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wood chipper iformation
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ret    Posted 02-08-2004 at 10:14:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess the only thing left for me to do is buy a wood chipper to get rid of Isabels mess. Need the input of those who have or have used both a tractor powered one, or a troy built or DR. Will a tractor powered one do the job as good or better? What ought a person look for when looking at a used one? Need one with the capacity to chip 3 inch branches at least. Thanks
REt


TO35    Posted 02-08-2004 at 14:26:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ret....buy a tractor powered one...it will take anything you put through it, where the smaller ones bog and don't like the dead stuff.
I have a dr...its good for small stuff but wished I'd would have spent a little more and got way better...and pto driven units have less maintance..


best wishes
TO


Les...BTW    Posted 02-08-2004 at 13:25:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Brush chips best when it's fresh and green. Don't let it lay around any longer than you have to. Dry brush is a real PITA.


Or...    Posted 02-08-2004 at 13:21:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
How many chips could a chipper chip if a chipper could chip chips?


Dieselrider    Posted 02-08-2004 at 14:35:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lays, wise or pringles?


ruffles    Posted 02-08-2004 at 14:49:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
nm


Les    Posted 02-08-2004 at 12:44:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you thought of getting things ready to go and then renting one? The way you stack the brush has everything to do with how fast and easy you can get it through a chipper. The more work you can do to be ready for when the chipper arrives, the less it will cost you to rent one.
Talk to a local tree service and see what they might have to say about your situation. Most tree people are honest, hard working folks who would probably be glad to give you some advice.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-08-2004 at 11:33:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
3-point PTO driven, or don't buy one...

You will make short work of anything that goes in the hopper and there is no 'carb' to gum up between uses...

When you are done with it for the season ro whatever, simply dump a bucket of old motro oil through with the engine of the tractor on at idle (No EPA Flames Please)...Cover just the top so it can breath and set it on railroad ties...Grease the greasables, and it will be ready next time you need it...


Alias    Posted 02-08-2004 at 11:28:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ret, my first impulse is to agree with Clay. I have a neighbor that bought a Troy-bilt Tomahawk Chipper which runs off the power take-off of his T-B Horse model Rototiller. But, he rarely uses it, so it sits. However, it does a great job on 3 inch green limbs and such. I've approached him about selling it to me but he keeps saying he might need it some day. I've looked for one on ebay, without success. And, since Troy-bilt went belly-up, I don't know if that particular model is still being manufactured by the company that bought them out. The nice thing about that particular model is that you don't have another engine to contend with..............gfp


Coon Catcher Clay    Posted 02-08-2004 at 10:29:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Save your money.Hire some neighborhood kids to stack the branches into a brush pile.Let the wood dry out for about three months and invite the same kids back over for a weinie and marshmallow roast.With a wood chipper once the job is done it just sits around and rusts or the carburetor gums up from sitting.If you sell it after you are done with it the resale is only about fifty percent of purchase price no matter how good the chipper looks


you don't understand    Posted 02-08-2004 at 11:15:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got enough branches to chip that would take me a few years. Burning is out now, have to be away from buildings and timber. So, back to my question
REt


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