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 08-05-2004, 17:59 Post: 92811
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I've seen disk, drum, and cone-head chippers sold. Anyone know the pros and cons of the different types?






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 08-05-2004, 19:07 Post: 92815
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The cone-heads have been known to consume mass quantitys.

Sorry, it's late, I couldn't resist.






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 08-06-2004, 08:50 Post: 92859
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Ken, each is better at chipping a different type of material, choose the one that best suits what you 'normally' use it for.

We use two different types, albeit a LOT bigger than what most people here would need. The drum is great for dealing with irregular stuff and stumps. The disk eats whole trees as fast as the boom can feed them.

Price is often a big consideration too.

Several times a year we do contract work where it is impractical for the customer to even rent the equipment it is so expensive. Often this type of work is a big cleanup job such as clearing a lot, or reclaiming farm land.

We recently completed a big government job clear cutting & chipping an area of a nearby city after they found Asian Longhorn Beetles in a bunch of Maples.

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 08-06-2004, 10:26 Post: 92877
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Well, I'm considering getting a non-PTO chipper to chip whole fir trees no larger than 6" diameter and all the brush and deadwood that we prune off the trees left behind. The stumps are dug up and burned. What type chipper would be best? The Jinma is fine but sometimes we have to "help" feed the big stuff which makes a long day chipping an exhausting affair.






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 08-06-2004, 10:49 Post: 92880
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Ken, I would suggest that for what you are looking at doing with it a towable drum-type chipper like those the rental yards have would be the best choice.

We run Vermeers, they are even available with a winch or loading boom arm on some of the bigger models. Asplundh is another good make, but there are many others also.

For material up to 6 inches, especially old dry stuff, you could get away with something as small as a 25hp model, but I wouldn't recommend it. Besides price-wise the engine size is sort of inconsequential. IF you're going to buy a used unit I would suggest nothing smaller than those powered by a six cyl. car engine.

BTW, be aware that these units can easily weigh up to 3 or 4 tons, if you plan on dragging it around the bush with the JD keep this in mind.

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 08-06-2004, 11:08 Post: 92884
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Thanks, Murf. Good point on the towing, I was thinking it would be easy to tow but maybe I need to rethink that. I called a local guy who has some used ones in stock and he's willing to bring one out for me to try. He said the drum chippers were more dangerous to use than other types because they feed so fast. Is that true? And what the heck is a cone-head chipper?






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 08-06-2004, 12:11 Post: 92888
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Ken, it's true, that's why they are usually only in 'pro' models, but that same thing is also what makes them popular, they work FAST. When there is $$$ involved the faster the job goes, the better.

Cone-head chippers, as the name suggests, have a conical-shaped cutter head. Most work like big pencil sharpeners.

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 08-06-2004, 12:23 Post: 92890
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Am I correct in understanding that a drum chipper might alse be known as a "grinder" type chipper / shredder.






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 08-06-2004, 12:44 Post: 92891
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There are two different types of 'drum' machines.

A drum CHIPPER is what we are talking about here.

A drum or 'tub' GRINDER is what is shown in my pic. # 4.

They are very different animals indeed.

A chipper uses a sharpened knife much like a chisel to reduce the size of the material, other than the blade adjustment particle size is not variable.

A drum or tub grinder uses carbide teeth much like a stump grinder or pavement grinder has to chew the material into small pieces. By using various screens each with different sized mesh openings you can adjust how small the pieces need to be before they can escape.

Because a grinder uses dull carbide teeth to do the job, soil, or even rocks go right through it. Our's will take a stumps with rootballs up to 9' in diameter whole without even missing a beat. Rocks meet the same fate as wood, they just make more noise. Pallets, crates, concrete blocks or asphalt can easily go through it to.

The picture is a cleanup following a big ice storm, that was what was left of the arboretum at a University up here.

BTW, the piles of mulch you see there are that days production only.

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 08-07-2004, 14:30 Post: 92931
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For anyone who is interested here's a link that describes the operation of a cone head chipper.






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