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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    We have no burn restrictions here. I have 100+ acres nearly all woods. I like to scavange blown downs, and dying trees for firewood and/or for the lumber. I Like to walk in my woods a lot so I like to clean up the mess afterwords. Transporting all the waste to the burn pile is a real hassle.

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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Quote Originally Posted by brusew86 View Post
    We have no burn restrictions here. I have 100+ acres nearly all woods. I like to scavange blown downs, and dying trees for firewood and/or for the lumber. I Like to walk in my woods a lot so I like to clean up the mess afterwords. Transporting all the waste to the burn pile is a real hassle.
    Indeed it is...indeed it is....I knew someone would help me come up with something! I am all the time cleaning up around the edge of my field for my cab and I could toss the limbs in the chipper vs the woods and keep my edges nice. Helps with sneaking around on turkeys as well.
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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Well - I suppose, if I checked, there are probably burning restrictions. I thin and chip my stands of young pines in the spring - so its still pretty wet. I just don't like the idea of trying to burn large piles of young pines - they really don't burn that well.

    I thin my young stands of Ponderosa pines and will cut and chip 750 to 900 young pines every spring. I have a big 'ol heavy grapple on my tractor but for this job it is useless. No way I can pussy foot the tractor into the stand of pines and retrieve a single fallen tree. All cut trees are drug out by hand - unfortunately, those are my hands - and stacked on a "to chip" pile.

    If you can get rid of whatever you have by burning - and it creates no problems - then don't waste your time/money on a chipper. There are a world of other ag implements that are out there for you to consider.
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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke Slim View Post
    TI'll be bringing material to the chipper and splitter WITH the tractor.
    I leave the chipper on the back while I'm picking up material with the grapple and taking it to the chipping area, then when I'm ready I turn around and chip it. Of course if you have a helper feeding the chipper it can't be on the tractor.

    Before I got the grapple I'd hand pile the material to be chipped in a place that I can get the tractor to (our land is steep). With the grapple I still have to pile it where I can reach with the grapple but I can take it elsewhere to chip.

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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Quote Originally Posted by brusew86 View Post
    We have no burn restrictions here. I have 100+ acres nearly all woods. I like to scavange blown downs, and dying trees for firewood and/or for the lumber. I Like to walk in my woods a lot so I like to clean up the mess afterwords. Transporting all the waste to the burn pile is a real hassle.
    Uhmm.... NY typically has a state-wide ban from March to around mid-May. In their infinite wisdom it's in effect regardless of weather conditions, even if it's rained for 2 weeks straight. The result of this policy is now burn piles are 3 times as big, and the fire's 3 times as wild when the ban is finally lifted. So then ban finally gets lifted there's now pent up demand to burn them before they get even bigger, even though the weather might of turned dry. Genius !!
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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke Slim View Post
    Actually, I do want a chipper, but I want a stand alone one, not one driven by my tractor's pto. Same goes for a wood splitter. I'll be bringing material to the chipper and splitter WITH the tractor. I don't want it tied down to the tool I'm running.
    Why take the material to the chipper? That's extra work. With a PTO chipper it's easy to take the chipper to the material.
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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    So I have started to read the threads about PTO chippers and these things have my attention. Particularly the Woodmaxx Hydro for my lil BX 23s tractor..... Here is my question. I have a grapple that I take limbs and brush and carry it to my brush pile and burn the brush pile when it gets big enough to burn. So in the is scenario, it doesn't appear I would need a chipper. For the guys who have them, why do you have them? Don't want to burn? Not allowed to burn? What am I missing. They look cool and I want once just not sure if I need it or not....I have however, bought tons of stuff that are cool that I don't need LOL. Thanks for the tips.....
    For me chipping is faster than dealing with lots of branches and huge low density burn piles....generally I have to wait for days with little wind and time to watch the fire.

    Chips make great garden mulch. Win-win.

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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Quote Originally Posted by CobyRupert View Post
    Uhmm.... NY typically has a state-wide ban from March to around mid-May. In their infinite wisdom it's in effect regardless of weather conditions, even if it's rained for 2 weeks straight. The result of this policy is now burn piles are 3 times as big, and the fire's 3 times as wild when the ban is finally lifted. So then ban finally gets lifted there's now pent up demand to burn them before they get even bigger, even though the weather might of turned dry. Genius !!
    Yes that is true. I have a large enough piece of property and its rural enough, I don't really abide by it However, once at a friend's house.....small town. We were having a fire, not even that big just a few pallets. IT was snowing and there was half an inch on the ground. Someone with nothing better to do called the fire chief who came by......yes its genius

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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    I chip because I think burning piles of brush makes no sense. I can use the chips as mulch, into the barn yard, flower beds, or into the manure pile to compost. If I stack my brush right, pulling off the piles is a simple task and easy to feed right into the chipper. Sometimes I take the brush to a central location where I like to pile it.

    I have burned plenty of tree residue and brush in the past and I think it is wasteful.


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    Default Re: PTO Chipper, Why Do I Need One?

    Quote Originally Posted by hslogger View Post
    I chip because I think burning piles of brush makes no sense. I can use the chips as mulch, into the barn yard, flower beds, or into the manure pile to compost. If I stack my brush right, pulling off the piles is a simple task and easy to feed right into the chipper. Sometimes I take the brush to a central location where I like to pile it.

    I have burned plenty of tree residue and brush in the past and I think it is wasteful.
    Wasteful? I've wondered about this and would like to hear other arguments, but..... (IMHO):
    If you chip, you're burning diesel, a non-renewable fuel that's brought up from underground and adds to the above ground carbon/methane levels. Plus the chips you create may now break down anaerobically, creating methane, which is 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than plain old CO2 if you had just burnt them.
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