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Old 31-03-09   #1 (permalink)
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front mount chipper on a mog

hi guys, i am thinking on putting a front mount chipper on my mog, so to utilise the back linkage and pick up hitch. i know loads of mogs have them, and i think it will be a lot better , no reversing, just drive in. job done. my only worries were pulling out tight roads and junctions and wear on the front tyres. i wont be putting anything crazy size on the front, probably the ducker 250. cheers stevie
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Re: front mount chipper on a mog

Cant really help you on that one mate, but ive always wondered how people find having the chipper front mounted. So il be watching this thread closley

Im sure skyhuck can tell you all you need to know, im sure he will be along soon

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Re: front mount chipper on a mog

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Cant really help you on that one mate, but ive always wondered how people find having the chipper front mounted. So il be watching this thread closley

Im sure skyhuck can tell you all you need to know, im sure he will be along soon

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i have spoke to dave before about it, he runs a schiesling. it is really compact and a bit smaller than i am wanting. maybe i am wrong. i will await his post.
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Re: front mount chipper on a mog

put towbar on the chipper & a linkage lock like a tractor ??
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put towbar on the chipper & a linkage lock like a tractor ??
the back arms can be locked but my pick up hitch has its own rams anyway, but the trailer i am talking about weighs 5 ton empty, or i am going to upgrade my hiab trailer. so will be even heavier.
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Re: front mount chipper on a mog

I use to drive a U900 with a front mounted PTO chipper; it’s a right pain. You may have to look in to up-rating the coils suspension. As the rear suspension is heavy duty you may be able to get away with replacing the shock Absorber's to heavy duty off road ones if the chipper is light enough.

Or you'll fine yourself bouncing down the road using the chipper as a plough :-) when its empty and not towing anything!
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I use to drive a U900 with a front mounted PTO chipper; itís a right pain. You may have to look in to up-rating the coils suspension. As the rear suspension is heavy duty you may be able to get away with replacing the shock Absorber's to heavy duty off road ones if the chipper is light enough.

Or you'll fine yourself bouncing down the road using the chipper as a plough :-) when its empty and not towing anything!
my mog is a 2450, alec price has said it will be fine on the front, but cheers for your input mate. i would love a u900 for playing in
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Re: front mount chipper on a mog

I used to drive one, and so long as you don't go too big with it then it should be handy.
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my mog is a 2450, alec price has said it will be fine on the front, but cheers for your input mate. i would love a u900 for playing in
he would say that is after selling u a NEW chipper
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I used to drive one, and so long as you don't go too big with it then it should be handy.
hi tom, the reason i put nothing too big, is because i know of the one you used to drive, and i heard about the trouble it gave lol
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