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    Imo do yourself a favor and look for a morbark model 17. 3 times the chipper than that 90 and I have owned both for years
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    Thanks. I got scared off Morbark by some problematic shaft breakage problem that some Morbark have, with a big repair bill.

    They are just getting a local Morbark dealer, locally. My only other dealer supported option is Vermeer. Unless I can get a state-auctioned chipper, at a good price, thumbs down. They have had some 1250s. Friend picked one up for $7k. Likely not used and abused, like a tree company's.

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    Practically Everything in on the east coast.

    I don't know about shipping. I got an impression that a dealer was looking at about a dollar per mile, which adds quite a bit for delivery.

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    Sean those older Morbarks don't have the shaft issues like some of the newer models. Models 17 and 13 are worth the look.

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    That Wisconsin engine appears to be the higher horse power model, 60 horse instead of 37? That would probably tend to make it a good performer for a hand feed pruning operation. And, it would suck even more gas.

    Sounds like you are beyond that Sean - bigger capacity, machine feed.

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    A bandit 150, 200, 200+, or 250 maybe.

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    150 is not enough of a jump for good machine feeding. It's not just how wide the infeed rollers go, the dia of rollers and hyd power to rollers mater too.

    If you're pretty sure what you want, try to go help a tree service for a few hours or a day that feeds the type of chipper you want with the same methods you plan to use.

    I have seen 150's overwhelmed by somewhat dull knives and two guys hand feeding.

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    The Bandit 250 or 280's look pretty workable for a modest operation and still doing a bunch of pruning. Maybe keeping your chipper as back up and for some prune days.

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    For machine feeding a chipper, the minimum size chipper to do so semi-effectively would be a bandit 200. A bandit 250 would be a much better first machine choice for machine feeding, because it a large opening prior to the feed wheels for ease in machine feeding.

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