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

    I just purchased the Harper Goossen 5400 chipper and have a kubota 7510. The PTO hookup on the chipper is a bit higher then the Kubota PTO shaft and the driveshaft is not level and is perhaps at a questionable angle. Am I missing something?

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

    Mine isn't level either, I think a small bit of angle to the PTO shaft is ok. I found that I also have to adjust the 3 point arms stops a bit to get it lined up left to right.

    Some have mentioned that they need to place something under the chipper (chunks of wood and such) to raise it so that the PTO shaft is level (or close to level).

    Mine's pretty close but not perfect and I don't sweat it a bit...
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    Default Re: I just scored a Goossen Chipper...

    Thanks Scott. My chipper is actually higher so I'll keep it on the downhill side to keep the PTO shaft close to level. I also discovered that the shaft is too long. According to the manual, I need cut the excess length from both the male and female half. This is an unpleasant development.

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

    To PENNWALK; I posted back in July re blades and knives for a 70554 Bearcat. Prices up here are silly. Have you replaced the shredder blades? Had any experience with Tennessee Saw and Knife? They show blades for $13.37 ea vs Echo Canada @ 56.00.

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

    Gut,

    I use my Goossen chipper on a B-7510 too. On the chipper it states not to exceed 7.5 degree angle on the pto shaft. The PTO-shaft is not centered on the chipper and that is why it goes off to one side. I compensate a little by tightening one side of the hitch and loosen the other. As for it being a little high. I have a piece of 2x6 nailed onto a piece of 2x8. When I use the chipper I take that thing with me and park the rear wheels onto that. It pretty well levels the shaft. When you feed 4" wood into the chipper it will bog the engine a little so you have to pull back on it every few seconds. It happens on larger tractors too. That is what I have read here. The shaft can be cut with a hack saw there are posts about that. Just make sure you don't cut it too short.

    If you have a safety helmet that has ear muffs and a face screen wear that while using the chipper! It's a useful piece of equipment but can be mean too.
    It's the going that counts not the distance!

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

    I have to correct my earlier post. The chipper pto shaft should not exceed 15 degrees. That is what it says on the machine.
    It's the going that counts not the distance!

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

    Thanks for the advice easygo. I won't get near a chipper shredder without my Stihl hardhat faceguard with earmuffs. Also fortunately my contractor who has a lot of farm equipment is going to do the shaft cutting.

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