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#1 Hammer OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 07:41 PM

I just bought a new house in a lake area. Nice lil place on 1 acre, mostly wooded. With the big mature trees on the place comes the need for a chipper for small limbs and such.

I have a JD 318 with a 3 pt . Anybody ever fabed up a chipper for this type of application?

I have looked at the MTD/Troy bilt 5 horse units which will work, but do not want another engine to care for. Any suggestions?

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 07:53 PM

I have been thinking the same thing. I've been watching for a chipper with a bad engine. I don't know anything on a JD 318 but though of somehow using the tiller pto for running one.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I have been thinking the same thing. I've been watching for a chipper with a bad engine. I don't know anything on a JD 318 but though of somehow using the tiller pto for running one.


Either the pto or the hydraulics if it would provide the flow needed to run a decent sized motor.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:10 AM

I think I have seen someone take an old 540 rpm chipper and modify it to work with a GT PTO. On a 318 you might be able to use the front PTO and mount the chipper off the front where the quick hitch would go. If you have a rear pto then you could use the 3pt. It may be easier to find a good used chipper. I think you need more then 5hp though. I'd recommend you borrow or rent one for a day first. IME you want at least 9-10hp to chip any real volume or size of material.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:12 AM

I know there was a front mounted chipper for a Cub Cadet, it was made by Messeck I believe.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:35 AM

I see a build thread coming...
Good luck.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 07:19 AM

Dad has one of the McCessick chippers for his Bolens. You see them pop up every once in a while. I think a 1" to 2" limb would be at the max of what one of those chippers could do. I could be wrong though and maybe they will do larger. With having a primarily wooded lot I think I wood go for one of the heavier chippers with a blown engine and adapt it to work.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 01:46 PM

Just for reference, the big stuff is not an issue. At work we have 1 Vermeer BC 1000, 2 1400 Vermeer's , 4 brush bandit 14" capacity and one 18" capacity Vermeer. So this is more of fallen limbs and debris type stuff, not a land clearing machine.

It also may be a possibility of running this off of the hydro if the flow is enough.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 03:31 PM

Running off the hydro is definitely out. Nowhere near enough flow.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Running off the hydro is definitely out. Nowhere near enough flow.


Gotcha, thanks.
Kind of confirmed what I was thinking.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:41 PM

A couple of weeks ago there was a JD Grinder and mount that was advertised to fit a John Deere 140 It sold for $225.00. Might give you some idea of where to start.

http://auction.repoc...s.cfm?ID=856264

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 06:04 AM

I have 2 small gas powered chipper/shreaders the one is a Roto-Hoe that kind of looks like a Mis-Kisik uses a belt drive , something like that might not be too hard , the only problem I see is the speeds these things need to do a good job , almost full rpm's Al

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 07:46 PM

I was wishfully thinking about something like this for a while. I picked up a shredder some time back with the idea of hooking it up to my Ariens. Its still sitting in the shed waiting to get rebuilt and no clue how I will build it.

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 10:08 PM

A couple of weeks ago there was a JD Grinder and mount that was advertised to fit a John Deere 140 It sold for $225.00. Might give you some idea of where to start.

http://auction.repoc...s.cfm?ID=856264

Bill

That was a deal don't see many for the 140 120 300 tractors

MacKISSIC I believe made one for 2000 rpm pto and cat 0 I have to look though my
sales things

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Posted May 23, 2012 - 07:45 AM

I just took a Haban SIckle-Mo off of my G10 and replaced it with a MacKisssic chipper/shredder. It's front mounted, but I know that MacKissic had rear mounted models as well.

I don't know for sure, but I think that the rear mounted ones for the GT's were probably not Cat 0, but frame mounted just like the front mounted ones.

Here's what it looks like on the G10.

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