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wood chippers

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Hayf, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Hayf

    Hayf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Hey guys! I am looking at a used chipper. Its a bandit 65 6". Has 1200 hours on it. been maintained well. Has a wisconsin 30 hp on it. Seller wants 6500. Sounds high to me, but wanted to know your thoughts. Also looking at older asplundh chuck and duck. Ran them in the past. good chippers if you are careful. Any input greatly appreciated:dizzy:
     
  2. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    That's not much of a chipper. Depending on what you do, bigger is better when chipping (less trimming).
    I don't know much about chuck and ducks but I like the safety of feed wheels and a reverse bar. I owned a 9" with 50 hp diesel and operated the same model with a gas. Big difference. Go with diesel if you can.
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    Yellow dog. Is right that's no much of Chipper. 30 hp is a small stump grinder:waving::waving::waving:
     
  4. fire126

    fire126 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Thats not a bad price if it was maintain well. On a small chipper you will see gas engines. The Wisconsin is well built. The duck and chuck is not the way to go. Good luck.
     
  5. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,410

    The first time I rented a chipper, I rented a 6" vermeer. It did ok but it took a lot of trimming to get limbs to feed and it would jamb easily. After that I got a 12" diesel. There is really no comparison between to two. The 12" breezes through what the 6" struggled with and you dont have to do much trimming. I you can get it to the chipper, it will chip it. It saves so much time, I dont bother with the 6" any more.

    I would look for something bigger with a diesel.
     
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,207

    For you guys that own your own chippers, do you sharpen your blades or throw the dull ones out and replace with new? Thanks.........
     
  7. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,485

    I wouldn't even consider a chipper unless it had 12" capacity or bigger, and was diesel.....i owned a chipper for a little over a year, and it was diesel and had a 12" capacity it was older but still served me great for the money i paid, i ended up selling about a month ago because i haven't used it since the summer and don't really do tree work, but with all the damage we got from hurricane irene in 2011 i busted my ass for about 4 weeks loading a dump truck by hand and bought a chipper and saved lots of time, and made a ton of money with it doing storm clean ups for almost a year.
     

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