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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    I too, have the bushhog brand variety but no blower. Got mine used for $1200 - and the guy still had all 10 fingers when he sold it .

    "..."Tree of Heavens" around the place which are real bad news..."

    Scott in IN, Let us know how that Roundup worked with the stumps. Around here, it's better to try and kill the standing tree with Garlon 4... Cutting it down just gets the tree mad and will sprout everywhere. I've hit the sprouts and they are dead... I'm just waiting on the next round with the "Tree of Heaven" ...from h e l l.

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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    Here is what the guard looks like on a Bush Hog. It's just a simple box. I'll try to measure it later today and post dimensions. Your Goossen is identical.
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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    Thanks guys but I think I've got the guard issue taken care of. The guards were like $120 from the manufacture and the local sheet metal shop wanted $150. One of my buddies has a brake and said he'd help me bend up a guard. I hope to get it done in the next week or so, I'll post some picts.
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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    You will get the best deal that way. Just FYI the covers are made of 1/16 or 3/32" sheet metal. It will cost you about 1/4 of the quoted prices plus your and your buddy's time.
    It's the going that counts not the distance!

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    Bronze Member Scott in IN's Avatar
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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    Thanks to my buddies sheet metal handiwork and some fitting on my part, I got the belt guard on the chipper. As you can see, I didn't attach the front 3 sided PTO shield as I still need to take it back apart and tighten up the belt a bit. Once the belt is tightened, I'll stick the shield on and then reattach the PTO shaft and I'll be good to go.

    I also included a pict to show what the chips look like and the dollie I bought a Harbor Freight for $15.

    All in all I'm VERY happy with it..
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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    As far as the Tree Of Heaven (****), the Super Roundup I painted on the stumps within a couple of minutes of whacking the tree down seemed to work. No sprouts from the stumps and no sprouts anywhere around the stumps (it's supposed to get sucked down into the roots which kills the whole tree).
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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    Thanks, Scott... I'll try that next time. I'm on the third round of killing what's popped up. Not too much work but I would rather be doing other things . Been using a 6% solution of Roundup to kill the saplings.

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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    The Super Roundup is 50% and I use it full strength right out of the container. I'd say that your percentage is too low to be effective on stumps, on sprouts I'd think you could dilute it and be OK.

    http://www.naturalresources.umd.edu/..._of_heaven.htm
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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    The saplings that pop up from the root system gets sprayed with 6% solution and it does the trick... they are toasted. I do have Roundup PowerMax which is also 50% active ingredient, and *IF* I end up cutting the tree down, I'll brush it on straight... right now I'm just using Garlon 4 on the base of the tree (about 14" in diameter) made a few cuts in the bark and brushed on a mixture (50/50 with diesel.) I'll see what it looks like next week.

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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    Thats way bigger than mine, sounds like you are on the right track. Good luck.....
    Kubota L3400 Hydro, loader, 5' bucket w/toothbar, 6' bucket, forks, Myers snowplow, Woods MD172 bushhog, 5' back blade, Goossen chipper, 5' Kingcutter box blade.

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