So I'm in the market for a chipper in the 12-14" capacity. I have no leanings towards any mfg. I have only used bc1000's in a rental capacity and it worked well for what we did. Scope of work: I will only be chipping evergreens and softwoods. Any maple, oak, locust, ash, etc... we process for firewood. So only the smaller branches, i.e. under 6" would be chipped. Any evergreen or soft wood from 12/14 up to 20" or so I can either take to my buddy who makes mulch to chip or can take it to my local processing yard for free. I have no idea as far as disc vs. drum which would work better for our situation. Towing weight wouldnt be a concern. This would be chipping into a 26k truck or 1 ton dumps. Like I said, I've only had experience with the vermeers but I have read lots of problems with the early cat/perkins motors. though the perkins in my asv has been great. Thanks for any advice!