WARNING: Picture heavy thread!
I’ve decided to build a portable wood chunker based on some previous designs. This is based on a baler gearbox powered by a
2hp 5hp electric motor. I began construction in October 2014 [finished May 2015.]
I have to start out by thanking the pioneers in building this style of chunker.
Wayne Keith of course, who came up with the axle chunker.
Doug Brethower built the first chunker based on a baler gearbox.
Dustin Moore built the first trailer mounted chunker and was the first to power it with an electric motor.
Terry L, Marvin W and several others gave me some excellent input on the initial design. Thanks guys!
I designed this one with a couple goals in mind. The trailer is arranged to keep the weight centered and positioned to output chunks on the passenger side, while the chunk output is at the front, in case I want a conveyor at some point.
Here’s a sketchup image showing the initial design:
And a photo album with ALL the pictures: