This week Pro Weld took on an abnormally large welding job. Partin Forest Products brought in their Morbark “Chiparvestor” which enabled Pro Weld’s fabricators to rise above the average welder’s expertise. This titanic size mobile Chiparvestor allows Ron Partin (owner) to produce what is considered “clean chips” which is sold to paper mills throughout Oregon and around the Colombia River Basin such as Georgia-Pacific and KapStone Paper.
The machinery had many failing welds, cracks and critical areas with wear-and-tear too significant to ignore. The chipper takes in whole logs (trees and limbs) and has two separate diesel motors which can split 40’ long trees that are 22” in diameter.
Partin stated, “Pro Weld was an easy choice due to location and reputation – their work is always great.”
He explains, “The chipper is a highly specialized machine – but Pro Weld had no issue brainstorming and creating solutions for each area to be fabricated and welded.”
Pro Weld fixed the critical frame cracks including one on the loading table, and several other major stress cracks.
“I like that Pro Weld fabricates whatever I need. I am impressed with how perfectly straight their cuts are – one part I brought in started off jagged and they custom fit it perfectly,” says Partin satisfied.