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Chopping Kudzu

Postby Landreo » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:45 am

I need/want to chop kudzu vines for something I am trying. I do not have a good source of clean vines but the ones I can find and cut are mixed with other vines and intertwined into a mass. I want to chop the vines and leaves into peices a few inches long. Need to do a small trailer load or so to start. I tried a leaf shredder but it just wrapped the vines. Tried the chipper part but the vines are so interwoven that they bunched into a mass that would not go through the chipper throat. Best success with a 1800s stalk chopper but gets old quickly cranking the chopper. However, it did produce exactly what i wanted.

Any ideas of another way to chop the vines?

If the idea I am trying works then it will be a commercial operation and I can buy the appropriate equipment, right now just in the planning and tryout phase.
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Re: Chopping Kudzu

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:59 am

Larry, Does anyone around you chop corn for silage?

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Re: Chopping Kudzu

Postby tmays » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:21 am

Kudzu jelly?
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Re: Chopping Kudzu

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:05 pm

I figured a long time ago, that with growth rate of 1' per day, why can't CUDZU be used as Bio Fuel rather than corn??!! I want to eat my corn, not burn it!
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