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Posted August 29, 2014 - 10:12 PM

I am hoping someone can give me some info on this chopper/shredder I just purchased. Besides the fact that it is a Bolens, 3.5" capacty, 8hp. I tried to located reviews on this beast, but no such luck. All I came across was another 1 for sale, and 1 coment stating that it was the same model as the one that had a pto option... Good, bad, ugly anyone?

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.  One of our Bolen's members should be along before to long and be able to answer your questions.


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Posted August 30, 2014 - 06:31 AM

Welcome to GTT. I'm not familiar with that. You may find some information in our Manuals Section. 3 free downloads per day. I like the wide tires on it. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 30, 2014 - 07:32 AM

Welcome!

What do you need to know?

These 4800's were made 1988-1990



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Posted August 30, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Welcome!

What do you need to know?

These 4800's were made 1988-1990

 

good, bad and ugly. Anything worth knowing... Issues, glitches, things to look out for...

 

Rob



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Posted August 31, 2014 - 07:23 AM

From what I have heard they were a pretty good machine.



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 04:46 AM

Thank you all for your comments. Did a simple test on Saturday. Did just fine. Handled a 3" plus limb without any isses.... Did have to monitor the speed at which I fed it, but did just fine.

 

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 05:58 AM

Well, after 2 Saturdays of nothing but chipping and shredding 1" to 4" limbs. The Bolens has done remarkably well. I did bend the grate slightly with a chunck of wood that was not wanting to go through the chipper.. It had several different knots on all sides. So I just pitched it into the shredder.. It took it, but bent the grate slightly and 2 blades started to rub on the outside edge... Took the grate off, bent it back, and was back to finishing up the tasks at hand... All in all very impressed with this chipper. It ran fo 5hrs. straight last Saturday and about 6hrs. straight yesterday, until I had to bend the grate back... Then it went for about another hour until I was finished.... Total wood chippings/shredded material was well over 100 cubic feet.....Time to sharpen the blades and see if I can sharpen the hammers in the mill any......

 

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:28 AM

Glad it is working for you!



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Posted October 28, 2014 - 11:17 PM

the grate like like one I have on my WW Grinder 

Bolens I think bought out WW Grinder then Troy Bult bought Bolens

 

there is not much info about WW Grinder on the internet

one site that did is not available any more

 

I have two old WW Grinders - one with a 5 hp and other is a 8 hp model

the 5 hp I use for shredder things from the garden and I re-shredder the compost pile

the 8 hp is a chipper-shredder - I use mostly for chipping

 

if you look were the screen goes in there should be 5 or 6 holes on each side

they are for rods and pipes - the rod goes through the pipe

the rod are 1/2" rods - the pipe are 1/2" inside

 

try this site for a manual http://manuals.mtdpr...BrandCode=10151

you need to know the model and s/n to get a manual


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 05:26 AM

Not sure where I would find the serial number. Yes, iyall, it does have 6 holes to place the rods through. But there are 8 total. 2 of them are used for holding the grates in place. The other "6" have an additional outter shield they slide through. According to some sties I have found under Troy Built. These bars are used for wet materials. Leaf piles and what not. These are used first to break-up the material, then if you want, run the material right back through 1 of the grates.

 

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Posted November 04, 2014 - 06:16 PM

WW Grinder had a model like you unit.  Bolens bought WW Grinder and for a few years continued it.

you should be able to remove the chipper blade - should be held by two or three screws.

then a machinist should be able to resurface the chipper blade.

if the hammer are fixed you should not have to sharpen them.

they should be bolted on and reversible.

both of my two WW Grinders a fixed hammers

the 5 hp one I have been using for around 30 years and have not had to reverse the hammers






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