[Market-farming] chipper/shredders

wiediger at msn.com wiediger at msn.com
Wed Oct 29 10:57:56 EST 2003

I agree with Willie.  I own a tractor powered 3-pt hitch chipper/shredder.  It is suppose to be able to handle up to 4" limbs.  1-1/2 to 2" is more realistic.  Does a great job regrinding commercial chips.  But who has time to do that?!  In my opinion, they aren't worth the investment nor time to use.  But if you do decide to buy one, make sure you purchase a good pair of ear protectors and safety glasses.

On another note, I'm glad that the Dixie Chicks spoke up.  To me, that is what America is all about.  The liberty to express one's opinion, no matter what.


Paul and Alison Wiediger
Au Naturel Farm
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Willie McKemie 
  To: Market Farming 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 6:58 AM
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Re: tillers

  On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:58:03AM -0500, Allan Balliett wrote:
  > Neil - Hopefully you can find someone who has used that 
  > chipper/shredder attachment to see how it worked for them. A few 

  About ten years ago, I bought a 3pt tractor powered chipper to chip 
  peach tree prunings.  I decided using it was more trouble than it was 
  worth, manual feed being the problem.  I am willing to sell it.  
  Original cost was about $1700, as I recall; will sell for $500.  Used 
  one season.  Central Texas.  I think it needs 25hp or more.  Category 
  II.  I think it is supposed to eat up to 3" limbs, but 2" is more like 
  it.  Or 1.5".

  Willie, ashamed that dixie chicks are from Austin
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