Guys, I have a small problem I need help with. I am chipping into the back of my pickup truck with a 6'' disc chipper that has no problem blowing chips about 35'. My problem is coming up with a chip deflector for the bed of my truck that is not permanent. I use this truck to pull a 5th wheel trailor so what ever I put in the bed to deflct chips needs to be portable and be easily set up by myself. My first try at chip deflector was 2 pieces of plywood with a hinge in the middle so it would fold open and set it in the front of the bed. The hight of this deflector is about 12'' above the cab. I thought this would work good, but I was wrong.
Im catching about 95% of chips and the other is being blown all over the cab & hood and all around the truck. Cleaning up the mess from the chipper is adding about 30 min to job time. I have some ideas to try, but learning by trial & error can be time consuming & costly. I am considering biulding a headach rack to protect the cab, but that probly wont happen untill this fall. That could be used as an anchor point for a portable deflector.
I need some good ideas........HELP......... Im sure some of you have been where im at now.