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WoodMaxx 8" PTO Wood Chipper - with hydraulic infeed



 
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WoodMaxx WM-8H
PTO WOOD CHIPPER W/HYDRAULIC INFEED
ONLY $2,799.00

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND
PLEASE ALLOW 7 BUSINESS DAYS HANDLING

3-YEAR WARRANTY

MADE IN U.S.A. REVERSIBLE KNIVES
INSTALLED ON EVERY CHIPPER

$2,799.00


Availability: Usually ships in 7-10 business days
Product Code: WM-8H

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WoodMaxx WM-8H Hydraulic Auto-Feed PTO Wood Chipper

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WM-8H WOOD CHIPPER IN ACTION


WM-8H CHIPPER ASSEMBLY VIDEO
WM-8H WOOD CHIPPER WALK-AROUND


THE WoodMaxx WM-8H HYDRAULIC AUTO-FEED WOOD CHIPPER…

The WoodMaxx™ WM-8H hydraulic auto-feed chipper is a robust self-feeding PTO driven wood chipper attachment that mounts to the 3 point hitch of your tractor. This PTO wood chipper is compact, yet built to withstand commercial use. Dual powered infeed rollers grab and pull material into the chipper head using two powerful hydraulic motors. These motors are powered by the chippers’ self-contained hydraulic pump and tank. High quality made in the USA (A8 tool steel) knives are standard equipment on all WM-series wood chippers. The WoodMaxx™ WM-series chippers are so unique and innovative that they are now patent pending. Attempts have been made to copy this machine, but there is only one WoodMaxx™! Check out these features:

- USA and International Patents Pending

- Strength in design, CNC plasma cut structural plate steel

- 19 hp. min. required

- 3 pt. hitch mount – fits category 1 or category 2 (also cat-1 quick hitch)

- 8” x 8” Infeed opening

- 200 lb. 24” Diameter Flywheel (dynamically balanced)

- 2-Reversible Made in the USA fly wheel knives, 1 bed knife (anvil)

- 1120 RPM Flywheel speed

- NEW Tachometer/ Hour meter (to ensure proper flywheel speed)
- Hydraulic powered infeed system w/dual counter rotating motors

- Self-contained hydraulic system (no hydraulics required from tractor)

- Variable infeed speed 10-75 ft. /min.

- Nylon protected hydraulic hose wrap

- JIC standard hose fittings

- Hardened 6.25” dia. chisel type infeed roller

- Quick hitch compatible (category 1 quick hitch only)

- 360 Degree swivel discharge chute

- Adjustable base legs w/ skid shoe type base

- Automatic hydro pump belt tensioner

- High flow chamber ventilation

- 2” diameter main shaft

- 3-Heavy duty cast steel main shaft bearings

- Adjustable infeed roller down pressure

- Weight 990 lbs. (shipping) steel shipping crate L=46" x W=36" x H=48"

- 8mm thick steel fly wheel housing

- Easy access fly wheel knife panels

- Adjustable bed knife (to achieve proper knife gap)

- 5 Heavy duty cogged drive belts

- Safety stop bar w/reverse

- Horizontal “table height” infeed hopper for easy loading

- Baked on powder coat finish

- Clear vinyl chip baffle

- PTO shaft included (shear bolt protected) (optional made in USA shaft)

- Colors available; Yellow, Orange, or Green/Yellow combination.

- 3 yr. parts warranty

- 90% assembled upon delivery

- FREE shipping USA & Canada (lower 48 only, AK and HI extra)

- Experience (thousands of WoodMaxx™ machines around the world)

- Please read below for expanded descriptions of the features.

WoodMaxx WM-8H FEATURES INCLUDE:

STRENGTH IN DESIGN

WoodMaxx™ WM-series wood chippers are the perfect combination of size, weight, and features. Compact enough to easily move around, yet strong enough to get the tough jobs done. WM-series chippers are loaded with features typically found on much larger commercial machines that are much more expensive. The strength of our machines start with using heavy formed Q-235 (American standard A-36) structural steel plate; the strongest plate steel available. Each piece is CNC plasma cut, and meticulously welded. WoodMaxx™ WM-series chipper exclusive structural design includes a 2” diameter main shaft that passes through the flywheel housing and is supported by 3 bearings: 1 pillow block and 2 flange bearings. This feature, combined with the 2” shaft, allows the flywheel to run true and ads a great deal of strength. This design sets WoodMaxx™ chippers far apart from the competition, and it is a design feature you should not overlook when shopping for a chipper.


TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS

The WoodMaxx™ WM-8H requires a tractor with a category 1 or 2 three point hitch and at least 19 hp. at the PTO. Of course chipping capacity is directly related to horse power and torque, therefore with 19 hp. you can expect to chip 4” hard and 6” soft material and with 50 hp. you can expect to chip any material up to 8” in diameter with no trouble. In testing a 30 hp. tractor gave excellent work to fuel consumption results. Tractors with more than 50 hp. will not over power or damage the wood chipper since it is shear bolt protected, but will simply consume more fuel to accomplish the same results.

TRUE 8” x 8” INFEED OPENING

WoodMaxx WM-series wood chippers offer a larger 8”x 8” infeed to easily accept those crooked branches. Other 8” chippers open 8” wide, but only 4-1/2” high.

200 LBS FLYWHEEL – IDEAL WEIGHT

WoodMaxx™ WM-series chippers use a 24" dynamically computer balanced 200 lbs. flywheel to run smooth and deliver the energy to easily chip all types of material. Competitors use a wide range of flywheel weights, but through thorough testing and experimentation, WoodMaxx™ has discovered that the 200 lbs. flywheel is ideal for this size of wood chipper.

MADE IN USA CHIPPER KNIVES

All WoodMaxx™ WM-series wood chippers are equipped with made in USA knives and made in USA Holo-Krome class 12.9 knife bolts. Designed for extreme duty – there is no better material that can be used for superior life and performance than our heat treated, through hardened, high carbon, high chromium, A-8 tool steel knives.

DUAL EDGE REVERSIBLE CHIPPER KNIVES

WoodMaxx™ WM-series wood chippers come standard with reversible dual edge knives installed. This means you get twice the work out of one set of knives! These knives are bolted into a milled pocket in the flywheel, incorporating a new flywheel pocket design developed at WoodMaxx™. Unlike most other reversible knives, which are only held on by bolts, the flywheel on the WM-series chipper was redesigned to actually help to hold the knives on. This eliminates knife and bolt breakage that can be found on other dual edge knife systems. And, as always, these knives are made right in the USA of hardened, high carbon A-8 tool steel, right here in upstate New York.

TACHOMETER/ HOUR METER NEW FOR 2016

WoodMaxx™ WM-series wood chippers are now equipped with a convenient tachometer/ hour meter. The tachometer allows the operator to see the actual RPM of the flywheel to ensure that the chipping head is running at the optimal recommended speed. Proper flywheel speed is important to develop the inertia required to chip hard material and evacuate the chamber effectively. The hour meter is helpful to ensure that proper maintenance intervals are kept in accordance with WoodMaxx recommendations. This all-weather meter is water proof and weather tight.

SELF CONTAINED HYDRAULICS

WoodMaxx™ WM-8H chippers are complete with a self-contained hydraulic pump and a 38L (7) gallon reservoir tank to power the two infeed motors. Hydraulics are not required from your tractor. Hydraulic motors are a standard SAE 2 hole “A” mount. What does this mean to you? Down the road if there is a need to replace the motor, it can be found just about anywhere. Please note, you will need at least 19 horsepower at the PTO to operate this machine.

JIC STANDARD HOSE FITTINGS

The WoodMaxx™ WM-8H wood chipper utilizes JIC (joint industrial council) hose fittings and hoses rated for 5000 psi. For you this means that if you ever need to replace a hydraulic hose, that your local tractor supply or auto parts store can make hoses while you wait. JIC fittings are widely used in hydraulic fluid transfer, the military, and are typically very easy to come by. No trying to chase down an adapter because of mismatched threads.

SLEEK HYDRAULIC HOSE CONFIGURATION

The hydraulic hose configuration for the WM-8H has been streamlined to eliminate the possibility of snagging a hose and offers a sleek new look.

NYLON PROTECTIVE HYDRAULIC HOSE WRAP

Along with the new hose configuration, the WM-8H now includes the additional protection of nylon hydraulic hose wrap for long life. This hose wrap reduces chaffing and protects the hoses from environmental damage.

PRESSURE COMPENSATION FLOW CONTROL VALVE

The addition of this valve allows for very precise infeed roller speed without causing back pressure on the hydraulic pump. This allows the user to regulate the speed of the infeed rollers to exactly match their tractors capabilities while increasing the life of the hydraulic pump.

VARIABLE SPEED DUAL HYDRAULIC INFEED MOTORS

Variable speed (10-75 ft./min) aggressive dual counter-rotating hydraulic powered infeed rollers work together to pull material into the chipper head. This feature allows the user to slow the infeed speed down to accept large material.

6.25 DIAMETER HARDENED STEEL COMMERCIAL STYLE INFEED ROLLERS WoodMaxx EXCLUSIVE

Another WoodMaxx™ exclusive! Designed by WoodMaxx , copied by others. We all know what happens to the branches when they reach the flywheel, but getting the material to pull into the chippers quickly and effectively is the trick. Many factors come into play when designing an effective infeed roller: the overall diameter, blade spacing, tooth angle, type of steel, hardness, down pressure and speed. After countless hours of research and development on the infeed system, we have developed a large diameter (6.25”) infeed roller that easily climbs up and grabs the branches to bite in and efficiently pull the material into the flywheel at up to 75 ft./min. The larger the roller, the easier it rolls over the material. The smaller the roller, the more likely it is to slip and spin on the branches. We equate this to the small wheels of a shopping cart stopping when it contacts a small stone in the parking lot. WoodMaxx™ auto feed chippers utilize infeed rollers with high carbon steel chisel teeth. This type of infeed roller is found on larger, much more expensive machines.

We have also spaced the teeth out to prevent material like leaves and bark from getting impacted between the teeth. This allows the roller to self-clean, and also allows the 165 lbs. of down pressure to focus on fewer teeth which increases the bite. These rollers, along with the high tension springs aggressively bite into any type of material. After welding, these rollers are induction hardened to ensure that the teeth stay sharp for many years to come. The advantage of this type of roller is that is aggressively grabs any size limb up to 8” with or without leaves. Small, vine type material as well as long or short needle pine is no problem for the WoodMaxx™ WM series chipper. Vines, leaves, and small branches won’t wrap around the roller as they would on other chippers. The advanced design of our infeed rollers is a feature that should not be overlooked when shopping for a wood chipper. Our infeed roller designs are so effective and unique that we now have patents pending.

QUICK HITCH READY WoodMaxx EXCLUSIVE

All WoodMaxx™ WM-series chippers are category 1 quick hitch compatible. WoodMaxx™ is the only PTO chipper that works with quick hitch (**John Deere I-match requires a special top link that we make for this purpose, please call to specify if you need this). Save time by never leaving the seat of your tractor to link up with the WM-series wood chipper. Attaching the chipper to your quick hitch takes only seconds. Please note, you'll need the USA PTO shaft or a longer imported PTO shaft if you have a quick hitch (contact us for more info). Check out our video tab to see the quick hitch in action! No quick hitch? No problem. The chipper will easily attach to a standard 3pt hitch, just back in and insert the pins. No need to force the draw arms of your tractor around the draw pins (as with many other implements).

EASY SWIVEL DISCHARGE CHUTE

360 degrees of rotation and two finger operation. We have incorporated a convenient handle that effortlessly allows you to swivel the discharge chute so that you can direct the chips into the back of a truck or trailer without having to move the entire machine. Simply push down on the handle and swing the chute. When you release the handle a spring loaded pin drops down to lock the chute into position. No tools required.


WIDE FOOTPRINT SKID TYPE SUPPORT BASE

Because of its robust weight and to prevent the machine from sinking into the soft ground during operation, the new WM-8H offers a wide footprint skid type support base. This base is angled upward on the end to prevent digging into the ground while transporting.

AUTOMATIC BELT TENSIONER WoodMaxx EXCLUSIVE

The automatic belt tensioner on the WM-8H hydraulic pump drive belt keeps consistent pressure on the belt. If the drive belt is too tight then excessive bearing and or pump failure is likely, too loose and the belt will slip. This feature eliminates the need to adjust the belt, ensures that proper tension is achieved, and increases the longevity of the pump and bearings. Also saves you the hassle of constant adjustment.

ADJUSTABLE BASE LEGS

You asked for it and we delivered! In 2012 WoodMaxx™ developed the first adjustable chipper base legs. These adjustable legs will help accommodate a larger variety of tractors. This innovation allows you to more easily meet the required PTO shaft angle (less than 15 degrees) on larger tractors. Simply insert the adjustable legs, and then slide the pin into the hole for your required leg height. WoodMaxx™ wood chippers are able to accommodate tractors that have a PTO height from 18” to 30” high.

HIGH FLOW FLYWHEEL CHAMBER VENTILATION WoodMaxx EXCLUSIVE

WoodMaxx™ WM-series PTO wood chippers incorporate a series of precisely located ventilation holes in the flywheel chamber. This feature creates a strong vacuum that draws air into the flywheel chamber and in combination with the fan blades on the back of the flywheel forcefully ejects the chips out of the chamber. This keeps the discharge chute clear, and reduces the chances of a jam. The WoodMaxx™ patent pending hole pattern is specifically designed to bring the air into the chamber at the optimal volume and location. Other machines have tried to copy this feature, but have not achieved the same results!

HEAVY DUTY CAST STEEL BEARING HOUSING

Three heavy duty cast steel bearings support the main shaft, which passes through the flywheel housing, and is supported on either side by flange bearings. This heavy duty, shock resistant cast steel bearings are much more durable than cast iron—a unique feature of the WoodMaxx™ chipper.

MAIN SHAFT SUPPORTED BY 3 BEARINGS

The 2” main shaft on the WM-series wood chipper passes through the flywheel housing and is supported by 1 pillow block and 2 flange bearings. This feature, combined with the 2” shaft, allows the flywheel to run truer, and adds a great deal of strength. Other chippers use a 1-3/4” shaft, 2 pillow block bearings, and the flywheel is cantilevered beyond the bearing. With this setup, there is a possibility of breaking a bearing housing the machine jams.

FULLY ADJUSTABLE INFEED ROLLER TENSION SPRINGS

The WoodMaxx™ WM-series chipper utilizes high tension springs in conjunction with a unique adjustment mechanism that offers a full range of variable down pressure, since all branches are different – some soft and some hard. This feature allows the user to increase to decrease the upper roller down pressure to suit the situation. Crank up the tension to achieve up to 165 lbs. of down pressure. This allows the teeth on the roller to dig into the branches and ensure a smooth entry into the chipper head.

WEIGHT

WM-8H…990 lbs. (shipping) steel shipping crate L=46" x W=36" x H=48"

More weight = more steel

More strength and stability…period.

8mm THICK FLYWHEEL HOUSING

WoodMaxx WM-series wood chippers use heavy gauge 8 MM thick Q235 (American Standard A-36) structural steel plate for the flywheel housing. Since the flange bearings are mounted on the flywheel housing, this gives added strength and rigidity. Other chippers use only ¼” steel.

EASY KNIFE ACCESS PANELS

WoodMaxx™ WM-series chipper knives can be changed from the side of the machine by one person in as little as 10 minutes. Other chippers require you to reach into the infeed bin to hold the head of the bolt, while someone else turns the nut from the backside of the flywheel.

ADJUSTABLE BED [ ANVIL ] KNIFE

WoodMaxx™ WM-series wood chippers are equipped with an adjustable bed knife to ensure that the proper knife gap is achieved. This feature allows the user to adjust the distance between the flywheel knife and the bed knife so that the required distance is maintained after knife sharpening. Proper gap is important so that even the smallest material is chipped as it passes through the chipper.

HEAVY DUTY 5/8” COGGED DRIVE V-BELTS

WoodMaxx™ WM-series chippers are equipped with extreme duty 5/8” wide cogged drive v-belts. Cogged v-belts run cooler, and transfer more torque than plain smooth v-belts. Although the OEM belts are very high quality, if the need arises, the standard BX size allows you to purchase replacement v-belts at any auto parts store. Other chippers use 15 mm belts—try to find those in the USA!

SAFETY AUTO FEED STOP BAR

Safety is paramount on WoodMaxx™ chippers. Located on the top of the infeed bin, the WM-8H utilizes an easy to activate hydraulic auto-feed stop safety bar to disengage the infeed rollers in case of an emergency, or to clear the infeed bin if necessary. By simply pulling down on the bar, the user can stop and even reverses the direction of the infeed rollers.

HANDY FEED ROLLER ASSIST HANDLE LOCATED ON TOP OF MACHINE

This feature allows the user to access the handle from either side of the machine. The center lift point allows the WM-series chipper to use stronger tension springs, increasing the infeed ability.

HORIZONTAL INFEED HOPPER

The infeed hopper on the WM-series wood chippers is horizontal and approximately table height for easy material loading.

RUST RESISTANT POWDER COAT

The powder coat finish is baked on at 450 degrees, and is thicker and more durable than ordinary paint.

CLEAR VINYL BAFFLE

The clear vinyl baffle feature protects the user from chip blow-back, while allowing the user to see what is going on in the hopper.

3 YEAR WARRANTY

This robust chipper comes with an equally robust 3 year warranty. Our service department also stocks a full line of replacement parts.

PTO SHAFT

WoodMaxx™ wood chippers include a standard imported PTO shaft, but for an additional $150.00 up-charge we do offer a very high quality Made in the USA shaft. The USA shaft retails for $250 if purchased separately. NOTE: USA shaft does not work on Kubota BX-series tractors. Have a quick hitch? The USA PTO shaft is compatible, or ask about our longer imported PTO shaft

MACHINE 90% ASSEMBLED ON DELIVERY

WoodMaxx™ chippers come shipped to you in a steel crate and are almost completely assembled. Simply attach the infeed bin, discharge chute, PTO shaft (included), and attach to your tractor. All WoodMaxx™ chippers are given a comprehensive 22 point inspection, and are serviced prior to leaving our warehouse. The drive belts have been aligned and tightened, knives have been installed, adjusted, and torqued down, and bearings have been greased. These and other steps performed here greatly reduce assembly time on your end. Just follow the illustrated, American written, user friendly assembly manual (and watch the video), and you will be up and running in about 2 hours.

EXPERIENCE

WoodMaxx™ 3-pt. hitch mounted wood chippers are extremely robust, and can handle heavy use. Designed in upstate New York, each machine we offer is thoroughly tested on our 18 acre proving grounds before being offered to the public. With years of experience and thousands of machines in service today, we are confident that this machine can handle even the toughest projects that you have. Our machines are currently in service in several commercial applications, such as: the Army Corps of Engineers, college campuses, municipalities, tree farms, golf courses, apartment complexes, and thousands of residences. WoodMaxx™ chippers are also represented around the globe, with machines as far away as Hawaii, and Alaska, as well as several countries including: Chile, Russia, Panama, Colombia, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Israel, west Africa, Greece, Norway, Iceland, Ecuador, Honduras, Ireland and of course Canada.

DON’T BE FOOLED! WoodMaxx IS THE ORIGINAL

Do not be fooled by imitators. WoodMaxx™ is the original chipper of this design. We have spent hundreds of hours designing and testing to create this machine. WoodMaxx™ offers the highest level of quality and innovation with many exclusive features not found anywhere else. Cheap knock-offs do not have the quality workmanship and history of satisfied customers that WoodMaxx™ has. Just compare our reviews to those of the competitors, and you can see for yourself!

SERVICE

At WoodMaxx™ our service department is staffed with professional certified technicians that inspect each machine before it is shipped. This ensures that you get a trouble free machine from the get go. When you need technical help or parts, our courteous staff can help you get what you need from our fully stocked warehouse. We keep a full line of replacement parts, and guarantee that we can ship any part within 24 hours.


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 147 Write a review.

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Great Chipper September 15, 2017
Reviewer: Joe Arbuckle from Shingletown, CA United States  
Machine arrived packaged in strong metal create to prevent damage in coast to coast transportation.  Reviewed on-line assembly video making assembly simple and I was chipping in no time.  In twenty minutes time i completed chipping a brush pile of pine and cedar that would have taken hours to burn.  Completely satisfied with capacity and performance combined with my John Deere 3203 tractor.  Strongly recommend this machine!

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WM-8H September 11, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lyman, ME United States  
I cut wood to heat my house and use this to clean up the brush. It is great.  Sturdy, heavy construction.  I use it on a Mahindra 3016 w/ a 21hp PTO. I have put 5" pine branches through it and the tractor doesn't even notice.  I like the adjustments on the leg set up that allow the PTO shaft to be level with the tractor.  The hydraulic in-feed rollers pull the material in with ease.  No pushing or shoving branches.  Changing the in-feed roller speed changes the size of the chips, many of which I repurpose for landscaping or fire starting. I have no complaints and would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality chipper.

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WM-8H September 10, 2017
Reviewer: Mark Wigley from Gilead, ME United States  
Received my 8H this week.  The top of the sttl crate was pretty mangled.  No damage to the unit other than a scratch or two.  No biggie, someone along the supply chain needs forklift training.  Took about two hours of assembly with air tools.  Good video and printed instructions.  I have it attached to a Kubota MX5100.  Plenty of power.  After one full day of use I'm convinced I made the right choice.  The only difficulty I had was chipping bushy evergreens.  The unit isn't powerful enough to collapse many branches and therefore wouldn't pull the tree through.  Just had to do a little more limbing than I would have liked.  Otherwise, it handled everything I threw at it. Unit is well made and the craftsmanship is good.  I will be returning to buy other attachments.

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Impressed and gratefull for making right purchas September 7, 2017
Reviewer: Ghislain Roy from Lyndonville, VT United States  
Great packaging, excellent sequence of instructions and a high performance piece of machinery. I will enjoy cleaning limbs and debris around my property. Thank You for a great product at a reasonable price.  (T shirt size XL)

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Chips, chips and more chips August 14, 2017
Reviewer: John Crowne from Granville, VT United States  
The WM-8H is simply fantastic.  For the money I don't think you can find a better chipper.  

The chipper arrived exactly when they said it would.  The chipper was packaged beautifully and Land Air Express delivered it damage free.  Spend the extra $35 and have it delivered with a liftgate truck!

The assembly was straight forward and it went together without any issues.  This is a solid unit - at 963 lb it outweighs all the other chippers in the price range.  I think the secret is in the 200 lb flywheel...

So far the chipper has taken anything I could get in the infeed chute.  My tractor is a 31 horse Kubota.  I was concerned about having enough power to run the chipper.  No need for worry,  the tractor just purrs and doesn't seem to even notice the chipper.  

I use this chipper at home.  We have a small motocross practice track in our front yard.  We use the wood chips to control dust and surface water runoff.

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