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On 30/05/2019 at 20:19, Kent Arboreal said:

The smaller chippers dont like conifers much. They shred it into a fine dust that settles in the chute.  Best way to avoid it is to make sure you don't put too much through at one time. Simple enough in theory, but the temptation always wins out in my experience!

I can honestly say that your experience does not match mine having fed a CS100 for around 350hrs.

   Stuart

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2 hours ago, Ty Korrigan said:

I can honestly say that your experience does not match mine having fed a CS100 for around 350hrs.

   Stuart

I agree with you there, my Hyundai can fire conifer chip over the headboard of my big ifor, that's 7 feet off the ground and 14feet away!!

I'm not saying it can't jam, of course it can, but it tears through normal conifer. 

Dead yew on the other hand...

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4 hours ago, Ty Korrigan said:

I can honestly say that your experience does not match mine having fed a CS100 for around 350hrs.

   Stuart

Similarly with a Jo Beau M300!

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On 02/06/2019 at 11:19, Ty Korrigan said:

I can honestly say that your experience does not match mine having fed a CS100 for around 350hrs.

   Stuart

Don't get me wrong, mine will gobble through it like nobodys business, its putting too much through the chute at once it doesnt like. With other species it doesn't seem to mind as much, but with the conifers it seems to block easier.

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Yep exactly my experience with the M500. The conifer flies through the drum so fast there's too much volume trying to come out of the chute and it blocks unless you grab hold of the branch to slow things down.

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4 hours ago, javelin10 said:

Yep exactly my experience with the M500. The conifer flies through the drum so fast there's too much volume trying to come out of the chute and it blocks unless you grab hold of the branch to slow things down.

In effect, you become the "no stress" device! A demo with a CS100 is epic if there is Conifer to be done, it really is quite impressive!

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Just joined the Wee Chipper Club with the Hyundai 100mm chipper.  Done a bit of Hawthorn hedge, Poplar, a Larch tree and a few evergreen shrubs with no problems so far, only thing is the narrow wheelbase makes it a little unstable, I have rolled it twice,  first time on tarmac😪, made an bit of a mess of the paint but no other damage, seems well made.

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Only stuff my CS 100 didn’t like was dead Sitka!

  She’s off to pastures new today.

  Depreciated 40% in 10 years.

  Original plug, only thing I replaced was the pull chord!

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I recently got a Hyundai 100mm too.
It’s a good machine.
My one gripe is that it pulls the last bit of the branch through whole without chipping it. Some species worse than others of course, it eats Leylandii, but with willow for example it can be a good 18” or more.
Could this be the gap on blades or is it just symptomatic of drum chippers?
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Your arm in the no stress, just hold onto the stuff you know will go through too quickly.

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