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1 hour ago, Connagh said:

What are the prices for the Eliet professional machines? 

I brought an eliet super prof, was about 10k from memory. I wouldnt be without it now, and might consider upgrading to the latest spec machine which has a debris thrower rather than conveyor

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When I think of a wee chipper and then think about the price £10,000 seems a lot of money unless of course your using it all the time 

I probably use my greenmech 30-40 days a year at most which isn’t a lot so maybe I just need something good reliable and not over the £5000 mark 

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i paid £2.5k for my cs100 18hp key start model, mint from a dealer (some private estate guy owned it, for 4years, used it a couple of times a year and had it serviced every year, traded it for a mini tractor) jumped on it and travelled a couple of hundred miles to collect it. Bargains to be had!
fit a winch... could even mount it to the chipper...

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Dinan, technically Lanvalley down by the port. 

A long narrow garden whose access was via a slippery alleyway and half a dozen granite steps.

The budget Chinesium chippette has 2 days to chew through thuya hedging, bay laurels, blue cypress, apple watershoots and what ever else the client points her purse at.

The weird cutting out issue traced to a badly wired stop switch and the safety switch (now disabled) on the folding infeed.

The one way street has a junction to the left of the bollard and further bollards making the parking of a truck and chipper plus pile of brash without first seeking permission from the town hall a logistical nightmare as it is also a mini-bus route with larger delivery trucks passing.

 So Chinesium Chippette was the way forward. 

We put 3 hours to the tenth of an hour on it today and feel rather exhausted.

  Stuart

 

 

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Hi Stuart...I like the picture of your battery saw next to the chopper.I trust you enjoyed using it? For smaller pruning and not so smaller cutting I will always use battery power from now on.Have done for a few years now

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43 minutes ago, silky fox said:

Hi Stuart...I like the picture of your battery saw next to the chopper.I trust you enjoyed using it? For smaller pruning and not so smaller cutting I will always use battery power from now on.Have done for a few years nowemoji106.pngemoji367.png

Bought it for Mrs Lee as the 241 proved a tw*t to start at times.

Tia is far more confident using the battery saw, starts every time, silent and light weight.

 Stuart

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What gap do you have between your anvil and the blades?

I’m presuming that the wider the gap the more the machine will struggle on bigger diameter wood?

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They struggle full stop if the anvil gap's too wide.  Too much material is taken at a time and you get strings of material instead of chip.

I would imagine the 'credit card thickness' gap would get you by on any wee chipper.  On my Jo Beau I tend to make it a 'tight credit card' gap; works fine.

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