I went for a larger chip but not the largest. I think the cutter I got will give me 2 1/2" chips.
Like my sawed 2&1/2" long cow patties and then split with hatchet, are you saying those chunks came from a chipper?
That is a picture from Laimet, they sent a bunch of pictures so I could chose. The next larger size looked too big and looked like they might not flow good. I have been burning chips from the sawmill for the last 14 years in a gasifier to boil maple syrup and have an idea what I wanted. A wood powered truck is next on the list and hope to use the same chips.
My chipper has finally arrived, now I have to find something to power it.
That’s a beautiful machine Mark. I can’t wait for the video of it in action. I wish I was your neighbor
I’ll echo the request for video… I want to see it run and see what beautiful chips it makes.
I should have a video in the next couple weeks. I burn chips making maple syrup and need to chip about 30 cords or so real quick. The wood powered truck won’t happen til spring. I would like to make my syrup deliveries with wood power. The transaction and shipping did not go as smooth as I expected. If anyone is going to purchase one let me know and I will tell you my experience without putting it on the web.
hope it works as good as it looks. It looks like a 3-point hook-up, and PTO drive.
Here it is:
This was the first piece of wood I put in. We continued chipping and were putting in frozen 7" yellow birch with no problem other than lifting the wood. Have to come up with a system to feed it faster.
And I like your dryer, that will hold a lot of fuel! I have one much smaller but the same design and it drys fuel down to 10% in just a few days. I still don’t understand how a chipper can produce what appears to be sawed ends because there flat, how can a chipper make flat ends?
It is more of a slicer than a chipper. I will get some pictures of the inside when I open it up tomorrow.
That sure looks good. What hp is that JD?
It is about 100hp, it is my uncle’s tractor. I think I only need to buy a 70 hp tractor for the chipper. With this one it does not seem to put much of a load on it. The bigger the chip the less power you need and I have the cutter for the largest chip it will make.
That makes a lot of fuel quick. Appears to be good sized chunks. Is it Pine? I was thinking of a corn crib for a dryer, but much smaller. Awesome set up
Yellow birch, hard maple and ironwood.
Nice chunker, Those arent sold here in the states, how did you get your hands on one? Does it have the progressive diameter helical screw? I have wanted to see one of these up close but going to Finland is too far to drive.
I contacted Laimet and got a price on it. I then emailed UPS, DHL and Sirlog which is Laimet’s shipper for a shipping quote. The only one that gave me a quote was UPS. I transferred the money to Laimet and called UPS to pick it up. Sirlog then sent a shipping quote because Laimet contacted them but their shipping price was 4X higher. UPS gave a very itemized quote and Sirlog’s was one sentence. UPS filed all the paperwork and acted as the broker. A month later it was at my door.
Yes, it has that screw.