5" Horizontal Wood Chipper
14 hp electric start 5" horizontal wood chipper
a horizontal chipper assembly ???? Simple, because I had a
shaft motor. My only other
option with the vertical shaft motor was to use a jack shaft of some sort to twist the fan belts to a
horizontal position. I was afraid I would lose some horse power doing this and it also would have
been a lot more spinning parts so I designed and mounted the chipper wheel in a horizontal position.
I'll also add the I didn't want to go the the expense of buying a horizontal shaft engine when I was not
sure how well the project would work.
Using My Chipper:
with any wood chipper it's Loud !! Sounds like a jet taking off
as the wheel gets up to speed.
I can't stress enough that chippers are dangerous and great care has to be taken when using one.
The limbs are fed into the feed chute big end first. Once the chipper "grabs hold" and starts chipping
it will feed itself. Every now and then the limb may stop and I'll have to give it a push. I never reach
into the feed chute and it's important that the feed chute be long enough that your arm cannot reach
the knives. If a limb does stop feeding I give it a push with another limb. It's also important to wear
leather gloves and eye protection. It's possible for small pieces of wood to be thrown back at you
from the feed chute.
So far I have chipped quite a lot of limbs and no problems at all. As I mentioned on the first page
I don't overload the chipper and most of my chipping is small stuff (1" to 3" ).
So far I couldn't be any happier!
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