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#1 Chubien OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 09:17 PM

I just got the shredder installed on the 1050, here's a video of it in action

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Nice, I needed that.
I just got a Mac and am planning on putting it on a sears mule drive platform somehow. This tells me the capabilities (it wasn't even being taxed by those branches, was it?)

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 10:38 PM

I never even knew I needed one of these for my 1050 until right now.  That is awesome.


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 04:51 AM

Now you need a conveyor to take the chips to a dump trailer that is hooked to the 1050
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 06:37 AM

Great video I love mine. If you have leaves it works great.  I use mine without the exit screen to mulch my leaves. If you run them through a few times it works great and the wetter the leaves are the better. You can use the exit screen but just run a branch through every now and then to clean out the screen. Have fun!


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 06:53 AM

I took a short video at the beginning of my mulching, as I got used to it I was feeding the larger branches, I would say the biggest ones were close to 2" and very long, it handled it with no problem at all.

Quite happy with it, it's more capable than I expected!

I only have cedars and Pines at home so I probably won't get to mulch leaves though.
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 07:17 AM

Looks like it's working pretty danged good :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

I would make two suggestions.

 

1. Safety glasses

 

2. Don't feed it facing the intake.  I prefer to stand at the front of the tractor and feed it from the side so I'm not facing the intake.


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 07:42 AM

Looks like it works Great!

Now I'm going to have to find one! :D



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Posted July 30, 2015 - 07:47 AM

very nice.  I picked one up a couple years ago to do a conversion to mount it to my 1250.  It's still just sitting in the garage.  Bolens1000, want to make an offer?


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 08:47 AM

To those interested there is also guy on cl in new Hampshire selling one, he mentions it's for a tubeframe but I believe he has the long driveshaft (its hard to say from the low resolution pics), so it's probably the rear mounted one for the bigger tractors.
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 11:54 AM

To those interested there is also guy on cl in new Hampshire selling one, he mentions it's for a tubeframe but I believe he has the long driveshaft (its hard to say from the low resolution pics), so it's probably the rear mounted one for the bigger tractors.

They mounted on the rear of the tube frames also with a long drive shaft.  Some mounted on the front like you have. Here is my front one and my rear one that is not yet restored.

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Posted July 30, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Husky, so if I understand it correctly the rear mounted ones also mounted to the front?

That's what it seems like from the pictures you posted, the shredder is much further from the tractor on the front.

your shredder also looks much bigger than mine.


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 03:02 PM

No, the front mounted one is different than the rear mounted one. I took a front mounted one and had to modify it to fit  a rear mounted chipper onto it. Basically the rear mounted chipper I had spun the wrong way when mounted on the front. So I modified the front mounted one to change the direction of the mount points allowing me to mount it onto the front and have it spin in the correct direction. Kind of weird but I wanted a front mounted chipper but could not find one so I made it work...



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Posted July 31, 2015 - 08:07 AM

Note that Chubien's attachment is based on MacKissic's 9P shredder, while Husky's attachment is based on MacKissic's 12P chipper/shredder.  ....The shredder portion is the same on both models, but the 12P has the chipper flywheel and side hopper, while the 9P does not.

 

The early 9P models had the low (short) hopper like Chubien's.  ....All 12P's had the taller (longer) hopper like Husky's.  .....When the tall hopper was introduced with the 12P, all 9P's from then on had the tall hopper. 

 

Chubien's attachment does not allow the Bolens hood to be opened very much while the attachment is installed.

 

I don't remember clearly, but I think the extra length added to the front-mount unit (to allow the hood to open) created a problem (frame cracking ??), so the rear-mount units were introduced.


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Posted July 31, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Note that Chubien's attachment is based on MacKissic's 9P shredder, while Husky's attachment is based on MacKissic's 12P chipper/shredder.  ....The shredder portion is the same on both models, but the 12P has the chipper flywheel and side hopper, while the 9P does not.

 

The early 9P models had the low (short) hopper like Chubien's.  ....All 12P's had the taller (longer) hopper like Husky's.  .....When the tall hopper was introduced with the 12P, all 9P's from then on had the tall hopper. 

 

Chubien's attachment does not allow the Bolens hood to be opened very much while the attachment is installed.

 

I don't remember clearly, but I think the extra length added to the front-mount unit (to allow the hood to open) created a problem (frame cracking ??), so the rear-mount units were introduced.

 


 

Note that Chubien's attachment is based on MacKissic's 9P shredder, while Husky's attachment is based on MacKissic's 12P chipper/shredder.  ....The shredder portion is the same on both models, but the 12P has the chipper flywheel and side hopper, while the 9P does not.

 

The early 9P models had the low (short) hopper like Chubien's.  ....All 12P's had the taller (longer) hopper like Husky's.  .....When the tall hopper was introduced with the 12P, all 9P's from then on had the tall hopper. 

 

Chubien's attachment does not allow the Bolens hood to be opened very much while the attachment is installed.

 

I don't remember clearly, but I think the extra length added to the front-mount unit (to allow the hood to open) created a problem (frame cracking ??), so the rear-mount units were introduced.

 That is good info that I never knew about. Don't go by my front mount setup... it is definitely a frankenstein. I used the base from one unit and the tall  hopper from another unit. I used the basic front mount frame, cut it in 1/2 and then added length to it to allow the hood to open. I also had to make a pto stub shaft to lengthen the pto shaft, an idler pulley for the belt tension and also welded on plates to mount casters to take up the additional weight of it hanging off the front so far. This frankenstein works well though.


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