which chipper

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by cville, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. cville

    cville LawnSite Member
    from mid-atl
    Messages: 13

    Would like to know which of these would be better. We have about 2.5 acers of trees and a lot of small limbs in an initial clean up then just maintenence.

    Troy Built 10 hp that claims up to 3" capacity -$799
    Mackissic 6 hp that claims 2 7/8" capacity - on sale for $579

    thanks very much
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Save your money, don't buy either one. Find a guy with a commerical chipper and hire him to do the chipping. It would take you forever and a day to do 2 1/2 acres with one of the units you list.

  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I agree with Gene,. My friend had some scrub take down a tree. To clean the branches up, the scrub had a Crapsman chipper. After about an hour, he had barely dented the pile. My friend had to hire a real tree company to finish the job.

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