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Customer Reviews for NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity

NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity

Item# 296025
Quickly turn brush into uniformly sized chips with this NorTrac PTO Chipper. Mount this heavy-duty unit to a Category 1 tractor with at least 20 HP using the included driveline. The durable 6 1/2in. knife is made of hardened steel and is attached to a 75-lb. balanced steel flywheel that provides enough inertia to power through logs and brush up to 5 1/2in. in diameter. Chipper Yes, Shredder No, Max. Cutting Thickness in. 5 1/2, Vacuum No, Max. RPM 540, Dimensions L x W x H in. 54 x 34 x 60, HP 20, Application Chipper. Chips wood and branches up to 5 1/2in. thick Large vertically oriented hopper opening requires less pruning Hopper chute is angled so brush is self-fed into the chipping knife for easy chipping Elevated discharge chute is perfect for filling a wheelbarrow or other receptacle 75-lb. flywheel provides the inertia to power through all types of wood Reversible hardened steel chipping knife can be sharpened Requires a 6-tooth spline PTO at 540 RPM
Average Customer Rating:
4.8 out of 5
4.8
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Rating Summary (5 reviews)
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Customer Reviews for NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity
Review 1 for NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

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April 23, 2013
By Anonymous
from Tazewell, Tennessee
"Very pleased with this wood chipper. I pit it together in no time by myself. Hooked up to the tractor and started chipping. Works great and looks well built. Well worth the price."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent product

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April 23, 2013
By 1Alien
from Virginia
"Works great with my sub-compact John Deere tractor. I would recommend this to anyone."
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+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

woodchipper

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August 20, 2012
By Justcallmejack
from Wash stae
"Works very well on large branches.You must keep them fairly straight as side branches won't feed very well.However, the maintenance of the bearings is made difficult by the poor design.4 bearings must be greased often (10 hrs) and it is very time consuming accessing the lower front fitting.."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Chipper

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August 13, 2012
By CVinWA
from Washington State
"I needed a chipper to help me clean up my 25 acres of trees. This past winter we had an ice storm that resulted in many broken branches and snapped off tree tops. This chipper makes short work of all the debree. Branches feed easily into the hopper. The chip size is great and my wife has plans for using the chips through- out our property."
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+2points
6out of 10found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for NorTrac PTO Chipper - 5 1/2in. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Chipper

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May 14, 2012
By DrWoodworker
from Columbus, Ohio
"I did quite a bit of research and comparison shopping before ordering the Nortrac PTO Chipper. The item was shipped promptly by Northern Tools and although I could not be home to unload it, the delivery guy did the unload and placed it in the garage at my wife's request. The chipper was well packaged on a skid and the minimal amount of assembly required took about 45 minutes. The only problem that I encountered was that the PTO drive shaft would NOT FIT over my tractor's PTO ( I have a John Deere 4310 ). I called Northern Tools and after convincing them that it wasn't because I was too stupid to properly attach it they shipped me a new PTO drive shaft which fit perfectly. I have been able to use it with no difficulty since.
The chipping performance is as expected. It will self feed for the most part if the chipping material is fairly straight without a lot of side branches or twigs, but it does need some encouragement if there are a lot of branches, twigs and leaves attached. It will not perform as well as some of the larger units I have used with hydraulic feed, but it costs thousands less and gets the job done. Overall, I rate the unit very highly, and other than the initial difficulty with the drive shaft it has met all of my expectations."
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+22points
24out of 26found this review helpful.
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