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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.  Click for more...

How Much Does It Cost for Chipper Rentals? →

Let's say you've determined that you need a wood chipper for a one-time project. How much can you expect to pay for chipper rentals? What's a reasonable price? Obviously, prices vary depending on where you are and what you need. Professional and project-oriented chippers come in an array of capabilities and sizes.  Click for more...

What is a Wood Chipper Noise Level? →

A wood chipper noise level is high. The process of suction, followed by the chopping and grinding action of the blades and the ejection of material, produces not only sound but also vibration, which the ear registers. Typically, gas powered wood chippers produce noise at a 110-decibel rate, five decibels higher than a chainsaw.  Click for more...

How Wood Chippers Work — the Ins and Outs →

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.  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...

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.  Click for more...

How to Repair a Clogged Chipper →

How to repair a clogged chipper is a common concern for many machine owners. Serious clogs may require a visit to your local service department, but there are steps you can take to independently clear a blockage. 1. Your first step must be to disconnect the spark plug to ensure the machine is off and will not restart while you work.  Click for more...

Features to Consider When Purchasing or Leasing a Wood Chipper →

Features to Consider When Purchasing or Leasing a Wood Chipper For those about to rent or buy a wood chipper, here is a list of the top 10 features to consider in advance to help you best achieve your project objective: 1. Engine Displacement Engine displacement refers to the volume of an engine's cylinders and is a general indicator of its power.  Click for more...

Keeping Your Wood Chipper Running Smoothly →

Maintaining your wood chipper after purchase is vital in ensuring you receive years of use from your device. Gary McKeag, a brush chipper service technician at the Vermeer Corporation, recommends following these two valuable directives will make a significant impact in promoting strong, lasting machine performance.  Click for more...