Comparing Rental Chipper Features
The variety of towable brush chippers available at your local, ARA-affiliated rental store might make it difficult for you to decide which one to rent. The following descriptions will help clarify some of the differences between brush chippers. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professional also can assist you in renting the brush chipper that will work best for you.
- Power supply. Most brush chippers run on either gas or diesel.
- Cutter head. Disk-style brush chippers use a cutting wheel for cutting, but drum-style brush chippers use blades or knives. Disk-style brush chipper rentals cannot accept as large of a diameter of wood branches as more efficient drum-style brush chipper rentals can. Disk style brush chippers also produce a smaller chip.
- Horsepower (hp). More horsepower usually means that you can finish bigger chipping jobs faster. Rental brush chippers containing gas-powered engines typically offer anywhere from 16 to 35 hp. Whereas, horsepower ratings for many diesel-powered brush chippers exceed 85 hp.
- Feed opening size. Before renting a brush chipper, you should know the maximum size of limb that you want to feed through the chipper. The size of a brush chipper’s feed opening determines the size of limb that the chipper can accept and grind. Various chippers can handle branches that range from 3 to 20 inches in diameter.
- Safety features. For safety, many brush chipper rentals feature feed-stop bars and extended chutes.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your brush chipper needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.