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    I have used one but found it much quicker just to load the branches onto the van, it will only take just over 2inch branches so any bigger needs taking away. It's quite quick with the smaller branches and throws the chippings a good distance and it did block up a few times with some of the greener stuff. Just my opinion tho.

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      Cheers for that Dave, I’m only a small business an I don’t really do any tree work  but I’m planning on expanding the hedging side this year so just looking at ways to make life easier an reduce the waste 

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      I have this chipper , mechanically its sound , had it for about four years without a mechanical problem with the b&s engine . 

      If you just want it to produce mulch and chippings and have plenty of time to grade the branches and feed them into the chipper on site then it will carry the task out but you might be stood there all day as its a slow process as constant feeding overwhelms the chipping process so you have to feed it slowly . 

      It doesn't cope well with freshly cut laurel  down the chute . 

      not easy to transport in the van , very heavy machine but the wheels make it easy to move around a garden and down steps . 

       

  • there was a topic on chippers a few months ago. i think the outcome was they are a waste of time 

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      This chipper is a good upgrade for a keen gardener  who currently uses an electric shredder at home but not a commercially viable product unless a customer is prepared to pay you for the time it takes to pile up / prepare chip / shred sticks and brash and then distribute or remove the piles of mulch . 

      As said the machine will run all day long its a beast for the money around £600 but the prep  moving and handling of brash and unblocking the chute makes it a slow process yet it does an efficient job where time is not so important and also where constant noise will not disturb neighbours .

       

       

       

       

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        Does anyone who has this know if its easy to remove both chutes for transport? I'm looking at this to chip and shred hedge cuttings etc. on site and have a tiny Vauxhal astra van.

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          I take the chipper tube off all the time to get the chipper through a doorway where the chipper is stored . Never taken the hopper tube off since assembly as there is a gasket on the joint , The stand comes off as do the wheels . 

          I store this chipper in a customers garage because its a pain to transport . 

          I took it apart to fit it into a tiny citreon nemo van and that was enough to convince me that it wouldn't be going back home with me . 

          The weight is 70 kg 

          The good bits are it should be good on hedge cutting jobs as long as you dont feed it too much green waste or it will clog up . 

          but alot of effort to keep taking the chipper apart and putting it back together again 

          the cutting edges of the hammer blades which crush the material last a long time and can be adjusted by turning 180 degrees , not had to turn mine yet even after years of use .

          Another option is use an old lawn mower to chop up the brash on the ground after hedge cutting by just running over it a few times . 

          Or take the waste to the chipper if you have facilities at home .

           

           

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            I run over the cuttings with an old mower and either bag it or chuck it in the van. The remnants get blown and collected by hand. Simple easy cheap

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              I’ve been considering getting a mulch mower for that very thing 

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    Thanks all for your advice! 

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