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    Enough tractor for BX42 chipper?

    Hi Everyone,
    I am in the market for a chipper and have a chance to pick up a used Wallenstein BX42. I was wondering if anyone on here is using this chipper with a 1026R? I realize I may not be able to go to the full 4in capacity with the horsepower of this tractor but I don't plan to go any bigger than 2-3 ins. If anyone has any insight or experience they could pass along I'd appreciate it.

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    FWIW I have a BX42 that I run on my 2520 and it works like a champ. You should be fine.
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    I think you have enough HP, but I fear it's physical size may be to large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caper View Post
    I realize I may not be able to go to the full 4in capacity with the horsepower of this tractor but I don't plan to go any bigger than 2-3 ins.
    Don't just focus on the size of material you plan to chip. A 3" limb with a hard crook in it can require a 6" chipper to handle, unless you plan to cut every piece off straight and smooth. Depending on what you're chipping, that can be time consuming.
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    A call to Wallenstein would not hurt. I still think that it would be fine. It only weighs 425 lbs.
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    I have a 1026 and a BX42. I was very impressed with the performance. I haven't taken out the tape measure, but it seems like I can go up to 6" without even a hiccup.

    Softer woods, alders and young maples in my case, are fed easily with little effort. Harder woods (cedar for me) require you to help push them in.
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    I think that the feed opening is 4"
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    Thanks everyone, and Dbone5803...that's the kind of feedback i was looking for. Sounds like you don't have any regrets in going with the BX42. If anyone else has a BX32 I'd be interested in hearing your comments on that one as well.
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    Well, found an unused BX42 in the local craigslist and about to snag it tomorrow. Been needing one to get rid of some old rotten, broken up crossties the rail company left on my property eons ago. Not to mention the brush that was cleaned out for the fence. Going to be a snakey mess, but I will pull it out if the stacks and make sure the scaley critters are gone before I start shredding.

    Gonna be right at home with either the 1026R or the 3720. (except for being new holland blue. :yuck

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    Cool Chipper

    I have rented one for my JD 2305. Worked great, though I did stall tractor twice while running it on 3" - 4" diameter logs.
    When blades are sharp, they do suck the wood in fast and sometime a little to fast for my tractor to keep up.
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