Frequently Asked Questions When Buying a Timberwolf Chipper/Shredder
How much fuel does it use?
Here's something you may not know - for an industrial engine to produce around 20 hp (i.e. a generator), for one hour it will require approximately one gallon of fuel - this is true for petrol and diesel. If you allowed for one gallon per hour you won't be far out - remember how much chipping you have done in that hour - up to 2 tonnes for just a few pounds.
Why should I buy a Timberwolf - I could buy a cheaper chipper from one of your competitors.
Of course you can but remember Timberwolf has one of the most effective ranges of
Chippers on the market and throughput is so high we don't believe you can buy a cheaper chipper that can match the Timberwolf range. If you are chipping around 10 tonnes a week you certainly shouldn't be scrimping on the cost of your chipper – a Timberwolf may cost a little more but the advantages are incalculable.
I know the Timberwolf chippers can handle up to 300mm (12") but how small can it go?
The performance is truly amazing - as well as the larger material this chipper can handle hedge trimmings. leylandii, pyracantha, apple, hawthorn, bramble and basically anything you would normally prune.
Competitors claim longer blade life between sharpens then Timberwolf - why don't yours last as long?
Blade life is a contentious issue. Here are a few facts to help clear the wood
from the trees.
1. The dirtier the material the quicker blades blunt.
2. An independent study on blades concluded all blades are off their peak after 30 hours use*
3. Timberwolf make no wild claims - we advise 20-30 hours between sharpens but we would never claim this as normal.
4. A hydraulic chipper will continue to chip when the blades are blunt but it reduces operator output and shortens the blades overall life.
5. It only takes 15 minutes to change a set of Timberwolf blades - the quickest in the business
6. They need no resetting back to the anvil.
7. Top customers are able to get 20-30 sharpens out of a set of blades.