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    Default Chipper Questions

    Well it's just about that time of year. Need to pick up a 3 point chipper and don't know anything about them.
    I have 44 pto hp tractor .so I'm thing I 'll have enough power for a good chipper.

    Don't want to break the bank or buy crap. I'll need to chip branches under 4" and will be running about 20 hours a week.

    What brand and size is best for my app. Would like to have HYD feeding if it not going to jack the price up to much.


    What is working for you guy's ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Chipper Questions

    Search engine is your friend I bought a Wallenstein BMX 42 chipper shredder and really didn't need hydro feed.
    Murph ------------

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    Default Re: Chipper Questions

    If your working it that much 52 weeks a year either get something like a Wallenstein BX42R or 3 of the Chinese clones (Jinma, WoodMax etc).

    do a google search

    chipper site:tractorbynet.com
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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    Default Re: Chipper Questions

    I use the 5540 and it is rock-solid:

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    Default Re: Chipper Questions

    I totally agree on the Bear Cat, but if you are going to do that much chipping you really need a model with a blower. Otherwise you spend all your time clearing the chips out from under it. I have a Bear Cat 4.5 inch model with blower that I no longer see on their site. It's similar to this one - may be the same thing just re-labeled to 5 inch, since mine clearly takes 5" material. I run it on a 29 hp JD 870 with no problems.

    Terry

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    Default Re: Chipper Questions

    Look at Salsco. Well built and bulletproof.
    JD 4720 - 400CX FEL, Woods BB-720 Brush Bull and BH90X backhoe, Salsco 6210XT PTO Chipper, Farmi 501 Logging Winch, Bo-Dozer Grapple, LP RBT4096, Cammond Road grader/leveler and Rankin Trash Forks

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    Default Re: Chipper Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Furu View Post
    Look at Salsco. Well built and bulletproof.
    I own a Salsco 600 and it's a well built machine.

    Regards,
    Chris

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    I own a hydro feed Vermeer PTO 6" chipper. They're hard to come by but if you can find one they are will last you forever. It's built like a tank and weighs 1400lbs.
    Model is a 606.

    Do you have power beyond hydraulics?

    I was looking for a used Wallenstein 62R (hydro) as my first choice. Reason I like that chipper is because it can take up to a 12" wide slab, even though its only 6" diameter capacity. I have a sawmill and this would be very helpful for my slabs, but I came across a deal on the Vermeer that I couldn't pass up and I'm glad I did. It's definitely the most "commercially" built PTO chipper I came across.

    Do you mind me asking what you do that will require 20hrs a week of chipping? That sure is a lot, and with that much chipping, don't even consider one without hydro feed.

    You have plenty of power for a 5" or 6" chipper so I wouldn't go less than that.
    Kubota L4610 and John Deere 410 - WR Long 64" Grapple (best attachment ever!) QA front forks, rear forks, Brown 472 HD Rotary Mower, Land Pride RBT4096 hydro blade, Woods 7200 Power Rake, homemade 3 pt log splitter, Land Pride rake/blade combo, Land Pride HRL 3578 box blade (Hydro scarifiers), Shaver SC50 3 pt. Stumpgrinder, FitRiteHydraulics TnT, 6" Vermeer PTO Chipper (Hydro feed), Disc Plow, Ratchet Rake, LP HD25 Hydraulic PHD, Woodmizer LT15 portable sawmill
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbury View Post

    do a google search

    chipper site:tractorbynet.com
    Copy and paste that into google, but of course add www. in front of tractorbynet.
    Kubota L4610 and John Deere 410 - WR Long 64" Grapple (best attachment ever!) QA front forks, rear forks, Brown 472 HD Rotary Mower, Land Pride RBT4096 hydro blade, Woods 7200 Power Rake, homemade 3 pt log splitter, Land Pride rake/blade combo, Land Pride HRL 3578 box blade (Hydro scarifiers), Shaver SC50 3 pt. Stumpgrinder, FitRiteHydraulics TnT, 6" Vermeer PTO Chipper (Hydro feed), Disc Plow, Ratchet Rake, LP HD25 Hydraulic PHD, Woodmizer LT15 portable sawmill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston View Post
    Copy and paste that into google, but of course add www. in front of tractorbynet.
    Actually www is not needed on my system, I'm running Chrome.
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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