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Troybilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Mulcher

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:14 PM

I bought this at a crack head sale about 7 years ago. It was actually a crack head selling it, I'm serious. It was at his new girlfriends house, she was separated from her husband and they needed quick cash, so they sold her husbands stuff. Felt bad for the guy, but if I didn't buy it, the next one in line would have.

Anyway, it's a 8HP I/C Briggs electric start model (I haven't seen many electric start) it's hardly used as you can see in the pics.
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The only thing that's wrong with it is that the battery hold down is missing, but I'll make one and the tube going to the air filter off the carb must have cracked and it was repaired with epoxy. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365372253.189472.jpg

It even came with a very rare hitch attachment for towing behind your tractor or pictured (lady bug) I've never seen the hitch for this anywhere else. I understand it wasn't a cheap option. But as heavy as this is, it's a great thing to have. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365372406.537622.jpg

Also included was a smaller holed grinding screen, a collection bag and a plastic tool for pushing stuff into the hopper. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365372528.462732.jpg

It's been in the shed for at least 5 years, I only used it once and lent it to my best friend once.

Yesterday I took it out and tried to start it, battery would not take a charge, left it on trickle charge all night and it was fine this am, gas tank was drained before I stored it and WD - 40 sprayed inside to prevent rust, it was spotless and once fresh gas was added it started up very quickly. It ran perfect for 10-15 mins.

Thinking about selling it, any guesses to what it's worth ? I bet if they still made em they'd be 2000 plus with all the extra stuff.

Great machine, and after market parts are around
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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:42 PM

I've seen some chippers sell at auction from around $200 and up but I've never seen one sell that's anywhere comparable to the one you have.The towing hitch and electric start are big pluses as far as price goes!

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Good Looking Chipper Ken!

Never seen a Hitch hit for those before

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:49 PM

  I had one I picked up for $250 while living in Texas. It started hard and the governor hunted bad. Finally figured out the intake valve wasn't quite closing completely. I fed it a strong dose of Marvel oil at WOT for about thirty seconds and it smoothed out and started and ran good for 2 yrs. Sold it for $350 when we moved because by that time I'd mounted my 5 HP chipper shredder on the back of my rider to use it as a fan for my leaf vac system. The only complaint I had was it would shred the V-belt quick if I tried feed large branches thru it too hard. Other than that it worked great. The best collection setup I found for it was some hog panel about 3' high and 8' long made into a three sided enclosure about 4' wide set on a sheet of OSB. And yes, I built a tongue for it so I could pull it behind the rider. I like using my little chipper for wood as I can blow it all in the trailer I made up for leaf collection.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Turns out its worth the $500 I listed it for on CL.
After 50 BS calls and emails, I just talked to a guy from about 70 miles away. It's just what he's looking for, did not even try to get me down in price.

He sure seems to be legit, gave him my address and he's borrowing his sons truck to come get it this afternoon.

One less thing to store in my crowded shed. Time to go out and make it look pretty.


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Well the guy yesterday couldn't get a truck to pick it up, but another guy just came and bought it. It's gone. !

I let him have it for $450 less the battery. He also came from a good distance. 1 1/2 hours each way.

Now to get some other stuff listed, next up is a walk behind JD 624 tiller. I've got carb trouble which I should be able to take care of. The needle seat is bad I think. Did the rebuild without changing that, and pinched the bowl gasket when putting it back. Just found a new gasket and the seat.

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