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    Default Value Leader 4" PTO chipper

    Does anyone have experience with one of these?

    Wood Chipper 4" Diameter (GFWCX4) - Value Leader Implements

    I have a 27 engine HP Yanmar and 20+ acres of mostly wooded land. I cleared a 2 acre house lot years ago that I neglected and has grown in. I re-claimed a lot of it with my rotary mower, but there are some dense stands of 2-4" white pines that I can't knock down with the mower. I really don't want to go back to the huge brush fires that I used to have. I don't think I could get away with it anymore.
    I know very little about chippers. The capacity of this machine will work. Direct drive seems to be a plus. Is it? I'll consider it paid for, if it can clear the lot.
    Any thoughts on the quality? I'd probably spend about 50% of the purchase price on a weekend chipper rental and a couple of guys to feed it. I just can't do the physical labor like I used to. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Value Leader 4" PTO chipper

    I know nothing about chippers, but I've got to believe there is a reason why this one is $1,350 and a Wallenstein BX42 is $2,800.

    We all get to make our own choices on how to spend our money. If it was me and I just wanted to clear that lot, I'd think about buying a Wallenstein and then selling it when I was finished and recouping most of the cost of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvertramp View Post
    Does anyone have experience with one of these? Wood Chipper 4" Diameter (GFWCX4) - Value Leader Implements I have a 27 engine HP Yanmar and 20+ acres of mostly wooded land. I cleared a 2 acre house lot years ago that I neglected and has grown in. I re-claimed a lot of it with my rotary mower, but there are some dense stands of 2-4" white pines that I can't knock down with the mower. I really don't want to go back to the huge brush fires that I used to have. I don't think I could get away with it anymore. I know very little about chippers. The capacity of this machine will work. Direct drive seems to be a plus. Is it? I'll consider it paid for, if it can clear the lot. Any thoughts on the quality? I'd probably spend about 50% of the purchase price on a weekend chipper rental and a couple of guys to feed it. I just can't do the physical labor like I used to. Thanks.
    Try calling your local fire company to do a controlled burn. If they have access to the lot, it's far enough away from roadways and you give them enough of a donation, they may just take care of this for you. My brother runs a fire company and offered to do this for me, but it's a LOT of debris from approx 150 trees. Plus, I don't have a driveway yet which complicates matters.

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    Thanks for the replys. I'm re-thinking the Wallenstein.

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    Default Re: Value Leader 4" PTO chipper

    I have a Wallenstein BX42 and it is an outstanding implement. I'm just guessing but I think you would recover a great deal of your original outlay if you use the Wallenstein for a while then go to sell it. I was looking for a used one here in SE WI for a while before I just broke down and bought a new one.

    The chipper just makes such easy work of dealing with the pain in the neck brush. Since I bought mine last fall, I have at least 100 hrs of chipping time. And 100's to go lol. IMHO totally worth it.

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    I want to admit up front I know nothing about chippers.
    That said, I've had a Value Leader flail a few years.
    I've also paid rapt attention to the flail threads, especially touting other brands
    I have to say that from what I have read, my Value Leader had been as reliable, or better than the other higher priced flails. Any problems I can trace back to my own use (abuse). Unlike some, I'm still running original belts.

    As I said, I know nothing about chippers, but I sure wouldn't give much credit to someone that didn't have actual experience with a brand, opinions are often worth what they cost.

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    Default Re: Value Leader 4" PTO chipper

    Quote Originally Posted by silvertramp View Post
    Direct drive seems to be a plus.
    I prefer a belt drive off the gear box. If a log does get jammed, you might smoke the belts, but unlikely to be any other damage.
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    Default Re: Value Leader 4" PTO chipper

    I've had only Wallenstein chippers. First the BX42 - now the BX62. I've never had a moments problem with either. I chip 99.9% Ponderosa pine with an occasional fruit tree from my orchard. I know that Wally's are one of the most expensive but you usually only get what you pay for - sometime and only if you are lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    I prefer a belt drive off the gear box. If a log does get jammed, you might smoke the belts, but unlikely to be any other damage.
    I have broke a few shear pins on the bx42 attached to the M7040. Not once on the B2920.

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    Betst Products LLC sales is located In Creswell Oregon right down the street from me that markets the Value Leader brand. I am also in the market for a wood chipper, and I am fortunate enough to have stopped in there to check them out first hand. Since they are also local to me I can also catch a break on shipping. Of course as I am looking at them banded in crates, it doesn't tell me a lot of how they will perform or hold up, so I have yet to pull the trigger. Although they are local, appear solid enough, and the pricing is quite attractive, I'm still leery, and leaning toward ordering a Wally for no other reason than my perception of Chinese quality against Wallenstiens reputation.

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