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Need a 12" chipper that can be parked in a regular garage

Discussion in 'Large Equipment' started by jonny37, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. jonny37

    jonny37 ArboristSite Lurker

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    Hey guys, we are looking to finally add a chipper to our small company. Currently we do the small stuff in trailer / cut up dance and leave anything over 4 inches thick for firewood. Budget is 20k and feel like a 12" chipper will suit our needs. Bandit and Morbark seem to be simple / reliable machines. One constraint we have to get past is where we will be parking this chipper. It will need to be stored in a regular garage. So it needs to fit under 6'6". Most (maybe all?) appear to be between 7'6" and 8' tall. So perhaps we could cut the chute off and modify it so it can come off and on somewhat easily? Or is there a 12" machine that the chute can be cranked down? Any thoughts?
     
  2. mrhemihead

    mrhemihead ArboristSite Member

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    $20K is a generous budget for a low hour 12" chipper.

    Chutes are heavy, detaching to garage park is not feasible IMO.

    Modifying the chute presents safety hazards that lawyers salivate over. It will affect the value as well.
     
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    old CB ArboristSite Operative

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    Accept that you'll be parking your chipper outside. Trying to reduce the height is one of those things that might seem reasonable, but would come back to haunt you forever if you attempted it.
     
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    Spend some of the budget on a taller garage door.
     
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    Are you sure the garage is that low? 7 or 8ft is the most common.
     
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    I’m selling my 12 morbark twister. I just posted it in the tradin post forum
     

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