Is a TMG wood chipper with Kohler engine any good?


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Old 01-04-24, 05:48 PM
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Is a TMG wood chipper with Kohler engine any good?

We have a local online auction house that has some TMG 3 inch chippers listed. Internet search shows they sell for $1500 and the auction recently sold some for $500ish. I see they are made in China and sold on Amazon...both non-selling points, but I wonder if anyone has any experience with them.
 
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Old 01-04-24, 11:33 PM
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I have no experience with them but the new Kohler I think is Chinese too. It's still probably better than the majority of homeowner type wood chippers on the market today.
 
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I personally don't think chippers that size are useful. The throat is so small that branches have to be trimmed very well to fit. Plus the 3" size limits it to only smaller size brush. And lastly, gravity feed chutes rarely work as well as you want and you often have to feed/push branches which often vibrate badly which is hard on your hands.
 
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Old 01-05-24, 05:06 PM
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I second that ^. A real pain and I found it easier to just haul off the debris.
 
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Old 01-06-24, 06:14 AM
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My daughter has a home owner grade wood chipper. It is near worthless. I am fortunate that our landfill accepts tree limbs up to 6" in diameter. They have a large commercial chipper and the resulting wood chips are free for residents.
 
 

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