Canadian Forest Service Publications
A self-tipping wood-chip dumper. 1994. Newnham, R.M. Journal of Forest Engineering 6(1): 23-33.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 10862
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Current wood-chip dumping systems consist of a platform, pivoted at one end, that is raised by expensive telescopic hydraulic cylinders with high energy requirements. A new concept for a self-tipping dumper is described that, theoretically, requires no energy to tip and empty a loaded B-Train Chip Van having a total mass exceeding 60 ts. The platform is pivoted near its centre and advantage is taken of the shift in centre of gravity between the loaded and empty vehicle to tip the platform to 60 degrees and then return it to the horizontal.