Top 100: Hurricane 18 Indulges Operator

September 28, 2010

Hurricane 18The outstanding feature of Morbark 's new Hurricane 18 chipper, aimed at the requirements of large-scale tree-care specialists and land-clearing contractors, is its optional loader and operator's platform. By equipping the Hurricane 18 with the company's Mor-Lift Model 150 hydraulic knuckle-boom loader (which has a lift capacity of 2,000 pounds at 10 feet) and with an operator's platform complete with joystick controls, the operator is positioned safely above debris and works in a comfortable environment. The Hurricane 18, says Morbark, provides a heavy-duty, loader-fed chipper without the investment required for a conventional whole-tree chipper. Estimated list price: $90,000 to $95,000.