chipper that really takes 1.5 - 2 inch brush?
What type of chipper or chipper-mulcher really can handle 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch diameter branches, green and dry? I will consider new and old models. $400-500 is about right, $1200 is too much, although DR makes nice machines.
We have about 2 acres with lots of small trees and brush piles, and quite a bit of fallen leaves. It would be nice to get a chipper vac and expect it to suck up the leaves, but I have read those cannot truly manage anything besides twigs in the side feeder chutes.
I will also be taking down several pine trees. The trunks I can saw into lengths, but the limbs are rarely over 2 inches, no matter how tall the tree.