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    wood chipper advice

    I'm looking at the woodmaxx tm-86 chipper for the 1025r FILB.
    Any advice, suggestions, thoughts or input would be very much appreciated.

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    Get an extra set of blades with it if you plan to do a lot of chipping. I never liked to chip with a dull blade and no extra one to replace it with in my case. From what I hear woodmaxx is a good chipper, wish I had one. I have the DR I bought back in '03. Good luck.
    There are some threads on here you might want to look up and read.
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    Thank you for the information. I do plan on getting the "kit" which has extra blades. But they have two different kit/blade types and two different PTO shafts.
    Any information on the practical differences in these options?

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    Also if I may ask another related question.
    What are some good uses of wood chips? I have a couple thoughts but I'm sure there are a good number of ideas out there.
    Anyone have ideas....Even if they seem obvious. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinson Scott View Post
    Thank you for the information. I do plan on getting the "kit" which has extra blades. But they have two different kit/blade types and two different PTO shafts.
    Any information on the practical differences in these options?
    Are you planning to do a lot of chipping? The knives are probably reversible, dual edge and can be resharpened.

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    Yes I plan on doing a lot of chipping every year. 10 acres of very thick woods.
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    Don't forget hearing protection.
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    I have had my Woodmax for a month now and am very pleased with it in every regard. It is well suited for the 1025R which has enough PTO power to chip 4"-5"+ limbs in my experience. It operates smoothly if noisily so wear ear plugs!

    This chipper will swallow whatever you stick in its maw and spit out the chips without missing a beat or slowing IF the knives are sharp. Dull knives tend to shred the wood and the PTO will bog down.

    The fit and finish on the unit are really first class and everything about it is quality. For the price, this is one great chipper in my opinion. I got one in Kabota Orange just because I was too impatient to wait 2 weeks for the JD green to come in. I really like the contrast of Orange and Green now that I have it.

    It has 4 knives on the chipper wheel which are easily accessible for removal/sharpening/inverting. Each blade has two functional edges and can be sharpened by owner if you feel confident.

    Note that the hydraulics run on 5 gallons of 5w40 MOTOR OIL and not hydraulic fluid!

    I recommend this chipper without reservation for the 1025R.

    The only advice I have for wood chip use is to avoid using hemlock chips in the garden due to extreme high acid content.

    BTW: I am born and raised a Michigander and miss it very much.
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    Good advice Gizmo about hearing protection. I feel odd wearing a seat belt on the tractor with the Rops brushing up against the clouds, but I always use them. I need to get me some ear muff type hearing protection.




    Fishbait, that is a very persuasive review. I appreciate your taking the time to write it out for me and hopefully others. It goes a long way towards my decision especially from a Michigander.
    I really enjoy northern Michigan, I like cooler weather and deep woods.
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