Chipper Researching best qualitry wood chipper for a Kubota BX23S, suggestions please

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Good Morning,

Lately my interests have turned to yard clean-up and planning the purchase of a decent wood chipper that my BX23S can manage. I'd like some ideas from those that have experience and knowledge of chippers.

- my needs are for something that will handle 3-4 inch trees / limbs, anything with a larger diameter, would become firewood
- I have watched dozens of you-tube videos that feature wood chippers. Some have been very informative ... Messicks, Tractor Time with Tim, Landpride videos etc.
- prefer PTO driven unit, ... I think this is an advantage, but perhaps a completely separate unit is an option
- I am not brand loyal for this attachment, I just want something that will do the job effectively without killing the tractor

thanks for any suggestions.

happy Sunday
 
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My 'wood chipper' is a can of diesel and a match. Much cheaper, end result is about the same.
 
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My 'wood chipper' is a can of diesel and a match. Much cheaper, end result is about the same.

I have the same brand and model at this time :) looking to upgrade, so that I can use the woodchips elsewhere than in the ash pile.
 
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I've had/have Wallenstein. First the BX42S, now the BX62S. An excellent piece of equipment. ABSOLUTELY no problems with either model.

Either the BX36S or the BX52S. The BX36S would be a better fit.
 
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Whoa - there Aaron. Neither of my Wally chippers has had hydraulic in-feed. I think the better answer - determine what you will be chipping. If it will be small trees, straight branches - save yourself a whole lot of $$$ and get manual feed. Likewise - if it will be twisted trees and twisted branches - then hydraulic in-feed is probably the way to go.

The ONLY trees I have here on the 80 are Ponderosa pine. I will - fell - drag to pile - chip - 900 to 1200 small pines every spring. I NEVER remove a single limb. Into the chipper they go - butt first. They range in size from 1" to 6" on the butt cut.

Been doing this thinning for the last twelve years.

Rather than hydraulic in-feed - - wish I had a couple young bucks every spring to help with the - drag to pile - operation.
 
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Whatever you get, make sure it has hydraulic infeed so you dont have to fight it to load branches into it.

Aaron Z


I agree on the hydraulic in-feed.... I have a Wallenstein BX62R... great chipper... zero issues... great piece of equipment...
 

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Whatever you get, don't waste your money on power infeed. It's simply not needed for most home users. I've been using a manual infeed chipper for over twenty years, and now at age 78 I just finished up this year's windfalls with no issue. Maybe when I pass 90?
 
 
 
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