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Wet material baffle for Junior Tomahawk chipper/shredder

Posted by nrensch PA ( on
Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 16:59

I have a Troy-bilt junior tomahawk chipper/ shredder and I am in need of a Wet Material baffle attachment. Can't find any on the internet.
I would like if someone who has one of these chipper/shredders to provide me a close up photo and the dimensions of the wet material baffle attachment because I believe I can make one of these myself.
I would really be happy if someone could do this.

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RE: Wet material baffle for Junior Tomahawk chipper/shredder

To make your own attachment, just measure off whatever shredding screen you already have. Shouldn't be hard to make up if you can weld.

But wet material shredding is the downfall of just about every shredder I have tried. My Super Tomahawk (made before Troy Bilt bought out the company) came with a wet material screen that is simply some bars welded crosswise of the curved rails. Bars are about 3/8" or 1/2" in cross section. But I wasn't impressed with its performance, so I tossed all the screens, and tried a totally different arrangement: the hammers rotate between the fixed bars, rather than at right angles to them. Nothing, no matter how wet, can clog it. Of course the feed throat will clog if I try to cram too much stuff down, but I have a scheme in mind to address that issue.

I think the screens are quite a bit wider on the super T. compared to the junior, but the same principle should work, unless your machine has a completely different design. I also increased the number of hammers so there wouldn't be such wide open gaps for stuff to fall through unshredded. Its one weakness is that long skinny stuff occastionally goes through unscathed.

On a different note, since the engine was dead when I bought the machine, I put on a used 3 h.p. Baldor 220V motor that I've never been able to stall. I run that off a GFCI breaker I installed in my electrical panel, so it's not as unsafe as it might sound.

The worst wet, stringy stuff you can imagine goes right through, including corn stalks (wet and very stringy), tomato vines, and everything else. It isn't so great as a leaf shredder, though, as the leaves aren't chopped as fine as I'd like.

This post was edited by runswithscissors2010 on Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 2:08

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