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Olathe Model 12 Chipper

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  1. jdboy9

    jdboy9 ArboristSite Operative

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    I just picked up a Olathe Model 12 Pto chipper. It is a drum style. Any of you know where to get parts for this?

    Also how should the blades be installed? If they were in wrong would it not cut at all? I have them in now so the beveled edge of the blade is on the opposite of the material.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Olathe is out of business. Toro bought them and is maintaining the big waste processor part of the line but the handfed chippers are history. Good news is that all wear items (belts, bearings etc.) are standard industrial parts-try NAPA or your local bearing supply. Zenith stocks knives for Olathe chippers and I believe Simonds does also. I know nothing about the model 12-I have a 984-which is a disc w /hydraulic feed Best wishes to you jdboy9.:)
     
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    Great at least I know where to get bearings, that is what I was concerned about. I have located places to get knives and what not but the only thing left was the bearings.

    Thanks a bunch for the help.
     
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    If you blow any bearing, take what you have left and goto a bearings distributor and they should be able fix you up in no time...Rob
     
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    Oh yeah one other thing. Did anyone see my question about the blade placement? Like i said if they were in wrong would it not cut at all? Kind of new to this :)
     
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    In most designs if the knife can be bolted up backward then they use a double edge knife. I just don't know about your model but I suppose iot may be possible to but the knives on so that they can't cut. Examine how it all works/turns and you should be able to figure things out.:)
     
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    Well I am just going to flip the blades around and see what happens.
     
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    JD here are pics of what I just rebuilt, If there ia only one I wiil send the others.
     
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    The bevel should be on the opposite side to the material.
    Yours sounds right as it is.
     
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    Yeah thanks they are in the right way now :)
     
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    got a power feed to 1985 still restoreing rebuilt e
     
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    It was run by a Ford 300 cid inline six and when I got the saw dust out of the carter carb it ran well. I was fixing it for a buddy. I will tell you that there were no safety measures on the machine, so Darwin would be proud to keep the idiots out of the gene pool. Working with wood requires you to all ways look, listen, and be aware. If it was easy or simple than anyone could do it. I have all 14, 2 eyes, 2 ears, and 10 ( not missing but a tip ) fingers, and they all work. Next month I will be 52, Gizmo
     
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    PTO hp for olathe 12

    any idea of hp requirements for the model 12. I have a small ford 1100 11hp pto. Thanks
     

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