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alpine692003
10-09-2004, 03:17 AM
http://www.simplicitymfg.com/chipper.php#

What do you guys think about this 8hp chipper? I dont plan on doing arborist work, but I wouldlkn't mind getting a chipper for the freaking branches and all that when we cut them down!

alpine692003
10-09-2004, 03:50 AM
Damn, that one is a p.o.s ..

I searched through the topics and I came up with a few brands..

TroyBilt - Vermeer - Bandit - Yardman..

What would you guys recommend for branches and limbs? I aint into tree service, but I mean I wouldn't mind getting a chipper for other jobs that require branch removal!

Troybuilt 10hp chipper looks pretty decent, any of you guys used that one?

op4_camper
10-09-2004, 11:19 AM
I would skip the troy built unless you get a older one cheap. There MTD now and stink even more.

I have a older troy-built chipper/vac that I bought used and cheap on a whim. Its just barely adequate for a home owner use.

specialtylc
10-09-2004, 12:21 PM
I have a 25hp 6 inch Vermeer and I wouldnt buy anything smaller. I paid $5500 used for it. New they are over $10,000. You get what you pay for when it comes to chippers.

out4now
10-09-2004, 12:54 PM
Need more power. Find a used Altec(whisper) or Mitts and Merril. Fast. True you may not use it much at first but you may find tree work more profitable, then we may see you posting on arborsite.

alpine692003
10-09-2004, 01:02 PM
yes, I wouldn't mind getting one but I can't afford to spend 5k on it, lol..

I wouldnt mind spending up to 3k...

out4now
10-09-2004, 01:06 PM
How often do you need one? Rent one maybe?

Runner
10-10-2004, 01:23 AM
Not enough time in the world for one of those things. If it's not a real one, forget it. Like it was said, anything under a 25 hp, is just not even feasible. If I ever bought one, it would have to be a V8. A 6 cylinder in the very least.