When you are renting a chipper, think about the type of work you will be doing and the general size of the branches and plant matter you will be feeding into it. The larger the unit the larger the branches it is able to take in most cases. However, you also have to think about the overall power level of the machine. A machine with more horsepower is usually able to handle the large branches quite easily. Consider the type of collection bin the machine has, as well as the safety features.
Features of chippers
While there are many different types of wood chippers on the market, you will find that they all tend to have the same main features. They include a hopper, a collar, the chipper blades, and a collection bin. Most of the larger chippers have wheels and trailer attachments on them as well. They also have safety features, as well as easy to use controls.
How chippers work
Wood chippers, sometimes called tree shredders, are able to turn wood into small chips, and in some cases even sawdust. Different sized wood chippers have different levels of power. Some of the smallest that someone might keep in a garage may have only three horsepower. The large models for getting rid of larger debris can be up to 1,000 horsepower. No matter the size, the chipper functions in the same way. They have an internal motor (electric or one using fossil fuel). They usually have two chutes when processing the wood. The first chute takes care of branches. A second, larger chute helps to turn leaves and other plant material into mulch.
Having a chipper available can help to make cleanup of many worksites quite simple. Whether you had to remove full trees to put in overhead cable, or you had to dig up bushes and smaller trees for some underground cable, chances are you have a bit of a mess on your hands. You can’t just leave it there, and a chipper is a perfect way to handle it. These chippers can make fast work of all manner of wood debris.
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