Anyone use a PTO driven chipper

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5 years 7 months ago #527916 by Stikkibeek
Or a combo chipper shredder. What do you like dislike about it and what sort is it?
We have a good little garden one which we are looking to sell as although really good in the back yard, it is not suitable for cleaning up all those small bits of trees we get around the farm, and we have just had a hedge cutter in to do the looooooong overdue hedges, so there's plenty of cleaning up to do.

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5 years 7 months ago #527963 by 4trees
Hi Stikkibeek, I have a pto driven chipper, they will usually cope with stronger material than the motorised variety. I have had both, but prefer the pto driven one. Just make sure you get the size to fit tractor concerned. Cheers.

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5 years 7 months ago #527967 by Stikkibeek
Thanks 4Trs. Yes, we run either a 434 or a 444 International, so they are within the 40-45HP category so would be looking at something reasonably powerful enough to do up to at least 100ml limbs although most of those and above, and some a bit smaller would end up as firewood anyway.

Its all that other stuff, like branches and phoenix palm clutter we'd like to mulch/chip.

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5 years 7 months ago #527970 by Rokker
Some chippers don't like fibrous material like flax and palm leaves, so you might want to check that capability of whatever you decide to go for.

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5 years 6 months ago #528474 by Stikkibeek
Very impressed with our new chipper. Tractor never changed its tone and it powered through the first part of the clean-up. All that roadside rubbish reduced to a few small piles which got fired back under the hedge for this lot. We won't be able to do the rest until the hay is cut and in, as we don't want to traipse across the standing hay with a tractor at this late stage, but, the chipper will get a workout as the hedge off-cuts will be a bit on the dry side by then. Also will need careful handling as full of barberry.

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