a branch
through! Your hands could slip and get into the blades.
• Feed smaller material into the hopper from the side of hopper so that debris doesn’t fly
back at you.
• If you have a lot of dry material try to mix in some green (fresh) limbs with the dry. The
moisture in the green wood will lubricate and cool the knives. Chipping only dry wood will
cause the knives to heat up. A hot knife will lose its edge much quicker.
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OPERATION
Chip chute adjustments
To position the chip chute, pull the spring loaded pin (Figure 2) upward and rotate it to lock it
the retracted position (Figure 3). The chute conveniently rotates a full 360 degrees. Rotate it
to the desired position. Pull the pin upward again and rotate it until it can fully extend and the
chute can know longer rotate freely. Be sure the pin is locked in place, fully extended, before
transporting or the chipper!
Pull up and rotate
to lock or release
Pull up to
rotate chute
Figure 2
Figure 3
Deflector
The chip deflector easily adjusts to regulate the distance that the chips are thrown. Loosen the
two clamp knobs and adjust as desired. (Figure 3 & 4)
Figure 3
Figure 4
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MAINTENANCE & SERVICE
Belt tension
The belt tension is relatively maintenance free. The spring loaded idler will keep constant pressure on the belts during use. However, there is a slight adjustment by tightening or loosening
the eye bolt, increasing or decreasing the spring tension.
Replacing the belts
Follow these steps to replace the drive belts. The CX550 chipper uses (3) BX-58 belts.
• Remove the idler springs to release the tension on the belts.
• Remove the bolts that attach the front bearing and loosen the set screws in this bearing.
• Slide the bearing out far enough to lift the shaft out of the access slot. You may need to
remove the PTO shaft.
• Replace the belts and bolt the bearing back into position. Tighten the set screws in the
bearing and reinstall the idler springs. Be sure to put the safety shield back on.
Figure 5
Figure 6
Shield has been removed to show detail. All shields must be on at all times during operation!!
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MAINTENANCE & SERVICE
Knives
The performance of the chipper will depend largely on the condition of the knives. If the knives are
dull or damaged you will create a lot of unnecessary stress on the whole machine. The knives are
reversible and can easily be reversed or replaced by removing the two 3/8 bolts. (Figure 7) We
recommend that the knives be resharpened by a precision sharpening service to retain the proper
angle. The angle of the cutting edge should be 45 degrees. It is good to keep an extra set of knives
on hand to use while the other set is being sharpened.
Anvil
The depth of your anvil will also affect the performance of your chipper. The anvil is also reversable. Follow these steps to adjust the anvil. (Figure 8)
• Loosen the two 1/2” bolts that clamp the anvil in position.
• Open the top of the rotor housing so you can watch the distance between the knives and anvil.
• Move the anvil to within 1/32” of the closest knife using the 3/8” adjustment rods. The knife
depth may vary a little as you turn the rotor. This is normal.
• Retighten the bolts to secure the anvil.
Figure 7
Figure 8
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LUBRICATION
Bearings
The WC1105 chipper has four bearings. Figures 9 & 10 show the bearings on the input shaft
where the PTO shaft attaches. These bearings should be greased lightly every 8 hours of use.
Be sure to wipe all the dirt off of the fitting before greasing.
Figure 9
Figure 10
Figures 11 & 12 show the rotor shaft bearings. These should also be greased lightly every 8
hours. When greasing a sealed bearing, be careful that you do not overgrease or the grease will
push the rubber seal away and expose the bearing to dirt and moisture.
Figure 11
Figure 12
Shields have been removed to show detail. All shields must be on at all times during operation.
There are grease fitting for the chipper chute
adjustment. These should be greased as needed if the chute begins to require extra force to
rotate.
Figure 13
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WARRANTY
Pequea Machine’s Limited Warranty
Pequea Machine Company warrants to the original Purchaser all Machinery, Equipment, or Trailers manufactured
by it, to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service. Its obligation under this
Warranty shall be limited to replacement or repair of any parts thereof, free of charge to the original Purchaser,
at its place of business, provided, however, that the part(s) to be replaced or repaired, shall within one (1) year
after delivery to the original Purchaser, be demonstrated to be defective; which determination shall be made by
the Company. The said components or parts must be returned through the Selling dealer or distributor directly
to the Company with all transportation charges prepaid. Notice of defect shall be furnished in writing to the
Seller and to the agent through whom the machinery was received, disclosing in full all known defects and
failure in operation and use, and reasonable time shall be given to the Seller to remedy any such defects and
failures. Failure to make such trial or give such notice shall be deemed an absolute acceptance by the Buyer
and satisfaction in full of this Limited Warranty.
This Warranty does not cover, under any circumstances, any parts, components, or materials which, in the
opinion of the Seller and Company, have been subjected to neglect, misuse, alteration, accident, or if repaired,
with parts other than those manufactured by and obtained from Pequea Machine Company.
This Warranty does not cover components which are already covered by a separate Warranty provided by the
supplier of said parts or components.
The Company’s obligation under this Warranty is limited to repair or replacement, free of charge to the original
Purchaser, of any part which in judgment of the Company is defective. This Warranty does not cover normal
wear and tear.
THIS WARRANTY IS MADE EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR USE AND PURPOSE AND OF
ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ON ITS PART AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. AND IT NEITHER
ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH A SALE OF THIS MACHINE. THIS
WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO THIS MACHINE OR TO ANY PART THEREOF WHICH HAS BEEN SUBJECT
TO ACCIDENT, NEGLIGENCE, ALTERATION, ABUSE, OR MISUSE.
The Company makes no Warranty whatsoever in respect to accessories or parts not supplied by the Company.
The term “original Purchaser” as used in this warranty, shall be deemed that person for whom the Machine,
Equipment, or Trailer is originally supplied. This Warranty shall apply only within the boundaries of the
continental United States.
Under this Warranty, the Company cannot guarantee that existing conditions beyond its control will not affect
its ability to obtain materials or manufacture necessary replacement parts.
No one is authorized to alter, modify, or change the terms of this Warranty in any manner.
The Company warrants the Construction of the equipment sold herein and will replace at its expense for a
period of (1) year from the date hereof, any parts which prove defective as determined under the terms of this
Limited Warranty.
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NOTES
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P.O. Box 399
New Holland PA 17557
Phone: 717-354-4343
Fax: 717-354-8843
E-mail: pequea@pequeamachine.com
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