[Market-farming] Mulch Question and Request for Advice

mcoldiron mcoldiron at crcom.net
Thu Jul 3 15:42:01 EDT 2008

Willie, could you explain what you meant when you said "it was much easier 
to shred the prunings in windrows between the peach tree rows."  Do mean you 
ran over them with stalk shredder?

TxBeeFarmer (Mark)
West Texas Zone 7b

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willie McKemie" <mf at austinfarm.org>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Mulch Question and Request for Advice

> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 02:52:56PM -0500, mcoldiron wrote:
>> As mentioned in my original post, I have plenty of elm and mesquite wood
>> available for mulching.  Anyone know of a good pto chipper that will 
>> handle
>> about 10" logs?  Also need a good splitter.
> 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.
> My chipper is available; it's been sitting in the barn for more than 10
> years.  I think it's rated for 3" wood.  Cost about $1700, as I recall.
> Make an offer.  I wouldn't want to fool with crating it for shipping.
> I'm near Austin.
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