What’s Your SMALLER Equipment Setup?

southsoundtree

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Olympia, WA
Learn to educate about mulch.

I can't tell you how many people who don't need "chips" at the initial phone call or start off the bid, ask me when I can bring them more.

I always offer that I have a forestry- body chip truck and can provide the service of taking away their valuable resource, for a fee, as so many people want to buy chip-mulch.

I rarely drive my chip truck.
 

Parks

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Location
Oregon
Learn to educate about mulch.

I can't tell you how many people who don't need "chips" at the initial phone call or start off the bid, ask me when I can bring them more.

I always offer that I have a forestry- body chip truck and can provide the service of taking away their valuable resource, for a fee, as so many people want to buy chip-mulch.

I rarely drive my chip truck.

This is the 2nd time I've seen you say this :p. Let's hear your mulch pitch. Lol
 

climbingmonkey24

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United States
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What are some of the best small scale tow behind chippers for pruning for those of us who want to keep things simple and streamlined?

I’m currently using a Vermeer 620, 6 inch. I do mostly pruning but I have done big storm damage jobs with it. Handles well and can take some decent size pieces of wood too. Any wood too big I just trim brush off and load the pieces afterwards.
 
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laddo

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New Orleans, LA
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What are some of the best small scale tow behind chippers for pruning for those of us who want to keep things simple and streamlined?

Yea ^^^^ this..... I just started my business and just bought a F350 dually. I would love to have a smaller chipper for pruning jobs. Genius idea for guys starting out who need to really focus on efficiency to stay profitable and competitive


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Stumpsprouts

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Asheville
Yea ^^^^ this..... I just started my business and just bought a F350 dually. I would love to have a smaller chipper for pruning jobs. Genius idea for guys starting out who need to really focus on efficiency to stay profitable and competitive


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I just bought a gently used Carlton 1290 a few weeks ago and I’m really enjoying it. It’s 3000 lbs, and can chip up to 9”. It’s small and simple, but had hydraulic yoke lift which I feel is vital. Carlton service dept is awesome. I’m towing it with an F250 but have also towed it with a Tacoma. I’m surprised it’s not more popular for the small chipper crowd, and looking forward to knowing it more.
 

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Jonny

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Buffalo
I just bought a gently used Carlton 1290 a few weeks ago and I’m really enjoying it. It’s 3000 lbs, and can chip up to 9”. It’s small and simple, but had hydraulic yoke lift which I feel is vital. Carlton service sept is awesome. I’m towing it with an F250 but have also towed it with a Tacoma. I’m surprised it’s not more popular for the small chipper crowd, and looking forward to knowing it more.
That’s amazing... I doubted you on the weight and had to look it up, that really looks like a sweet machine! Carlton makes some fine stump grinders, I had a feeling their chippers would be well built too.

My small setup is a Bandit 65XP, goes around 2200 lbs, and if the knives are good, it will actually chip the full 6”. Truck is the 97 SuperDuty with 12’x8’ chip box. So small chipper, and more like a medium duty chip truck that is more often seen with a 9” or 12” chipper. I also have an F250 short bed, and if I can blow chips somewhere besides the truck bed, I use that truck.

I’m in the rust belt, and the F250 bed is pretty rough, so I got an idea to use a small trailer bed for it. I’ll share the completed project when it gets done. I think it’ll be nice for general work.

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Stumpsprouts

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Asheville
That’s amazing... I doubted you on the weight and had to look it up, that really looks like a sweet machine! Carlton makes some fine stump grinders, I had a feeling their chippers would be well built too.

My small setup is a Bandit 65XP, goes around 2200 lbs, and if the knives are good, it will actually chip the full 6”. Truck is the 97 SuperDuty with 12’x8’ chip box. So small chipper, and more like a medium duty chip truck that is more often seen with a 9” or 12” chipper. I also have an F250 short bed, and if I can blow chips somewhere besides the truck bed, I use that truck.

I’m in the rust belt, and the F250 bed is pretty rough, so I got an idea to use a small trailer bed for it. I’ll share the completed project when it gets done. I think it’ll be nice for general work.

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Ok nerdy shop talk here but would be helpful- what’s your gross weight with that and what are you good to haul in bed with the dually wheels? F250 wasn’t my first choice but 4x4 was nonnegotiable and didn’t have a lot of good options.
 

evo

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Location
My Island, WA
My small equipment set up is all I run with.
Biggest to smallest
1995 Isuzu FRR 19500 gross
Vermeer s725tx mini with bmg, two buckets, pallet forks, auger, tiller, and some other stuff
Gravely 44hp 9” chipper ~2500lbs (I use it as a souped up 6”)
F-250 with a boat builder aluminum dump insert (dump adds only about 500lbs against gross).
 

Merle Nelson

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Location
SF Bay Area, CA
Evo, I will need to get another pickup dump insert some day. Is one like yours available for sale? I live near the ocean and have 1/8 sheet metal rusting through all over mine.
 

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