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Anyone have experience with 3pt chippers

Discussion in 'Large Equipment' started by Bill G, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Bill G

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    I am looking at buying a 3pt chipper and wondering if anyone has experience with them.
     
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    Did a fair bit of research a while ago and settled on Woodmaxx being a good place to buy one from.
    http://www.woodmaxx.com/WoodMaxx_PTO_Wood_Chippers_s/12.htm
    They have years of experience importing the smaller Chinese chippers I was looking at at the time, tweaking a few things and selling and servicing them. And a proven track record with customers.
     
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    I have one Bill...don't ask what brand been a couple years since I've run it. It does ok with small brush, throat will take up to 3" and it is not self feeding, running it with a small tractor (19hp at the PTO). Does pretty nice job also on mulching leaves/brush under 1". I picked mine up used (brand had good reviews I can look when I get home today if you want). It will be used a lot this winter/spring I have about 30 trees to take down around my house for my wife's pool.
     
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    I am looking for something that will take a 6 inch trunk. I have had 12"' and 16" drum machines here but I want someone safter for the kids to run
     
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    no such thing as a safe chipper- same as chainsaws.
     
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    Well there are safer units that chuck and ducks
     
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    This is true, still are not idiot proof.
     
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    At what point dis I ever say they were?

    I do believe the question I asked was ............
    So do you have experience or just a arm chair critic?
     
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    I have experience with chippers- chuck and ducks as well as self feed. just not with a 3 point - hp is king- there is a percentage of loss hp wise through the pto- as evidenced in my own tractor and attachments ( 35 hp up front around 30 out back) MF 1230, most of these units do list a minimum hp at the pto. Running on the low side of hp dosen't work out to well- stalling and jamming- also look to see how easy it is to clear a jam ( it will happen- Murphy's law 101). self feed/ controlled is the way to go if available. Been a number of years since I looked at them - went self contained instead. Ya another eng and ect to maintain but then I have the tractor available to collect more refuse with out lugging the chipper or separating the 2, additionally I am not putting hours on the tractor.
     

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