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Hello everyone.

 

I’m looking for advice on buying a chipper and I’m wondering if I should buy new (unfortunately on finance) or look at 2nd hand? I’ve used a number of chippers over the years and they all have their strengths and weaknesses.

 

If anyone knows of something decent for a reasonable price I could be interested to know about that.

 

Tracked machines would be great but of course they are more expensive so it would depend on the price.

 

If any dealers have something that could suit me I would be interested to hear from you.

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I went through this and ended up buying a new chipper 2 years ago to avoid break downs and down time. 

Unfortunately the chipper I purchased has broken down 3 times in two years, twice It’s been backed to the dealers for 5-6 weeks while they wait for parts and I’d not been offered a loan machine to while mine was being repaired. I’m now in the position where I’m half way through the finance and the machine has lost half its value so if I walk away I’ll come out with nothing.

If I could rewind the clock I’d buy an older machine and get it refurbed so it’s as good as new and doesn’t have all the electronics on it. 

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16 minutes ago, tim361 said:

I went through this and ended up buying a new chipper 2 years ago to avoid break downs and down time. 

Unfortunately the chipper I purchased has broken down 3 times in two years, twice It’s been backed to the dealers for 5-6 weeks while they wait for parts and I’d not been offered a loan machine to while mine was being repaired. I’m now in the position where I’m half way through the finance and the machine has lost half its value so if I walk away I’ll come out with nothing.

If I could rewind the clock I’d buy an older machine and get it refurbed so it’s as good as new and doesn’t have all the electronics on it. 

Timberwolf

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I wouldnt buy new again either.

 

Warrenty is a pain in the arse with having to take machine in and leave it to be fixed then go collect again. 

 

Missed a good few days myself due to a new machine that was in warrenty.... If it was out of warrenty it would have been parts ordered and fixed pronto.

 

Will be looking at changing my current chipper in the next year or so but not really happy with what's out there.

 

Sometimes old is the new new and sometimes better the devil you know then the one you don't if you look to upgrade

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Thats some interesting information to think about, thanks guys.

I’m probably going to look into older machines and see whats available by checking out the various links on the website.

Yes I am fairly mechanically minded and I don’t need to worry about towing weight restrictions.

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i bought a brand new tw230vtr(3yrs now).............any breakdowns have been small and ive done them myself...waste of time and money running to dealers unless its major. would only buy new or 1 to 2 year machine now

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