Wood chipper

Discussion in 'Rental Equipment' started by kw2k15, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. kw2k15

    kw2k15 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I have way too much brush laying around and I will be renting a chipper for the day :
    at least 5-6 hours worth of work

    How much am i looking at for cost?
    I am wondering if anyone else has had experiencing renting a chipper
     
  2. KUMA01

    KUMA01 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,191

    Ok it all depends on which one you get do not get a small chipper you want something up to 10 inches yes 10 inches is way to big for brush and limbs but it won't bog down when using it and you might decide to take down a couple of trees to. Save the chippings and use it in your garden our flower beds or try to sell them
     
  3. MoWinmoneyy

    MoWinmoneyy LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,220

    A couple hundred if you got a trailer faster that way....pack it down by stomping on it but and cutting. Don't use chips it sucks NB nitrogen out of ground to decompose
     
  5. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,971

    IMHO. Stacking brush into a truck or trailer is a pia. I've stacked and stomped plenty. I can take the stomped brush out of several dump trucks and chip it and it will fit into one truck load.
    I have a 9 inch Morbark. 72 hp gas powered chipper. Big time saver
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,220

    depends on how much he has. Chipper is easier but he ain't got one. Hard to give away a couple hundred dollars to rent.
     
  7. TrainingWheels

    TrainingWheels LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,438

    Yeah we rented one here an Elite Super Proof 2000 for a week. With the trailer it was 250.00 for the week. It was nice real nice and easy to use (you can actually drive this one around and in and out of gates with ease). We had a week's worth of clean ups from our large account and were able to spread the chips in the beds we were happy and so were the they.

    BR,

    ~TW
     
  8. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,971

    I've never seen one of those before, so I found a video on YouTube. It may get a lite duty job done, but...

    A fellow I know was checking on chipper rental prices. He said that a 12 inch chipper was going to cost him & $500 for a day. I would have guessed $250 /$300 a day.
     
  9. TrainingWheels

    TrainingWheels LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,438

    I'm sorry, I was thinking brush clearing. I think that it maxed out at about 4"? The chips were good quality and got the job done fairly quickly. It did get bound up from time to time if not careful (mainly if you got a large piece in sideways). They had some larger ones for rent but they didn't fit our needs as well. I think that's the chipper we'll use from here on just because we can drive it in and out of gates.

    BR,

    ~TW
     

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