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Chipper??

Hey guys

I'm thinking about getting a chipper. Maximumish £500 around 6hp - preferabally good condition 2nd hand. Really to compact waste more. From looking about most stuff that I'm seeing has a low discharge chute which I see as not very practical, I think it looks like an up and over dischatge chute is easier to use. Am I correct?

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    I find a low chute ok, I lay out a tarpaulin, then gradually move the shredder backwards as the pile builds up. Don't get me wrong, I'd like one with a chute, but on a budget I'd rather buy a low discharge chute machine that can shift waste more quickly. 

    The waste is fairly easy to shovel in to bags or barrow on to borders.

    You may find £500/ 6hp a bit too slow, have you thought about the Eliets - Minors/ Majors etc, will easily go in to back gardens.

     

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    Discharge chutes seem to always be more money! I suppose because of the 'fan' system to lift the chippings. Where are you Al? I have a 15hp Titan pro which I got new a few years ago. Not the best machines but you can have it cheap if you're interested. I replaced it with a 2nd hand Eliet last year so it's surplus. The Titan is in good nick and doesn't do a bad job it's just quite slow to feed. You kind of get used to the drop discharge as Scott says and you get more power.

    • Thanks Jim, I’m in sunny Surrey and in all honesty you are a little way from me :( 

      • PRO

        No worries mate just a thought :)

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