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Infeed Hopper

The infeed hopper is where material is fed into the stacking conveyor so that it can be moved up the conveyor belt and into a stockpile.

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Infeed Hopper

The Infeed Hopper includes the hopper, the hopper feed belt and in star screens, a dosing roller. It is the first thing to greet the feedstock as the feed rollers pull the feedstock into the machine for screening.

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Trommel Opening

The trommel opening is where the material first enters the drum. It first passes through the hopper, then arrives in the trommel drum where it is screened.

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Dosing Roller

Also known as a metering roller, a dosing roller is a drum with spikes of varying sizes that is designed to fluff, dose, meter or spread material flowing from the hopper into a star screen deck.

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Feeding Area

The feeding area is the portion of the hopper that feeds material into the screening area.

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Powered Feed Deck

The optional powered feed deck on the Peterson 3310B drum chipper is ideal for operations that need to chip short lengths of wood, or brushy tops. The powered feed deck stows for transportation in a few seconds as illustrated in …

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Sheave

The driver sheave and the driven sheave are the two grooved pulleys that drive the belt that connects the powertrain to the drum or chipper disc. The size ratio between the two sheaves affects rotor or disc speed.

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Infeed

The Infeed refers to the area that feedstock is first introduced to the machine. It includes the Hopper, the Feed Chain, and sometimes the Compression Roller as well.

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Feed Chain

The feed chain is the box chain used in the grinder's hopper acting as the feed conveyor. This chain is sometimes also called the feed chain or box chain.

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Adaptive Feed

The Adaptive Feed Control System controls all components of the feed system to optimize output. This system monitors the grinding load and varies the speed of the feed system to keep the engine working at the top of its power …

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Feed System

The feed system on a pneumatic blower truck includes all the mechanics that move the material toward and into the blower and discharge system. There are different types of designs and mechanics. Peterson blower trucks and trailers use a gravity …

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Spring-Loaded Tensioners

Spring-Loaded Tensioners are bolt on tensioners that are spring loaded to keep daisy chains from skipping over a tooth on the sprockets of the augers and tines. If an auger is loaded heavily it has forgiveness not to over pressure the …

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End Gate

The end gate is the back door of the blower truck that swings out 90 degrees and holds the augers, tines and hose reel.

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Auger Motor

The single hydraulic motor powering all of the augers and tines. The auger motor drives the daisy chains connected to the sprockets at the end of each auger.

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Daisy Chains

Daisy chains are roller chains transmitting motion from the hydraulic auger motor to the sprocket, turning the augers in the feed system.

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Helix Style Rotor

Helix Style Rotor describes the angle in which the pockets are placed on the rotor of the feeder. This helix assists in cutting any oversized organic material and sealing the air in the air pipe, delivering a smooth flow of …

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Dual Drive Feeder

Two gearboxes as well as two hydraulic motors are attached to the dual drive feeder, maximizing torque. This gives Peterson blower trucks and trailers a distinct advantage over competitive machines with a single drive system.

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Sprockets

Sprockets are the gears located at the end of each auger and tine that they drive.

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Knife

The knife a replaceable wear part that cuts any oversized organic material that may get into the feeder system with the help of the helix of the rotor in the feeder.

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Seeder

The seeder allows pneumatic seeding by introducing seed into the material mix. Alternatively, the seeder can be used for adding fertilizer or a tackifier.

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Gravity Feed

A Gravity Feed uses gravity rather than force to deliver material into the feed system. Augers and tines break up the material, dropping it into the feeder and prevent bridging, ensuring a consistent flow of material into the air stream.  

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Walking Floor

A Walking Floor, or Live Floor, describes the sliding slats of the blower truck or trailer floor, continually moving material toward the feeder. Peterson’s live floors feature Top Seal, interlocking slats, keeping material from filtering down. Unlike a conveyor, live …

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Feeder

The Feeder meters the volume of material introduced into the discharge air stream. Peterson’s blower truck and trailer feeders have a larger opening than competitors and a dual drive system that helps with the cutting of difficult materials. This prevents clogs …

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Bridging

Materials that do not flow well form an arch or span across sloping sides of a blower truck body, leaving a void. This prevents material from continuing to move into the feeder, reducing material or halting discharge. Bridging typically occurs in force feed systems. Peterson’s …

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Devil’s Tail

A devil's tail is attached to the auger above the feeder. They continuously agitate material to prevent bridging from occurring.

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Tines

Tines are a thin, pointed rod that breaks up material to prevent bridging. Peterson’s tines on their blower trucks and trailers move in an upward stroking motion to continually break up the material.

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Auger

An auger is a screw conveyor, a tube with a helical (spiral) flight, that moves feed material toward the center of the feeder.

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