When a chipper feeds better, it makes life easier for the operator. This was the objective held by the Rayco engineers when they created the RC1824. The RC1824 was given a powerful feed system to pull in brush, limbs, and logs easier, with less trimming. Dual, horizontal feed wheels are off-set to minimize material kick-up. A 24-inch diameter top feed wheel is powered by a planetary drive motor and easily climbs over large logs without operator assistance. The chipper throat is 24-inch wide, straight through to and dead space between feed wheels and chipper drum is minimized. This 18-inch capacity drum chipper is compact and powerful, featuring a standard 130-hp. Cummins engine or an optional 160hp Cummins turbo diesel. The engine is rubber isolated for smooth operation. The biggest-in-class chipper drum is 38-inch diameter by 24-inch wide to power through challenging material. All this performance comes in a package that’s only 187.5” long with the feed table folded.