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#16 Bruce Dorsi OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:33 AM

That MacKissic shredder was based on their model 9P stand-alone shredder. .....It has a rated capacity of 1-1/2" branches, although that is really tough on the machine and the operator. .....Later models known as 12P, had a chipper hopper & knife mounted on the side to handle branches up to 3" diameter.

Be careful when using the shredder, as any branches fed into the machine will be grabbed out of your hand, so the idea is to toss thin branches in, instead of trying to feed them gradually. .....Thick branches need to be fed gradually with great care! .....Also, with that low hopper (later models had a taller hopper), things have a habit of flying back at you, so as previously advised, don't stand near or look into the hopper while feeding branches. .....The hinged flap on the top of the hopper is there to reduce throw-back, so keep it in the closed position if posssible.

There are various screens which can be attached to the bottom of the shredder to control the size of the shreddings. .....The screen with 1" holes was standard with the shredder, although screens with 3/4", 1/2", or 1/4" holes are also available. .....There is also a bar screen available (with very large openings) for use with wet or gummy materials.

There are 24 swinging hammer-knives on the rotor. ....When one edge gets excessively worn or rounded, the hammers can be re-installed to expose a different cutting edge. .....There are 4 ways each hammer-knife can be installed, so they usually last a long, long time before new hammers are ever needed.
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Not only that, but you can STILL get some parts for them. The hammers are the same as the ones for the 12PTH. I won't guarantee it, but from the part numbers, new/different sized screens may also be available.

Scroll down to find an abbreviated list for the 12P/PT/PTE
http://www.mackissic...ccessories.html

You can find more parts here as well:
http://www.mackissic... Parts List.pdf


There was a guy over on the MTF forum that converted a chipper with a bad engine to mount to his Deere. Looks like a good idea as well.
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=238540&highlight=chipper

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 01:07 AM

Hi Will, I also recently picked up the MacKISSIC MIGHTY MAC Shredder Grinder as well. Mine is made to mount on the front of a narrow frame cub cadet. I will put it on my 125 or 127 model. It is green colored and appears to be in reasonable condition. Some rust, but in good condition. We may need to compare notes some time!
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Hi Will, here are some pictures of my Shredder Grinder. The base mounts to the front of a narrow frame Cub Cadet and the front engine PTO drives the pulley. All of the rotating parts turn. I imagine that I may need to replace the bearings or at minimum re-grease them.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Ive got a really nice one too. Would love to find someone whose got an attachamatic bracket for a wheelhorse to mount it. Even if they didnt want to sell it maybe i could copy it so mine looks right.
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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:26 AM

It's time to start this project, being spring cleanup is just around the corner.

Yesterday I rounded up all the stuff I need to build a trailer, and mount the

chipper and motor on.

 

Anyone have an idea, how many RPM this chipper should run?


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Will, I called the factory and am waiting on a call by from them. Here's there contact info, they seem very friendly.

 

 

MacKissic Inc.

PO Box 111

Parker Ford, PA 19457

Toll Free: (800)348-1117

Phone: (610)495-7181

Fax: (610)495-5951

Email: Info@mackissic.com

 

I also downloaded all their PDF Files for parts on all they have on site. I will be uploading as I can over the next couple days.


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 03:19 PM

Will, I just talked to Bob at the factory and he said you want 2400 RPM's at the shredder rotor. He also said that most everything is still available for this chipper/shredder. Hope this helps.


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Will, I just talked to Bob at the factory and he said you want 2400 RPM's at the shredder rotor. He also said that most everything is still available for this chipper/shredder. Hope this helps.

 

 

Thanks Brian. I appreciate your help.

 

That's perfect, as the chipper has a 5.5" pulley, and my motor has a 4".

 

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I think this is a PERFECT project for Electrification, battery powered chipper.

Since your going to put the chipper on it's own trailer this gives you lots of space for batteries, the electric motor and a charger.

I know you can do it, think of it as a new challenge. :thumbs:


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 09:09 PM

I think this is a PERFECT project for Electrification, battery powered chipper.

Since your going to put the chipper on it's own trailer this gives you lots of space for batteries, the electric motor and a charger.

I know you can do it, think of it as a new challenge. :thumbs:

 

 

That would be a challenge. I think I'll leave the Electrification of stuff to you Doug.

I like burning fossil fuels... :smilewink:


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 09:44 PM

I made some progress on this today.

Frame is welded up, chipper mounted, engine mount built, and

engine bolted in place(temp).

I need to weld the tongue/hitch on. The axle simply bolts up under the

frame, below the chipper. I'll mount the battery on the tongue, and gas tank above that.

I'm making this, so I can quickly remove the engine, to store it inside.

The motor is a Kohler 16 Magnum.

 

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 07:30 AM

Looks good, Will. I'm kinda wondering if a brace to the top of the chipper will be needed. Those things have a lot of vibration when you are using them!


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Posted March 08, 2013 - 07:52 AM

Will, looks good Buddy. Glad to see you made some headway and didnt just sit in the recliner napping all day.
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Posted March 08, 2013 - 07:59 AM

Looks good, Will. I'm kinda wondering if a brace to the top of the chipper will be needed. Those things have a lot of vibration when you are using them!

 

Yes, Kenny, that's the plan. To brace the chipper yet. A couple of 3/8 x 1" flat bars.

 

 

Will, looks good Buddy. Glad to see you made some headway and didnt just sit in the recliner napping all day.

 

:rolling: Yeah, I only napped half the day..  I promise not to nap today !!


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