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escapedtothecountry

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Wood chippings
« on: April 04, 2013, 11:52:16 am »
Aghast at how much bark or indeed wood chippings cost to use as mulch I have convinced myself this will be my birthday treat to myself!

NormandyMary

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 12:29:57 pm »
They are good. Its amazing what they chew up and spit out the other end. Ours has been a godsend. Enjoy!!!(Great fun to use too, I love having a go, it keeps me amused for hours!)

Reg henderson

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Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 07:57:40 pm »
I was thinking of getting one too ,has anyone on here got one that they can recommend , I think that one in the pic above has a honda engine and know they are good. I was chatting to a dealer the other day and he said there is an american company that makes good chippers . What are the rest of you using ?

smiley bucket

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 10:40:47 pm »
OH, i just sold mine for 20 on preloved :(
 
trust me.
Pay our politicians minimum wage and watch how fast things change.

spandit

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • East Sussex
    • Sussex Forest Garden
Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 10:52:11 pm »
OH, i just sold mine for 20 on preloved :(
 
trust me.

Guessing not a Honda powered petrol one...
sussexforestgarden.blogspot.co.uk

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 11:59:52 pm »
I had an electric one - can't remember what make - but it choked on more than it chewed and I spent as much, if not more, time unblocking it than I did feeding it.  Soon sold that on.

spandit

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • East Sussex
    • Sussex Forest Garden
Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 08:50:42 am »
I've got an electric one and it's awful but quite good for chipping apples before pressing...
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Simon O

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Bonkle
Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 09:01:10 am »
Someone gave us a petrol-engined one, not sure make, which looked quite powerful, but really did not do a good job and took so long to do it. I think the smaller or even moderate sized ones really are not much use. I am thinking it might be better and cheaper to save up all your sticks in a pile and hire a big one from the plant hire place once a year. Same with hedge trimming - the good Stihl hedge trimmer on which you can angle the blade at rightangles to go along the top of a six-foot hedge while standing on the ground costs several hundred pounds but 30 odd quid for a weekend hire, and no worry of maintenance/repair etc

escapedtothecountry

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Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 09:32:50 am »
Having paid 8 a bag for bark chippings - which made no impact where I spread them, and having oads of bits of trees etc that could do with shredding I thought it was the most cost effective way of sorting out the branches and providing my own wood chippings. Well OK - that and you cant beat a new petrol tool to keep you entertained!

spandit

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • East Sussex
    • Sussex Forest Garden
Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 10:14:53 am »
What model is that one?
sussexforestgarden.blogspot.co.uk

bloomer

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Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 10:33:37 am »
What model is that one?


the big noisy one  ;D ;D ;D


i have petrol tool envy!!!

spandit

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escapedtothecountry

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Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013, 11:00:57 am »
Yes sorry for not getting back - its a titan. No idea if any good as doesnt arrive until Monday!! Cant wait to have a go though.

bloomer

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Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 11:47:53 am »
we need photos of all the non garden waste items you test it with...




Reg henderson

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Re: Wood chippings
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 09:35:14 pm »
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 09:39:21 pm by Reg henderson »

 

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