I have a 5 acre commercial palm and bamboo nursery (plants are growing directly in the ground = solid coral rock) that generates about 1000 cubic yards of palm fronds twice yearly from about 7000 palms. Is there anyone on this forum who would have experience with medium sized chippers (not the cheap home styles like DR) to shred / chip this quantity of primarily slightly dried palm fronds? I've done some of the basic research (called local rental centers who say that palm fronds just clog up their machines and talked to manufacturers like Morbark who manufacture huge equipment for municipalities - their reply was to hire a company who would bring in a 1000 hp drum shredder = vast overkill). A neighbor says a friend of his manufacturers medium sized machines (maybe 25 hp?) for export to Central & South America where they are used in Africal oil palm plantations. I'm just trying to get feedback from people who actually have experience and not just from manufacturers who want to sell rockets. Thank You --- Terry - Pine Ridge Orchids Wholesale, Homestead, FL.