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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 02:06 PM

I eyed a chipper shredder a few weeks ago 30 miles from home.  I seen it was still otuside the pawn shop as we went through that town today.  So I turned around & went back for a better look.  It's a "Super Tomohawk" from Garden Way.  Doesn't look to have been used that much going by the hammers in the mill.  I went ahead & bought it, but have to wait till this coming week to pick it up when I can have my trailer or truck.  The pic below is a rep pic I pulled off the net, and mine looks almost exactly the same condition.  They said the carb needed cleaned, but no biggie.  I bought it for just $175.

  There is a difference in mine from this pic, as the chipper isn't directly on the main body, as my chipper head is inside a round housing which bolts to the back of the main square housing of the shredder.

 

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I wish it were here so I could play with it, but they were closing in a half hour, so no way to come home 30 miles then return to pick it up.  8HP Briggs & handles branches up to 3".  I may even end up adapting it to 3 point & shaft drive from the tractor PTO.  

Ok, this pic shows one built like mine with the separate output for chips.

 

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 04:02 PM

you will like it

I have 2 old WW grinders

 

I think you can still get different screens to the Toro's 

 

you can remove the screen if you want larger chips or if you mixing compost


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 04:13 PM

Great deal Daniel. Those are sold up here at the local JD dealership. Pretty pricey to buy new. 



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 05:40 PM

Now let them cows act up! Or you can use it for hoof trimming!



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Darling and the other girls will be so happy to start getting homemade silage!!! :dancingbanana:



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Sounds like you made a pretty good deal!   :thumbs:   I have a 10 HP Troy-Bilt that I gave about 1/2 of new price for a few years ago, they work great for getting rid of small branches.  ~~  Lowell



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 06:57 PM

That's a nice one especially for the money. If that isn't too top heavy maybe make it towable like a wagon.

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 07:00 PM

That's a nice one especially for the money. If that isn't too top heavy maybe make it towable like a wagon.

 

They could come with an optional trailer tongue.  Still though, one little bobble and she'd go right over.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Wow, one downloaded manual for a model 2 years older than mine showed a handwritten price of over $800 new!!

 

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Just like mines only mines was 5 hp Techumseh, re-powered to 8 hp Briggs.

 

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 07:17 PM

Wow, one downloaded manual for a model 2 years older than mine showed a handwritten price of over $800 new!!

 

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I have that manual for mines.



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:11 PM

I just used a borrowed one, with MAYBE 2 inch capacity, which is a bit of a lie.  IF the branch is straight and has no knots, then you could get 2 inches in.  If, as all mine were, there are shoots and crooks, then all you can fit is what will cram through, usually not much more than an inch.  The hopper was mostly useful for shredding leaves and not much else.  All that said however, it was an enormous help in cleaning up the bush trimmings from a few weeks back.  I'll have to look again and see if I can spot one like yours.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Wow, one downloaded manual for a model 2 years older than mine showed a handwritten price of over $800 new!!

 

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You stole it, Daniel!

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:42 PM

  I had one like that a few yrs ago and it would break the belt if I crowded it too hard w/ large limbs. Other than that it worked great.

                                          Mike


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 09:13 PM

Nice Buy Daniel!!!!

These were probably the best chippers you could buy when these were new. 

I still get a few parts inquiries about these every so often so I would assume alot of people are still using these.


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