Chipper Maintenance – Routine care is key to efficiency
Of all the tools that the modern arborist uses, the chipper is often the largest, loudest and most complicated. Brush chippers need to operate long hours with little to no downtime. Unless you are an extravagantly well-equipped crew, you rarely have an extra to use in a pinch.
To be effective, efficient and safe, chippers must be maintained and cared for on a regular basis. This article will break down chipper maintenance into manageable chunks (pun intended) and help establish regular checks, adjustments and repairs. Like all complex jobs, chipper maintenance should be a routine series of tasks performed in a routine way.