Metalworking (rec.crafts.metalworking) Discuss various aspects of working with metal, such as machining, welding, metal joining, screwing, casting, hardening/tempering, blacksmithing/forging, spinning and hammer work, sheet metal work.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old April 3rd 06, 03:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
mark
 
Posts: n/a
Default PTO wood chipper plans

Has anyone here ever built a PTO powered wood chipper. I have a 60hp tractor
and a friend that can turn up to 48" diameter on a lathe. What would be a
good scrap item to keep an eye out for to make the chipper flywheel. Maybe
an old train wheel? Are there any plans that can be purchased? Thanks for
any tips or ideas.



  #2   Report Post  
Old April 3rd 06, 06:00 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
Ecnerwal
 
Posts: n/a
Default PTO wood chipper plans

In article ,
"mark" wrote:

Has anyone here ever built a PTO powered wood chipper. I have a 60hp tractor
and a friend that can turn up to 48" diameter on a lathe. What would be a
good scrap item to keep an eye out for to make the chipper flywheel. Maybe
an old train wheel? Are there any plans that can be purchased? Thanks for
any tips or ideas.


I have not built one, but I'd pay a lot of attention to how the chipping
unit is confined/guarded. You want shrapnel to stay in the machine in
the case of a failure.

While scavenging for ideas, look at the spiral "cone" units as well as
the round disc units. Depends what sort of chip you want (they make more
of a chunk), in part, but the cones also seem less likely to jam on
vines and twigs as the big discs do. Just say, unwrapping grape vines
from a 30 inch chipper disc is no fun - they went in with the treetops,
but they did not cut when they hit the chipper...

One link which shows the type I mean:

http://www.fluidynenz.250x.com/kopo.html

I think you'll want some sort of overload clutch unless that is built
into the PTO drivetrain.

--
Cats, coffee, chocolate...vices to live by
  #3   Report Post  
Old April 4th 06, 11:55 AM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
Rob
 
Posts: n/a
Default PTO wood chipper plans


"mark" wrote in message
...
Has anyone here ever built a PTO powered wood chipper. I have a 60hp

tractor
and a friend that can turn up to 48" diameter on a lathe. What would be a
good scrap item to keep an eye out for to make the chipper flywheel. Maybe
an old train wheel? Are there any plans that can be purchased? Thanks for
any tips or ideas.



Its off topic, but from the safety perspective it's related..... a
commercial chipper being used to chip branches from clearing for roadworks
in south west australia self destructed. The fly wheel (just over a metre in
diameter from memory) killed a guy in an adjacent bulldozer and then wrote
off a couple of cars on the highway several hundred metres away. Sliced open
the side of a van like a can opener.

rob



  #4   Report Post  
Old April 4th 06, 05:47 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
HotRod
 
Posts: n/a
Default PTO wood chipper plans

the metal PTO wheel off of a square hay bailer would work nice.


"mark" wrote in message
...
Has anyone here ever built a PTO powered wood chipper. I have a 60hp
tractor and a friend that can turn up to 48" diameter on a lathe. What
would be a good scrap item to keep an eye out for to make the chipper
flywheel. Maybe an old train wheel? Are there any plans that can be
purchased? Thanks for any tips or ideas.



  #5   Report Post  
Old April 4th 06, 05:49 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
HotRod
 
Posts: n/a
Default PTO wood chipper plans

something like the one on this page
http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...lr%3D%26sa%3DN


"mark" wrote in message
...
Has anyone here ever built a PTO powered wood chipper. I have a 60hp
tractor and a friend that can turn up to 48" diameter on a lathe. What
would be a good scrap item to keep an eye out for to make the chipper
flywheel. Maybe an old train wheel? Are there any plans that can be
purchased? Thanks for any tips or ideas.





  #6   Report Post  
Old April 25th 06, 03:02 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
 
Posts: n/a
Default PTO wood chipper plans

Be very careful, many flywheels are cast and are not suitable for a chipper.
Find an old sawmill chipper and modify it.

ERic


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
### micro-FAQ on wood # 60 P van Rijckevorsel Woodworking 2 March 10th 06 12:51 PM
### micro-FAQ on wood # 53 P van Rijckevorsel Woodworking 0 December 7th 05 08:25 AM
### micro-FAQ on wood # 048 P van Rijckevorsel Woodworking 0 September 28th 05 07:52 AM
### micro-FAQ on wood # 043 P van Rijckevorsel Woodworking 0 July 25th 05 08:08 AM
FAQ - Steambending gregg Woodworking 0 December 26th 04 02:06 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"

 

Copyright © 2017