3310 Drum Chipper

A big chipper in a small package.

3310 Drum Chipper


Peterson’s all-new 3310 Drum Chipper is a radical departure from traditional drum chippers. With a 540 hp (402 kW) Caterpillar engine, the 3310 has the power to handle up to 24-inch (61 cm) diameter logs. The fully enclosed engine compartment keeps things clean, but easily serviced by large access doors on both sides of the machine.

The 3310’s transverse design allows for a much smaller operations deck, and the rotatable end load or optional top load spout design allows for trailers to be loaded in a variety of positions, depending on the demands of the job site.

Using the proven drum and knife design used on the larger 4300 drum chipper, the 3310’s main components are robust and offer long life.

The 3310 Drum Chipper is available with a four-pocket drum for typical biomass chips, or a eight-pocket drum for microchipping applications. The chips exit the machine from an innovative auger system which feeds an accelerator to increase payload density.

Designed for export markets, the 3310 can be easily transported in a high-cube, 40-foot container, significantly saving on overseas shipping expense.

3310 Drum Chipper


Superior Product Sizing

Peterson’s grate system provides ultra-consistent chip sizing; twigs and small stems which can be difficult to size are easily fractured through our innovative system.

Innovative Anvil Design

The robust, two-sided anvil is easily serviced through an access panel from ground level. Adjusting the anvil position can be completed by one person in a matter of minutes.

Heavy-Duty Knife Assemblies

4- or 8-Pocket Drums Available

Featuring durable AR400 wear surfaces, the 3310 comes standard with a 4-pocket drum rotor with one babbitted knife per pocket. An 8-pocket drum rotor is available for chipping microchips.

Rotating Discharge Spout

The 270° rotating spout allows for loading chips from any direction—providing job site flexibility.


Transverse Material Feeding

The side-fed machine with stow-away feed deck makes the machine more compact and maneuverable on the landing.


3310 Drum Chipper



Operating Length
23' 9" (724 cm)
Operating Height
12' 2" (370 cm)
Operating Width
13' 10" (422 cm)
Travel Length
23' 9" (724 cm)
Travel Height
9' 7" (292 cm)
Travel Width
8' 3" (251 cm)
Front Ground Clearance
1' (30 cm)
Rear Ground Clearance
1' (30 cm)
Front Clearance Angle
Rear Clearance Angle
Front Overhang
6' 3" (191 cm)
Rear Overhang
4' 6" (137 cm)
Feed Deck Length
3' (91 cm)
Feed Deck Width
3' 5" (104 cm)
Feed Deck Height
3' 9" (114 cm)
Feed Width
2' 4" (71 cm)
Frame Length
21' 11" (668 cm)


Machine Weight
44,000 lbs (19 958 kg)
Varies based on optional equipment and machine configuration


Caterpillar C15 Tier III
Caterpillar C15 Tier Tier IV
540 hp (402 kW)
PT Tech SCT2500
Fuel Tank Capacity
230 gallons (871 L)
Main Hydralic Tank Capacity
90 gallons (341 L)
DEF Tank Capacity (Tier IV Only)
12 gallons (45 L)


Track Type
Track Width
16" (40 cm) wide
Travel Speed
1.0/2.0 mph (1.6/3.2 kph)
Ground Pressure
12.6 lbs/in² (0.89 kg/cm²)

System Controls

Feed System

24" h x 28" w (61 x 72 cm)
2 rollers, 10.5" dia (27cm)
up to 160 ft/min (4876 cm/min)


Drum Size
36" dia x 32" w (91 x 81 cm)
4 or 8 pockets


Chip Output
60 to 100 tons/hour (54 400 to 90 700 kg)
Actual output may vary due to wood species, chip size, and moisture content, support equipment. Production rates are based on operating 50 minutes per hour.

Optional Equipment

LED Work Lights
Multiple Knife Options
1⁄8" to 1¼" (3 to 32 mm) Chip Length
Powered Feed Deck
74" (188 cm) long
*Top Load Spout effects dimensions, weight, and ground pressure.

Measurements are rounded to the nearest whole increment. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

3310 Drum Chipper


New Powered Feed Deck for 3310
Shipping a 3310 in a Container for Overseas Delivery
Peterson 3310 Drum Chipper at Elmia Wood

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