4″ Self Feeding Wood Chipper, FH-BX42 – main

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SKU: FH-BX42

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Description of 3 Point Wood Chipper :

At the heart of the BX Chipper is an oversize Heavy Duty Rotor with reversible chipping blades. The large diameter rotor has a faster tip speed for improved chipping action and the heavy gauge steel keeps your momentum to power through the tuff stuff.

Key Features:

  • Blades: The reversible blades are precision cut high grade hardened tool steel. Hardening increase performance and extends the life of the cutting edge, maximizing the performance of the chipper.
  • Air Vents: Blowing force is maximized with air intake vents on the side of the chipper. Air enters through the vents and powers the chips out the chute up to 20 feet.
  • Twig Breaker Blower Paddles: Behind the blades are blower paddles with integrated twig breakers designed for greater output force and smaller chips exiting the machine. This provides more consistent chip size and allows you to propel the chips further.
  • Adjustable Chute: Easily control where you want the chips with the double adjustable exit chute. The chute swivels 300 degrees and the top deflector adjusts the distance.
  • Self-Feeding Hopper: The self-feed hopper is designed to angle the brush against the rotor and blades, pulling the branches into the chipper. Feed hopper folds for easy storage and transport.

Specifications:

Model FH-BX42
Maximum Feed Capacity 4” x 10” material
Min. Operation PTO HP 15 Horsepower
Max. Capacity PTO HP  45 HP
Tractor HP Range 15-45 HP
Feed Design Self Feed / Pinch & Pull
Size w/ Hopper Folded 40” L x 42” W x 60” H
Feed Hopper 20” x 20” Hinged
Flywheel 25” Diameter, 80 lbs - 1/2” Thick w/ Extractor Wings
Cutting Blades 4 Reversible
Bed Blades 1 Reversible
Discharge Chute 300° (facing operator blocked)
Discharge Height 60”
Drive Direct
PTO Drive Line 04 series 30” included w/shear
Hitch Type Standard Cat I
PTO Operating Speed 540 RPM
Net Weight 430 lbs
Shipping Weight 450 lbs

 

Additional information

Weight 425 lbs
Maximum Feed Capacity

4" x 10" material

Min. Operation PTO HP

15 HP (4" dia)

Max Capacity PTO HP

26 HP

Tractor HP Range

16 – 50 HP

Feed Design

Self Feed / Pinch & Pull

Size with Hopper Folded

40" L x 42" W x 60" H

Feed Hopper

20" x 20" Hinged

Flywheel

25" diameter, 80 lbs. – 1/2" Thick w/Extractor-Wings

Cutting Blades

4 Reversible

Bed Blades

1 Reversible

Discharge Cute

300" (facing operator blocked)

Discharge Height

60"

Drive

Direct

PTO Drive Line

04 Series 30" Included w/Shear

Hitch Type

Standard Cat. I

PTO Operating Speed

540 RPM

Net Weight

430 lbs

Shipping Weight

450 lbs.

17 reviews for 4″ Self Feeding Wood Chipper, FH-BX42 – main

  1. John

    I purchased this earlier this year. I have been clearing some trees that had grown too close to the house over the years. I needed something that would work with my very small Kubota Sub Compact BX-1880 tractor. While I am right at the low side of PTO horsepower, it exceeded my expectations. My son and I cut some maple trees and it made short work of all the excess limbs and such. Even with my small tractor we weren’t having any issues with 4″+ limbs. We had a 16′ dump trailer full of chips. I am amazed and so happy I took a chance on this brand. I have friends that have the more expensive copies and theirs don’t seem to do as well as this one. Great purchase. I just wish I had bought the tractor and this chipper years ago. Great experience!

  2. Matt

    I bought this purely on price and availability. I didn’t expect it to be great. I will only use it a few times a year so I was OK with that. That is after I finish the large clearing project i bought it for. I have to say I am impressed. The quality is better than the more expensive copies of this model. I have run a lot of material from smaller stuff to stuff that barely fits. It sucks it all in and creates nice mulch. I have used it for 3 weekends and run it hard. I assumed I would have to sharpen the blades daily or at best after each weekend. I haven’t had to sharpen them yet and they cut like when it was new. This Chipper greatly exceeds my expectations. I was expecting to have the same problems with it that someone I know has had with a well known company’s version of the same machine has had. Including he has to sharpen the blades daily. Some parts on his have bent. His cost more so I expected this to be a little worse. Its not it’s a lot better. I got a better machine than I expected. I am very satisfied. Don’t be afraid of it because it is priced lower than others who copy the same machine. My buddy was and paid more and got less. He regrets that now. I truly didn’t expect the chipper to be as good as it turned out to be. I don’t know why one is better than the other. But it is. My buddy is going to bring his blades over to see if they will interchange with mine. If so he will buy replacements for this machine for his.

  3. Jeff

    I finally got tired of cutting and then burning all the small trees and other brush around my 18 acres, I looked locally but found nothing I liked so after a google search I found this one. I have bought a lot of items on line since Covid started but this was the heaviest Item I’ve bought, I did have to drive 40 minutes to the FedX freight location to pick it up due to the rural roads I live on. The assembly took me 2 hrs, I did have to shorten the PTO drive shaft to get it to fit on my Kubota L2501 and it matches the color of the tractor! We used it for about 4 hrs yesterday and it worked great, only had to clean a clog once because we put too many small green twigs in at once. This is a high quality well built out of thick gauge steel machine that will get passed on to my son’s and probably to the grandkids too!

  4. James Weger

    Everything we hoped it would be. I chose to pick it up rather then have it delivered, so Betstco put it together. I did have to shortened the driveline. We ran it for about 6 hours today and we are very happy with it. Have it behind our Kubota B2301.
    Betstco treated us very well and even let us know that a sale was coming up. Not many places would do that.

  5. Mike M

    Works Great!
    I waited until I used the BX42 for a while. I am running it with a small 20HP compact tractor I have not had any problems and have chipped almost all of my brush piles.
    Great price and free shipping! I am very happy with this purchase.

  6. will annarino

    I just received my BX42 wood chipper and Fed Ex even delivered on a smaller lift gate truck at no charge.. Arrived in very good condition with only a couple very minor scratches.. Not bad after traveling over 2,000 miles..It aalso came with the legs which I thought was optional..1 hour and 30 minutes later and it was ready to go.. Spent about 4 hours chipping limbs from a very large dead ash tree with no glitches or issues and chips were no different from the chips of a $30,000 dollar commerical machine that i have used in the past on occassion..I might add I limited the size of limbs to no larger that 2″-21/2″ as anything bigger I use for firewood..I did toss a few in at 3″ or so or with no issues or bog down as my tractor is a sub compact Kubota BX-25D..

  7. Sheila

    I LOVE this tool!! Just purchased 10 vacant acres in northern Michigan and wanted to start cleaning it up. This thing is a beast. It handled various sizes and species including oak, maple, cottonwood, beech and pine without issue for the most part. Only real issue that I had was having the cute clog when running branches thru that still had many fresh leaves on them. Wasn’t a big deal to fix and I knew about the problem from another person who commented on it. I have this attached to a JohnDeere 1023e.
    Being female, I rely on many tools to help me get the jobs done like another set of hands. This is no exception. Wish I could afford more “toys” like this one! 🙂

  8. Kurt

    It arrived yesterday, so that was assembly… It did not go together as well as my flail mower from FHM, so I was getting a little frustrated with some little issues, feed hopper flange was a little bent, flywheel cover didn’t seat easily… Blades not anywhere near spec gaps…

    After getting all that sorted out, it is fearsome. I’m using it with a Kubota B2650 on hard California Coastal oak… Green or dry it eats it even a little beyond the 4″inch spec maximum.. While working on my land a neighbor noticed and asked if I could take care of some stuff on his property so we went at did that too, mostly old very dry large limbs, quickly destroyed it all including a whole christmas tree (did have to trim the dense branches off to fit into the hopper.

    Really a great unit… setup took longer than expected as I said, but the machine is fierce.

  9. Garry

    Works very well for chipping as advertised. Will plug up if one runs very small green limbs through it. Because they will shred and plug up the shoot and wrap around the spindle for the flywheel. But this is a chipper not a chipper shredder. I have a Kubota 2501 and this chipper works well with it. I have not jammed with anything that would feed in it except for the thin green stuff that isn’t chippable. Instructions for assembly not all that good but there are videos on youtube. It is easier to assemble with a second pair of hands, but I did manage to do it myself but I am a bit mechanical savvy and improvise all the time.

  10. Dave

    I’ve owned this machine for about 3 months now and have put 15 hours on it. This has quickly become my favorite attachment! I own 6 acres of woods with heavy brush that I’m trying to thin out for trails, etc, and this machine does just the job. I run it behind a Massey Ferguson 1240 with 22.8hp at the PTO. This seems to be plenty of power to run the machine. In fact I’ve never experienced the machine stalling. Instead a shear pin will break. Most of the material I run through it is 1″ to 2.5″ in diameter. Upon first use I was finding myself limited to 3″ as the shear bolts would break. My biggest recommendation upon first receiving is to adjust your blade clearance. Spec is 1/32″. Mine was somewhere in the neighborhood of 3/16″ to 1/8″. I was finding that I’d have to purposely feed very long material that would taper down to a smaller diameter to prevent breaking shear bolts. The thick short material would have a tendency to buck (where the bolt would break). If it did grab and feed it would be a little violent and you could tell the machine was working. After I adjusted blades to the specified clearance the difference was night and day! The material feeds much smoother now and that tendency to buck the material rather than grab and chip is pretty much gone. I’ve now put several pieces >3″ through the machine and have not broken any more shear bolts since. I even put a few pieces of white oak through that nearly did not fit through the opening (at 4″), and it ate it right up. Some might argue that burning brush is faster. I see advantages and disadvantages. I mostly do this kind of work on my property in the fall/winter/early spring when the leaves are down. Getting progressively further from a water source to extinguish burn piles was something I wanted to eliminate. The wood chip quality is also fantastic and I’m finding great uses for it on trail areas where I tend to have muddy spots. The machine is well made and extremely simple which should prevent mechanical issues in the long run. I’ve inspected it at 15 hours after an initial set up. Bolts were still tight, no interference issues with parts contacting each other. The bearings turn smooth as silk. Blades could be mistaken for brand new. At the price point I couldn’t justify the cost of a Wallenstein. Based on the simplicity, I can’t imagine what would be more reliable on that unit either other than bearings and blades. Customer service is fantastic. I made multiple calls before and after the purchase. I typically don’t bother with email, those can easily go unanswered by any company. Someone picked up almost every time I called on the first try. They were always able to assist me with my questions. If there’s one negative I will say I think packaging for shipment could be improved. It comes partially disassembled and strapped inside a steel frame on a pallet. The chutes and upper housing a wire tied in place. Many of my wire ties were broken though which caused some of these parts to rub and wear paint in transit. This is more the fault of the freight company. But if some of these items were lined with cardboard even it would likely prevented most of that. Call Betstco though, they will make it right. All in all though excellent machine for the money.

  11. Rod Williamson

    This BX42 chipper is a beast! Easily chews up Osage Orange (hedge apple) which is a very hard, grainy wood that dulls chain saws. Honey locust, walnut, oak, no problem. If it fits in the hole, it’s gone in seconds!
    My unit had some wires break during shipping, resulting in the hopper moving around and rubbing off some paint. I sent an email to ask if they had any touch up paint available, and customer service called me the next day to tell me paint and primer were on the way, and apologized for my trouble. So great product and excellent customer service! Thanks!

  12. Tom G

    Waited until I could assemble and try it out before writing the review. Everything was very easy assembled and when I started chipping I was totally blowed away with the ease that this chipper handled the brush that was fed into it. Very easy pto hookup and needed to cut only about 2 inches off of the pto shaft to fit the tractor pto . I Installed the chipper on a TC35DA New Holland with 28 hp at the pto and it handled it with ease..So far so good and would recommend this if you are looking for value at a great price. Betstco shipped the chipper out the day of my purchase and it shipped about 3000 miles in 6 days. These people are the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Rich S.

    Love the machine. Heavy built, flywheel spins smoothly. Just spent it’s first two hours grinding branches, powered by an 25hp LS tractor. If it through the bottom of the the chute to reach the blades, the machine grinds it up. Did mostly pine today, with some hardwood mixed in. Never balked or slowed down. Absolutely the best quality/value available in a PTO powered chipper.

  14. Raymond Davis

    I seldom offer ratings on products because they seldom live up to their claims. Not the case with this chipper. I have just spent 2 days in the woods at our home in central Maine clearing the wife’s snowshoe trails. I could not feed brush into the hopper as fast as the chipper chewed it up. I am a 65 year old retired banker. within 2 hours of drop off I have the chipper assembled and attached to my Kioti CK 2510. What a team. The whole experience has been great. Keep up the good work Betsco!

  15. Tom

    Connected to my 24hp Yanmar SCUT after taking about 2hrs to assemble. Took time to check all bolts and greased shaft while slowly rotating by hand. Very smooth rotation. Started with some dry ash limbs about 2inch. Moved on to some 3 and 4inch aspen. I could not feed faster then the machine could eat. The self feed worked really well. I set knife to bed blade to spec of 0.031″. Did have a pine top full of needles clog the chute. Fed some harder limbs in with needles and all was well. This unit will be a great help in collecting my 8cords of firewood for winter. No more piles of limbs to trip over or work around. Thank you FH.

  16. Eric

    I have an LS xj2025h tractor with 18.5hp at the pto
    This chipper eats anything 4″ or less in diameter
    Love this chipper!!

  17. Morgan Long

    After several weeks still VERY pleased with my BX42s chipper (my brushpiles are not!!). This IS a well-made machine, easy to operate. The manual is very clearly written in English. Folks at Betstco couldnt be nicer. It eats branches happily all day long. Just remember no chipper is perfect- don’t expect to feed tons of leafy debris at once you’ll clog the chute (true for any). I carry a 15mm wrench to tighten the load chute, 2 of 3/4″ wrenches in case you need to unclog, 2 of 1/2″ wrenches and a spare shear bolt IF you think you might shear a pin (its smilingly easy to change) and you’re set for the day- no trips back to the barn! Kudos!!

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