Chopping Up Straw
|Posted by: colt122 Jul 20 03, 08:10 PM GMT|
I call it the "COLTAMATIC"
|Posted by: colt122 Jul 20 03, 08:12 PM GMT|
| Another one
,soon I'll paint this up for looks
|Posted by: colt122 Jul 20 03, 08:14 PM GMT|
| A close-up
Notice the feeder tube
Saves the Arms
|Posted by: shakeyjake Jul 20 03, 08:16 PM GMT|
|That kicks ass Details please ? My Foaf needs one of those bad he keeps dulling his circular saw blades|
|Posted by: Fungusmaximus Jul 20 03, 11:15 PM GMT|
| OOoooo AAAAHHHHH!
Very nice idea!! I like it allot!!
I have a motor that the blade wont stay on....
I could make one pretty easy... just need a drum... And a welding torch
|Posted by: groingrinder Jul 21 03, 01:41 AM GMT|
|Very cool. If you don't want to mount your mower in a drum you could also cut a hole for the feeder tube in the top of the mower deck and make sure your grass catcher is attached to collect the flying straw.|
|Posted by: spawnbag Jul 21 03, 08:29 AM GMT|
|excellent idea, the next best thing to a commercial hay chopper. Details and results please.|
|Posted by: colt122 Jul 21 03, 01:41 PM GMT|
|I can honestly say "I dont mind chopping straw now"I live shoulder to shoulder in between houses so lying bales out in the yard and running over them with the mower wasnt an option. I'll show some pics with cut straw soon I ran out testing|
|Posted by: your_imagination Jul 21 03, 02:23 PM GMT|
| how's the inside setup?? multiple blades??? or single at the bottom?
how long do you run it for?
|Posted by: Fungusmaximus Jul 21 03, 07:22 PM GMT|
I did that the other day neighbors musta thought I was nuts, especially since it was after dark
excuse the stonyness
|Posted by: WebMycelium Aug 04 03, 11:43 PM GMT|
|Click Here <- use your imagination if your wondering what to use this for|
|Posted by: Propagator Aug 05 03, 12:57 PM GMT|
|I've got one very similar to that and it works great. However, the one on the page you've linked to is way to expensive. If anyone is considering getting one of these things, I'd suggest searching ebay for "chipper shedder". Ther're high quality ones there and low price, too.|
|Posted by: WebMycelium Aug 05 03, 01:07 PM GMT|
| thanks bro i will check ebay as well
|Posted by: psilli me Aug 05 03, 06:38 PM GMT|
I still think that a paper cutter is the way to go.
|Posted by: maryxmas Aug 06 03, 08:12 PM GMT|
| i personally love to hack away for hours at a bale of straw with a pair of scissors till my hand cramps up and i have blisters.
i really need to find a new way, i need a chipper cause this is getting annoying to do
i would love to just toss the stuff in and just collect mounts of perfect cut straw.
|Posted by: Propagator Aug 06 03, 08:41 PM GMT|
| i just searched ebay for "chipper shredder" and it didn't turn up anything worth the price. a few months ago there were several small chippers perfect for straw - i got a great one for a low price. i'd keep an eye on ebay anyway, something may turn up there.
as far as using the paper shredder to shred straw, I dunno - i'd think that it wouldn't take much straw to fuck up a paper shredder. also, it may get stuck during chopping. the paper shredders at my work choke easily on just paper.
I've been thinking of making straw "dust" by taking already shredded straw and putting it in a blender. I just got to get to a thrift store and buy one. Straw that has been shredded, then blended, well, that just seems interesting.
maryxmas: yes, get a shredder/chipper. it's worth it. It actually makes cutting straw fun!
|Posted by: psilli me Aug 07 03, 02:32 AM GMT|
Not a paper shredder, a paper cutter. the ones with the large pivoting blade. (look closer at the pic) they work well trust me; a small down side is the blade gets farely dull after about a full bale but the local scissor sharpening place only charges $8.50 to sharpen it.