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Posted January 18, 2014 - 08:38 AM

I'll bet this question has been asked many times,

Looking at attachments for 60's Simpliticy garden tractors, almost no info/pic's on the PTO driven chipper/shredders, take this is highly sought after and rare ?

Has anyone modified/converted a chipper/shredder to attach to the early Allis/Simplicity GT's ?


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 09:02 AM

This doesn't answer your ?? but thought I'd show you mine.

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http://gardentractor...351-chipper/?hl= chipper

 

 I have all original mounting and drive hardware.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 09:26 AM

That was a huge help, many thanks, that is one heck of a set up, did a very nice job building it.

Currently using the smaller Troy Bilt Jr Tomahawk,


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 02:54 PM

Yes, those are fairly rare, and extremely effective.  The guys that have them, don't usually let them go.  I had a converted cart-mounted unit, that ran off my rear PTO.  It worked great.  I now have an OEM setup.  Here's a couple clips of it this past summer on my 7790.  I like running it onthe diesel because you cannot bog that engine down, and it sips fuel.

 

Pardon the filmmaking...I'd like to give it another try now that I have an actual camera vs a phone.  Feeding the chute with one hand is kinda frightening.  I'd expect to pay anywhere from $250-500 for an actual 'chipper-shredder'.  They also offered a 'Shredder-grinder' with only the hammermill...not as desireable.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=WwEXOOm-Vzw

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=I-Bi4IVbMBs


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:59 PM

I have one of those shredders works great


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:09 PM

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.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:11 PM

ACwheel65, is this your first post on the open fourm ? if so welcome to GT Talk, glad you joined.



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 09:29 PM

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.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Thanks,

I shall disregard the one on CL in CT and watch for the chipper/shredder one, do recall a bunch for sale on CL earlier this winter for ok prices or at least it seemed like ok prices to me seeing as i have never looked into the Might Macs before. The chipper/shredder i currently have is the smaller wheeled Troy Bilt Jr. Tomahawk. I like it for what it is but would like a bigger one someday for when i ride the fences, clearing, delimbing and brushing. Been a while since that has been done.

Looking forwards to how you set up the unit, this may become important.



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 12:23 PM

Here's mine

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Got it for the best price FREE


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 01:57 PM

Tommy,

Thanks for that, which of your tractors do you use it on and what do you think of it as a shredder/grinder ?



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Here's the adapted shredder-grinder I had.  These do work great, for things like landscape trimmings, brush, leaves, stuff pulled out of the garden, etc.  I wouldn't hope to run limbs through it though...the other variety is intended for that.

 

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A few pics of the chipper variety, with the OEM Simplicity hitch...latter picture is from a Simplicity brochure and shows the idler setup on the shredder type.

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Here's some literature I have on the early shredders 9S

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Here's a pic of my MacKissic Sprayer....it uses the same Simplicity style hitch and similar engagement setup...a heck of a lot easier to get to for a picture today...some literature on that too.

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 07:03 PM

Perfet, thanks for that, set up is very simple and straight forwards, helps me a bunch.

Will save the photos of the convertion and belt set up for reference if you do not mind,

Like the simple belt set up you mentioned in earlier post with the shredder/grinder regarding using the sleeve hitch lift for tensioning of the belt.

The sprayer is a nice touch, new to me, 20 gallon ?


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 07:48 PM

I've never used mine before. I have no tractors at my house to try it on at the moment, only Jacobsens. Also, it needs a belt.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 07:50 PM

There when you find one, apparently rare.






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