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    Default Thoughts on this Bandit chipper for sale???


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    Gas motor probably thirsty ... But does look good for the Shekels ( I do wonder about the hours vs. the replacement work , seems low for a Carb and Hoses. Just a suspicious minded guy who's engine clock hasn't run in years)

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    Looks almost identical to the one I just bought. Paid $5K for mine. That one is slightly newer as it has a fold down feed table. Looks like the cap for the bottom of the air filter holder is missing and the chute is slightly tweaked. Check for rust inside the disc area. Mine is very thirsty and slightly under powered but chips beautifully. Previous owner put a flow regulator on the feed rollers so I can slow down the feed rate and it will eat anything I can stuff into it. I burned a full tank of fuel (7 gallons) in 6 hours today, one load of chips.
    -Brian

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    How many yards of chips?

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    When I was shopping for mine 6-12 months ago... I saw better 90's for that price.
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    Day there, day back.


    What do you think about grapple feeding your machine, Brian? Can you estimate the feed chute's mouth and throat sizes?

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    Way too small to deal with grapple loading. It's only a 9 inch chipper. Chipping brushy limbs you need to back it up when the feed rollers jam from too much bulk. Feed roller opening is 16" wide though, so it feeds a lot better than the Vermeers of similar size.
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    Thanks. My chuck and duck is 9x16. The feet tray would be wider on mine for better feeding. When the material is longer, I can feed by machine. Short limbs, hand fed. Never machine fed a feed-wheel chipper.

    So no autofeed on yours?

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    I am not buying the 400 hours on a 91'. That either means it sat forever in-between runnings rotting and freezing up or it has many more thousand hours, with a good paint job, and a new hour meter.

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