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    Default Wallenstein Question

    I'm considering purchasing a Wallenstein BX42 to use on my B7800. I'm wondering how this chipper does on the lighter stuff, like brush, or tree/bush trimmings (not dried leaves)? I've seen a Woods 5000 in action and it does a pretty respectable job on the small stuff--though it is more expensive than the Wallenstein and it doesn't have the directional discharge.

    Thanks in advance

    Pat

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    Pat,

    I have had a BX42 for a couple of months and can only relate my experience so far. First, it works great with any kind of branch without leaves. As soon as you start introducing anything with leaves on it, you run the possibility of plugging up the discharge chute. Big, fresh, wet leaves go though OK if you alternate those kind of branches with some that don't have leaves.

    On the other hand, I tried to run a batch of willow branches through the other day and had problems. If you are familiar with willow trees, they have long, slender branches and long slender leaves. The ones I had were dried and very light. They would plug up the chute almost immediately.

    I think the key is to operate at full PTO speed and try to alternate the leafy branches with the bigger, non-leafy ones.

    I really wish this unit had some kind of a blower on the discharge chute to keep it from plugging.

    Best of luck with your purchase.
    Runner

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    Default Re: Wallenstein Question

    I have the woods 5000 chipper/Shredder. There are 3 different shredder screens for this unit. Fine (3/8'' holes) medium (3/4'' holes) and Coarse (standard). I have the Coarse screen and nothing has gotten stuck in this thing and I don't need to be concerned about any pattern of feeding it. What ever is next on the pile is what is going down the chute as long as it's not over 5'' wide.

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    Default Re: Wallenstein Question

    I have a Wallenstein bx42,we used it over 100 hours this past season,chipping everything from old 2X4's to white pine branches and rose bushes and everything in between. The only issue we had with plugging was around 75 hours,and than it plugged every 15 mins. I called the dealer,and he suggested that I check the fixed blade and set to manufactures specs, I reversed the blades as I noticed several nicks and reset fixed blade and chip breaker solved my problem. This chipper will chip as fast as 2 people can feed it,provided it is set up as per manufactures specs.and run ar 540 RPM . One day last week we ran it 9 hours and had plugged chute once,no big deal the guys needed a rest anyway,it took less than 5 mins to unplug and back to work.
    Bottom line I am more than happy with my BX42...just my 2 cents.

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    CaptPat,

    This is my first post soe I hope it goes okay.

    I just learned of a New Wallenstein Chipper/Shreader and wanted to share that with you and the other TBNers.

    I had a BX 40 and loved it. Simple, good quality and great price. I traded it when we moved from a wooded lot to a house in a field, but have kicked myself ever since.

    Until last week when I saw that Wallenstien has a new line of Chipper Shreders. Perfect. The only drawback of the BX40 was that it didn't like small twigy material, and couldn't be used to shread leaves etc. The new model seems to solve that problem.

    The rep at Wallenstein sent me a link to a video they produced. Check it out.

    Chipper Mulcher

    There are 2 PTO models, a 3" and 4". Similar to the BX 42 and the BX 62.

    The 3" lists at $2600 CND, and the 4" goes for $3500 CND.

    Best of luck with your purchase.

    JL

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    Default Re: Wallenstein Question

    AJ,

    That new chipper/mulcher looks like a nice unit and not that much more expensive than the straight chipper.

    After mine plugged up 5 times in an hour trying to chip the willow branches, I gave up and got out the old Craftsman 8 hp chipper/shredder to do the leafy stuff with.

    That acutally worked out pretty good, I just had them both running at once, put the big stuff in the BX42 and little stuff in the Sears.
    Runner

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    Runner,

    LOL. We used to run the same setup, The BX 40 and old craftsmans shreder for leaves. Chips on trails, and leaf mulch on the gardens.

    I'll be geting the new BXM, the only question is when. The wife actually told me she almost ordered one on Friday, just so she wouldn't have to listen to me talk about for a month first. Secretly, she misses the BX 40 too....

    I'm fine with the 3" model for what I have now, which is mainly brush and the odd fallen branch. I almost jumped at Bearcat w/o the directional chute for $3000 on sale. Glad I didn't. I expect the Wallenstein to be every bit as good, or better, and with a directional chute. All for $500 less. Dollar for Dollar I think Wallenstein has the rest beat hands down, but I will likely invite some responses with that comment.

    They only offer it "Cat" yellow, but for $100 they will custom paint it for you if colour is important to you.

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    Default Re: Wallenstein Question

    The only time I have plugged my chipper is with green willow branches. The twig breaker is more like a twig folder on those and they spring open and plug the chute. Anything else I have fed it has gone through with little or no drama, small branches, leaves and all. Almost stalled the tractor once with a birch (the whole tree), I really should have cut at least part of that up for firewood but was trying to get an area cleaned up so just wanted to get rid of the bigger stuff so I could run over everything that was left with the flail.
    I am very pleased with the Wallenstein chipper. Even the time it plugged it only took a few minutes to clear it (after shutting off the tractor and putting the key in my pocket) and carry on chipping.
    Rod.
    B3030HSDC, LA403 FEL, B2782A front blower, B5320 ballast box, Landpride-BH, RFM, tiller, FM2060 flail, GS1572 grader/scraper, BX42 chipper, PTO generator, homebuilt splitter and 3pt carry all.

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    Default Re: Wallenstein Question

    I had a lot of plugging problems at first, but then with expeince learned to feed a mix of small and big material through to minimize plugging. The good news is that it is easy to clear the chute.

    We had BX40 as well, the earlier model that did not have the "Twig Breaker" and vent slots, so expect it would be improved on the newer ones.

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    Default Re: Wallenstein Question

    Quote Originally Posted by AJL View Post
    CaptPat,

    This is my first post soe I hope it goes okay.

    I just learned of a New Wallenstein Chipper/Shreader and wanted to share that with you and the other TBNers.

    I had a BX 40 and loved it. Simple, good quality and great price. I traded it when we moved from a wooded lot to a house in a field, but have kicked myself ever since.

    Until last week when I saw that Wallenstien has a new line of Chipper Shreders. Perfect. The only drawback of the BX40 was that it didn't like small twigy material, and couldn't be used to shread leaves etc. The new model seems to solve that problem.

    The rep at Wallenstein sent me a link to a video they produced. Check it out.

    Chipper Mulcher

    There are 2 PTO models, a 3" and 4". Similar to the BX 42 and the BX 62.

    The 3" lists at $2600 CND, and the 4" goes for $3500 CND.

    Best of luck with your purchase.

    JL
    I'm intrigued by this I wonder if any US distributors have access to it yet? I checked the Wallenstein website and it doesn't show up there.

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