5000H Whole Tree Chipper

5000H Whole Tree Chipper


The Peterson 5000H Whole Tree Chipper produces high quality low bark content chips for wood pulp and pellets, processing whole trees in one continuous operation. Equipped with a large feed throat, the 5000H Whole Tree Chipper can accept up to a 23 inch (56 cm) diameter single tree or multiple smaller stems.

The 5000H Whole Tree Chipper can be configured with a three or four pocket disc, with several optional sheave sizes to make precisely the chip you need. The standard three-pocket disc produces chips from 5⁄8 to 1 1/4 inches (16–32 mm) long, while the optional four-pocket disc produces chips from ½ to 1 inches (13–25 mm) long. Chipping production rates up to 100 tons (90 tonnes) per hour can be achieved depending on chip size and wood characteristics.

Peterson’s heavy-duty 66 inch diameter, 4 3/4 inch thick (168 x12 cm) chipper disc has replaceable 1/2 inch (13 mm) wear plates. Traditional babbitt-type knives or Key Knife components are available.

The Tier II C27 and C32 Caterpillar engines are more fuel-efficient than previous engines of equivalent power. The adaptive cooling system adjusts the fan speed to match cooling requirements. Fuel cost savings can be significant over the life of the machine.

Since 1981, Peterson has specialized in the developing of delivery and processing equipment that turns low-grade organic materials into high value products.

5000H Whole Tree Chipper


The Adaptive Control System Features Intuitive Interfaces

The Adaptive Control System’s large display provides information to make chips more efficiently. On-screen maintenance instructions and self-diagnostics features increase your up-time.

Easy-to-Service Chain Flails and Replaceable Wear Liners

Upper and lower chain flails strip bark and limbs from the stems, replaceable UHMW wear liners protect the flail housing sidewalls.

Two Chipper Disc and Knife Systems Available

Peterson disc chippers come with three or four pocket, 66” (167 cm) diameter chipper discs with traditional babbitted knife systems, or Key Knife™ systems.

A High Visibility, Weatherized Cab Meets OSHA Standards

Ergonomic joystick controls provide precise control of the two-section knuckle-boom log loader. Top, end-loading, or high rotation long spouts are available.

With a Top Load Spout

A Top-loading spout is a type of chip spout designed to load open top chip vans.

With an End Load Spout

An End Loading spout is designed to load chips through the chip spout, into a closed top chip van from the rear of the chip van.

5000H Whole Tree Chipper



Length from Bumper to Bumper
51'-3 1/4" (1563 cm)
Operating Width
11'-8 1/2" (357 cm)
Travel Length
53'-5 1/2" (1630 cm)
Travel Width
11'-7 1/4" (354 cm)
Travel Height
13'-6" (411 cm)
Front to 5th Wheel
2'-2 1/4" (1271 cm)
5th Wheel to Center Axle
41'- 8 1/2" (1271 cm)
Axle Spacing
60" (152 cm)
5th Wheel Height
4'-1 1/2" (126 cm)
Ground Clearance (with standard bark pusher)
13" (33 cm)


Tri-Axle Weight
59,960 lbs (27 197 kg)
5th Wheel Weight*
45,000 lbs (20 412 kg)
Total Weight*
103,500 lbs (46 947 kg)
*Weights are approximate, based on a 3 flail long spout machine.


Caterpillar C27 or C32 Tier II
C27 @ 950 hp (708 kW) or 1050 hp (783 kW)
C32 @ 950 hp (708 kW), 1125 hp (839 kW) or 1200 hp (895 kW)
PT Tech HPTO 15
Fuel Tank Capacity
375 gal (1420 L)
Hydraulic Tank Capacity
320 gal (1211 L)


Dual Horizontal Flail Drum 78 Chain Link Capacity
Dual Feed Rolls with Floating top Rolls–Debarker and Chipper
7 Powered Lower Roll Case Rollers
Side Discharge Bark Mover
10' x 21" (305 cm x 45 cm)
Variable Feed Speed, adjustable from cab


Heavy Duty Three or Four Knife Pocket Chipper Disc
66" (168 cm) diameter
Top or End Loading Hydraulic Swivel Chip Spouts
Drive Sheave
53" (135 cm), 60" (152 cm), or 65" (165 cm)

Log Loader

Hydraulic two-section Knuckle Boom
26'-10" (818 cm)
Continuous Rotation Grapple with Heel Rack
42" (107 cm)
Two Lever Electronic Joystick Controls
Enclosed Weatherized Operator’s Cab
Pressurized Cab with Air Conditioner and Diesel Fired Heater
Lift Capacity
11,851 lbs (5376 kg) at 15' (457 cm)

Optional Equipment

Large Capacity Bark Pusher
10' wide x 24" (305 cm x 61 cm)
High Rotation Long Spout
Extended Frame
3' (91 cm) longer
Electric or Diesel Fired Cold Weather Kits
Auxiliary Air Compressor
Fire Suppression System (manual and automatic)
Canadian Travel Harness
Optional Lower Flail Positions
Lower and Upper Chain Curtain
Third Flail
Black Urethane Flail Liners
Night Operation Lights

Specifications subject to change without notice.

5000H Whole Tree Chipper


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