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Hello All,
I’ve been shopping around for a chipper after getting a price of $4,750.00 for a new Frontier WC1105 wood chipper. It seems the consensus is the Wallenstein BX42 is about the best bang for the buck. There is one on eBay for $2799.00 plus shipping. What’s the going rate for these, and is there a preferred supplier? I’m looking to purchase this new.

Thanks, John
 

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I bought mine for $2,999 (plus tax and delivery) last August. I called a few places and some were cheaper but had higher shipping charges. So it was a wash in the end. I can attest to how well it works. I am in Michigan so cannot advise you on a local place to get one.

Is the one on Ebay used, if so, maybe better to spend the extra $200 on a new one.
 

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Thanks jsokel

Thanks for the reply and price feed back. They claim it's new and the shipping quote is $148. The seller is only 125 miles from me, so I may go pick it up depending on sales tax etc.
 

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I have a small DR chipper and would not recommend them as the throat is too small. Hard to feed branches through if they are crooked. This chipper was a freebie for me so I am not complaining but I have learned to get a larger chipper when buying next time. I find it isn't a matter of how large a diameter the branch is as much as being easy to feed, so I am going to get a 62 series chipper with the larger throat. If the branches are big enough for firewood kindling I don't have to chip them.
 
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Woodward Crossings has the BX42 for $2699 plus shipping, and there is a calculator for shipping cost. That's where I bought mine in December, no issues at all they were quick to ship it out.
 

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I got mine very lightly used for $1650. Guy I bought it from couldn't figure out how to run the rear pto without sitting on the seat... So he thought it was a faulty design. I felt bad but it was already tied down in my truck when he told me that. I did tell him to set the parking brake, put 'er in neutral, pto set to rear only and he could let it rip...

I love the BX42, but would love hydraulic feeding even more.
 

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I have a small DR chipper and would not recommend them as the throat is too small. Hard to feed branches through if they are crooked. This chipper was a freebie for me so I am not complaining but I have learned to get a larger chipper when buying next time. I find it isn't a matter of how large a diameter the branch is as much as being easy to feed, so I am going to get a 62 series chipper with the larger throat. If the branches are big enough for firewood kindling I don't have to chip them.
What is the opening size of the DR chipper?
Thanks, John
 

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Woodward Crossings has the BX42 for $2699 plus shipping, and there is a calculator for shipping cost. That's where I bought mine in December, no issues at all they were quick to ship it out.
Thanks for the price feed back. I think I'm OK at $2,799 and I'll pick it up. It may cost around $80.00 and maybe 5 hours round trip. I can also look it over before I buy it. I still may want to go bigger.
 

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Hello All,
I’ve been shopping around for a chipper after getting a price of $4,750.00 for a new Frontier WC1105 wood chipper. It seems the consensus is the Wallenstein BX42 is about the best bang for the buck. There is one on eBay for $2799.00 plus shipping. What’s the going rate for these, and is there a preferred supplier? I’m looking to purchase this new.

Thanks, John
It sounds like you've got your mind made on the Wallenstein BX42, which is a great wood chipper and seems to have nothing but great reviews on here! :bye2:

We just wanted to let you know that have the Frontier WC1105 Wood Chipper listed at $4,299 w/ FREE SHIPPING! While we are currently working on building a stand-alone Tractor Attachment website, we've got the full offering of Frontier attachments available on our site and almost ALL of the models are priced w/ FREE SHIPPING. Not that you need that info now, but for guys in the market for attachments, we want to be able to offer the best price possible all while having the backing of a family-owned John Deere dealer :bye:

Let us all know when you get that BX42 in and put it to use - we'd love to know how well it works! We will definitely take note to try to carry this brand in the near future!

Now go out and fire up those tractors fellas, it's almost Spring Cleaning time! :tongue:
 

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62 instead of 42

I decided to buy a Wallenstein BX62 instead of the BX42. After comparing the 2 side by side I liked the BX62 better. I’ll start another thread with pictures and a review.
 
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