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"Merry Mac PTO Chipper/Shredder - 4 1/2in. Capacity, Model# TPH-184M"

Item# 170544
"Requires a minimum of 16 HP tractor power. Fits Category 1 three-point hitch. Uses a quick-attach, completely shielded PTO shaft for 1 3/8in. six-spline PTO with CW rotation. 3731 ratio PTO speed of 540 RPM gives a rotor speed of 2014 RPM. 3 groove, one-piece poly V-belt and spring-loaded belt tensioner. Includes bar screen. 48 1/2in. L x 33in. W x 52in. H. U.S.A. Application Chipper/shredder, Chipper Yes, Dimensions L x W x H in. 48 1/2 x 33 x 52, Max. RPM 2,014, Shredder Yes, Walk or Pull Pull, HP 16-50, Max. Cutting Thickness in. 4 1/2. Requires 540 RPM PTO speed Requires 16 HP minimum and 50 HP maximum Includes Free operators kit Safety glasses, ear protection and gloves"
Average Customer Rating:
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4.5
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Customer Reviews for "Merry Mac PTO Chipper/Shredder - 4 1/2in. Capacity, Model# TPH-184M"
Review 1 for "Merry Mac PTO Chipper/Shredder - 4 1/2in. Capacity, Model# TPH-184M"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

works well

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April 15, 2011
By desertrancher
from Inyokern Calif.
" This product works well. So far I have reversed the hammers once which does take some time for the dissasembly/reassembly. The hammers are easily made from steel in a home shop.
I have replaced the wear plate on chipper once. If the log vibrates profusely when you put it in, then it is time to adjust the wear plate for proper gap. If too large a gap, you get large vibrations. I have manufactured new wear plates easily from the original. I use a mill to get it to size but it can be done without machine tools if need be.
I would definitely use hearing, dust, and full face protection as the discharge is very high velocity, noisy and dusty
When in use, the chipping had to be stopped regularly if working alone and mulching a lot. The mulch which is not thrown out the chute will accumulate under the unit and ultimately stall it out if not cleared. I usually use another person who is standing by to the side with a small garden rake which fits under the unit and clears the mulch from underneath.
I am currently planning to skid mount the chipper in front of my 3-53 detroit diesel engine which has a hand clutch; that way my pto on tractor is available for other uses and I can transport the skid mount with my forklift anywhere it is needed.
The bar screen included with my unit chipped into coarser mulch than I wanted, so I purchased a 1in dia perforated screen from Merry Mac and that produced the finer mulch I wanted. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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Review 2 for "Merry Mac PTO Chipper/Shredder - 4 1/2in. Capacity, Model# TPH-184M"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Merry Mac 3 Point Chipper`

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December 1, 2008
By JeffD
from Maine
" Great product - use on a 30 hp diesel tractor and is very good unit. Chips a 3- 3.5" stick with no problems. Highly recommend... "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
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Twice the work
April 14, 2011
" This unit does not shoot the chips out but dumps them on the ground requiring more work. No shoot "
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