Also out of curiosity, how do you use yours? Do you go out and periodically chip up some fallen/cut debris? Do you make piles and then go on s chipping spree? The reason I ask is that I typically will trim a hedge row over the course of say a month and get a huge pile that includes everything from sticks to nearly 12” diameter logs. All of this goes into a pile near my garden beds arranged in such a way that I can situate the chipper in such a way that I can simply chip wood right into the desired bed.
Since I am collecting a mountain of chips, I need a big chipper to go through the pile expediently. Also, those 12” logs just plain need a big chipper in order to take them in the first place. And one of those logs will produce a LOT of chips. Right now I have 3 waiting to be ground up (they were all hanging deadfall that I wanted out for safety reasons.