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i have a cs100 (bought 5 or so years ago on the back of comments from this forum) and could not recommend it for palms as it blocks up too easy and the blades get dull very quickly and that's on green coconut fronds

if you try dead coconut fronds the blades will be blunt after only a couple of fronds

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i have a cs100 (bought 5 or so years ago on the back of comments from this forum) and could not recommend it for palms as it blocks up too easy and the blades get dull very quickly and that's on green coconut fronds

 

if you try dead coconut fronds the blades will be blunt after only a couple of fronds

 

 

Interesting, a Jo Beau copes well but not sure on knife wear.

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I was told never to chip palm types as it'd ruin the rubber, bearing covers. The one time we did, it took me hours to cut it all away although no actual damage caused.

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notice how the leaf part does not get chipped at all only the stem really

Even on the vermeer 1800xl unless you shove in a big bunch of fronds at once the leaf part will only get roughly chopped.

Really you would need a shredder for complete frond destruction

 

If i chip one Palm into a load of normal woodchip if ruins that load or i have to run it through a screening plant to get the leaf out

 

When chipping Palms on mass I tend to give the results away as it is not worth the bother to screen them

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Get a lorry and a box of matches pal.

 

That's what's happening I think......a lot of my jobs are in huge tall Washingtonias that haven't been touched for years and virtually all the waste is rock hard dry frond....

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