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Posted by Josephine Ayre on Aug 09, 2012 in Chippers

For people who are required to clear patches of land as a part of their day-to-day work, a chipper can prove to be a highly useful piece of equipment. Without one of these machines, you will be forced to dispose of tree limbs and trunks by hand, which can take a considerable amount of time and effort. This may lead you to wonder, however, whether you would be better off looking at a wood chipper for sale or for rent.


  • If you need to use the chipper for an extended period of time (such as for work or for as long as you live on a certain property), the costs of buying one will be considerably cheaper than constantly renting one.
  • If you require the use of the chipper at certain times, buying one will ensure that it is always on hand when you need it, as you cannot guarantee that a rental will always be available.


  • If you only need to use the wood chipper once or twice (even just a weekend), it would be completely unnecessary to go out and buy one; you may as well just rent it.
  • If the chipper requires any maintenance or repairs to keep it running at its optimum, the company that is renting it out will deal with it (and often at no extra cost).

As you can see, there are a number of benefits associated with both these options, but deciding whether you should be looking at wood chippers for sale or for rent will depend entirely on your needs. If you will be using the machine regularly, you should buy one, but if you will only use it a few times, you will save a lot of money by renting.