TC-12 Tree Chipper

DuraTech has harnessed the grinding technology of its massive tub and horizontal grinders and implemented it in the new TC-12 Tree Chipper.

With a 129 HP (96 kW) CAT C4.4 diesel engine or a Kubota V3800 88 HP (74 kW) and PT-Tech clutch, the powerful TC-12 can grind trees and limbs up to 12 inches in diameter. The TC-12 features a spring-loaded feed wheel with adjustable down pressure, an optional height sensor that automatically adjusts the feed roller to material size, an optional hydraulic gathering winch, and innovative hopper safety bars with easy and instant feed wheel shut off. Available with a pintle or ball hitch, this heavy-duty chipper is compact enough to easily tow anywhere.

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Pintle or 2-5/16" Ball Hitch

The TC-12 can be equipped with either a pintle or 2-5/16" ball hitch. Either hitch includes a safety chain and breakaway brake switch for added safety.

Optional Feed Height Sensor

The optional feed height sensor is located at the top of the hopper. After sensing the height of the log, the feed wheel will automatically adjust the feed wheel to allow larger logs to enter more easily.

360 Degree Rotating Discharge Spout

The TC-12 is equipped with a flexible discharge system that features a 360 degree hydraulic rotation and an adjustable chip spout.

PT-Tech HPTO 8 Microprocessor Controlled Clutch

The PT-Tech HPTO 8 microprocessor controlled clutch has a 4 groove belt system. The HPTO clutch provides easy startups and provides torque overload protection for the disc, engine, and driveline. For maximum control and protection, the clutch comes with a clutch control interface.

Feed Roller with Adjustable Dual Spring-Loaded Down-Pressure

The feed roller is equipped with adjustable, dual spring-loaded down-pressure, which continually applies optimum downforce on material flow. It is also equipped with hydraulics to lift feed roller if required.

Dual Control Panels

Control panels are accessible on both sides of the hopper. Each control panel contains an emergency stop button. An emergency bumper bar is also located on either side of the hopper for instant shut off of the feed wheel.

Optional Gathering Winch

The optional gathering winch hydraulically helps pull larger logs up to the hopper. Free wheeling discharge allows for easier unrolling of winch.

Engine Options

With engine options of CAT C4.4 129 HP (96 kW) or Kubota V3800 88 HP (74 kW), and a PT-Tech clutch, the powerful TC-12 can grind trees and limbs up to 12 inches in diameter.

7,000 Pounds Jack

The TC-12 features a jack with a 7,000 lbs (3,175.2 kg) capacity.

40 Gallon Fuel / 25 Gallon Hydraulic Oil

The TC-12 features a 40 gal (152 L) fuel capacity and a 25 gal (95 L) hydraulic oil capacity.

42 Inch Chipping Disc

The chipping disc is 42” in diameter and 2” thick. There are four 7-3/4” knives in two locations on the disc. Four kickers help to discharge material from disc area. A convenient service lock pin holds the disc solid while servicing the knives on the disc.

7,000 Pounds Torflex Axle with Electric Brakes

The TC-12 comes equipped with a 7,000 lbs (3,175.2 kg) Torflex axle with an electric braking system.

Easy Access to the Anvil

The TC-12 is designed with easy access to the anvil. The anvils are made of 1/2” AR 400 steel plate and each has four cutting edges.

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Standard Options

  • PT-Tech HPTO clutch
  • Adjustable feed roller
  • Accessible control panels
  • Easy access anvil

Optional Features

  • Feed height sensor
  • Pintle or ball hitch
  • Gathering winch


Engine CAT C4.4 129 hp (96 kw)
Kubota V3800 88 hp (74 kw)
Gross Weight 7,640 lbs (3,465.5 kg)
Transport Width 6' 7-1/16" (201 cm)
Transport Length 17' 9-13/16" (543 cm)
Transport Height 8' 9-1/16" (267 cm)
Hitch Pintle or 2-5/16" Ball
Tongue Weight 740 lbs (335.7kg)
Jack 7,000 lbs (3,175.2 kg)
Axle 7,000 lbs (3,175.2 kg) Torflex
Suspension Torsional
Brakes Electric
Tires 235/85R 16E
Fuel Capacity 40 gal (152 L)
Hydraulic Oil Capacity 25 gal (95 L)
Electrical 24V
Lights Clearance and Directional
Transmission PT Tech HPTO 8
Chipping Capacity 12" (30.5 cm)
Infeed Hopper Opening 40" x 62" (102 cm x 157 cm)
Throat Opening 12" x 20" (30 cm x 51 cm)
Disc Size 42" (107 cm) dia. x 2" (5 cm)
Disc Shaft Size 3-15/16" (10cm) dia.
Feed System Hydraulic 2 Drum
Number of Knives 4, 2 slots
Size of Knives 4 1/2" (11.5cm) x 7 3/4" (19.5cm) 3-bolt
Feed Wheel Adjustable Hydraulic and Spring Loaded Down Pressure System
Discharge System 360°, Hydraulic Rotation w/Adjustable Chip Spout
Safety Features Breakaway Brake Switch, 2 E-Stop Switches, 2 Infeed Hopper Light Bars, Disc Hood Closed Proximity Switch
Frame Size 3" (7.6 cm) x 5" (12.7 cm) x 1/4" (0.64 cm)