Thanks mr green, thinking of a possible future project, studied on how it is mounted and driven, i see that one can be converted such as you did. Would you by any chance have documentation/photos of the convertion ?
Here is one for a good price in CT : http://hartford.crai...4186253941.html
I am tempted to buy it. Oddly it does not have the chipper funnel/inlet, wonder if this is the mulcher/shredder hammer mill set up only ?
Thanks for the vid, they are loud and your hands ach when chipping.
The one above is not a conversion. It is the facotry setup for Simplicity tractors. I am missing an arm in the idler, so I added the spring shown, so it's not 100% complete.
I will dig around in my pictures, as my previous shredder was the same as what you have in the CL link (hammer mill only, no chipper), but converted to mount on a Simplicity. It was actually extremely simple, and used the rear lift as the engagement...basically, as you lowered the rear lift, which the shredder was mounted to, similar to how a tiller mounts, then the drive belt tightened and you were rockin!
I can tell you, the Shredder-Grinder (no chipper) was real easy to mount, but the Chipper-Shredder is so much heavier. That flywheel in the chipper portion must weight 40# on it's own. Night and day...it's a bear to mount alone.