David C

Verified Customer
Aug 30, 2019

WC68

I purchased the WC68 chipper in July 2018. After a year's use. I have to say I'm pretty impressed. The chipper handles good sized pine, oak, maple, and ash branches and barely breaks a sweat turning them into chips. Build quality is excellent, and the unit seems pretty rugged. The steel pallet and cage that the unit arrived in was "over the top". I have found that when I chip sappy pine branches with long needles, the discharge chute sometimes clogs. I don't store the owners manual in the plastic tube on the unit, but I do keep a ratchet with a 24 mm socket and an aluminum trowel in there to speed up unclogging of the chute and the housing. I also keep a 16 mm combination wrench in there for adjusting the power feed opening, and two 13 mm wrenches for the shear bolt (haven't needed them yet!). My previous chipper had a manual feed, and it was exhausting to keep it fed. Love the power feed on this unit. It's like being on vacation. Twisty, branched tree limbs get drawn and crushed in with little effort from the operator. I sometimes chip gnarly mountain laurel, and the power feed pulls this in fine too. A couple nits/suggestions: The machined slot for adjusting the deflector on the top of the discharge chute should be a little longer toward the top to allow for a straight discharge for those of us who blow chips right into the woods. I spent a little time with a drill and a grinder to extend the slot, but it'd be nice if it came from the factory that way. The clevis pin for the safety bar actuator rod (which gets removed/installed frequently) is kind of a pain. I changed mine to a pin with holes on both ends with two spring clips, so that no matter which side of the chipper I approach the pin from, I have a clear view of the clip. Way easier. It'd be nice to have a way to add some pressure treated 2x4 feet to the bottom of the unit. Unfortunately, my unit lives outside year round, and keeping the legs off the ground would be desirable.. Some drill holes in the base and some angle iron clips would do the trick. But other than that, I really like the unit.

Wesley M

Verified Customer
Aug 23, 2019

WC88

I'd like to start by saying that if you're willing to take that much care wrapping and packaging a piece of industrial equipment, I'm coming to Canada for Christmas. The presents there must be absolutely spectacular. The steel framework, pallet and individually wrapped pieces is something to behold. I was a little apprehensive about purchasing a chipper for my project. Not because it wouldn't perform as described. I was pretty sure it would chew up and spit out tree limbs and straight material. No, my concern was would it be able to draw in brush that twists and turns without the need to cut it into small pieces. My intended use for the chipper is to clear 15 acres of Autumn Olive. For those unfamiliar with Autumn Olive the best way I can describe it is, if a grape vine and a Crab Apple tree had offspring. It's a twisty thorny bush that can grow 15 feet tall, 6 inches in diameter and travel horizontally indefinitely. The Set-up: I started by fitting it up to the power plant which in this case is a John Deere 2630 a 70 horse power diesel. I followed the directions for set-up and had a couple of issues. First, I couldn't get the stated clearance between the base plate and cutting knives. The best I could do was .240 so flipped the plate and tried again still no go. I had ordered a spare set of knives and base plate, so I simply replaced the base plate with the spare, problem solved. I'm not sure if I'll ever need to replace the base plate so I'm not worried about it. If however, your experience has been that they occasionally need to be replaced, a replacement would be pretty cool. Second was the grease. The manual says to grease at 40 hours. It says nothing about greasing the new unit or what type of grease to use. I pulled the grease fittings and found no grease in the Zerk fittings so I greased the unit careful not to blow out the seals. Due to the fact these bearing turn so slow any quality grease will do so I chose a polyurea grease. At 40 hours I pulled the unit apart to check all the components. When I initially looked over the unit I was a little concerned about some of the welds and potential for cracking in critical areas. We'd always taught our welders to weld up hand. The welds on this machine seem to be a quick down hand. After 40 hours everything still looks good. The only thing I found was the drive sheave lock nut had come loose. There wasn't a keeper on the lock nut. Other than that the blades were sharp and everything else was tight. I gave everything a shot of grease and went back to work. So, what have I learned after 60 hours of chipping? First this WC88 is a beast and will chew up anything you can drag near it. Second, regardless of your tractors horsepower you want the largest chipper your tractor can lift. More often than not when chipping brush that has a lot of branches that twist you will exceed the chippers inlet capacity long before you tax your tractors horsepower. Third the hydraulic infeed is a must. With the hydraulic feed you can control the feed rate which is very nice when dealing with thorny brush and it makes it easier on the tractor when grinding larger brush. The most important advantage of the hydraulic feed is it will flip and roll the branch as necessary to allow for a much bigger piece to pass than one you could feed by hand. Which in turn makes for much less cutting with the chain saw. This is a quality product that over delivers. It's not often that you make a purchase with high expectations and then have them exceeded. I would recommend this product to anyone. A very satisfied customer, Wes Maddix

Charles D

Verified Customer
Aug 19, 2019

WC68

love it

Robert L

Verified Customer
Aug 19, 2019

WC88

Yes I’m very satisfied. Easy to operate. Works well. Thank you very much. Robert Lalande

Paul K

Verified Customer
Aug 15, 2019

WC68

I have used the WC68 on various limbing jobs with neighbors and relatives. It worked as expected and everybody was impressed. My real question was, "how would it do on shrub prunings". Well, it performed quite well after I learned how to feed this kind of debris The enclosed pictures are of very old Mock Orange, Spriea and Forsythia shrubs. Although I amd elderly and slow, it took only a couple hours to clean up the two piles. Cheers, Mike

Richard S

Verified Customer
Aug 15, 2019

WC68

I highly recommend this WM 68 wood chipper. Combined with my John Deere 301A, I have about 40 hp at the PTO. Nothing I feed it bogs it down one bit, this is a wood eating machine. Shipping and delivery was excellent. Excellent packing and easy set up. It's currently eating mulberry like it's nothing! Perfect, very useful chips!

Kurt S

Verified Customer
Aug 14, 2019

WC88

Love my WC88! I'm selectively clearing a site for our home build in Vermont, and have untold mounds of limbs, tops, and slash to deal with. I really thought dealing with this mess would take me years, but this chipper is taming this mess way ahead of schedule - it really is a well-designed beast. My tractor PTO is 42 HP, and it has no problem with 6" hardwoods. Will definitely have to consider a WM sawmill to process everything that won't fit into this chipper. Thanks guys!

Darrin J

Verified Customer
Aug 13, 2019

WC68

I just received my chipper yesterday. I was able to assemble it by myself in about an hour and a half .This morning I used it to chip some branches I had around. The wood chipper Worked great and seems to be a well-built machine.

Kenneth C

Verified Customer
Aug 12, 2019

WC88

I reside in the state of Maine. I spent countless hours on line looking at reviews to help make an informed decision on a woodchipper for my 7 heavily wooded acres. Your video demonstration helped make my decision easy. I can honestly say that this product has been one of the best purchases I have ever made. What a time saver! If you are thinking about making the purchase, just stop and do it. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for such a great product ! Ken

Daniel N

Verified Customer
Aug 12, 2019

WC68

So far so good, The quality and performance on this machine is amazing. Im glad I go it!

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