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    Default Chipper carnage

    A piece of re-bar that the tree had grown around.
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    Dayum... been there, done that. VERY LOUD!

    At least it was small rebar.

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    Damn! I guess the bigger the chipper the more likely something will go unnoticed.
    Iím condescending, that means I talk down to people.


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    Ouch! Was there damage to the disc or housing? We had a Morbark drum chipper self-destruct one time. Never did determine the root cause but I suspect it was a defective knife. It destroyed the drum, bearings, and everything around the drum. Morbark covered the $6,500+ in parts but not the labor to rebuild it.
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    Yeah once one blade breaks loose it’s a chain reaction that only takes seconds to destroy everything. Nasty stuff
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    Whoa, sorry to see that. Glad no one got hurt.

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    Nasty !
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    Nasty. A guy was killed recent from an incident simular. Glad no one got hurt.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Ouch!

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    Yikes that's nasty, I had a bolt go through mine, luckily only mashed up the knife and anvil...replaceable.
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