Chipper WW Grinder Super Apache 240C chipper

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I had accumulated a brush pile the size of a mid sized car, so it was time for a chipper. Found a used one in an area classified guide. Went to look at it... it was in nice, nice condition. Always stored inside a heated garage... so i bought it ! It is a WW Grinder, Super Apache 240C. I didn't get a manual with it, so i was hoping someone here might be farmiliar with them. I've seen a couple on EBAY, but a Google search didn't find a website for the manufacturer. I was hoping to purchase a manual, and maybe have an outlet for new knives should i need them in the future. Anyone have any idea when this model might have been produced? I used it this weekend, and it has far exceded my expectations. I also found the shredder useful as well. thanks to anyone who might steer me toward a manual !!
 

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One more pic
 

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Give this a try:

WW Grinder Corp.
102nd St. and 9th Ave., Troy NY 12180-1196, United States
(518)235-2610

JackIL
 
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That sounds like the address of the old TroyBilt factory before they went out of business. I think the Tomahawk chippers were made by WW Grinder.
 
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</font><font color="blue" class="small">( That sounds like the address of the old TroyBilt factory before they went out of business. I think the Tomahawk chippers were made by WW Grinder. )</font>

That could certainly be the case...

I heard somewhere that MTD did NOT get the rights to the existing chippers when they bought Troybilt, and this could explain why...

The new Troybilt chippers appear to be just MTDs, and bear no resemblance to the old ones...
 
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There is a label on it that claims it was made in Witchita, Kansas. Perhaps they had a N.Y. address too?
 
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I thought that they'd been made in Kansas also, and had never heard of a NY address for them... I was just commenting that the NY address would explain them making the old Troybilt chippers.

The way companies have been bought and sold lately, and brand names absorbed, who knows... Maybe WW Grinder went under also, if they were building the Troybilt chippers.

I understand that many parts for the old Troybilts are no longer available... hope you don't run into that problem also.
 
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At one time the company name was W.W. Feed Grinder Corporation. It appears that that corp. was disolved sometime in the mid 1980s. First incorporated in 1932 in Witchita, KS.

There was a listing for W.W. Grinder Corp. in Troy, NY, but according to the Kansas Secretary of State's website, this company was merged out of existence in the early 90s.

John
 
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Here's a teaser.

PM me with your email address & I will scan the rest. I've been using mine all week.

Edit here - forgot to mention the knives. I had to have them custom made - Madreferee machined them for me - and another gentleman heat treated them. I'm embarrased to say that I forgot who /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Here's a link to my drawing chipper knife pdf
 

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What is the general sense of what one of these is worth in good shape? I am looking at getting one.

Thank you

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