Wallenstein Equipment (2024)

+ Are the Wallenstein 3-point hitch horsepower ratings based on engine or PTO horsepower?

Our horsepower ratings are based on gross engine HP.

+ Can I chip wood that is too large for the shredder and then shovel it into the shredder?

This can be done. However, care must be taken to avoid shoveling too much in at once. The shredder will clogrisking equipment damage. The sameapplies to leaves as well.

+ Can I come in and see or pick up one of your models?

We do not have a showroom, nor do we carry inventory at the factory. We build strictly to order. All units are crated and shipped out once complete. Therefore, we would not have one here for you to see. We recommend that you visit your nearest dealer. Please see our online dealer locator.

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+ Can I purchase direct from Wallenstein, or bring my machine in for service?

Sales and service are done exclusively through our dealers and distributors. Please locate your nearest dealer by using the DEALER LOCATOR on our website.

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+ Can I use a chipper or chipper-shredder for materials other than wood?

Wood chippers and chipper-shredders are designed to work with wood and brush. Shredders will also work with leaves and vines. We have not tested them on other materials, nor do we recommend doing so.

+ Can I use a smaller or larger 3-point hitch or chipper than recommended?

Wood chippers are designed to be strong enough for both the capacity and the tractor or skidsteer power required to run the chipper. A small chipper will not be able to handle the forces put on it by a large tractor. A large chipper will not work efficiently with a small tractor.

+ Does the BXH42 skidsteer model motor have a clutch or a case drain to prevent motor damage when the flow is turned off?

The BX42H does not have a clutch or a case drain. The hydraulic hoses for the motor feature a checkvalve protected parallel circuit which allows the rotor and motor to wind down together once the hydraulic power is turned off. This prevents damage to the motor.

+ Does Wallenstein cover the engines for warranty?

The engines are covered by the engine manufacturer. The owner is responsible for registering the engine with the appropriate engine manufacturer or distributor, as outlined in the Engine Owner’s Manual which accompanied your Wallenstein product. All warranty work must be done by one of the engine manufacturer’s approved servicing dealers.

+ How does the Intellifeed system work?

The Intellifeed system works by measuring the rotor RPM. Once the rotor is up to the programmed start speed, the electronic control moduleallows forward feed when the feed control handle is placedin the “forward” position. Once both conditions are met, the control module signals the solenoid on the forward / reverse valve to shift into forward.

If the rotor slows down too much, then the control module signals the forward / reverse valve to reverse to pull the wood away from the rotor, giving the rotor the opportunity to speed up. Once the restart speed has been reached, forward feed resumes.

Reverse can be manually controlled with the feed control handle as well. The system allows reverse as long as there is electrical power to shift the solenoid and hydraulic flow. The rotor does not have to be turning for reverse to work.

+ Is any assembly required on a new Wallenstein?

Most Wallenstein models are delivered partially assembled in a crate. Some assembly is required. Always check fluids on models which contain fluids before use.

+ Is it harmful to run my engine at full throttle?

Modern engines are designed to run most efficiently at full governed RPM. Therefore, our engine-powered equipment is designed to run most efficiently at the same RPM. Running engine-powered equipment at less than full throttle is counterproductive. Engines usually require a moment to warm up enough to accept full throttle and load.

+ Is it possible to convert my self-feed chipper into a roller-feed model?

There are many differences between the self-feed versions and the roller-feed versions. The feed hoppers, the mountings to the rotor housing, the rotor housing themselves and the rotors are all different. It is not possible to add roller feed to a self-feed chipper.

+ What are the advantages and disadvantages of 3-point hitch models or trailer models?

Three-point hitch models are more economical to purchase, operate, and maintain. Theyare easier to transport around a property and through a bushlot. Their disadvantage is that they require a tractor to operate them.

Trailer models are more easily transportable from site to site. Their disadvantage is that they are more costly to purchase, operate and maintain due to the engine, clutch / drive system, tires, and lights (if equipped) .

+ What are the advantages and disadvantages of wood chippers or chipper-shredders?

Wood chippers are better for larger diameter brush. The larger chips they produce are better for pathways, decorative use or simply blowing into a ditch. However, they can by clogged by small green brush.

Chipper-shredders are better for finer brush and plant material. The fine fiber they produce is better for garden bedding material, and so on. However, they cannotprocess larger-diameter material.

+ What are the advantages of the Intellifeed system?

The Intellifeed system allows the engine and chipper to work more efficiently by ensuring that the engine does not get bogged down by feeding too quickly. This allows a smaller engine to be used. It also removes the necessity of having someone at the feed control bar at all times.

+ What are the advantages of the roller feed system?

The roller feed arrangement allows adjusting the feed speed to prevent bogging the tractor on a 3-point hitch model, or the engine on a trailer model.

The feed rollers pull in brushy material that jams in the feed hopper of a self-feed model.

The feed hopper is lower and level, making it easier to put wood in.

+ What are the disadvantages of the Intellifeed system?

The big disadvantage is the cost and complexity of the hydraulic drive components and the electrical components of the system. Some consider it a disadvantage that the hydraulic system requires constant flow of fluid from the tractor, or from our optional PTO pump kits. The electronics also require 13.5volts and 1.5 ampsfrom the electrical system of the tractor on a 3-point hitch model.

+ What are the disadvantages of the roller feed system?

The big disadvantage is the cost of the hydraulic drive components. Some consider it a disadvantage that the hydraulic system requires constant flow of fluid from the tractor, or from our optional PTO pump kit on a 3-point hitch model.

+ What chip size do the chippers produce?

The chip size varies widely for several reasons. The species of wood, grain, moisture content, size of wood, feed rate, rotor RPM, knife condition, and clearance between the rotor knives and the ledger knife are all factors.

Generally speaking, the chips are 1/4" to 1" wide X 1/4" to 2" long X 1/8" to 1/4" thick.

+ What engine oil should I use?

The manufacturers of the engines we use all recommend a high quality, detergent mineral oil. Specifics such as viscosity, vary with oil manufacturer and climate. Please see your engine owner’s manual for specificifications and the use of synthetic oils.

+ What gasoline should I use?

The manufacturers of the gasoline engines we use all recommend regular unleaded gasoline, with a minimum octane rating of 87. A maximum of 10% ethanol (E10) is also allowed.

The quality of the fuel is what is important. Always keep the fuel tank clean. Always refill the fuel tank from a clean container using fresh fuel from a reputable, high volume retailer. Please see your engine owner’s manual for specifications.

+ What is involved with the PTO pump kit?

The PTO pump kit consists of a hydraulic tank with internal pump and filters, a drive pulley with a drive key and a taper bushing, a driven pulley, drive belts, and all necessary fittings and hardware. The drive pulley mounts onto the PTO input shaft of the rotor with the key and taper bushing. The driven pulley mounts to the pump shaft at the tank. The tank mounts to the chipper frame using slotted holes for belt tension adjustment.

+ What is the Biomass Kit for?

The Biomass Kit is used when a more consistent chip size is required, such as when burning wood chips in a furnace for heat. It is a chip and twig breaker that bolts across the exit for the discharge chute from inside the rotor housing. It breaks up the larger chips and twigs until they are small enough to pass through. This allows the chips to dry faster and burn more consistently.

+ What is the difference between a chipper and a chipper-shredder?

Chippers use 2-4 knives mounted to the face of a rotating disc. These knives work with a stationary knife mounted to the housing, to chip small pieces off the face of the log. These chips are about 1/4”-1” wide, 1/4-2”long. 1/8”-1/4” thick in size.

Chipper-shredders add 3 horizontal rows of flail knives to the rear of the rotor operating in a separate chamber of the housing. The flail knives create fine fibrous mulch. On the chipper-shredders, the chipper section is fed through the end and the shredder is fed through the top.

+ What is the difference between an “S” and “R” model 3-point hitch wood chipper?

The “S”indicates Self Feed. These models have no mechanism to feed wood into the blades. The feed hoppers are angled up to allow gravity and the chipping action to feed wood.

The “R”indicates Roller Feed. These models have feed rollers powered by hydraulic motors to pull wood in and push it into the blades.

+ What is the difference between the “HP Range” and “HP Required for Maximum Capacity?”

Any tractor within the “HP Range” will operate the chipper. However, the tractor will start bogging down or even stalling once the log size reaches about 75% of capacity unless fed very slowly.

Any tractor within the “HP Required for Maximum Capacity” will operate the chipper at full efficiency right up to full capacity.

+ What is the purpose of the different screens on the BXMC34S?

The screens hold the material in the shredder housing until it is fine enough to fall through. By changing screens the operator can change the final size of the shredded material.

+ What is the warranty on Wallenstein products?

Please see our warranty statement on our website, www.wallensteinequipment.com, for the terms and conditions.

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+ Where is the reduction case mentioned in my Honda engine owner’s manual?

The engine versions we use do not have a reduction gearbox. However, most of the engine models we use are available with one. Honda mentions them in the owner’s manuals because the manuals cover all versions of each engine.

+ Why are there two oil fill holes and drain plugs in my Honda GX engine?

The two oil fill holesare in the GX series single-cylinder engines. These engines can be mounted many different ways. Honda has providedtwo filler holes andtwo drain plugs to ensure thatone of each is accessible.

For the filler holes, the grey cap has the dipstick. The black cap is a plug. The GC engines only haveone plug.

+ Why is my PTO shaft too long?

There is much variation in the placement of tractor output shaft, and length of 3-point hitch arms. Because of this, we supply longer PTO shafts than may be necessary. Your Wallenstein owner’s manual contains instructions on how to measure and cut your shaft to the correct length.

+ Will the hydraulic roller feed chippers work on a closed-centre tractor?

The BX-R series of roller feed PTO woodchippers from Wallenstein are designed to run on either an open or closed center hydraulic supply from the tractor. However, please note that the chipper feed rollers should not be left in the STOP position for more than five minutes at a time on a closed center system. If the work cycle requires a stop of more than five minutes on a closed center tractor, the tractor should be turned off. Hydraulic flow requirements should be observed for either type of system. Too much flow will always generate excess heat in any hydraulic system.

The BX-RI series of chippers are not compatible with closed center tractors. To use a BX-RI chipper on a tractor with closed center hydraulics, order our optional PTO pump kitsto make the hydraulics self contained on the chipper.

+ Will Wallenstein 3-point hitch wood chippers work with a Quick-Hitch?

All the 3-point hitch chippers and chipper-shredders, with the exception of the BX102R model and its versions, work with a Quick-hitch. The PTO shaft and the hydraulic hoses may be not be long enough, depending upon the exact quick-hitch.
Wallenstein does not offer shaft or hose options. John Deere iMatch quick-hitches may require bushings for the pins, available from your John Deere dealer.

+ Will Wallenstein custom-build a unit for me?

Every Wallenstein model is designed to meet all applicable safety standards. Because of our careful design process, we cannot custom build equipment.

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