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Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper
            Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper, this is Timberwolf’s smallest towable machine. Yesterday we looked at the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper, which is Timberwolf’s smallest chipper and yet has plenty of power to get the job done. Today we are moving slightly up the scale again to a larger towable gravity-fed chipper.

 

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Timberwolf is the number one manufacturer of wood chippers in the United Kingdom, for the past 30 years their business has grown considerably. Based in Stowmarket, Suffolk the Timberwolf brand is a very common sight, here in East Anglia. My guess would be that 90% of tree surgeons in East Anglia use a Timberwolf chipper, this suggests something good!

 

Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Gravity Fed
Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Gravity Fed

Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

The Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper is a gravity-fed machine that is roadworthy, go anywhere chipper. This is a gravity-fed chipper and yet is a commercial machine that can work all day and every day for years. You can also buy with confidence knowing that the Timberwolf chipper is backed up by a national network of dealers.

 

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If you are a tree surgeon or arborist just setting up your business for the first time, then the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper could be your answer. It’s a small machine with great capabilities. For under £10,000 you could be the proud owner of a brand-new roadworthy towable chipper.

Features Of The Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

  • Briggs & Stratton 18 hp electric start petrol engine.
  • Recoil start backup.
  • Positive blade feed.
  • 4 inch (100 mm) cutting performance.
  • Great parts backup.
  • Up to 5 years warranty.

 

 

Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Safe To Operate
Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Safe To Operate

Engine

Powered by a Briggs & Stratton 18 hp electric start 4 stroke, twin-cylinder engine, giving the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper plenty of power. I have personally used the Briggs & Stratton 18 hp engine on mowers before, it’s an economical engine for its size. Maybe the Briggs & Stratton engines are not quite so refined as a Honda engine, but still good, I speak from experience.

However, one thing is for sure that literally millions of Briggs & Stratton engines have been sold all over the world. I have owned many Briggs & Stratton engines and over the years they have given me minimal problems. One of the great things is with Briggs & Stratton engines is the fact that parts are readily available and sensibly priced.

The 18 hp twin-cylinder engine comes with electric start and recoil start. It’s always good to have the recoil start system at the ready, just in case of emergency.

 

Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Compact
Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Compact

 

Small Machine Large Capacity

Here we have a very compact machine that is capable of chipping branches up to 4 inches in diameter, that’s around 95 mm. The work rate is around 1.5 times an hour, which is slower than your traditional chipper, however fast enough for most. Most chippers that I have used with feed rollers can cope with several people loading. This machine is obviously a bit slower but a great option and something I would look at if I was just starting out in the arborist industry.

To Conclude

If you are a tree surgeon just setting up your business, I believe that the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper could be your ideal solution. I have in general always purchased new machinery as I like to have peace of mind and reliability. For around £9500 you could be the proud owner of a new Timberwolf chipper and have the peace of mind of owning a new machine with a warranty.

 

Specification

  • Engine
    18hp Briggs & Stratton 4 stroke
  • Fuel
    Unleaded petrol
  • Tank cap.
    8.5 litres (1.8 gallons)
  • Weight
    375Kg
  • Length
    2560mm (tray up) 2910mm (tray down)
  • Width
    1280mm
  • Height
    2065mm
  • Max diameter infeed
    100mm
  • Throughput
    Up to 1.5 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Positive blade feed
  • Blades
    2 x 177mm fully hardened

 

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Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Gravity Wood Chipper
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Gravity                            Wood Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper, this is Timberwolf’s smallest chipper. However, it’s not your average small chipper! Yesterday we looked at the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper, today, we are going to the other end of the scale, with a gravity feed chipper.

Features

  • Made by the top woodchipper manufacturer in the UK.
  • Reliable Honda four stroke 13 hp petrol engine.
  • 3 inch (75 mm) cutting ability.
  • Positive blade feed.
  • Solid or pneumatic tyres.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Parts and service readily available.

 

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Safe To Operate
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Safe To                                        Operate

 

Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper

The Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper is a small and compact gravity-fed chipper manufactured by the largest seller of chippers in the UK. It may be small and compact, but it really is a great workhorse. You can see in the video at the foot of this page how well the Timberwolf gravity-fed chipper performs.

 

 

Although the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper is a small and compact chipper. It is ideal for the hire market, the landscaper and the keen gardener. I have often thought about buying a chipper like this myself and hiring it out. It’s a small chipper with a commercial specification and excellent work rate.

 

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Timberwolf claims that this gravity-fed woodchipper has a working life in excess of 10 years, even when working in the demanding hire industry. This machine is very easy to operate, it’s easy to move around with the transport wheels. It also has a great work rate in a sensible price bracket of around £4000, it really is in a class of its own.

 

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Easy To Manoeuvre
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Easy To Manoeuvre

 

Engine

It’s always good to know that when you are purchasing a quality product that you have a quality engine. The Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper is powered by a Honda four-stroke overhead valve 13 hp engine. I know many people who prefer Honda engines over any other engine on the market.

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I have personally owned several different machines with Honda engines, and I have always been impressed with their economy and performance. There have been many times when I have left a machine unused over the winter for a few months. In general, Honda engines will start up on the first pull even after several months of being unused.

Low Running Costs – High-Capacity

Having used Honda engines for many years, I know that the economy is excellent on these engines. I remember owning a pedestrian flail mower which was powered by a Honda engine. I believe this machine would last around three hours on one fill-up, I believe the fuel tank was around 6 L capacity. This is excellent fuel economy for an engine of this size.

With a chipping ability of 3 inches (75 mm) this gravity-fed Timberwolf chipper copes with the average homeowner’s trees and shrubs. Most people tend to log anything that’s over 3 inches in diameter.

The gravity feed works off a strong self-feed action which is produced by the “positive blade feed” that is incorporated into the feed funnel. The 7 inch fully hardened blade quickly chips wood into small chips which can either be composted or used as a mulch. Personally, I prefer to compost woodchip for a couple of years before mulching.

 

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Chipping Branches
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Chipping                                       Branches

 

To Conclude

There are many small woodchippers on the market similar to the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper. However, I believe that the Timberwolf has the edge as Timberwolf have the experience of successfully being the number one manufacturer of woodchippers in the UK. The fact that this machine is used in the hire industry suggests that it is a well-made and designed product.

As I mentioned earlier, this is the type of machine that I would buy to hire out to people, compact enough to move around easily and yet powerful.

 

Specification

 

  • Engine
    13hp Honda 4 stroke
  • Fuel
    Unleaded petrol
  • Tank capacity
    6.5 litres (1.4 gallons)
  • Weight
    188Kg
  • Length
    1565mm (working) 815mm (feed funnel removed)
  • Width
    800mm
  • Height
    1600mm
  • Maximum Diameter Infeed
    75mm
  • Throughput
    0.75 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Positive blade feed
  • Blades
    1 x 177mm (7”) fully hardened
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Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper, this is Timberwolf’s largest tracked machines and offers the most features. Yesterday we were looking at the Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper, which is a smaller towable chipper.

With so many different machines on the market sometimes it’s difficult to make the right decision. I know tree surgeons who use tracked machines and towable machines, both types of chipper have their advantages.

 

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I like the idea of having a chipper that can be taken right to the job, in other words, a tracked machine can literally go to where you’re working, providing access is adequate. Tracked chippers and wheeled chippers both have their own benefits, the majority of tree surgeons that I know use wheeled chippers.

I think for most tree surgeons the issue is a greater purchase cost and having to purchase a trailer for your tracked chipper. However, the tree surgeons that I know who own a tracked chipper really like the versatility of these machines.

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Large Feed Area
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Large Feed Area

 

Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper

So, let’s take a look at the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper. This wood chipper is powered by a Kubota 45 hp turbodiesel engine, with twin hydraulic feed and a variable tracking system.

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Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Straight To The Job
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Straight To The Job

Features

  • Variable unique tracking system.
  • Quick access double-sided blades.
  • Massive 6.5 tonnes per hour capacity.
  • 280 mm x 210 mm feed opening.
  • Hydraulic force input rollers.
  • Excellent access to rotor housing.
  • Average chip size of 19.5 mm.
  • Adjustable discharge chute.
  • Ride on operator platform.
  • Optional winch.
  • Five-year optional warranty.

 

One of the greatest advantages of the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper is that it is almost a go anywhere chipper. With the ability to move the tracks in and out for narrow access jobs, which is a great feature. Working on a bank situation becomes very straightforward with this chipper, having the ability to raise the machine off the ground and to adjust the angle in which it sits. It really does make light work of awkward ground situations.

The Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper is frequently spotted being used on railway banks where the terrain can be awkward. Having the all-round adjustable tracks makes this wood chipper extremely versatile.

If you’re looking for great performance and outstanding efficiency the Timberwolf Chipper would be a good choice of woodchipper. The variable tracking system features heavy-duty

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Sloping Terrain
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Sloping Terrain

 

twin arms that support each track. With the independent control over tracked width, ground clearance and tilt angle, making difficult jobs less awkward. The Timberwolf chipper can navigate uneven ground with ease and can work on sloping ground up to 30°.

Feed Funnel

With the extra-wide feed funnel, chipping large branches becomes very easy. The large 280 x 210 mm in feed aperture can process up to 6.5 tonnes per hour. The Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper will take up to 210 mm diameter pieces of timber.

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper 30° Tilt
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper 30° Tilt

 

Ride-On Platform

The Timberwolf wood chipper has a platform for the operator to stand well moving the machine around the site. It also has two speeds to move around areas quickly and efficiently.

Large Capacity

With a 6.5 tonne capacity, the Timberwolf quickly makes light work of wood chipping. I’m not quite sure how many people it was required to keep this work rate up, probably several people, I would guess!

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Optional Winch
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Optional Winch

 

Optional Winch

I think we all know how useful a winch can be, especially in tree surgery. The Timberwolf chipper offers an optional winch which I’m sure could be a useful feature.

To Conclude

To be fair, most tree surgeons that I know in this area of East Anglia use Timberwolf chippers. They are by far the most popular choice of woodchipper. I guess with an optional five-year warranty and good dealer backup has helped to make Timberwolf Britain’s top-selling wood chipper.

Specification

  • Engine
    45hp Kubota 4-cylinder turbo engine
  • Fuel
    Diesel
  • Tank Capacity
    36 litres (7.9 gallons)
  • Weight
    2089Kg (2152Kg with optional winch)
  • Length
    2880mm (tray up), 3665mm (tray down)
  • Width
    1480mm (2010mm with extended tracks)
  • Height
    2455mm (2850mm fully extended)
  • Max diameter infeed
    210mm
  • Throughput
    Up to 6.5 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Twin hydraulic rollers c/w Auto Feed Control
  • Blades
    2 x 158mm double-sided, fully hardened
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Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper
Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the commercial Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper. Timberwolf is the largest manufacturer of wood chippers in the UK, Timberwolf has been building chippers for over 30 years.

The Timberwolf chippers are built-in Stowmarket, Suffolk, so, living in East Anglia almost every tree surgeon and arborist owns a Timberwolf! The bright orange Timberwolf range is certainly a very common and popular choice for professionals.

Many of the machinery manufacturers are building more petrol machines, rather than diesel machines now. This is due to the emission regulations in the EU. Personally, I would go for a diesel engine machine as the economy is much better. There’s also the option to run your woodchipper on red diesel which is almost half price to regular road diesel. Of course, the petrol engine has the advantage of being quieter and the vibrations are considerably reduced overall on the.

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper

The Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper is powered by a Kubota diesel engine, with hydraulic feed and a braked road chassis. This Timberwolf woodchipper can manage timber up to 6 inches in diameter.

 

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Kubota Diesel Engine

The 35 hp four-cylinder diesel engine gives plenty of power and economy to this woodchipper. Kubota diesel engines have a good name for reliability, over the years I have seen Kubota engines on all different types of machines. The smoothness and quietness is a great plus point for the operator.

 

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper Towable
Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper                      Towable

Feed Opening

The large feed opening that measures 230 mm x 160 mm can cope with timber up to 6 inches in diameter. The dual hydraulic rollers have plenty of power to keep the timber flowing through the woodchipper effortlessly.

With a five-ton per hour work rate, the Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper will quickly make large piles of branches disappear quickly. I’m not sure how many people it would take to keep this five-ton work rate all day, definitely more than one person!

 

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Blades

Two reversible blades are bolted to a large flywheel that in turn is mounted next to an anvil that then chips the wood. The blades are reversible, which is good news as it lengthens the sharpening time. I would recommend two sets of blades so that you always have a spare set of blades in case of emergency.

It is of utmost importance to keep your blades sharp and to take utmost care of what goes through your wood chipper. Blunt blades put unnecessary workload on any machine, whether it be a woodchipper or lawnmower! I have seen arborists using woodchippers with literally no edge on the blade whatsoever, this is earned an appalling practice! I’ve also heard of horror stories of angle iron and hammers being put through woodchippers! Obviously, not deliberately but maybe disguised in Ivy or something similar, an expensive mistake!

When the blades are kept sharp the average chip size should be around 18 mm and cleanly cut.

 

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper Chipping
      Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper                                          Chipping

 

Maintenance

Timberwolf has made the Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper very easy to maintain and to carry out the daily checks. Once again, it’s very important that these daily checks are carried out. Refer to the owner’s manual for the regular maintenance and service schedule.

Five Year Warranty

Timberwolf obviously trusts their machines as they offer an optional five-year warranty. Personally, I would always go for the longest warranty available, I really like to have the peace of mind that I have no extra expenses for five years.

Features

  • Economical 35 hp four-cylinder Kubota diesel engine.
  • 6-inch diameter timber capacity.
  • Sub 750 kg towing weight.
  • Five tons per hour work rate.
  • Reversible blades (easy access).
  • Quad force rollers.
  • Adjustable discharge chute.
  • Average chip size 18 mm.

Petrol or Diesel?

As I mentioned earlier in this post, many manufacturers are going for petrol engines now due to the EU regulations on emissions. Personally, I would go for a diesel engine in most cases, especially if it’s something like a Kubota diesel engine. My experience of Kubota engines has been extremely good, I would recommend Kubota diesel engines.

Let me give you an example of cost between running a petrol and diesel machine. I have a diesel stump grinder which costs about £30 per day to run on diesel, this is literally using the machine for 8 to 10 hours continuously or almost continuously. The equivalent petrol machines use around £100 worth of fuel per day! Over the course of a week or month the cost of mounts up hugely. Over a one-month period this could be for an average user, £1200 for petrol and £360 for diesel, a huge difference!

To Conclude

I always like to own a machine that is reliable and has a good dealer network and parts network. Timberwolf offers this and with the five-year warranty, I don’t think you can go too far wrong. I know that Timberwolf chippers are certainly very popular where I live.

Specification

  • Engine
    Kubota 35hp 4-cylinder engine
  • Fuel
    Diesel
  • Tank capacity.
    18 litres (4 gallons)
  • Weight
    749kg
  • Length
    3285mm (tray up) 3810mm (tray down)
  • Width
    1520mm
  • Height
    2220mm
  • Max dia. infeed
    160mm
  • Throughput
    Up to 5 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Twin hydraulic rollers c/w Auto Feed Control
  • Blades
    2 x 135mm Double-sided, fully hardened

 

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DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper

DR Pro XL ES 21.00 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder
DR Pro XL ES 21.00 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder

 

Today we are looking at the DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper, this is the most powerful Chipper produced by DR. Over the past few days we have looked at at a 6 hp Lawnflite Chipper/shredder and the larger 9 hp Lawnflite chipper/shredder.

The DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper is powered by an electric start Briggs & Stratton 420 cc overhead valve petrol engine. The Chipper is capable of chipping branches up to 5.75 inches (14.6 cm) which is more than enough for the average garden. Anything larger than this would normally be logged up for firewood.

The large heavy-duty flywheel combined with the pro chipper knife spin at 144 mph for an amazing efficient wood chipping performance. The DR would chipper is designed for continuous chipping. The self-feeding action simply allows you to drop the wood into the hopper without needing to push the wood through. The large hopper enables branches to be pushed through with minimal trimming to the side branches. Therefore, speeding up your work rate.

 

 

DR Self Feeding Action
                  DR Self Feeding Action

Self Feeding Action

The large vertically oriented hopper enables branches to be placed in the hopper and gravity fed to the Chipper. There’s no waiting for the branch to go through, you just go onto the next branch! With a powerful air flow, the wood chips are blown out through the large chute.

 

Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Engine
  Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Engine

 

Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Engine

There is no need to use the pull start on your DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper, it is equipped with electric start. However, in case of emergency, the engine is equipped with a recoil start. I always think it’s a good idea to have a backup to start an engine, just in case of battery failure.

 

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Durable Briggs & Stratton Engine

Over the years I have owned many machines with Briggs & Stratton engines. These engines have given me minimal problems over the years and have also proved to be very efficient. One of the great things is that Briggs & Stratton parts are readily available at sensible prices. This 420 cc overhead valve engine features an easy start engine. It also has a debris management system that protects the engine from whatever you kick up from chipping and shredding.

 

DR Chipper Heavy Duty Flywheel
         DR Chipper Heavy Duty Flywheel

 

Heavy-Duty Flywheel

A flywheel is something that helps to give your chipper plenty of power. The flywheel has a chipper knife mounted on the 20 inch diameter flywheel which is over half an inch thick and weighs 28 kg. The flywheel spins that 144 miles an hour and makes some equivalent of 40 cuts or bites per second.

DR Chipper Pin Hitch Included
           DR Chipper Pin Hitch Included

 

Complete With A Pin Hitch

A pin hitch comes with the DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper so it makes your would chipper highly manoeuvrable. The wood chipper can be towed around by an ATV or lawn tractor or something similar.

Oversized Chipping Hopper

The large Chipping Hopper enables large amounts of branches to be placed into the hopper with very little trimming of side branches. Large diameter pieces of wood can be placed in the Chipper that will quickly become woodchip. Minimal time is spent on pruning your materials to go through the wood chipper.

 

DR Chipper Knife Blade
            DR Chipper Knife Blade

 

Chipper knife

All the chipping knives on DR chippers are made of a high carbon high chromium forged alloy steel, which helps to hold the edge better than a traditional steel blade. As with any cutting machine, it is of utmost importance to keep your cutting blades sharp. The best way to keep your chipper blades sharp is when taking care of what you put through your chipper. Make sure that your wood is clean and not covered in mud as stones can stick to the mud and quickly blunt your blades.

To conclude

If you’re looking for a powerful Chipper then the DR chipper is your answer. With a powerful petrol engine and the self-feed hopper makes chipping straightforward and easy. However, if you have lots of chipping to carry out, it may be worth looking at a roller fed chipper. We will be looking at some of these chippers in the coming days. The DR chipper comes with a two-year warranty for peace of mind.

Specification

 

Chipping Capacity 5.75″ (14.6cm) Diameter
Chipper Hopper Opening 19″ x 30.5″ (48 x 77cm)
Flywheel 20″ (50cm) 28.3kg
Engine Type Briggs & Stratton OHV
Engine Start Manual
Cylinder Displacement 420cc
Ft Lbs Torque 21.0
Cylinder One
Air Filter Dual Element
Lubrication Splash
Fuel Capacity 6.4 Litre
Dimensions (L x W x H) 86″ x 32.5″ x 58.25″ (218cm x 82cm x 148cm)
Weight 147.4 kg
Warranty 2 Year Residential Warranty
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Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder
Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

 

Today we are looking at the Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder, this is a great model for the keen gardener with great capabilities! This Lawnflite petrol chipper shredder sells for £2099 and presently is discounted by £200.

Yesterday we looked at the slightly smaller Lawnflite Pro GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder, today we are looking at a petrol Chipper with more capabilities all around.

A friend of mine recently purchased a petrol Chipper/shredder combination and he was saying how useful it was for the garden. He used to remove trailer loads of garden rubbish from this garden that was costly and time-consuming. But now with the help of a petrol Chipper, he is able to chip and shred all his garden pruning’s and turn them into valuable garden compost or mulch.

 

 

Personally, I prefer to compost the chippings for a year or so and then use the compost for mulch in the wintertime. I have noticed huge improvements from composting on a regular basis, especially in heavy clay soils, the results really are amazing. I can now turn the soil in the middle of winter whereas just a few years ago before I had composted the area, this wasn’t possible.

Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

Now getting back to the Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder. As you can see from the above having a petrol Chipper-shredder can bring huge benefits to your garden.

 

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Petrol Engine

The Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder is powered by a Loncin G270 which develops 9 hp. The engine is a 270 cc model that makes the most of overhead valve technology, which in turn brings low vibration levels, fuel economy and a significant cut in noise levels.

A dual-stage air filter and cast-iron cylinder liner combine to give the engine long life and maximise reliability and durability. It is of utmost importance that the air cleaner is cleaned on a regular basis. Failure to do this can result in more efficiency and dramatically shorten engine life.

The engine comes with an oil protection system which will turn the engine off should it run low on oil. I always like to check the oil on a daily basis just to make sure that all is well. However, this is definitely a peace of mind feature!

I always advise people to make sure they keep the oil clean in an engine, in other words, change the oil on a regular basis. It’s far simpler and cheaper to carry out basic maintenance which will prolong the life of your engine. Always refer to the manufacturers manual for the service schedule.

Loncin started making engines and motorcycles in 1993 and have quickly moved into making small engines for generators, water pumps and more. Today you can find many Loncin engines that power small equipment.

Performance

With a powerful 9 hp engine, the Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder is able to handle branches up to 80 mm in diameter. With the efficient drum and blade chipping system, the Chipper can quickly dispose of branches and prunings.

The emergency stop system brings a user peace of mind when it comes to user safety. There is a large stop switch which will turn everything off instantly should the need arise. The automatic feed system keeps branches moving quickly, in other words, the chipper will pull the branch into the blades automatically. This is a very time-saving feature.

The large rubber tyres and transport handle enable the machine to be moved around the garden and moved from site to site efficiently.

Features

  • A powerful 9 hp petrol Chipper for domestic use and semi-pro use in the garden.
  • Modern efficient overhead valve engine.
  • Low oil alarm to protect the engine.
  • Cast-iron cylinder and two-stage air filter for ultimate protection.
  • Dual drum blade system for maximum efficiency.
  • 80 mm branch capacity.
  • Automatic feed.
  • Safety auto stop system.
  • Transport handle and wheels for easy movement.
  • No electric cables required can be used anywhere!

Specification

Extra-wide input area for efficient processing.

The GTS900 wood chipper is a powerful machine for professional use in the field of tree maintenance, ground care and forestry. With an extra-wide input area – 40 x 28cm (16 x 11″) making it suitable for fast and efficient processing of branches up to 8cm (3″).

The machine is equipped with a safety button that immediately stops the motor.

 

GTM Professional
Diameter of Branches 8 cm / 3.1″
Input Height 101 cm / 39.8″
Input Dimensions 40 x 28 cm / 15.7 x 11.0″
Output Height 138 cm / 54.3″
Output Direction Side
Deflector 80 degree adjustable
Safety Items Emergency Switch
Wheel Diameter 39 cm / 15.4″
Wheels Ball Bearings
Transmission Double V Belts
Blades PRO Blades
Dimensions (L x W x H) 150 x 67 x 145 cm / 59.1 x 26.4 x 57.1″
Weight (Depends on Engine) 140-151 kg / 309 – 333 lbs
Engine Options GTS900G / GTS900M
Type GTE270 / Mitsubishi GB30G
RRP inc VAT £2,349 / £2,699
Displacement 270 cc / 296 cc
Max. Power hp /kW 8/6 / 7.5/5.5
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Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

Lawnflite Pro GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder
Lawnflite Pro GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

 

Today we are looking at the Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder, this is aimed for the keen gardener and domestic pro gardener. This petrol chipper is currently on special offer and selling for £899.

The Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder is an affordable way to dispose of garden debris with ease from the well-known brand Lawnflite, sometimes known as MTD Lawnflite.

 

Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder – Engine

This garden Chipper is powered by a high-performance petrol Loncin G160 engine. This 163cc overhead valve four-stroke petrol engine produces a powerful 5.5 hp, it’s a low emission engine and exceptionally economical to run.

 

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There is a low oil alarm system that will cut out the engine should it run low on oil. I always recommend checking the oil on an engine before you start using it, especially if it hasn’t been running for some time. It is also a very good practice to keep the oil clean and change on a regular basis. If the manufacturer recommends changing the oil at 100 hours, I normally cut this in half and change the oil at 50 hours. I always think it’s much cheaper to change the oil wear engine parts!

As always refer to the engine manual to check the service schedule.

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Loncin Engines

Loncin engines were originally established in 1993 as a motorcycle manufacturer. In 2005 they became a collaborator partner of BMW. The company now has a portfolio of high quality, reliable products, including generators, engines, water pumps, motorcycles and more.

The Loncin engine has a cast-iron cylinder sleeve and a dual-stage air filter, both these features help to prolong the life of the engine.

Just a word of warning with the air filters, make sure you clean the air filters regularly, especially if you are using your chipper in dusty conditions. It’s far better to spend time looking after your chipper on a regular basis rather than having problems later on in life, due to poor maintenance.

Drum Mounted Blades

With the drum mounted Blades, the Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder will quickly mince up branches up to 50 mm in diameter. The great thing is that you can use the chippings on your garden as a mulch or even compost them to use at a later date.

Safety First

The petrol chipper has the capability to draw the wood into the feed which makes it fairly effortless to use. There is an emergency safety stop button that can be used, just in case of emergency and for peace of mind.

Easily Transportable

The chipper is highly manoeuvrable as it comes with transport wheels and a transport handle to move around the garden and out of storage.

  • A powerful petrol chipper for semi-pro garden use.
  • Trustworthy, premium grade, efficient Loncin engine.
  • Oil alarm protection for peace of mind.
  • Automatic feed for ease of use.
  • Dual drum blades for branches up to 50 mm.
  • Cast-iron engine liner.
  • Twin stage air filter for maximum engine protection.
  • Safety auto stop system.
  • Easily transportable.
  • Use anywhere in the garden, no electric needed!
  • Powerful chipper for private users.

Specification

Branches with a diameter up to 5 cm (2″) are easily pulled in and chipped. The GTS600 comes with PRO blades that last twice as long as regular blades.

The machine has several safety features including restart protection for the user and overload and overheat protection for the motor.

 

 

GTM Professional
Diameter of Branches 5cm / 2″
Input Height 122cm / 48″
Input Dimensions 29 x 25 cm / 11.4 x 9.8″
Output Height 70 cm / 27.6″
Output Direction Rear
Deflector 80 degrees adjustable
Safety Items Emergency Switch
Wheel Diameter 21 cm / 8.3″
Wheels Plain Bearings
Transmission Direct Transmission
Blades PRO Blades
Dimensions (L x W x H) 137 x 50 x 140 cm / 54 x 19.7 x 55.1″
Weight (Depends on Engine) 50-52 kg / 110 – 115 lbs
Engine Options GTS600G / GTS600M
Type GTE160 / Mitsubishi GT600
RRP inc VAT £999 / £1499
Displacement 163cc / 181cc
Max. Power hp /kW 5/3.6 / 4.5/3.3
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Bandit 3590XL 1,200 HP Whole Tree Chipper

Now here’s something a little bit different from your ordinary garden Chipper, let me introduce you to the Bandit 3590XL 1,200 HP Whole Tree Chipper.

 

Bandit 3590XL 1,200 HP Whole Tree                                         Chipper

 

The New Chipper Outperformed The Old Chipper

Fuel economy, productivity and uninterrupted flow of water through the chipper are a very successful factor of running a whole tree chipper operation.

The logging crew from Nelson Forest Products were easily keeping a 26-inch capacity, 765 hp chipper from a competitive chipper manufacturer fed with whole trees.

Looking at there situation, they realise that they could cut more wood than they had the capacity to chip. This is when they discovered the Bandit 3590XL 1,200 HP Whole Tree Chipper. The bandit chipper has an extra 435 hp on the previous model, a considerable increase in power.

The Bandit chipper has more than doubled their production and they can fill 50 foot, 30-ton lorries in 6 to 10 minutes.

 

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Fuel consumption

The prior owner of the company said “what has amazed us, is that we are only consuming 8 gallons of fuel per load, which is what we were getting with our previous chipper!”

The owner of bandit industries said that “We are proud to build a whole tree chipper this efficient. We are also proud of the fact that this chipper doesn’t discharge chips under the feed system. This can increase yield by approximately 5%, which is like getting another dollar per tonne!”

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Nelson Forest products have been in business since the early 1980s with more than 30 years in the logging industry. The company now employs eight people and works in the Minnesota forests.

Many of their jobs include land clearance, logging and chip production, jobs can last for a few days or a few weeks on various sites. The previous machine was doing everything that they needed, the only problem I had was that it was just taking too long to get the job done!

 

Bandit Whole Tree Chipper
Bandit Whole Tree Chipper

Impressive

The owner of Nelson Forest products said “what is most impressive about the bandit 3590 XL is that there are no hiccups when you feed the chipper. Everything flows smoothly through it. You’re not fighting the wood to feed it through the chipper. Rarely do you have to trim the trees to push them through the bandit chipper.”

“With the old chipper, we were fighting wood. The loader chipper would feed the old chipper and would go and get another grapple load of wood. And then the wood would hang up in the chipper and he would need to set down the wood in the grapple and sort out the blocked wood in the chipper, very time-consuming indeed!”

What sets the Bandit 3590XL apart is the unbelievable non-stop production. This machine was custom-built for Nelson Forest products. This Bandit 3590XL if the first model powered by a Caterpillar 1200 hp diesel engine and features a 48” x 36” diameter chipper opening.

 

Bandit Whole Tree Chipper Loading
     Bandit Whole Tree Chipper Loading

 

It also features a five wheel feed system. The feed system has amazing crushing power, two top wheels sit on a diagonal that pull the trees into the chipper. This also provides a great service area for pulling the trees into the chipper.

The owner of the chipper said “When you are not waiting on the chipper, it is amazing how much more efficiently we operate. We have cut our load times down from twenty minutes to six to ten minutes. Our loaders rarely have to wait to drop their loads at the chipper and we don’t have to empty trailers or truck drivers sitting idle, waiting to be loaded. All that time really adds up over the course of a day.”

“The one guy that I don’t mind being idle, is the guy feeding the chipper, so long as the rest of the operations are running as planned. He was always busy with their older chipper!”

Lower costs

The lower fuel costs, greater chip yield and more efficiency easily offset the cost of a new chipper! Now they are racing to keep trucks next to the chipper as the output is increased greatly.

KEY FEATURES AND OPTIONS

  • Clean feed system
  • Dual hydraulic feed wheel lift cylinders
  • Radio remote control /w tether backup
  • Reversing auto feed
  • Slide Box Feed System w/ 5 feed wheels (3 horizontal, 2 vertical)
  • Stationary discharge with adjustable chip deflector
  • Optional micro chip drum
  • Optional proportional feed system
  • Optional operator cab w/ loader

PRODUCT DETAILS

Machine weights, feed rates, and other specifications are approximate and will vary depending on options selected.
All specifications are subject to change.

Standard Metric
Capacity 36 in 91.44 cm
Average Trailer Load Time 6-10 min
Opening 48 in  x  36 in 121.92 cm  x  91.44 cm
Width 142 in 360.68 cm
Height 149 in 378.46 cm
Length 522 in 1325.88 cm
Weight 76000 lbs 34473.02 kg
Feed Rate 90 ft/min 27.43 m/min
Fuel Tank 350 gl 1324.89 l
Hydraulic Tank 200 gl 757.08 l

 

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Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper Shredders

 

Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper Shredder
Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper Shredder

The Masport  6.5XL  petrol chipper shredders has been tried and tested with many garden enthusiasts over the years. If you are serious about recycling garden material and putting the nutrients back into your vegetable patch and flower garden. Then these Masport petrol chipper shredders could be for you.

Masport petrol chipper shredders create a very fine garden mulch or your prunings leaves and small branches can be put through the chipper shredder.

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Safety Equipment

Safety and care are always important with any garden machinery, never take risks with machinery.

Safety is paramount when it comes to garden machinery, Masport recommends that safety wear is used at all times. When operating we recommend earmuffs or plugs, safety glasses or chainsaw type helmet and decent gloves. I normally use welding gloves which are in general thicker than the average garden glove and almost thornproof.

 

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Masport Shredder Flails

How Is The Shredding Carried Out?

Let’s have a look at how the shredding is carried out. The Masport petrol shredder has nine flail type blades that are mounted on three rotors.

In case you’re wondering what flail is; flails are often used to cut extremely rough grass and hedges. They can often be seen cutting roadside verges and trimming hedges. Due to the strong build of flail hedge cutters, they are able to remove several years growth of hedge in one pass. Having said this it is much better to cut your hedge every year. I will write more on this subject in another blog post.

As the flail spins at high speed nine flails smashed the material into small pieces and then drive it through a grate which is mounted at the bottom of the shredder. The small holes in the grate are why the mulch is so fine and therefore will break down into a usable mulch or compost. Apparently, the mulch is broken down much more on the Masport shredder than some of its competitors.

 

                 Masport Chipper Blades

 

Chipper Blades

On the side of the rotor, there are two chipper blades which are for chipping larger branches. These blades are used for chipping larger material that is to tough to go through the shredder.

                  Briggs And Stratton Engine

 

Engine Sizes

Masport users a range of four-stroke petrol engines to power their chipper shredders. They come in various levels of power to suit each application.

The engine being used for this demonstration in the video is a 6 hp 205 cc Briggs & Stratton four-stroke engine. I have had many machines fitted with Briggs & Stratton engines over the years and I have to say that I have had very few problems. I’m guessing that Briggs & Stratton are probably the larger small engine manufacturer in the world. This also means that they have a great deal of network for spare parts and servicing.

The Briggs & Stratton engine drives a V belt which in turn drives the blade rotor system. This drive system is more tolerant to load, if the blades do jam, the belt can then slip. This, therefore, reduces the chances of any engine damage all moving components due to sudden stops.

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Let’s See The Masport Chipper Shredder Running

Before you start the engine it’s always good to check the oil and fuel level. Make sure that the area around the oil filler cap and petrol Is spotlessly clean as any dirt entering into the engine can cause problems and shorten the life of the engine. It always handy to have a clean rag to keep these areas clean as after a period of time would dust and debris will build up.

 

 

                    Starting The Engine

Starting The Engine

Make sure you have the correct grade of fuel in your engine before you start. Turn the switch on the engine to on, move the choke lever to closed and the throttle lever to fast. (You may not need the throttle lever flat out, the reason I say this, is that I don’t like cold engine to be revving hard.)

Gently but firmly take hold of the starter cord and pull the engine should start running. After a few seconds turn off the choke as the engine should be warm enough to run. I would leave the engine a couple of minutes to warm up before engaging any blades into operation. Remember that the machine is operated at maximum governed revs when in use.

 

  Loading The Masport Chipper Shredder

 

Loading The Shredder

Let’s put some waste through the machine, you can see the mulch coming out very finely and are ready to compost.

Incidentally, the video shows a pile of small branches ready to shred. When stacking branches and prunings, make sure that they are all facing the same direction, it makes it much quicker to load your chipper shredder.

There are some leaves that are not suitable for the shredder, some materials act in different ways. For example, we wouldn’t recommend shredding flax or palm leaves or other similar fibrous leaves that can potentially clog up your machine. When shedding wet or fleshy types vegetation it is recommended that you mix with dry materials. The video shows a mix of green material and dry material going through the chipper together, this is a much more efficient way to spread your garden waste. Mixing the two materials will help the dry and wet materials go through your machine much easier. Practice makes perfect!

If wet vegetation is the primary use for the shredder we would recommend you use an optional bar grate. Using this larger bar grate much reduces the chances of a blockage due to the larger holes.

 

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Clearing A Blockage On The Masport                                 Shredder Chipper

 

Blockages

If your shredder should get jammed Masport has designed and easy access to clear your machine. Make sure and turn off the engine, remove the R clip and the pin and the grate drops down. Once the grate has dropped down and a blockage cleared, just lift the grate up, slide the pin through and secure with the R clip. You are now ready to go again!

 

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Moving The Chipper around

The Masport petrol chipper shredder is very easy to manoeuvre around your garden. It comes with pneumatic wheels and a rear handle. Tip the shredder simply forward or backwards and move to the required spot.

 

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Safety

The chipper shredder has a very safe hopper design, the extra height ensures that the operator does not come into contact with the spinning blade. This obviously reduces the operator’s chance of coming into contact with the spinning blade.

Tips

The easiest way to collect your mulch by far is simply to have a sheet with a handle in each corner. Simply place the machine onto the sheet and once you have a decent amount of mulch, simply remove the machine and gather up your mulch. I often use this type of sheet for grass clippings and general garden rubbish, it makes life a lot easier!

Where Is Masport Made?

Massport’s are proudly designed and manufactured in New Zealand and sold all over the world. Masport has been manufacturing garden equipment for over a century. In fact, Masport was established in 1910, which is 109 years of engineering.

Specification

  • 6HP 205cc B&S OHV Engine
  • 65mm / 2.6″ Capacity
  • 9 Metal Flails
  • Belt Driven
  • Weight 70kg

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DR Power Self-Feeding Chippers

Today we are looking at the DR power self-feeding chippers. If you’re looking for a chipper for your garden or business, it makes life far easier having a self-feeding chipper. If you are looking for something smaller the MTD 463 3-in-1 Petrol Chipper-Shredder may be an option.

 

DR Premier B&S 11.50 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder
DR Premier B&S 11.50 Rapid Feed Petrol                     Chipper / Shredder

 

DR offers three models of self-feeding chippers, these models are dedicated chippers. These particular chippers do not include shredders as they are dedicated to the continuous use of wood chipping four hours of use.

These chippers are for large gardens and estates or contractors. As the video shows, it’s much harder work to feed a traditional garden shredder. However, the smaller garden shredders and chippers definitely have a use in gardens. Moreover they can be very beneficial for those of us who don’t have the budget or need for a larger self-feeding chipper.

DR Self-Feeding Design

The DR self-feeding design make sure that you do not have to do the hard work, the chipper does this for you! The chipper has a large flywheel with a knife attached directly to the flywheel which will fly through the hardest of woods. A large flywheel can bring huge amounts of power to any machine making the most use of engine power.

The vertically designed hopper and perfectly angled chipping knife combined with airflow draw branches in and throw wood chippings out. Once you have pushed the branch into the machine the DR chipper will pull the branch through and make it instantly into chippings, in the meantime, you can be collecting your next branch for chipping.

The large hopper enables smaller side branches to be pushed through without pruning, saving time and effort. All models have side discharge chutes and the larger models have extending tubes which enables you to load your truck or trailer. This allows you to direct the chips to exactly where you want them for easy disposal.

Three Different Models

The three models differ in two primary ways; the first being the size of the engine, the second being the size of the flywheel. The rotating mass of a flywheel is the chippers power source, the greater the mass of the flywheel, the greater the mass of the chipper.

On early internal combustion engines, the power source came from the flywheel, carrying it over to the next stroke, which kept the engine moving. A 2 hp engine was massive in today’s standards compared with a 2 hp engine 100 years ago. It’s the same principle with the chipper flywheel, it keeps the power going.

DR Premier B&S 11.50 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder
DR Premier B&S 11.50 Rapid Feed Petrol                     Chipper / Shredder

DR 11.5 Wood Chipper Recoil Start

DR’s smallest self-feed chipper model is powered by an 11.5 hp Briggs & Stratton easy start engine with overhead valves. It turns a 25ibs, 14-inch flywheel which will chip up branches up to 3 and three-quarter inch diameter (9.5 cm), smoothly and easily. You can also add a towing point which makes it easy to transport around your garden.

Technical Data

Chipping Diameter Capacity 3.75″ (9cm) softwood 2.75″ (7cm) hardwood
Chipper Hopper Opening 14.5″ x 23.5″ (36 x 59cm)
Flywheel 14″ (35.5cm) 11.3kg
Engine Type Briggs & Stratton OHV
Engine Start Manual
Cylinder Displacement 250cc
Ft Lbs Torque 11.5
Cylinder One
Air Filter Dual Element
Lubrication Splash
Fuel Capacity 2.8Litre
Dimensions (L x W x H) 43.75″ x 21″ x 45″ (111 x 53 x 114)
Weight 74.3kg
Warranty 2 Year Residential Warranty

 

DR Pro B&S 16.50 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder
DR Pro B&S 16.50 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder

DR 16.5 Wood Chipper

The mid-level wood chipper brings 40% more power with a 16.5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine which brings plenty of torque. This engine is available with electric start or recoil start, the choice is yours.

The 16.5 hp model has a 50Ib flywheel, which makes short work of chipping hardwood branches up to 4 ¾ inches thick. It also has the optional adjustable chipping shoot which enables you to direct your chippings wherever you require them.

This particular model also comes supplied with a towing point which enables the chipper to be moved around your garden at ease with your ATV or ride-on lawnmower. There is also an optional road towing kit which enables you to safely transport your chipper to anywhere it is required. This enables you to tow at speeds of up to 45 mph.

Technical Data

Chipping Capacity 4.75″ (12cm) Diameter
Chipper Hopper Opening 17″ x 27″ (43 x 68cm)
Flywheel 17.75″ (45.5cm) 22.6kg
Engine Type Briggs & Stratton OHV
Engine Start Manual
Cylinder Displacement 420cc
Ft Lbs Torque 16.5
Cylinder One
Air Filter Dual Element
Lubrication Splash
Fuel Capacity 2.8Litre
Dimensions (L x W x H) 79″ x 30.5″ x 50.5″ (200cm x 77cm x 128cm)
Weight 122.5 kg
Warranty 2 Year Residential Warranty
DR Pro XL ES 21.00 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder
DR Pro XL ES 21.00 Rapid Feed Petrol                        Chipper / Shredder

 

DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper

The DR 21.0 electric start Wood Chipper is DR’s largest model which is powered by 21 hp Briggs & Stratton overhead valve engine, complete with electric start.

The 62.5 lbs of flywheel generates tremendous amounts of power which enables you to chip branches up to 5 ¾ inches thick which is more than enough for the average garden! This model will chip through branches with remarkable ease. With the optional adjustable discharge chute, you can chip to wherever you want and also angle the chips in the right direction to exactly where you want them.

The towing hitch is standard and you can also add an optional road towing hitch if required. The road towing kit enables you to tow your chipper at up to 45 mph.

You will struggle to find a larger chipper in this bracket before entering the heavy commercial much more expensive chippers.

Technical Data

Chipping Capacity 5.75″ (14.6cm) Diameter
Chipper Hopper Opening 19″ x 30.5″ (48 x 77cm)
Flywheel 20″ (50cm) 28.3kg
Engine Type Briggs & Stratton OHV
Engine Start Manual
Cylinder Displacement 420cc
Ft Lbs Torque 21.0
Cylinder One
Air Filter Dual Element
Lubrication Splash
Fuel Capacity 6.4 Litre
Dimensions (L x W x H) 86″ x 32.5″ x 58.25″ (218cm x 82cm x 148cm)
Weight 147.4 kg
Warranty 2 Year Residential Warranty

Guarantee

DR is confident that will be satisfied with your chipper, they offer a two-year peace of mind warranty on your chipper.