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On 08/03/2022 at 09:56, AMIA said:

Hi, the Titan chippers are built in Italy and use Kohler 23hp engines. They have a twin blade gravity fed bio chipping style cylinder. They are 80cm wide and weigh 370kg so are fairly easy to move around. They will easily take 4” of wood, when on lighter material they will usually take it as quick as you can feed it in. 
 

We have sold several of these over the past two years and I will be happy to answer any questions that you might have on them. 

What’s the ballpark figure on price for this machine? 

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Can anyone recommend a suitable chipper that isn't too expensive?

 

I have a small orchard with predominantly hard wood fruit trees (20+ apple trees, 10+ plum trees and a small woodland with some other random trees).

 

I rather naively tried using the Forest Master FM6DD but it didn't like the hardwood prunings and branches and keeps clogging up. I ended up spending more time cleaning the drum than feeding the machine.

 

Would be grateful for any advice.

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7 minutes ago, Roy_F said:

Can anyone recommend a suitable chipper that isn't too expensive?

 

I have a small orchard with predominantly hard wood fruit trees (20+ apple trees, 10+ plum trees and a small woodland with some other random trees).

 

I rather naively rather using the Forest Master FM6DD but it didn't like the hardwood prunings and branches and keeps clogging up. I ended up spending more time cleaning the drum than feeding the machine.

 

Would be grateful for any advice.

Jansen, hyundai, gtm etc. Not an awful lot between the various brands really. I bought a gtm 1300 a few years back and have no complaints with it.

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3 hours ago, Conor Wright said:

Jansen, hyundai, gtm etc. Not an awful lot between the various brands really. I bought a gtm 1300 a few years back and have no complaints with it.

What he said. Get the 15hp model and keep the blades sharp. Adjust the anvil gap to suit the material you are putting through it.

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Hello to everyone!

 

What is your opinion regarding breaking-in a diesel engine on a chipper ?

 

The engine manual says not to work the engine at maximum rpm for the first 20 hours.
The chipper manufacturer says to go full on after 1 tank (4.7lt) for 15-20' and then lower it for 5-6'. He said full on because otherwise it cannot chip the branches we have here (work mostly with olive tree).

 

Thinking to stick with the no max for 20 hours, but dont know what to do all this time!!

 

Should I just keep it with the load of the chipper drum&blades or should I try to chip some material as well ?
Should I operate it continuously for 1 tank or stop before ?

 

Let me know what is your experience!

 

Thanks!

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On 10/03/2022 at 07:05, dig-dug-dan said:

I lost interest when I read "Kohler engine"

The latest batch have Briggs & Stratton engines with no plans to return to Kohler, they were only used whilst the B&S engines were unobtainable. Honda engines are also now optional on all new build Titan machines. 

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12 hours ago, AMIA said:

The latest batch have Briggs & Stratton engines with no plans to return to Kohler, they were only used whilst the B&S engines were unobtainable. Honda engines are also now optional on all new build Titan machines. 

I lost interest when I read 'briggs and stratton'.

 

Honda or Honda copy on all machines for me. Kubota for diesel. You're rarely let down that way.

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