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WoodMaxx TM86H Hydraulic Feed Power Take-Off Chipper
by Bill Spurlock
Model year: 2017Date Purchased: 2017-04-10Number of Hours: 4
"I've owned a BearCat 73554 chipper/shredder for several years and use it to chip orchard prunings and general tree trimming around the property. I've always wished for a hydraulic feed feature so when I saw the WoodMaxx I read reviews and ordered it.
I've only used it 4 hours so far, but am very impressed with its quality and performance. It is light years ahead of the BearCat in ease of use and safety. I was not sure how well my little BX2230 would power it, thinking I would have to reduce the feed speed on larger wood. But surprisingly it barely loads the tractor when running 3-foot oak or 4-foot pine through at the highest feed speed.
Another surprise was that the engine just briefly loads when engaging the power take-off at idle. With the BearCat I had to bring the idle up a bit, then engage, disengage, engage, disengage, engage to gradually get the chipper flywheel rotating without killing the engine. The Woodmaxx runs smooth with very little vibration and is also quieter than the BearCat.
There were just a couple of minor setup issues to deal with which I will address in a regular forum post under my username "spurlocktool". "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great build quality, performance and price, specially designed for subcompact tractorsCons: Just a couple of very minor and easily remedied issuesType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS