DR Wood Chipper/Shredder

30.00 PRO-XL, Electric-Start

Our most powerful Chipper/Shredder. Takes branches up to 4-1/2" thick. Garden waste is pulverized by 48 free-swinging hammers. Road-towable up to 45mph.

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Our Top-of-the-line Chipper Shredder!

Our PRO-XL model instantly turn tree branches up to 4-1/2" thick into bushels of beautiful wood chip mulch. But these machines are also powerful shredders, with 48 free-swinging hammers that pulverize weeds, prunings up to 1-1/2" thick, and garden refuse to create nutrient-rich mulch and compost for gardens and flower beds.

PRO-XL model chipper shredder chips 4.5-inch branches and shreds 1.5-inch brush

    Product Summary:
  • 4-1/2" Chipping Capacity; 1-1/2" Shredding Capacity
  • Briggs & Stratton 18 HP V-Twin OHV engine
  • Electric-Starting
  • 20"x16" Shredding Hopper
  • Centrifugal clutch for no-load starting and reduce wear
  • 4-1/8" tool grade steel chipping knife
  • 48-free-swinging hammers pulverize gathered materials
  • Large, low-profile hopper for easy filling
  • Ball Hitch for road towing
  • Road-Towable up to 45 mph.
  • Machine Warranty: 2-years residential (90 days commercial use)
  • Engine Warranty: 3-years residential (3 years commercial use)
  • Weight: 648 lbs.

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Massive Solid-Steel Flywheel

The PRO-XL model’s chipping knife is mounted to a flywheel that is cut from heavy steel (3/4" thick) and weighs 33 pounds. The spinning flywheel provides the inertia necessary for the chipper knife to power through knotty, hardwood branches at an incredible 38 bites per second.


Over-Sized Hoppers

The Pro-XL model’s chipper hopper opening (9" x 13") accepts 4.5” branches with little or no trimming of side branches. The shredder hopper opening is 20” x 18”, big enough to accept multiple stalks of quarter-inch thickness or less along with side branches and leaves.


Free-Swinging Hammers

The Pro-XL model features 48 free-swinging hammers that shred garden waste, lawn clippings, and weeds into useful, nutrient-rich mulch for your garden and flower beds. Each long-lasting hammer has three positions, allowing you to switch to a fresh set of shredding edges when performance starts to decline.


Heavy-Duty Steel Frame

Many chippers look like they're built to sit in one place. DR Chippers are made to be on the move, so you can get your chipper wherever you need to be on your property. We use rugged, welded-steel frames designed to withstand transport over punishing terrain year after year.

Yard Tow

Road Towable!

The Pro-XL model has DOT-approved tires and is road-towable at speeds up to 45 mph.


Powerful Vanguard Engine

The Pro-XL model Chipper/Shredder is powered by a high-end Vanguard model Briggs & Stratton engine. With 30.00 ft./lbs. of torque, it has plenty of power for tough projects and outstanding durability.


Commercial-Grade Clutch

The commercial-grade centrifugal clutch used on our chippers is similar to those used in well drilling. There is no load on the engine until it reaches 1,600 rpm. If you do manage to find a branch tough enough to slow the engine to 1,600 rpm, the clutch will automatically disengage the engine until it's back up to speed.



Chipping Capacity 4 1/2"
Chipper Knife Size 5 1/4" x 1 1/4"
Chipper Knife Material Heat treated tool steel
Hopper Opening Size 9" x 13"
Chipper Flywheel 14" diameter, 3/4" thick


Clutch Centrifugal clutch for no-load starting


Weight 648 lbs.
Shipping Dimensions 63"L x 56"W x 48"H
Shipping Weight 700 lbs.


Make Briggs & Stratton
Model V-Twin Vanguard
Starting Type Electric
Ft Lbs Torque 30.00
Horsepower 18 HP


Type Chipper Shredders


Basic Machine Housing Material 7 GA Steel
Hopper Material 14 GA Steel


Tractor Requirements N/A
PTO Speed N/A


Rotor Speed 2300 rpm
Rotor Shaft Diameter 1 7/16"


Shredding Capacity 1-1/2"
Shredder Hopper Opening 20" x 8 1/2" x 16" lid closed; 20" x 18" x 16" lid open
Number Of Hammers 48
Hammer Features free-swinging; 4 cutting sides
Standard Screen 1 1/2" x 5 5/8" oval
Baffle Discharge Adjustment 4-position adjustment
Safety Blowback Shield Yes


Towable Yes
Towable Type Road towable


Machine Warranty 2 years residential; 90 days commercial
Engine Warranty 3 years residential; 3 years commercial

Wheels Tires

Number of Tires 2
Tire Size 4.80" / 4" x 8" pneumatic-highway

Trucking Depot Delivery ($199.99) FREE

  • We ship to thousands of trucking terminals across the U.S. During checkout, submit your zip code to see a list of the trucking depots closest to your location.
  • When picking up at depot, you will need a pickup truck or trailer to accommodate your machine. Most depots will load your machine into your vehicle.

Business Delivery ($298.99) $99.00

  • The business you select must have a loading and off-loading facility and accept delivery during normal business hours. You must make arrangements with the business to accept your delivery.
  • Business locations could include feed stores, lumber yards, building supply centers, etc.

Standard Home Delivery ($298.99) $99.00

  • Your home must be accessible by tractor-trailer*, and someone must be home to accept delivery.
  • The truck driver is not required to unload your shipment. Additional fees will apply if the driver unloads your machine.
  • On the day of delivery, we recommend you have a couple of sturdy 10-foot planks (2" thick x 10" wide, minimum) plus three helpers to help you remove the machine from the truck.

Enhanced Home Delivery ($348.99) $149.00

  • Your machine will be removed from the truck by the driver and placed on the ground.
  • Someone must be home to accept delivery and your home or driveway must be accessible to a tractor trailer*.

Please Note:

  • Rush delivery is not available on freight shipments. We ship best method, depending on the delivery method you choose and your location.
  • For both standard home delivery and our enhanced home delivery option, after we process your order and it leaves our factory, the freight company will call you to schedule a delivery time. The carrier will usually provide a 3-4 hour delivery window (for example, 8 am to noon).
  • If the package arrives damaged, you must note it on the bill of lading. If your machine arrives damaged, call DR customer service at 1-800-376-9637 as soon as possible.
  • You can also pick up your machine for free at the DR Factory Store. We have a store in Vergennes, VT. Please call us in advance, toll free at 1-800-687-6575 to make arrangements.
  • * A driveway is considered accessible to a tractor trailer if it a) has no overhanging trees, b) has no power lines, c) contains no culverts or bridges, and d) will allow the truck to make a full turn-around. If the driveway isn't accessible the delivery will be made at the base of the driveway.
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Posted by: John Reid from Buckhannon, WV on 05/15/2015
No problem getting assembled. Chipped 5 cart loads from old brush piles. Cart holds over 17 cu. ft. of mulch. The 18HP Briggs engine has good power. My overall experience so far with this product is excellent.
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Posted by: JAMES W. from GRIZZLY FLATS, CA on 09/09/2014
I have been using it like crazy. It is more than capable of putting in a full days work. It eats though 4 inch branches and shreds stuff to perfection. I get wore out way before it does lol. I will be getting the hauler next. A great product. Thanks James
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Over 40 hours and going strong
Posted by: David S. from SALINAS, CA on 01/04/2014
This machine is amazing. I'm cutting down and chipping/shredding a Eucalyptus forest of about 250 trees. It makes nice mulch out of the leaves, small branches and acorns. The Chipper part is excellent, works as advertised on branches 4 1/2 inches or smaller. I've been running it every Saturday and Sunday since October and have had nothing but good results.
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Posted by: Huisache from on 07/08/2013
Chipper is new and this will come in handy when the time comes. Eats everything I can feed it
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Excellent, but needs regular inspection
Posted by: NSOEM from Texas on 06/19/2013
Within the first chipping, the cutting blade if the chipper came loose in the housing. The two screws had backed out and one sheared off. Found grade 8 hardware remounted the blade and used locktite on the new hardware and properly torqued. Improper hardware and proper tightening at the factory was the issue. Belts also loose from the factory. Once a complete tightening and adjustment was done it has done great on the farm. Great US engineering, but foreign made. Check everything before you hit the job
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Great Machine
Posted by: oldstuff from Missouri on 04/19/2012
The first chipper i have owned,so i cannot compare it to others, but if it ever wears out i would get another just like it. The DR 12hp chipper works fast even on large limbs.
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Good enough our friends ask if they can rent it!
Posted by: BnBRobin from Idaho on 04/13/2012
We have an older version of this model, which we got after being so pleased with our DR brush cutter. This chipper performs on the same level - it does better than we expected. We use it for everything from light work (shredding our raspberry canes into compost at the end of the season) to more demanding tasks (chipping tree limb and branch trimmings), and it never lets us down. The electric start feature is great, and we can easily tow it to virtually any spot on our 30 acres with an ATV. We highly recommend this machine!
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Q.Do you have an option to discharge chips overhead into a truck or bin rather than on the ground?
A.Sorry but the Chipper Shredders all have to discharge out the bottom. That is how a shredder functions. We do have Chipper only, models that discharge out the top and could blow the chips into a truck.
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Posted by: Aark from on 12/4/2012
Q.Is the Pro XL California Carb. Compliant
A.Thank you for contacting us and you interest in the DR Chipper/Shredder.

The CSR 180 EN is California Air Resources Board Compliant.

Please contact us if you have further questions. PL
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Posted by: Anonymous from OROVILLE , CA on 5/4/2014
Q.Shreddng boxes with donuts inside box
I would like to use machine to shred boxes of waste bakery product. What do you think?
A.I would not foresee that you would encounter an issue in doing so as this machine is capable of shredding garden waste, branches, etc. however we can not make recommendations for our machines in scenarios that we have not tested. If you were to do so, I would assume you would probably want to use the bar screen so it can easily discharge the shredded product so the discharge screen doesn't become gummed up and you would want to ensure that you thoroughly clean the interior of the machine after using. For more information on this product, please feel free to give our sales department a call at 1-(888) 550-0062 Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 8:00pm Eastern, Saturday from 8:30am - 5:00pm, and Sunday from 9:30am - 5:30pm. We will be happy to assist you and look forward to hearing from you.
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Posted by: salesman from Indiana on 10/24/2013
Q.are the chippers self feeding or do you have to feed them
A.The Large, vertically oriented hopper uses gravity to automatically feed material to the Chipper/Shredder. Side branches may prevent material from being drawn into the hopper without some assistance. Please contact us if you have additional question's.
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Posted by: tomm from Massachusetts on 9/23/2013
Q.Is the battery a 6 volt or a 12 volt?
Need to charge the battery and can"t read the info on it
A.The Battery is a 12 volt. You should charge with a 2 amp or less Charger. Charge time will vary depending on how depleted the Battery is.
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Posted by: shreader from Washington on 3/27/2013
Q.Is the 30.00 PRO commercial grade
A.Since 1985, DR has been manufacturing professional outdoor power equipment of lasting value and unequaled performance for homeowners. Commercial and residential grade power equipment differ not only in price but also in engine output and warranty coverage. Commercial grade power equipment is typically built to withstand extreme conditions. We specialize in power equipment to be used around the home or property. Our top of the line Chipper Shredder performs extremely well when used either on a daily basis or whenever needed. For residential use, we offer a 2 year warranty coverage. We do have customers who purchase our equipment for commercial use, but the warranty coverage is limited to 90 days.
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Posted by: Mario from Florida on 2/18/2013
Q.What is the flywheel/rotor weight? Also what is the size of the flywheel (eg. 18 x 1 inch)?
A.The Chipper/Shredder flywheel is 14" X 3/4" and weighs 33 pounds.
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Posted by: Frankie from New York on 9/22/2012
Q.Will this machine chip/shred palm fronds either dried or green?
A.Being as palm fronds can be woody in the stalk and fibrous in the leaves, we do recommend separating the pieces to put in the appropriate hopper. This will provide better results when chipping/shredding. The shredder hopper will be able to handle green or dried fronds. The Chipper/Shredder is a great machine for cleaning up around your property.

We thank you for your interest. fc
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Posted by: jack ford from homestead , FL on 9/29/2014
Q.Are the blades direct drive?
Are the blades mounted on the crankshaft?
A.The Chipper Knife is mounted in the Flywheel, The 48 Shredder Hammers are mounted on 4 bar frame and both are belt driven from a Clutch on the Engine shaft.
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Posted by: Mallard5115 from California on 2/5/2013
Q.Does this machine run on gasoline?
A.Yes, the 18 HP DR Chipper/Shredder is a gas powered machine.
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Posted by: Alen from California on 12/22/2012
Q.do you recomend this for shredding green or brown coconuts
A.Coconuts, green or brown are not recommended for use with the 18 HP Chipper/Shredder. The chipping capacity is up to 4-1/2" in diameter and the shredding screen has oval holes 1-1/2" x 5-5/8" that allows material under 1-1/2" to stay in contact with the free swinging hammers until it is pulverized small enough to fit out through the holes.
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Posted by: Farmer340 from Outside of the U.S. on 10/15/2012
How is the 18 HP delivered--On a palette? Do I need special equipment to remove it from the delivery truck?
A.Shipping Dimensions/Weight: 63 L X 56 W X 48 H 700 pounds Ships on a wooden pallet, will need to bolt on chipper and shredder hoppers. For an overview of shipping options we offer, please click on the following: http://www.drpower.com/shipping-overview.aspx
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Posted by: DSSM from Washington on 7/30/2012
Q.Is the electric start 30.00 Pro XL Chipper/Shredder battery operated or 120 volt?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

The DR 30.00 Pro-XL Electric Start Chipper/Shredder comes with the 12 volt battery needed to operate the starter.

Please contact us if you have further questions.
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Posted by: Jim murray from Humansville , MO on 5/26/2015
Q.What diameter of round branch will fit in the 30.00 Pro-XL Chipper Shredder?
A.As a branch is fed into the chipper hopper of the Pro-XL Chipper/Shredder, the chipper knife spins around at 95 mph and it will chip limbs up to 4-1/2" in diameter. It quickly changes tree branches into beautiful wood chip mulch.

The 48 hard metal hammers are durable and long lasting and will minimize your piles of lawn and garden debris into a rich compost or mulch for gardens and flower beds.

Thanks for your interest and question. ph
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Posted by: Steven Tulloh from Sunnyvale , CA on 9/11/2014
Q.Can the discharge shoot on the chipper be rotated?
A.The DR Chipper/Shredder discharges to the ground below and there is no discharge chute. The DR Chipper's have the extended chute available that can rotate 180 degree's. Please contact us if you have further question's.
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Posted by: Bridget from Virginia on 9/9/2013
Q.chipper knife and hammer replacement for chipper shredder
I am interested in purchasing your 18hp model chipper shredder. Can you give me some idea of how difficult it is to replace the chipper knives and hammers when they wear out? Cost?
A.This information will vary based on the particular model of 18hp DR Chipper/Shredder you are inquiring about. Over time we have had three different models with different knife kits and slightly different changing procedures. If you could acquire the serial number of the machine you are interested in and contact our Technical Support department toll free at 1-(888) 550-0062 Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 6:00pm Eastern and Saturday from 8:30am - 5:00pm, we will be happy to assist you.
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Posted by: mdsk51 from Michigan on 5/26/2013
Q.Can I buy this in California?
A.To locate a DR Dealer near you, please fill out the information on the link below: http://www.drpower.com/dealerLocator.aspx Once you submit the information a complete listing of Dealers will populate. Unfortunately it does not tell us which machines they stock. Dealers are independently owned and operated and stock and policies can vary, so we recommend calling them to ask any questions you may have in advance.
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Posted by: JKLFUND from California on 7/29/2012
Q.do you have a DVD on chipper-shedder,
A.Unfortunately, there is not a DVD available for the DR Chipper-Shredder.
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Posted by: Netta from North Carolina on 5/27/2012
Q.Do you have electric model 220 or 110?
As a home owner in a HOA subdivision we are limited in space between houses, anything that needs to be moved needs to be lite or electric at the power source. With a yard waste curb service I find myself bundling up my waste and driving to the local store for mulch. I need an electric chipped that is self feed and can handle Palm frons from a Royal Palm. 4.5 inch in diameter.
A.Unfortunately we don't have an electric option that will work on something that size.
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