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A chipper box truck is a special type of forestry truck that is used to haul woodchips, branches, and brush. The trucks are specially designed to catch large amounts of woodchips as they come one of a woodchipper. They are also sometimes used by privately owned tree trimming companies. Larger box trucks may be used by a city’s maintenance department, forest services or departments of public works when maintaining parks, highways, and forests.
Chipper box trucks are available in different sizes and with various optional features depending on what the job requires. The trucks come in various lengths. But the standard length is between 9 and 14 feet.
Although the size and models may vary, chipper box trucks do have some common features. The trucks include the chipper body, which holds the debris. The size of the chipper box may vary. Some manufacturers offer custom box configurations. Certain models may also have a hydraulic cylinder lift, which is used for dumping the chips or other debris. The reach length of the hydraulic lift may vary, but usually, it can reach up to 50 feet.
Since the trucks are designed to carry branches, woodchips, and logs, they come in two build grades including medium or heavy duty to withstand the weight of the debris. Many models have a sloped front, so the truck is easy to clean out.
A few optional features of a chipper box truck include the style of the tailgate. Both barn-style doors and a single swing style with various heights are available. One feature that may be helpful is a removable roof. Trucks with a removable roof allow the ability to convert the truck from a chip truck to a dump truck.
Transmissions may also vary. Chipper box trucks are available with an automatic or manual transmission in five or seven speeds.