I picked up a used chipper/shredder last weekend. It is a Bolens/Gardenway/ maybe MTD? It is branded Bolens, but has a Gardenway tag on the frame and was sold new in 1998, so I am thinking it might actually be an MTD product. The previous owner said he used it a lot, but the screen and the "wet materials baffle" still had all the original paint on them, so I think it wasn't really used a lot. Up till now anyway. I have a small orchard/ large dog run and it takes a while to mow around all of the trees. I decided to build a square wood frame around each tree and fill the frames with mulch and grade the soil up to the top of the frame all the way around. This will make it a lot faster for me to mow. It will also let the soil around the trees hold more moisture and keeps grass and weeds from competing with the trees for that moisture. I will be putting down grass seed at some point to fill i up to the frames, but we are having a serious drought up here right now, so seeding at this time is pointless. I have about half the trees done now.