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What to Know About Buying or Renting a Wood Chipper →

For those about to rent or buy a wood chipper, here is a list of the top features to consider in advance to help you pick the best option for your project: 1. Engine Displacement: Engine displacement refers to the volume of an engine's cylinders and is a general indicator of its power. In other words, the bigger the engine, the greater the power. Wood chippers generally measure engine power by cc, or cubic centimeters.  Click for more...


How Wood Chippers Work →

Wood chippers are an amalgamation of parts, including a hopper, a collar, a chipper, and usually, a collection bin. Typically powered by a combustion engine (although many electric versions exist), they range in horsepower, depending on size and type. How wood chippers work is an interesting mix of processes. All wood chippers contain the same basic pieces. An engine, whether electric or gas, provides power to a gearbox containing v-belts and pulleys, which lead to knives or rollers that chop, slice or mulch or grind, depending on the size and nature of the wood it receives.  Click for more...


Chainsaws: What You Need to Know Before You Buy →

Many homeowners rely on landscapers to handle the heavy work around their yards, but for those who feel inclined to take on a project or two, chainsaws can prove invaluable. Some of the projects for which chainsaws are useful include: chopping off branches or cutting down small trees; cutting one's own lumber, whether from slab wood or from previously felled trees; creating foliage sculptures or wood carving, which some users elevate to an art.  Click for more...


Which Logging Transportation Method Is Right for You? →

Moving cut wood is a challenge for loggers and forestry workers. Below we've detailed some of the logging transportation options best suited to handle log removal or transport. Tree length log trucks come in two types: stinger-steer log trailers or fixed length log trailers. Pole trailers generally seek to reduce the weight of the log by leaving the center unsupported in order to minimize tare or truck weight, resulting in lower highway tolls.  Click for more...


Wood Chip Uses — An Array of Possibilities →

Wood chips are an unusually useful result of all the effort it takes to turn wood and brush into a productive medium. Wood chip uses span variety of applications. Not only do they serve as handsome, healthy mulch for gardening and landscaping, but they also act as pulp for providing steam in paper mills. Also, wood chips may be used as a playground material. Chips offer a cushion for falls or jumps, and are more environmentally friendly than rubber, another common playground base.  Click for more...


Overview of Forestry Equipment →

Foresters and loggers rely on a variety of tools and equipment to properly do the work of cutting and processing trees. Here is a brief overview of the basic types of equipment needed for optimal performance. Delimbers Delimbers are vital tools in forestry and logging work. There are three basic methods for delimbing a tree: gate, pull-through and flail. All three are landing-based, and relatively low-cost, and most suitable for situations where the quality of the remaining wood is not an issue.  Click for more...