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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayrla View Post
    I was interested in buying a chipper. Researched all of the three point hitch chippers and even some stand alone used units such are the Vermeer 6 inch chippers with the Kohler engines. After renting a chipper I decided that renting was the best solution for me.
    Renting does make a lot of sense, no doubt.
    It was very difficult for me to justify $3K (or so) for a chipper I'd probably use for a few hours 2-4 times a year for yard cleanup....other then "I wanted a chipper".
    I was lucky enough to find a very nice Woods 5000 on Craigslist. I paid a grand for a fairly low hour machine. I'm quite happy with it oo!
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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    Ray, Your point is well taken, however in my circumstances I've got about 1 1/2 miles of fence rows to maintain. Although I would capture some chips for landscaping, gathering limbs and branches to a central location for chipping would be a lot of work. In your area If you can rent a 9" chipper for $80 buck plus fuel that's a real deal. In my area, I rented a similar machine two years ago and my net cost was over $400 for the day.
    At this time, the jury's still out on the machine selection but this site has been an invaluable resource to gather information.

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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    I agree - a 9" chipper @ $80 is unheard of around here and might be the way to go. The $400 figure is what we have here. I like having my own. I can use it for an hour here or there doing casual clean-up type work around the dooryard or I can use it for two weeks straight doing something serious where I don't have to plan the work around getting it back to rental place I can plan the work around the best approach for the job at hand.
    "If you're not making any mistakes then you're not doing anything"

    L3010DT, Farmi JL290 Winch, ATI Grapple, BearCat 5" Chipper, 6' Rear Blade,
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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    We have a 200 acre woodlot. Trees fall all the time. We bought a little stand alone w/Briggs engine. Not ideal because little piles of chips everywhere. Pita to clean up. (momma wants the chips for mulch) Looking to get a 3pth model this summer. I agree, get the 6" model as it better handles side branches on the trunk.

    Re: renting, I prefer to cut up a tree that comes down and chip up the branches when it happens, rather than having large pile of branches waiting for enough to justify renting. That's just my opinion.

    Sorry, aboard!
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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    If you can afford it, I would recommend a Wallenstein bx62. I have looked over several brands and am still on the fence to buy a chipped but when I do, it will be a Wallenstein.
    2011 Kubota MX5100, BH92, BH BB72, Walco Bush Hog and Snowblower, Wallenstein 310 Splitter & Forks

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    Veteran Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    Don't be stuck on one brand - there are a lot of good chippers out there. It took me 3 years to find one I thought I could justify. Finally I found this one for $1200. That was probably 6 or 7 years ago now.
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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    OP -

    I'm on my second chipper. About 20 yrs ago I bought a Kemp 8hp standalone. Mainly for yard waste. It was more of a hassle using it than it was worth. Especially if you had twisted limbs.

    This month I picked up a Jinma 8"

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...rst-hours.html

    and it seems well worth the $1800.

    My search started because I fell a lot of trees and planning on continuing. LOTS of limbs. I also run a small sawmill and have lot's of bark-sided cants. I live in Mississippi and have virtually no need for heat. I do need wood chips for landscaping.

    I did a LOT of research and spent probably 80 hours on CL looking for a Wallenstein/Bear Cat 6" and rarely found one on the East Coast over the course of two years.

    This year I HAD to clean up a rental lot and chipping seemed a LOT better than tying everything into bundles that weighed less than 50lbs and were less than 4' long for the trash. And I can't burn. Rental rates are about $300 for a weekend.

    There seems to be 3 classes of PTO 6" plus wood chippers - Chinese (Jinma, Wood Maxx etc.), Bear Cat/Wallenstein and then the REALLY expensive ones. Prices are < $2K, $$5K to $6K, $10K plus.

    I'm very pleased with the Jinma from RanchHandsupply.

    A couple of salient points -
    If you read many of the threads talking about "chinese" chippers you'll find they have lot's initial problem points. Loose or missing bolts, belts that break, bad oil, zerks, etc. And a LOT of the different "chinese chippers" brands look identical. Ronald addresses all these problems and ships a machine that has gone thru quality control and part upgrades.

    Get the biggest throat you can afford. Limbs are not straight. I can't envision trying to lug an 8" diameter log to the chipper - too heavy. Yesterday I was feeding it 4' long 6" diameter tree trunks. They were heavy.

    Make sure you have the "little things" - shear bolts etc. Safety glasses. Ear protection.

    And a word on renting VS buying. For me to rent it's got to be a high maintenance or rarely used item. I've used this chipper for about 4 days at two hours per day. IN GOOD WEATHER. If I had tried to rent a chipper over the weekend it's poured the last weekend
    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: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    Newbury, not to sidetrack the thread but I would be interested to read more of your experiences with the Jinma if you're up to that (in a separate thread of course). I have steered away from 'China' chippers for two reasons, one the issues that have been reported as I do not like when machines do not work correctly (more impatient than anything) and second, I would prefer to purchase from a North American manufacturer even though these days it's hard to find no matter the product.
    2011 Kubota MX5100, BH92, BH BB72, Walco Bush Hog and Snowblower, Wallenstein 310 Splitter & Forks

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    Default Re: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle241 View Post
    Newbury, not to sidetrack the thread but I would be interested to read more of your experiences with the Jinma if you're up to that (in a separate thread of course).<snip>
    Follow the link in my post above.
    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: New member looking for advice on purchasing a wood chipper

    There are US-made, heavy, commercial-grade chippers out there if you have the luxury of time and patience to shop. I found this one, well used, but totally serviceable. It is a Morbark "Eager Beaver" rated for about 6" (I think) with hydraulic feed. Weighs a ton, just about literally; I think it is 1200-1600#. Gave about $2500 and had to drive from GA to WI to get it! I have only had to spend about $50 on it for a spare set of blades. Should last the rest of my lifetime and several more after that.
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