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Old 05-05-12   #1 (permalink)
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Unimog front mount type.

I understand the mounting options for a chipper on the front, I just wondered how it is living with a chipper on lift arms.
The disadvantages I can see are that it makes the vehicle longer. It would wobble about a bit affecting the handling.
But it's easily detachable.

From your experience, should lift arms be avoided in favour of a din plate?

Is there anything I'm missing?
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Re: Unimog front mount type.

Hi mate, im in your situation at the moment too, ask Stevn Blair, he's your man!
Mine will be going on a din plate but cantbtell you exactly why
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Re: Unimog front mount type.

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I understand the mounting options for a chipper on the front, I just wondered how it is living with a chipper on lift arms.
The disadvantages I can see are that it makes the vehicle longer. It would wobble about a bit affecting the handling.
But it's easily detachable.

From your experience, should lift arms be avoided in favour of a din plate?

Is there anything I'm missing?
The problem with putting it on front linkage is that the chipper being further forward increases the loading on the front axel, this can be overcome by putting weights on the rear, but then that reduces the amount of chip the mog can carry. A DIN plate is the best way, the Ducker lifts its self on and off, the Schieslings have jacking legs that you fit when you want to remove it.

Also moving the chipper further away from the mog means your trying to throw the chip even further. Blowing the chip over the cab is a major issue with front mount chippers, I wasted a lot of time years ago struggling with this.
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Re: Unimog front mount type.

it also harder to pull out of junctions the further forward it is as you further back
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Also moving the chipper further away from the mog means your trying to throw the chip even further. Blowing the chip over the cab is a major issue with front mount chippers, I wasted a lot of time years ago struggling with this.
Thanks Skyhuck. What was the struggle and how did you solve it?
I'll be putting my 9" Jensen on the front so this kind of stuff is really important.
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Thanks Skyhuck. What was the struggle and how did you solve it?
I'll be putting my 9" Jensen on the front so this kind of stuff is really important.
I had a S/H Ducker without blower, it was fine in the winter chipping hard wood, but once the leaves were on or conifer it just kept blocking the discharge shoot, I had extra paddles fitted to the flywheel, but it still would not blow leafy chip properly. In the end I changed it for a brand-new Ducker with blower.

The Shiesling is the only front mount chipper I know of that will blow chip into the rear body without an additional blower.
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I had a S/H Ducker without blower, it was fine in the winter chipping hard wood, but once the leaves were on or conifer it just kept blocking the discharge shoot, I had extra paddles fitted to the flywheel, but it still would not blow leafy chip properly. In the end I changed it for a brand-new Ducker with blower.

The Shiesling is the only front mount chipper I know of that will blow chip into the rear body without an additional blower.
Thanks, that's useful info. I have seen quite a few Mogs with 9" Jensen on front so it must work.
I would prefer a Shliesing but the money is going into the Mog right now.


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It's all about the body you have on your nog when blowing chip over the cab , the mog is made longer with a front mount and this is a pain in the behind more often than you would think , I had a 660 on mine and never seemed like it was over weight on the front
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Forget linkage, Hucks covered that for u.
If you think you will need the chipper off a lot, then just have a loader handy, takes 10 minutes max.
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It's all about the body you have on your nog when blowing chip over the cab , the mog is made longer with a front mount and this is a pain in the behind more often than you would think , I had a 660 on mine and never seemed like it was over weight on the front
I tried that, but all your doing is bringing a flat plate over the cab, so if the chip is not blown past the cab so it can fall down it just piles up on the bit of the chip box that extends over the cab and you have to keep pushing it back with a rake
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