Nice chipper chute Colb - being adjustable.
To shoot chips straight down beside the chipper wheel or into a can as South Sound referred to, a light weight 45° plastic culvert fitting works well. Shade cloth wrapped around top of wheeled or unheeded garbage can keeps it all in place.
Even if intending to never have a top on it that bar would be easy to make removable for when not needed.
I have about three foot tall sides and most commonly run a flat tarp made out of trampoline fabric. That stuff is hearty, lets lots of air through, and rolls up to have open top for wood...
Just wondering if there was one like yours commercially available. Thank you.
When I bought one in steel almost twenty years ago it paid to do a lot of research as quality and capability varied so much. Even the one I bought needed to be beefed up to handle max loads doing tree service work...
Oh... (can't edit my post.)
He also did checks with a digital thermometer every so often during test.
Did that with same log lifted by crane lowered, lifted relowered.
I'm so glad we had fun badgering that guy and chasing him and his unpublished information away. (Sarcastic voice.)
There was a guy who used to post here a lot. An innovator/inventor, he made a machine to run clean rope continuously through a ring and test its longevity. He could tell you time to failure in a single spot on each of the types/mfg of rings. I believe he would whole heartedly agree with you...
HA! I used to try to not spend money on equipment. I unloaded a pickup with a potato rake for years.
(I'm an hour north of San Fran - just give that area as a well known spot for the citizens of the world that post here.)
Bandit advises using one of their chippers that has the knives chipping 90 degrees to the feed of the fronds. For instance their 90XP chips up to 9 inch material but feeds at a 45 degree angle to better cut through the wood fibers while their 95XP does the same size material feeding at a 90...