Chippers and processing: Stevens Group

Stevens Group supplies chippers and shredders for a wide range of applications

Chipper shredder range

The range varies from their smaller recently rebranded Stevens range to the mid-sized Forst woodchippers, right up to the impressive Morbark range designed for heavy industrial use.

By successfully expanding the range with innovations and launching more equipment to the range, Stevens Group now provides a broad spectrum of application options for the suburban user or lifestyle block owner.

Small chipper shredder range — Stevens

Stevens1431W — walker tractor shaft drive

The company has high-quality woodchipper product line offerings. The range provides six models from 70mm to 90mm branch capacity. Also available are tractor-shaft-driven PTO models and a road towable feature in the wide range of offerings.

Stevens1300 RT — road towable

"This range is proudly designed and manufactured by Stevens Group in a new purpose-built Auckland-based facility," says Stevens Group general manager Ken Johnston.

"Our in-house production helps us stand apart from competitors. These machines are our own design developed over years of in-field testing."

Shredder knives

Suitable for trees, yard debris, and green waste (hedge clippings, hardwoods, palm fronds, old plants, and leaves), the smaller Stevens chipper shredders are a versatile, easy-to-use machine that can chip branches up to 90mm in diameter and shred green waste to a fine mulch.

Diamond chute

Stevens' small-sized range

  • 650 chipper and shredder — 70mm branch capacity, 6.5hp Vanguard engine
  • 1000 chipper and shredder — 70mm branch capacity, 10hp Vanguard engine
  • 1300 chipper and shredder — 90mm branch capacity, 13hp Vanguard engine
  • 1300 RT chipper and shredder — 90mm branch capacity, 13hp Vanguard engine, road towable
  • 1431 W chipper and shredder — 90mm branch capacity, mounts on Walker mower, PTO drive
  • 1840 PTO chipper and shredder — 90mm branch capacity, Cat-1, three-point hitch, PTO drive

Key features

  • Chipping and shredding in a single chute
  • Processes wider product range
  • Six double-sided reversible flail shredder knives
  • Double-edged chipper blades and anvil
  • Durable finish: blasted surfaces prior powder coating
  • Manufactured from tough abrasion and wear-resistant tool steel
  • Single diamond-shaped self-feeding hopper for easier use
  • Adjustable, raised output directional chute
  • Comfortable, integrated handles for
  • easy movement
  • Pneumatic wheels for increased manoeuvrability
  • Option for Walker mower collection kit

Mid-range chippers — Först

Först XR8D tracked woodchipper

Först woodchippers 6–9 inch Exclusively distributed by Stevens Group in New Zealand, the company says Först is the largest woodchipper manufacturer in the world in the six- to nine-inch chipping category.

Being a trusted brand in the arboriculture industry, Först brings a level of quality and durability within reach of every tree surgeon, contractor, hire company, and local authority.

Stevens offers new and used Först tracked and wheeled woodchippers for sale and equipment hire options.

Key features

  • Tough, hardy, and fast
  • Touch button controls
  • Robust ‘C’ section chassis
  • Variable feed roller speed
  • Central greasing bank for easy maintenance
  • Auto intelligence control system
  • Folding feed hopper
  • Premium construction with durable powder coat

Heavy-duty range — Morbark

Morbark Eeger Beever 1415 wheeled brush chipper

Morbark brush chippers 12–20 inch Stevens Group offers the full line of the famous Morbark Beever brush chippers in a wide variety of sizes and configurations: drum or disc, electric or diesel, tracks or tires.

All are aggressive, highly productive, and engineered to give operators the power and features required to maximise output and enhance profitability.

Key features

  • A full range is available in various sizes and several configurations, with some models including loader or infeed bed
  • High durability with quality componentry
  • One of the most recognised brands with high resale value
  • Innovative straight flow-through infeed design significantly increases chipping efficiency and lowers running cost
Morbark 5048 XT drum chipper

Morbark whole tree drum chippers 20–50 inch Stevens offers drum chippers in a
range of sizes and in several configurations — on tracks or tyres and diesel- or electric-powered.

Morbark 30/36 tracked whole tree drum chipper

They can chip small, unmerchantable materials, giving owners access to more markets and higher profits. Models include the Morbark 30/36 drum chipper through to the Morbark 50/48X and are suited to the serious professional contractor who requires durable efficient high production equipment.

Focus: Morbark 50/48X tracked whole tree drum chipper The 1200hp 50/48X is an aggressive high-volume unit, suited to biomass production, whole tree logging and land clearing.

Key features

  • Sloped infeed, externally adjustable anvil, and large work platforms for easy access for routine maintenance engine efficiency to maximise performance
  • Morbark Integrated Control Systems (MICS) diagnostic system monitors hydraulic pressures, temperatures, clutch systems
  • Reverse pivot yoke produces more down pressure than the conventional style yoke for aggressive feeding of
  • a variety of material
  • AR-450 steel drum skin provides longer wear life for lower replacement costs and less downtime
  • Morbark’s Advantage 3 Drum produces more consistent chips
  • Advantage 3 Drum assembly can come as 10 knives for fuel-chip or 20 knives for micro-chip applications
  • Morbark 50/48 basic specs
  • Aggressive live floor and large top feed wheel ensure positive feed
  • Chipping capacity: 28"/71.2cm
  • Infeed opening: 52’ x 48"/132.08 x 121.9cm
  • Large work platforms on both sides provide access for easier and safer drum inspections

For more information, contact 0508 STEVENS, email, or visit

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