[Market-farming] Mulch Question and Request for Advice

Richard Robinson rrobinson at nasw.org
Thu Jul 3 11:07:35 EDT 2008

 On Thu, 3 Jul 2008 09:14:37 -0500, Willie McKemie wrote:

> I haven't seen a PTO chipper that will do 10" wood.  I have a PTO chipper I
> bought maybe 15 years ago to chip peach prunings.  Used it one season and
> decided it was much easier to shred the prunings in windrows between the
> peach tree rows.  I did once rent a self powered chipper that was MUCH easier
> to use because it had powered feed.

Ditto my own experience--I bought a Troybilt Tomahawk chipper, but sold it when I realized it took as much time to feed it as it did to burn the same amount of brush, and the chips from an hour of labor would barely fill a wheelbarrow. Whenever I can, I just let the pile rot, or burn once a year. Self-feed with a serious machine would be a whole 'nother deal.

 Richard Robinson

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