Lawnmower Chopper

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Gunner, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Gunner

    Gunner Member

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    I remember a post that told how to convert a lawnmower into a chopper for cutting up forage, leaves, etc.. I tried doing a search in the archives, but could find nothing.
    Does anyone out there have any hints. Thanks!
     
  2. Kirk

    Kirk Well-Known Member

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    I once read an article in either backwoods home or mother earth news about doing this. It looked pretty easy cut a round hole about 4 inches in the mower deck, rivet a piece of metal shaped like a funnel to the hole, feed it with sticks of increasing size until you break something or hurt yourself. Best of luck with it.
    Kirk
     

  3. A.T. Hagan

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    Kirk pretty well covers the article as I recall reading it. It was in a magazine, but I can no longer recall which one it was. I converted my previous lawn mower to do this. It works OK for *thin* stuff and things like corn stalks, but don't try to put stick in it thicker than your finger. My brother bent the crankshaft on that one and I haven't done it with the new mower.

    .....Alan.
     
  4. heelpin

    heelpin Well-Known Member

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    I just cut one side out of a large cardboard box and mow away at the leaves or whatever inside the box.