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Old 08-27-2019, 06:32 AM   #1
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Rayco 6" Brush Chipper

Does anyone have experience w/ performance and durability of the Rayco 6" brush chipper - gas 35HP.

I'm looking to purchase a small brush chipper, and only have experience w/ the Vermeer 6" 25 HP that I rent from local rental yards. I'm aware that the bigger "professional" chippers are more productive and chip larger material. I'm looking for a smaller one so that I can tow it w/ 1/2 ton truck and easily move it around on site into tight spots w/ a mini track hoe. (I'm in the mountains and I'd prefer to move a smaller machine into tighter spots rather than move material to larger staging area for a bigger machine.) And budget is a concern. I started out w/ a $5K budget, and after looking at what's out there thinking I need to be aiming at $7-8K to get a reasonable used machine. Once it gets to $10K, its better for me to keep renting. This machine will sit idle 95-98% of year. I'm a small builder and do my own lot clearing and small development. I'm already thinking that I'm looking for at least 35HP machine. Vermeer and Bandit both make 6" machines w/ 25 HP or 35HP gas engines. The 6" 25HP Vermeer that I rent won't effectively chip 3" material, and I'm pretty sure that the 35HP will be able to chip larger material? (anyone who can verify?) So far I'm considering Vermeer, Bandit, and Morbark used machines.

I've come across this Rayco 6" 35HP machine and its at the upper end of my budget, but I've never even heard of it. Apparently they were bought by Morbark and as of last year are no longer in production as Rayco chippers. (Morbark apparently wanted Rayco's stump grinder.)


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