Midwest Forest Products Company operates three portable debarkers, two of which are capable of operating with chippers to offer transportable chipmills which produce screened pulpmill quality chips.
Each portable debarker has two Hood 8000 knuckle boom loaders, a Manitowoc 1800 debarker, and is powered by a 330 horse power diesel engine. These portables operate regularly throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and have also operated in New Hampshire, Maine, Alabama, and Ontario, Canada. This division of the company has operated since 1977 and is capable of producing in excess of 100,000 cords of machine peeled wood or chips annually.
Primarily used for shortwood operations, these machines can be configured for tree-length operations as well.