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    Default Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    I am looking seriously at a Jinma Chipper for my kubota L3400. But I got a few questions that I can't answer from the existing posts.
    First- I am aware of the PTO issues with the L3400. Mine works fine but other than a brush hog and a PHD I haven't used it hard. Will a chipper put a strain on it like a tiller or is it about like a brush hog?
    If I can pry the money out of my wallet, I have two choices. I live in central Mississippi. There is a Jinma Dealer about 3 hours away near Memphis. The dealer is Circle G Tractor Sales, Inc. I can't find any info on him other than his web site and there is some mention of him on the forum for parts there are no comments on this forum positive or negative. The positive side of buying there would be no freight.
    Then there is Ranch Hand Supply & Affordable Tractor. They both have a stellar reputation on this forum and if I understand correctly they do some pre-adjustment to the chipper prior to shipment. Right now I'm leaning toward buying from one of them and just accepting the shipping cost as piece of mind.
    What do ya'll think?

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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    I say buy from either Ranch Hand or Affordable.......i'm guessing Affordable is closer to you? Even with shipping you will find them plenty competetive.

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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    Hi LSmith,
    Afforable & I sell the ORIGINAL Jinma wood chipper.

    Circle G's chipper show on his web site is not Jinma . It is a Jinma copy (WC06).

    We service / prep 99% of the ones we sell and have had good service out of them. They do need a good prep before they are put to work and It does make a difference.

    Ronald
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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranch_Hand_Supp
    Hi LSmith,


    Circle G's chipper show on his web site is not Jinma . It is a Jinma copy (WC06).

    Ronald
    Ranch Hand Supply
    Geez...a COPY of a CHINESE COPY...I bet that is an interesting product...

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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulChristenson
    Geez...a COPY of a CHINESE COPY...I bet that is an interesting product...


    Sorry Paul, I missed / missing your point via my post ??


    Ronald
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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    I bought from Circle G, I still have not set mine up yet.

    I was very satisfied with the service they gave, but know nothing about the chipper yet.

    From my impression of reading many of the posts though, it looks like several of the improvements that I see folks doing, are incorporated on the Circle G chipper.

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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    Setting mine up today, and if you asked me right now, I would have spent the extra money and bought Ron's.

    Looked (I thought) everything over pretty good. Fought with this and that, had to move my mounts because of PEC system.

    Really fought with that short little driveline, not much room for error there.

    Did check my blade to anvil clearance and it all looked ok.

    Well apparently, I missed the grub screws on the pillow block retainer peices.

    Fired it up and it looks like my cutter head walked forward into the anvil.

    Took me a while to figure out what was going on. Found one grub screw smashed and some marks on the bearing behind it. I have a feeling that little chinese guy had problems with that one tried left hand drilling it out, and as the man said it is about as hard as the back of supermans head, so no go on drilling it.

    Going to have to drizzle a bit of weld on it when I get settled down and in a better mood, try and back it out then. Not sure if it is loose or semi tight right now.

    Man, it is just frustrating, I guess I am paying for being cheap. Then again, if my time is worth anything, it is not that cheap.

    Not sure what I would do if I had it too do over again at this moment. May be a little better tomorrow if I get that screw out and get it going, but right now, 8 hours in, I am a little less then pleased.

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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    Sorry for your luck AlanB,

    I am sure Circle G will help you with warranty parts if needed.

    Do continue to inspect the machine. I have not serviced / preped a WC6 but there are least 3 things out of a list than needs attention on everyone of the Jinma chippers we prep before we ship.

    We know our prep effects our price but, we sell to the market that does not mind servicing the chipper ..... they just want to use it when they receive it. There is a market for everyone. Buyer or seller.

    You will get it going..... if not already.


    Ronald
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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    Thanks Ron, I let it sit yesterday as it was Hanna and I were mad at each other after a day of working on that thing, and it just was not worth getting mad about.

    When I am calm, and feeling better, what I have to do too it is not that big of a deal.

    What is aggravating too me, is I had read a note somewhere about those screws, and someone had said they just had one in theirs, and I had looked to make sure I saw 2 in each slider thing, but did not take the extra minute to cinch them down, or to pull them and locktite them. Then again, cinching down grub screws in bearings is not really normal "setup" on most machines, but I have a feeling it is a bit more so on the Chinese stuff.

    I think all I will need is a 6mm grub screw, I looked at HF yesterday and somehow they keep a kit of standard set screws, and no metric............. Hmmmmm how many of the peices of equipment that they sell do you think need standard vs. Metric hardware. Go figure.

    Calling Circle G in a second to get their take on the matter, I see the grub screws and set sleeves keep the disc from going "forward" (towards the chute) but I do not see what keeps it from coming "backwards" towards the PTO, I think the shaft is raised in front of the "forward" top bearing, but did not mic it. Is that correct Ron on the Jinma?

    In the FWIW, I tend to go over my machines fairly well, and just figured on paying myself too do it. I like to know how they work, that way when they break, and they all break, I know what to look for and how to fix it.

    I also figured with the PEC's that I would have to diddle with the mounts, and I did.

    I also am not sure I fully understand the pillow block greasing. It appears to me to be a shell bearing inside the pillow block, not sure if there is a grease channel and hole there or not, but it would appear that I am greasing between the shell and the outer bearing race. My thought was that if what I thought was the case, when it failed, I would figure it out at that point.

    And man oh man, I had read about the grease fittings, but had no idea someone would put something as useless as the little brass points on there that they did. I just swapped them out for some "high Quality" chinese ones from my favorite HF kit.

    One good thing about the value of the dollar dropping, it makes it more economical to bring manufacturing and other services back home to the US.

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    Default Re: Jinma Chipper Local or not?

    Spoke with Circle G and apparently I have the only one that has ever given a problem, but he said there is always a first

    They had not been into one, and were not very familiar with what I was trying to describe, but my feelings are they would help me with whatever I need as far as parts etc. goes, but as far as having been into one, and taken them apart etc. etc. I was on my own.

    At this point, I just need to spend another hour or two on it and get it what I think is right. May have to come back to TBN knowledge depot for more specifics but it is really all pretty straight forward.

    Will try and grab a pic or two as I go along.

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