Morbark Hurricane 18

Hurricane 18The Model Hurricane 18’s heavy-duty construction will withstand the rigorous daily abuse that can cause ordinary chippers to be short- lived. Excellent for development contractors and tree services, the Hurricane 18 is equipped with a heavy duty, height adjustable, 360-degree discharge chute and with replaceable knife holders on the drum.

The patented, integrated air system is located in the chipper housing to provide controlled airflow to assist in carrying light, leafy material into the back of the truck.

All hydraulic components are powered directly from the engine, providing live hydraulics without requiring clutch engagement. The feed wheel control handle has adjustable stops to protect the hydraulic valve from abuse. The hydraulic fluid is not only environmentally safe, but it is also heavy duty, anti-wear and anti- foaming.

Morbark Hurricane ChipperAlso standard on the Hurricane is a rugged torsional suspension with electronic brakes for smooth towing. The tubular steel frame construction of the machine provides superior strength and durability that is built into all Morbark chippers.

Strength is also added to the Hurricane 18 through the contoured edges on the top and sides of the infeed, which also eliminate hang-ups. The infeed floor, also built with heavy-duty 3/8” thick steel, slopes to a comfortable loading height. The 20” high by 30” wide opening at the feed wheel accepts extremely difficult material with minimal chainsaw work.




  • Patented air impeller is integrated into the chipper housing to provide controlled air flow, assisting in carrying light, leafy material.
  • At 40.4 gallons, the Hurricane 18 is equipped with the largest hydraulic capacity in its class.
  • The 360° manual crank discharge turns easily without the use of tools.
  • Height adjustable discharge has 3/8" thick top and 1/4" thick sides through the radius.
  • Heavy -duty hydraulic front stabilizer is standard equipment on tandem and dual-wheeled units and optional on single wheel machines.
  • The Hurricane 18 comes standard with constant hydraulic down pressure eliminating the need for springs.
  • Durable tubular steel frame extends beneath the infeed chute for extra support.
  • Heavy Duty 3/8" thick infeed floor slopes to a comfortable loading height.
  • The Hurricane 18 comes standard with a single torsional axles. A tandem axle or dual wheel axle package is available as an option on all 4-cyclinder power units and required for all 6-cylinder power units.
  • Accessories such as winch and rear stabilizers are designed for easy bolt-on installation.
  • Reversing auto feed is standard on the Hurricane 18 for maximum productivity and chipping power.
  • Morbark utilitizes a chain and sprocket drive for the top feed wheel, a system that provides additional torque and also allows the hydraulic motor to be solidly mounted.
  • The Hurricane 18 has an infeed opening of 31" x 20" high at the feed wheels. The wide feed opening accepts crotches and limbs and reduces chainsaw work.

Available Options:

  • Hydraulic Swivel Discharge
  • Rubber Infeed Curtain
  • Rear Stabilizers
  • Winch Assembly
  • Tandem Axle with Hydraulic Front Stabilizer
  • Dual Wheel Packages with Hydraulic Front Stabilizer


Length (single)
17' 6"
18' 7.5"
8' 7"
standard axles & tandem
7' 2"
dual wheels
8' 2"
Feed Rate
120 fpm
Torflex torsional
2" x 6" tubular
4" x 6" center beam
standard axles & tandem
235/75 R17.5
dual wheels
LT 245/75 R16
2.5" lunet ring
Weight (average)
4 cylinder diesel with single axle (Gross)
9,200 lbs
6 cylinder diesel with dual wheels (Gross)
10,400 lbs
6 cylinder diesel with tandem axle (Gross)
11,700 lbs
Chipping Capacity
125-260 HP
Fuel Capacity
48 gallon
(65 gallon on 250HP and up)
Hydraulic Oil Capacity
40.4 gallon
Infeed Throat Opening
31" x 20"
Infeed Chute Opening
65" x 38"
(4) - 10.5" x 5" x 0.5"
Drum Diameter
Drum Width
Drum Weight (approx)
1,240 lbs