I don't currently own a chipper or chipper/shredder, but I've been doing some research into them as it will be an attachment that I will need when I get a tractor. I was looking at the Wallenstein BXM32 chipper/shredder. It will take a maximum of 3" through the chipper and 1" through the shredder. The tractors I am considering have 18 PTO horsepower and I was wondering if that was enough to get the max chipper capacity on the BXM32. I contacted Woodward Crossing and was told that the Wallenstein trailer model that has the same chipper and shredder capacity as the BXM32, has a 9HP Honda engine on it, so 18 PTO horsepower would be more than enough on a BXM32. Just what I was told, have not been able to get a response direct from Wallenstein to the same question.I'm looking for a 3 point hitch chipper for my 2320. I would like a new one. Any suggestions on make and size would be appreciated.
Ralph, (from New Hampshire)
====A few years back I purchased a Jinma chipper made in China. I purchased extra blades and belts but have never needed them. It has self feed and chips up to six inch Dia. It did take a little modification to work with my Quick Hitch but all in all it works as advertised.
I have a BXM42 on my 2032R and it handles the size of it fine. You would probably want the loader on or some front weights depending on where you are going with it. I have more pto hp but the only think that boggs mine down a little is when I put a little too much in the shredder.Jeremy, I've looked at the Wallenstein BX 42 to use on my 2320. I like the large feed opening too. Does it self feed well? Also is my 2320 a good fit for it? I have also looked at the Woodmaxx chipper does anyone have any thoughts on it?
I would suggest you always check any new equipment for Lube, adjustments etc. My 1026R was delivered with two broken bolts, one missing bolt, a loader stand that pushed the mower deck away from the tractor during mounting and a bucket drop problem that took a year and a half to fix. Based on that the chipper was great.====
This is one of very few reviews of the Jinma chipper I have seen....
It seems what little user info I have run across on them has been at best neutral.....
Actually, for the price I'm glad to hear it has worked well....
Most of the negative reviews of this chipper have seemed to be from loose bolts, no grease, and less than quality assembly....
Glad to hear you have had a good experience....
I'm going to buy either the Wallenstein BX 42 or the Woodmaxx TM - 86-H. The Woodmaxx is a new model. You can see it on there web site. It's just the right size for the 2320. I would like your thoughts on it.Ralph
The 2320 should be a great fit, it is the exact size tractor the BX42 was designed for. On my 2520 it will eat just about anything I put through it. I think I have stalled it twice and both times it was at a crotch that was probably 4x6+ inches. That is the only downside to the bigger opening is it you can twist in some very large pieces of wood.
It self feeds great as long as you keep the blades sharp and more importantly the anvil adjusted. Personally I don't use it enough to justify the cost, maintenance and storage of a hydraulic feed.
Just the other day i dropped a 24" round oak and all I have left id firewood and woodchip. I can't complain.
The fact that the Woodmaxx is so new could be an issue. I have thought that too. I am 68 years old so I won't be shoving 20ft long limbs into it. I will cut them at least in half. But I see your point. I have talked to the people at Woodmaxx and there seems to be a lot of thought that went into the TM-86H chipper. But like you stated the Wallenstein is a well proven machine. I am going to buy in the next few weeks. Would like to see some reviews on the Woodmax before I do though. Thanks for your input Jeremy It has been helpful.Ralph-
Sorry for the slow reply... The holidays and 2 kids have been keeping me busy.
That new Woodmax looks pretty impressive. It was not around when I got mine but I would have maybe went in that direction. The only negative I see with the Woodmax if the feed chute height and angle. I shove 20ft+ long limbs into mine and sometimes struggle getting them into the fairly shallow and low chute on the wallenstien. I don't know that I would be able to get them in the Woodmax.
My only other 2 cents is that the Wallenstien is proven to be a solid well performing unit. The woodmax is new and will be a little but of an unknown.