The WoodMaxx MX-8600 is a robust compact PTO driven wood chipper with a self-contained hydrostatic auto-feed system that features an impressive 8″ x 6″ infeed opening. This chipper weighs 550 lbs. with a steel flywheel. It was specifically designed for use on smaller sub compact tractors with as little as 15 hp. at the PTO such as BX series Kubotas, John Deere 1000 series, New Holland, Massy Ferguson GC series, Mahindra Max series, and more; although this machine can handle tractors of 50 plus hp. The hydraulic infeed motor is powered by the chipper’s self-contained hydrostatic pump and reservoir. Four (4) high quality (A8 tool steel) made in the USA knives are standard equipment on our MX-8600 and MX-9900 chippers. The design of the WoodMaxx MX-series chipper is so unique and innovative that it is now patented.
WoodMaxx patented MX-series wood chippers are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA at our Akron NY facility. With a multi-million-dollar investment in the latest high-tech fabricating equipment to increase production, WoodMaxx MX-series wood chippers are in high demand.
Hydrostatic drive systems have several differences and benefits over traditional hydraulic drive systems. Hydrostatic pumps exhibit variable displacement without the need for external devices such as flow control and flow diverter (proportioning) valves. This reduces the number of fittings, hoses, and amount of oil needed. Unlike hydraulic systems requiring several gallons of oil, our hydrostatic system only needs 2 quarts of motor oil (Why can’t I use synthetic oil in my chipper? Click here to find out.) Hydrostatic technology has been around for decades and is used in some of the highest demanding and harshest mobile applications such bulldozers, trains, excavators, skid steers, and even ride on lawn mowers. Hydrostatic systems are very efficient, generate minimal heat, and are extremely precise, allowing for smooth infeed speed control from 1 ft./min to a full 75 ft./min. with full power through the entire speed range. Take a look below for more information on each of these key POW-R-TORQ™️️ features or watch a short video here.
A WoodMaxx patented design. Everyone knows what happens to the branches when they reach the flywheel knives of the wood chipper, but getting the material to pull into the wood chippers effectively and quickly is the trick. Many factors must be considered when designing an effective infeed roller system: the overall diameter, knife spacing, tooth angle, type of steel, hardness, down pressure and infeed speed. After countless hours of research and development on the infeed system, we have developed a large diameter (8″) octagonal shaped infeed roller. This innovative design allows the chisel shaped teeth of the roller to grab and climb up and over the branches to easily bite in and effectively pull the material into the wood chipper flywheel at speeds up to 75 ft./min. In short, the larger the roller, the easier it rolls over the material. The smaller the roller, the more likely it is to slip and spin on the branches. Similar to how the small wheels of a shopping cart stop when contacting a small stone in a parking lot.
To prevent material like tree bark and leaves from impacting between the teeth of the infeed roller, we spaced the chisel teeth out. This spacing allows the complete down pressure of the high-tension gas springs to be focused on one chisel tooth at a time, increasing total down pressure. Additionally, this spacing allows the roller to self-clean. These rollers, along with the high-tension gas springs aggressively bite into any type of material. The advantage of this type of roller is that it aggressively grabs any size limb with or without leaves up to 8″. Long or short needle pine, as well as small, vine type material is no problem for the WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chipper. Small branches, leaves, or vines won’t wrap around the infeed roller as they would on other chippers.
The WoodMaxx MX-series wood chipper utilizes high tension gas springs. These gas springs maintain the same tension throughout the entire range of motion. This feature also slows and dampens the downward motion of the in-feed roller to prevent the in-feed roller from slamming downward ultimately increasing the longevity of the components. These high-tension gas springs force 175 lbs. of downward pressure that allows the teeth of the in-feed roller to dig into the branches and ensure a smooth entry into the chipper head.
WoodMaxx MX-series wood chippers are now equipped with a convenient tachometer/ hour meter. The tachometer allows the operator to see the actual RPM of the flywheel to ensure that the chipping head is running at the optimal recommended speed. Proper flywheel speed is important to develop the inertia required to chip hard material and evacuate the chamber effectively. The hour meter is helpful to ensure that proper maintenance intervals are kept in accordance with WoodMaxx recommendations. This all-weather meter is water proof and weather tight.
WoodMaxx MX-series wood chippers are equipped with high quality USA hydraulic in-feed motors.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 PTO wood chipper is manufactured using heavy gauge 1/4″ thick (American Standard A-36) structural steel plate for the flywheel housing. Since the flange bearings are mounted on the flywheel housing, this gives added strength and rigidity.
Unlike the belt-driven MX-8800 and MX-9900, the MX-8600 is a PTO direct drive-system. In other words, the shear bolt protected PTO shaft will attach directly from your tractor to the chipper flywheel rather than running through a series of belts and pulleys. This eliminates the need for replacement drive belts. Even though rotational speed is less, it is made up for in torque gained. Having higher torque allows for greater horsepower at lower rpms. Low end torque is important for better power at slower speeds making the MX-8600 more than capable of handling the proposed material size.
Safety is paramount on WoodMaxx wood chippers. Located on the top of the infeed bin, the MX-8600 utilizes an easy to activate hydrostatic auto-feed stop safety bar to disengage the Infeed roller in case of an emergency, or to clear the infeed bin if necessary. Simply pull the bar forward to increase the speed, and push it forward to decrease or reverse the in-feed speed and direction. The hydrostatic drive system is so refined that the infeed speed is fully adjustable from 0-75 ft./min.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 PTO wood chipper is equipped with a 360 degree swivel discharge chute. With easy two finger operation, we have incorporated a convenient handle that effortlessly allows you to swivel the discharge chute 360 degrees so that you can direct the chips into a trailer or the back of a pickup truck without having to move the entire machine. Simply push down on the handle and swing the chute, when you release the handle a spring-loaded pin drops down to lock the chute into position. No tools required.
The hydrostatic pump belt tensioner is automatic on the MX-8600 wood chipper. This feature keeps consistent and correct pressure on the drive belt. If the drive belt is too tight then excessive bearing and or pump failure is likely. If it’s too loose, the belt will slip. This feature eliminates the need to adjust the belt, ensures that proper tension is achieved, and increases the longevity of the pump and bearings. It also saves you the hassle of constant adjustment.
WoodMaxx MX-series wood chippers incorporate a series of precisely located ventilation holes in the flywheel chamber. This feature creates a strong vacuum that draws air into the flywheel chamber and in combination with the fan blades on the back of the flywheel forcefully ejects the wood chips out of the chamber. This keeps the discharge chute clear, and reduces the chances of a jam. The WoodMaxx patent pending hole pattern is specifically designed to bring the air into the chamber at the optimal volume and location. Other machines have tried to copy this feature, but have not achieved the same results!
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chipper utilizes JIC (joint industrial council) hose fittings that are rated for 5000 psi. For you this means that if you ever need to replace a hydraulic hose, that your local tractor supply or auto parts store can make hoses while you wait. JIC fittings are widely used in hydraulic fluid transfer, the military, and are typically very easy to come by. No trying to chase down an adapter because of mismatched threads.
Safety is paramount, therefore the WoodMaxx MX-8600 is equipped with a clear vinyl baffle feature that protects the user from chip blow-back, while allowing the user to see what is going on in the hopper.
WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chippers are the perfect combination of size, weight, and features. Compact enough to easily move around, yet strong enough to get the tough jobs done. MX-series chippers are loaded with features typically found on much larger commercial machines that are much more expensive. The strength of our machines starts with using heavy formed (American standard A-36) structural steel plate, the strongest plate steel available. Each piece is laser cut, on a precision CO2 laser and meticulously welded by highly skilled American welders. WoodMaxx MX-series chipper innovative structural design includes a 1 3/4″ diameter main shaft that passes through the flywheel housing and is supported by two flange bearings. This feature, combined with the 1 3/4″ shaft, allows the flywheel to run true and adds a great deal of strength.
WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chipper comes shipped to you in in a wooden crate and is 90% completely assembled. Simply attach the MX-8600 wood chipper to your tractor, attach the infeed bin, raise the discharge chute, size and attach the PTO shaft (included), and fill the oil reservoir with 2 quarts of 10-W40 motor oil. The WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chippers are manufactured and assembled right here at our facility and are given a comprehensive 22-point inspection, and are serviced prior to leaving our warehouse. Simply follow the user-friendly operator manual and you will be chipping in no time at all.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chipper is equipped with four USA made, reversible dual edge knives installed. These knives are attached to the flywheel with made in USA Holo- Krome class 12.9 bolts. Four knives, and they are offset so that with every 180 degrees of rotation, the knife is taking a slightly different cut of material. The reversible knives means that you get twice the work out of one set! Designed for extreme-duty – there is no better material that can be used for superior performance and life than through our hardened, heat treated, A-8 tool steel knives. Click here to learn how long your chipper knives will last.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 PTO wood chipper attachment is equipped with a comfortable table height infeed bin. This allows the user ergonomic feeding of material.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chipper offers a large 24″ x 24″ in-feed opening that funnels down to 8″x 6″ to easily accept those crooked branches.
WoodMaxx MX-series wood chipper knives can be changed easily by one person in as little as 10 minutes. The entire top of the blower housing opens like a clam shell. This allows for easy access to the flywheel and knives.
The 1-3/4″ main shaft on the MX-8600 PTO wood chipper passes through the flywheel housing and is supported by two industrial flange bearings. This feature, combined with dynamic balancing allows the flywheel to run extremely true.
550lbs of American made steel
The hydraulic hose configuration for the WoodMaxx MX-8600 requires only two streamlined hydraulic hoses. This is possible because of the hydrostatic drive system that eliminates many of the components and hoses of traditional open hydraulic systems. This feature makes future maintenance a breeze.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 is finished with UV stable fade resistant polyester powder coating baked on at 450 degrees. Powder coating finish is thicker and more durable than ordinary paint.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chipper includes our Premium PTO shaft.
The WoodMaxx MX-8600 wood chipper comes with a 3 year warranty. Our service department also stocks a full line of replacement parts if the need arises.
At WoodMaxx our service department is staffed with professional certified technicians that inspect each machine before it is shipped. This ensures that you get a trouble-free machine from the get go. When you need technical help or parts, our courteous staff can help you get what you need from our fully stocked warehouse.
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Just recently received my new MX8600 that I have paired with my Kubota LX2610 compact tractor. We have 20+ acres of 100+ year old growth forest on a small lake in Newaygo, Michigan. We need to do a lot of floor clearing and are building chip covered paths through the woods.
Tractor had no problem taking the unit from the tractor trailer. Rear tires of the tractor are loaded and I had a box blade attached. LX2610 lift capacity is a little more than 1k lbs so with the pallet forks wa probably close to the limit. I was impressed with the full enclosure wood pallet packaging with keyed edges although ABF roughed it up a bit and one side panel keys were broken and the panel dislodged. Fortunately no damage to the contents. I would suggest running bands both ways to hold damage panels in place,
Assembly required was straight forward, took about three hours including shortening the very high quality PTO shaft supplied. I did spend the $10 on the printed manual but honestly think it should have been part of the package for a machine of this caliber/cost. I also went ahead and got the oil and a full maintenance kit delivered with the unit. Would have probably added the 3-point quick attach if it was in stock.
After a little tweaking on the cable that controls the hydraulic motor I started with running some 3″ pine through. Very happy with the automatic feed, well worth the extra $ imho! At first the forward/reverse mechanism would not hold position but with a little tightening of the bolts this was easily rectified.
In the first go we covered about 50-60′ of trail without a hickup…..as long as you don’t count me running the tractor out of gas 🙂
Quite pleased so far! Will try to update after we get the first leg of the tail in which will be 2-3k feet long!
Picked up the MX-8600 for my MF GC 1725M on Friday. Guys were great and Kyle had me loaded up in no time. Got home and could not lift the crate out of my truck (I had forks on my bucket and it was just a bit too much even with 250 Lbs of ballast on the back. I took apart the packing crate (it is going to make a great fort for the grand kids) and removed all loose boxes and every thing else that came off easy. I was just able to lift it and get it to the ground safe (in hindsight I should have ditched the forks and just used a chain and my bucket hooks). Assembly took me about 4 hours total (including cutting down the driveshaft with a hacksaw). After purging the air and some fine adjustments of the feed rate bar and cable I had the machine running perfect. Like every one else anything bigger than 3 to 4 inches is fire wood but this thing blasted thru a ton of winter storm damaged maple, walnut, cottonwood, pine, and cherry. It never clogged once and I only had to trim out a few Y’s (like 6 total). I found that the chipper worked great on a setting of 4 for 95% of my branches. I slowed it for a couple 5 inchers, and sped it up for some leaves and small twig piles that accumulated. I even fed it a 3 inch round 50 foot long wild grape vine with zero issues. I am just amazed at how well this works. My last chipper was an original Troy built Tomahawk 8hp that would beat the daylights out of my body trying to feed it. I chipped more in 3 hours with the MX than I could in 16 hours of brutal weekend chipping with the Troy built. Even my wife was impressed. I worked 1/2 days on Saturday and all my off Fridays (we get every other Friday off) from January thru the middle of April to purchase this and I consider it money well invested. My tractor handles it like a dream and the chipper just chews up everything I throw at it. I even used the large cardboard box from the infeed chute to make a highside for my little garden cart that I pull with my riding mower. I just pull up next to the chipper, adjust the chute, and blow the chips into the cart. Once its full I throttle down, kill the PTO and go dump the chips. Thank you WOODMAXX for building such and amazing and well engineered product that is not only cleaning up my yard, and property, but saving me a lot of muscle pain and suffering.
MX-8600 works as expected plus MORE! Perfect match with a John Deer 3032e. It was delivered in a sturdy wooden crate, received it with no issues. Great set up instructions for a quick set up with basic tools.
Bought the MX-8600 after hours of researching other brands, super glad I bought this unit as it performs flawlessly, I absolutely love the hydrostatic infeed, glad I didn’t buy a self feed, have a friend with one and he is afraid to use it.
Bought this chipper back in March and since then I have removed lots of brush and trees from my property to expand my yard. This chipper does what they say. It will eat 6inch soft wood with no problem. I have also used it to clean up a few other yards from storm damage. I have it hooked up to a yanmar sa 424 paired with a quick hitch and never had to cut the PTO shaft. Would definitely buy this again and have recommended this to several people. Thanks woodmaxx for making a quality product.