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oil pan 4 09-26-20 10:54 AM

Gasoline powered wood chipper
 
Well I got the small DR chipper shreader.
The electric one works. Problem is when I cut down one smaller 15 foot tall tree it takes me at least 40 minutes to feed all the little sticks and twigs into the electric wood chipper. A big tree takes like 2 hours.
For me everything greater than 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter is fire wood so I'm not trying to mulch everything.
The smallest 6.5hp 208cc DR should be fine.

u3b3rg33k 09-28-20 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 (Post 63068)
Well I got the small DR chipper shreader.
The electric one works. Problem is when I cut down one smaller 15 foot tall tree it takes me at least 40 minutes to feed all the little sticks and twigs into the electric wood chipper. A big tree takes like 2 hours.
For me everything greater than 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter is fire wood so I'm not trying to mulch everything.
The smallest 6.5hp 208cc DR should be fine.

DR makes good stuff, but not a big fan of the B&S engines. our chipper is the 18HP model (eats a up to 4x4s). well it was, the B&S motor wore out and it's now a 20HP Honda. nowhere near the hours on it as the kawa powered brush mower and that is still running strong.

that said for small occasional use you'll get plenty of use out of it.

oil pan 4 09-28-20 10:00 AM

Yeah I definitely don't want to chip something 4x4. The biggest wood I would chip is rotten wood. It's light as a feather and will catch fire from the slightest spark.
If I grind those into dust they shouldn't be a fire hazard any more.
What happened to the Briggs and Stratton engine?
It seems like the wood chipper application is hell on motors.
If I kill this motor I will try to replace it with the biggest single phase AC motor I can find that will fill in all the important holes.
I'm wondering if it's a 56TC frame foot print.

I can see blades in the chipper and it looks like hammer mill hammers and a shreader blade down inside the shredder.

u3b3rg33k 09-29-20 02:21 PM

the B&S engine just wore out. I think it was the rings/cylinder. had it happen on the log splitter, too (also a B&S motor). mind you these things had what would amount to light commercial use for the better part of a decade. their higher end stuff has engines with real oil pumps and filters vs the splash lube of the cheap stuff.

oil pan 4 09-30-20 01:05 AM

Yeah I have a Kohler v twin riding lawn mower from like 2008 that's had the hell beaten out of it. The Kohler engine uses an oil pump and filter.

oil pan 4 10-14-20 11:22 PM

Got a big pile of wood chips now and I'm thinking let them dry out and burn them in the coal furnace.

u3b3rg33k 10-16-20 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 (Post 63134)
Got a big pile of wood chips now and I'm thinking let them dry out and burn them in the coal furnace.

big boy pellet stove?

oil pan 4 10-19-20 04:02 PM

It's just a coal furnace that you shovel coal into.

u3b3rg33k 10-19-20 10:25 PM

well dry wood chips are basically coal-precursor lumps so same same right?

oil pan 4 10-20-20 02:15 AM

Yeah wood just burns really fast compared to high grade coal.


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