I have a 1990 or 1991 Lindig Chipper/Shredder and I am looking for some information about it. What it is worth, features, that kind of thing. Also - Need Chipper Blades for a Lindig G50 - Does anyone know of a source?
Found on the web:
Lindig Mfg Corp.
1875 W. Country Road C
St. Paul, MN 55113
And at the History of Minnesota Floriculture:
"Frank Lindig started the Lindig Manufacturing Company on the north border of the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus in 1940. His first product was a very popular soil shredder which was also sold overseas. Other innovative new products introduced by the company included the first commercial, aerated steam soil sterilization wagons (1960) and the first true front-end loader, tractor fed soil shredder/screener. Lindig's son John now runs the business which makes landscape equipment as well. "
Possible Parts Source:
Prairie Equipment Ltd. in Winnipeg has some Lindig parts left.
Contact Jim Arney at 204-284-8290.
Some Feedback from Dick:
I had a Lindig XP-930 chipper that I modified early on and ran for 25 years
with no problems. As it came to me...worn badly, it had two 5/8 inch case
hardened bolts that were used on the bottom of a spring loaded bed feed
plate. It would run 10 hours and then the bolts would break and of course
the knives would dig into the bed plate and the whole thing stopped running.
I modified it by removing the springs completely and putting in heavy solid
steel blocks to hold the bed plate in place. This worked great. Sold the
machine reluctantly about 5 years ago.
As far as getting three new cutting knives, they were listed at $100 from
Lindig for all three. You could make some from, if I remember right, 7/16 x
2 x 9 inch oil or water hardening steel. Just grind one edge to the 50
degree angle needed. They were held in place by wedges. Never any problem
with those. Could sharpen a couple of times on the machine, then finally
give a good sharpening by removing and grinding them. Like most chippers,
chipping pine would coat the blades with resin which slowed it up a bit. It
was all hand feed and a lot of work. I wanted a machine that had power feed.