Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:14 PM
over it yet, but managed to snap some pics today.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:19 PM
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:21 PM
Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:22 PM
I've never seen one before. It looks pretty solid.
OldBuzzard has one on the front of one of his Bolens. He has a couple threads here about it.
Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:23 PM
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:24 PM
Very cool piece Will. Are you keeping it with Sarah's Simplicity or are you going to Masseyfy it?
She didn't get a Phd. It's mine.
Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:28 PM
I have oddles of pine bows I could chip, to cover trails. It sure looks dangerous though.
Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:50 PM
It sure looks dangerous though.
Will' DON'T STICK YOUR FINGERS IN IT.
Good looking unit, it should do well for you. I never thought about hooking one to a tractor like that. I have a chipper (can't remember the brand) that belonged to my mother that is a very heavy well belt unit. I've been toying with a stand I can back my dump trailer under and catch what I grind to go dump in the garden, just haven't done it yet. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:58 PM
a trailer into, under the chipper. First, I want to see what it can do. I won't have much of a chance at
that till mid Aug.
Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:59 PM
... It sure looks dangerous though.
I wouldn't say that it's dangerous, but it could bite you pretty good if you used it incorrectly.
Using just a bit of common sense is all you really need to do. Feed it from the side and don't look down to watch the hammers grind it up, use eye protection. Don't try to make it handle branches, etc that are larger than it's designed for. Wait for it to come to a stop before messing with the internals.
I will note that it takes a LONG time to spin down once you disengage the PTO. I suggest running the engine at a high idle, engage the PTO, and then advance the throttle to full for using it. When shutting down, back the engine down to a high idle before disengaging the PTO.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:28 PM
Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:35 PM
As long as the hammers are moving free and the shaft bearings are kept greased, It will last forever.
Posted June 26, 2012 - 04:50 AM
Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:27 AM
Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:31 AM
Powering it with it's own engine would be a nice option as well.
Powering it with it's own Allis-Chalmers or Simplicity would be even better!
Nice grab Will!