When you have a lot of land to cover and need to get rid of trees and large branches, a run-of-the-mill chipper/shredder won’t be up to the task. Woods’ chippers and chipper/shredders are designed to attach to a tractor and use the PTO for power, making them mechanically simple and easy to move to work sites while delivering massive amounts of power. Woods has four models to choose from with designs for everything from gravity feed chipper/shredders for small tractors to devices that can auto-feed logs up to 9 inches wide.
Designed to work with tractors producing 15-30 hp, the 5000 can chip branches and logs up to 5 inches in diameter. It also has 36 serrated knives housed in sheets of 7 gauge steel that can shred branches up to an inch in diameter. Woods offers an optional blower with 360-degree discharge chute to aim debris into truck beds and trailers.
This chipper/shredder attaches to a Cat 1 three point hitch and weighs 450 lbs.
Built for tractors with 25-60 hp, this chipper uses four heat-treated chipper blades mounted at 90 degrees for lower vibration and smoother cutting. The blades are reversible for increased longevity and the housing is designed for easy access when it’s time to clean out the chipping chamber or make adjustments to the blades. The 8000 can handle wood up to 8 inches in diameter.
A 360-degree rotating blower chute is included. It has an adjustable cap, allowing both the vertical angle of the chute opening to be set to get the perfect aim when loading beds and trailers.
The 8000 can mount to a Cat 1 or 2 three point hitch and weighs 885 lbs.
At first glance, the 8100 looks little different from the 8000: it still works with 25-60 hp tractors, has the same chipper blade setup, comes with the same chute and works with Cat 1 and 2 hitches. Maximum log size is a bit larger at 9 inches, but the real difference is its automatic feeder. Instead of depending on gravity or the operator, it can draw in logs at a rate of up to 150 feet per minute, while an electronic feed control sensor adjusts this rate to chop up the wood quickly without causing the engine to bog or stall. This keeps the loading bay low so heavy chunks of wood don’t need to be lifted far to get into the chute.
Due to the added machinery, this chipper tips the scales at 1,300 lbs.
Designed with compact tractors in mind, this chipper can attach to tractors with up to 35 hp using a Cat 1 three point hitch. It can handle wood up to 4.5 inches in diameter and uses a drive system with a manual clutch to work with tractors that use an electric PTO.
At 392 lbs, it’s the smallest model in the lineup, but it still comes with a 7 gauge chipper housing. A discharge chute can also be added to direct debris for easy cleanup.
When You Think “Woods,” Think “Shank’s”
Shank’s Lawn Equipment is more than a Woods dealer: with over three decades of outdoor equipment experience and as a dealer for most major brands, we know how to match up one of these chippers to your current tractor for the best performance. If you’re looking to add a chipper/shredder to your lawn care arsenal, visit us at our shop, located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s one mile east of I-81 via Exit 10 to Marion.
Need parts or accessories for your Woods equipment? We ship across the U.S. and Canada. To order, visit our website, www.shankslawn.com.