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    Does anybody know if the BX-42 wood chipper will chew-up/chip dried corn stalks? I know it sounds weird, but I am looking at getting one for the chipping wood, but would like to know if it would handle the dried corn stalks from the garden.
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    I'm not sure about dried corn stalks but I do know pine tree branches with pine needs can and will clog our chipper.
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    I am betting it will. I have the BX 62 and it hates grape vines. The only pines I ran through it were standing dead and very dry.
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    I would think that for things like corn stalks you would probably want a Chipper/Shredder rather than a straight chipper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopeman View Post
    Does anybody know if the BX-42 wood chipper will chew-up/chip dried corn stalks? I know it sounds weird, but I am looking at getting one for the chipping wood, but would like to know if it would handle the dried corn stalks from the garden.
    Don't know if the BX-42 can do it but I'd say it can. My question is why. I put my MMM on my tractor as far up as I can get it and mow them with it. Chops them up in little bitty pieces. When I do the tilling for the next planting season they get tilled under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopeman View Post
    Does anybody know if the BX-42 wood chipper will chew-up/chip dried corn stalks? I know it sounds weird, but I am looking at getting one for the chipping wood, but would like to know if it would handle the dried corn stalks from the garden.
    I've never tried it but I'd bet my chipper shredder would do well with corn stalks using the shredder. An alternative is putting them in a pile and dropping a mower on them. You might have to re-pile them a couple of times but it's pretty common to use a bat wing mower on corn fields.

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    I have the BX-42 and have used it on some hemlocks on the property. As someone else stated the needles do clog the chute. You have to keep an eye on what is coming out while you're feeding it. I would imagine the corn stalks would be kind of "stringy" and clog things up. I would go with the mower idea.
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