Sweet! I am in process of makeing a winter project out of a chipper. Is that used or new? Looks new.
To add on my iMatch issue, this should be an easy one. The top link hook doesn't have enough clearance to engage. I haven't measured if the pins are the correct distance apart but its close if its not. A cutting wheel should take care of that.
Nice Chipper. I want one! How much are good chippers new. I only have 15 or so acres of trees...... I would like to clean up the mess a bit.....
John Wayne, Jonny Cash & John Deere
Nice new toy indeed! I too got a new toy(s) today. A New troy bilt 27 ton log splitter and a new 235 Husqvarna chain saw. These will go along nicely with my Troy Bilt Tomohawk chipper. :D Congrats on the new Bear Cat chipper! That is one nice unit and it looks like you will get a LOT of hours out of that piece of equippment.
(with the "cheers" symbol, that isnt beer in the cups, its rootbeer.:D)
2004 John Deere 317
66" bucket, forks, imatch adapter plate, Bobcat 72" Landplane, 60" 4 in 1 tooth bucket
2005 John Deere L118
42" deck, bagger
2004 Bobcat 430
4 buckets, brush rake, ripper, concrete breaker
Only 15 acres of trees? i have 1.5 acres of trees. Overkill, maybe but what to do with all the green branches and the free time to burn them was always an issue, thus the chipper
Follow up for you iMatch users and future searchers. When the area where the top link is cut back to give proper clearance for the hook, all spacing is correct so you can use it with your iMatch very easily. All it took me was 10 minutes with a cutting wheel. Also, these chippers have a 1" shaft with 1/4" key-way for power input.
Nice chipper! I'm used to bigger Vermeer units, but for what you got planned for it, its more then enough, I wouldnt call it overkill!
One question...I'm not familiar with smaller units, but wheres the chute? Is it a ground dump model like the troy-bilt ones at Home Depot?
Your right, i should have worded my statement differently... To SOME it is overkill, for the shear fact that i have a 3pt chipper as one of the home depot models would likely also "do the job".
Used it last week BTW, works great.. chipped a few pines up to about 2" in diameter, tractor didn't even seem to notice (22 PTO hp).