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home made wood chipper

Postby birddog » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:48 pm

Well actually, it's semi home made. It started life as a 30 inch buzz saw, which I proceeded to modify.

Most of the metal and the four blades are from a 6 foot brush hog that I junked out. It works quite good, but it will jam if it feeds to big or to much at one time. If I keep a good hold so it doesn't feed to fast, I have done 2 1/2 inch or maybe even a little better. (just to see if I could) Although stuff over about 1 1/8 inch I save for fire wood.

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Next I think I'm going to see if I can build an elevator to carry the chips up into a trailer.
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Re: home made wood chipper

Postby Rudi » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:53 pm

Interesting project Mark .. seems nicely done!
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Re: home made wood chipper

Postby birddog » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:08 pm

Thanks Rudi; I'm real happy with the way it works. We chipped a lot of buck thorn brush and some other stuff as well.
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Re: home made wood chipper

Postby Murphy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:17 pm

Is that a satellite dish????

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Postby birddog » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:17 pm

Yep, one satellite dish clean out door.
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Re: home made wood chipper

Postby brewzalot » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:42 pm

Mark,
What horsepower tractor do you have running it?

I realize you used what you had on hand, but do you think a flail type blade would work as good and stop the jamming? I would like to make something hd for my 14 acres of buckthorn...nasty stuff.

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Re: home made wood chipper

Postby birddog » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:23 pm

Tim; It's a 20 HP diesel (JD 750 compact) Yes flail cutters probably would be better. Also, on mine if the blades were in line instead of staggered it probably would jam less.

My original plan was to do the flail type cutter and actually that's what the blades started out as. As I got into it though, it worked out easier and more compact this way.

The buck-thorn is the main reason I built mine.
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Re: home made wood chipper

Postby ajuhl » Thu May 19, 2016 7:12 pm

Thanks for posting this, Mark. I have been wanting to make a tractor powered chipper, and this gives me great ideas for getting started.

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Re: home made wood chipper

Postby birddog » Fri May 20, 2016 9:53 pm

Your welcome.
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