The compact chippers and mulchers are designed for processing freshly cut wood.
We strongly recommend that the wood is chipped no longer than three days after cutting. After this date, the wood will begin to dry out, meaning the chipper blades then struggle to dig into the wood. This produces a sawdust-like waste from the exit chute, and the chipper will struggle to self-feed.
If the chipper is producing sawdust – this is a clear sign that the wood is dry. When chipping slow-grown hardwood such as fruit trees (e.g. cherry or apple trees) you must ensure that you chip the material the same day that it is cut to ensure the machine operates at full effectiveness.