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  1. #11
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
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    213
    Location
    Cazenovia, NY (25 miles SE of Syracuse)
    Tractor
    John Deere 4200

    Default Re: Chipper, what is it?

    Suggest you take a look at the trailable, electric start DR chipper from Country Home Products. I have had one of the 18 HP models for nearly three years and find it to be most useful. It can easily be towed, is easily maneuvered in the woods and does a fine job on anything up to 4.5". An additional advantage for me, is that I can chip into the FEL and when it is full I can take it where ever I need the mulch. Here is a link: <font color="blue"> DR Chipper </font>
    Additionally, their return policy can't be beat.
    Bill

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
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    213
    Location
    San Diego
    Tractor
    BX22

    Default Re: Chipper, what is it?

    New York has some real pretty places also... Has anyone used the Bear Cat chipper/shredders?

  3. #13
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
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    951
    Location
    Sierra Foothills, Northern California
    Tractor
    Kubota B7300; JD LX233

    Default Re: Chipper, what is it?

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I've debated this issue over and over. As tempting at it is to buy a new toy (implement) I think burning just makes more sense.
    -T
    )</font>

    Yeah, it does as far as just getting rid of the stuff. But I can't justify burning trees / limbs and then going out and buying mulch. It would be easier and probably no more expensive (when you figure in time, equipment, and effort) but just doesn't seem right.... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] So I make it myself.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
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    Location
    Tupper Lake, NY
    Tractor
    Kubota B7500 HSD

    Default Re: Chipper, what is it?

    I may in the future have a use for mulch but right now I just want to clear the land. Actually, with not sounding too dumb what are some good uses for the chippings?

  5. #15
    Platinum Member
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    Jul 2000
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    951
    Location
    Sierra Foothills, Northern California
    Tractor
    Kubota B7300; JD LX233

    Default Re: Chipper, what is it?

    <font color="blue"> what are some good uses for the chippings? </font>

    We use them around the house where we have flower and shrub beds. They are great for controlling weeds - do the weeding (no easy way - this is by hand), then put down pre-emergent weed control (optional, but we've found this really helps), and then mulch the heck out of the beds with the chips. Looks pretty good, and when you do that weeds are controlled for a full growing season. If any do poke up they can't establish good roots in the mulch. Then the mulch turns into compost. Have to do this pretty much every year, but it really is worth it.

    We also use it in our garden for pretty much the same thing. Can't really use the pre-emergent - we try to keep it organic, plus we do a fair amount of direct seed (and with the long growing season we're *supposed* to have we can often do multiple crops per year - but this year we can't plant anything in the muck).

    And if you do composting, chipped wood is the perfect "brown" mixture to balance "greens" like kitchen scraps and lawn cuttings.

    But if you're in the "barely can find my property because of all the junk growing on it" you are definately better off with burning. Just use your tractor to pile up the stuff and light it on fire. Don't worry - enough will come back that when you get the time you can always go the chipping route [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img].

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