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11.5 Self-Feeding, Manual Start

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DR Wood Chipper

11.5 Self-Feeding, Manual Start

SKU: CPR11AM

This is a dedicated self-feeding chipper that will chip hardwood branches up to 3.75" in diameter. It's easy to maneuver by hand, but we also offer an optional pin hitch kit for towing around your property.

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Overview
DR Wood Chipper Specs

Self-Feeding Power

The 11.5 is our smallest dedicated chipper, but it packs a serious punch. DR Self-Feeding design allows it to tear through branches up to 3.75” in diameter, and do it continuously...without bogging down the way underpowered “big box” machines do.

DR Wood Chipper

Easy to Maneuver or Transport

An easy-grip handle bar makes for a convenient way to maneuver the 11.5 Chipper by hand. You can also add an optional pin-hitch kit that lets you hook up to your lawn tractor or ATV and tow the 11.5 model around your property.

DR Wood Chipper11.5 Self-Feeding, Manual Start

DR Power 11.5 Self-Feeding Chipper (1:08)


Product Summary:

  • 3.75" Chipping Capacity
  • Built-in handle for easy maneuvering
  • Optional pin-hitch for towing with lawn tractor or ATV
  • Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine; 11.5 Ft. Lbs. Torque
  • Manual-Starting
  • 14.5" x 23.5" Chipper Hopper Opening
  • Hardened Steel PRO-SPEC™ Chipper Knife
  • Weight: 164 lbs.

Warranty Coverage

  • Engine: 2 years residential; 90 days commercial
  • Machine: 2 years residential; 90 days commercial

Features
Self-Feeding

Self-Feeding Action

A large vertically oriented hopper, a precisely-angled heavy-duty chipping knife, and a powerful air channel work together to pull branches into the chipping hopper and blast wood chips out the discharge. Most materials will self-feed, so once you drop a branch in your free to get the next one. No force feeding required!

Hopper

Oversized Chipping Hopper

Our big chipping hoppers will accept whole armfuls of small branches at branches at once, or even whole trees and saplings — with little or no trimming of side branches. This saves tremendously on the time you spend pruning and preparing materials for chipping.

Towing

Off-Road Towing

Add the optional pin hitch and you can easily tow the 11.5 Chipper around your property using your ATV or lawn tractor. (Note: for road-towing ability, step up to either the 16.5 or 21.0 model)

Engine

Heavy-Duty Flywheel

The key to efficient wood chipping is the rotating mass created by the flywheel on which the chipper knife is mounted. The 11.5 Self-Feeding model features a 14” diameter flywheel that’s a half-inch thick and weighs a hefty 25 pounds. It spins at 101 mph and takes an amazing 40 “bites” per second!

Engine

Briggs and Stratton OHV Engine

The legendary power, performance and durability of Briggs & Stratton® engines make them the only ones we use on our DR Chippers. The 11.5 FPT Self-Feeding Chipper uses a durable 250cc Overhead Valve, easy-starting engine. It features a debris management system that protects the engine from whatever you kick up while you’re chipping and shredding.

Chipper Knife

Pro-Spec™ Chipper Knife

Made of high-carbon/high-chromium forged alloy tool steel, our knives hold an edge longer than those on "bargain" chippers.. Still, as with any cutting tool, keeping a sharp edge is important for maintaining peak performance. We recommend keeping an extra on hand so you can minimize downtime.

Specs

Chipping

Chipping Capacity 3.75"
Chipper Knife Size 4.25"
Chipper Knife Material D2 Heat Treated Tool Steel
Hopper Opening Size 14.5" x 23.5"
Chipper Knife Speed 101 mph
Chipper Flywheel 14"

Dimensions

Length 43.75"
Width 21"
Height 45"
Weight 164 lbs
Flywheel Weight 25 lbs
Flywheel Diameter 14"
Shipping Dimensions 50" L x 38"W x 34"H
Shipping Weight 252 lbs

Engine

Make Briggs & Stratton
Starting Type Manual
Ft Lbs Torque 11.5
Displacement 250 cc
Engine Type OHV
Number Of Cylinders 1
Air Filter Dual Element
Oil Capacity 20 oz
Lubrication Splash
Oil Type SAE 30W HD
Cooling Methods Air

Fuel System

Fuel Capacity 3 Quarts

General

Assembly Yes

Material

Frame 12 gauge
Hopper Material Steel

Shredding

Safety Blowback Shield Yes

Warranty

Machine Warranty 2 yrs Residential Use
Engine Warranty 2 yrs Residential Use 90 Days Commercial Use

Wheels Tires

Number of Tires 2
Tire Size 4.10/3.50-4
Tread Saw Tooth
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Not quite as advertised
Posted by: Brian W. from Olalla, WA on 11/12/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
I’ve only used the chipper for about three hours now It works pretty good but does not work very good on branches over 2.5 inches and up it bogs down even when you feed it slowly should have spent a little bit more and bought a commercial one. Live and learn.
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11.5 DR wood chipper
Posted by: Moses B. from Suffolk, VA on 11/02/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Just used my new wood chipper for the first time. This is a real work horse. I clean all the fall trimming in one hour time. The chips make enough mulch that I don't have to buy. Now I don't have to send all my tree cutting to the local land fill. If you have trees you need this wood chipper. Great job.
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11.5 Self-Feeding Chipper SKU: CPR11AM
Posted by: Walter B. from Danbury, CT on 10/15/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Very pleased with this purchase. Customer service was outstanding. This size chipper is perfect for what we use it for. Shipping was also great
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Posted by: DEANNE S. from Strykersville, DC on 10/14/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
This is a very capable chipper and does the job as advertised. Our only problem with it is the wheel-base is a little short for our operations in a big maple grove. If we tow the chipper behind our ATV in the woods, it can tip over. Instead, we load it on the pallet forks of our tractor and transport it that way.
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More attention needed on the parts list
Posted by: Richard C. from Essex Fells, NJ on 07/20/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Chipper was pretty straightforward to set up and works well on smaller diameter branches but it needs to be fed gently if the branches get near the max diameter. Seems to be very solid and well made. Only criticism has been made by many others - some small parts lock nuts were missing. It can't be that hard to count to 7, but apparently it is. Contacted C/S and they sent missing ones, but one of those was the wrong size even though the packing list was correct. Just annoying and i assume no reason but carelessness in the warehouse.
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Chipper
Posted by: Robert F. from MANASSAS, VA on 07/03/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Excellent product
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Great chipper
Posted by: Brian G. from Ft Collins, CO on 06/25/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Took this machine to our mountain property to do some clean up, it ate everything I fed it. It starts with one pull every time, I did plug it up once, but that was my fault. Easy to unplug. Very heavy duty machine.
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This chipper is a beast!
Posted by: Randy D. from Springfield, TN on 05/24/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that the chipper is smaller in size than I thought it would be. Regardless, this thing is a beast. It chews up branch after branch, and I’m really happy with how it performs. I’ve pushed the branch size limit a time or two, and it just keeps on chewing. Really nice machine. I’d highly recommend this wood chipper.
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Pleased with chipper so far.
Posted by: Sherman R. from Seguin, TX on 04/26/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I picked up the chipper from the freight company.Then assembled it the next day, added fuel and oil.On the next day I chipped about a half utility trailer load of brush. And now have mulch for my flower bed. The machine performed great. I am very happy with this little machine.
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Time and Labor Saver
Posted by: John Fuller from Duluth, MN on 04/25/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Great machine. Easy to assemble and started on first pull. Chips really well and easy to move around. I use the wood chips to fill in low spots in the yard. I blow them directly into a wheel barrow and wheel it to a low spot.
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Somewhat disappointed
Posted by: HAROLD McAdoo from Pinehurst, NC on 04/07/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
The self feeding feature is good for good size limbs, but not for small limbs. With small limb, you have to push them through.. The machine needs a feature that will anchor it to the ground. It moves around as it is running. It moves away from what you have catching the clippings
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great little machine just a couple of snafus
Posted by: M. L. Logan from Boerne, TX on 04/03/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I could have given it 5 stars except for two things: First, it was not boxed & packed appropriate for shipping. The air cleaner cover was shattered & there were some dings & scrapes on machine. Second, I was missing several nuts for the assembly. I had to use the shipping nuts, which it said to discard, as I didn't have extra nuts in that size. Also, when attaching the hopper, it was impossible to fit a washer under the lower bolt on the right, due to a manufacturing glitch. The hopper sits directly against where the bolt is to attach. There is barely enough space to attach & screw in the bolt no room for a washer at all. Other than these glitches, the chipper performs well.
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Best I could find
Posted by: DANIEL C. from Mio, MI on 01/25/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Bought this around 8 months ago I looked at a LOT!!! Of chippers out there hands down this is the most heaven duty of this size out there, checked competition units cheep light weight junk as there reviews show, there fly wheels on the competition are 1/2 if not Less thick as this one, the cutting blades are HEAVEY DUTY on this DR unit the competition has very thin ones no way they will hold up like my DR chipper, every spinning part has a heavy duty bearing no a bushing like other ones I looked at, i have the pull start model but starts very easy, I have chopped up 3” logs just to see if it would do it as they say it would, you have to take your time but it will do it, no issue, cut down 12 large trees and chipped all the tops up and used the chips around the property for low spots, runs and works great, chips great, they are a little more expensive but with this this chipper you do get what you pay for . I believe this is going to last a life time can’t see were it will fail yet, If your in the market this is the one trust me this is the one to buy and no I don’t work for or know anyone at the company Hope this help you make the right decision.
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Good Chipper
Posted by: Robert L. from HARTSVILLE, TN on 12/22/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The motor starts easily and runs a long time on a tank of gas. The chipper mechanism works great handling small branches and most larger branches easily. My only suggestion for improvement would be to replace the small wheels and tires with larger ones and widen the spacing between them to improve stability.
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The little chipper that can and will
Posted by: HANK Y. from CONIFER, CO on 12/21/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I am very pleased with its ability to chip ,even whole trees. I have 10 acres of very steep slopes so I mounted it on another trailer for stability. I may widen the axle (Rocky Mountain Edition).
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Great little chipper
Posted by: Bradford C. from SEQUIM, WA on 12/21/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
The chipper is great. Will self feed but there cant be a lot of side branches or you will have to help it some witch is to be expected. I have chipped 6 or 7yrds of different types of limbs and it does it all nicely, on the real big stuff don't try and force it just let it work for you and cut the limbs in 4' or so although it will take a big limb 10 or 12ft. long but just don't let the chipper take it to fast listen to motor and work according to the sound of engine RPM. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars instead of five is because I thought the shipping was a bit confuseing. I choose to have it delivered to a friends house for 99.00 and we would have to unload. as it turned out we found out by calling shipping co, that it was in port angeles wa. and not at the trucking co. in fife witch is what the tracking info said.so me and a friend went there to pick up expecting a big grate witch was suppose to weigh 256lbs. What a joke, we went to our local shipping place and it was in a huge box witch we had to cut open and I wheeled it write into my trailer witch I didn't even need, it would have fit in the back seat of a ave size car. Was not happy about that but the chipper itself is great.
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DR Wood Chipper 11.5 hp
Posted by: stan i. from wetumpka, AL on 12/19/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I was very pleased with this purchase and it worked just as advertised. The gasoline engine was very easy to start and it ran without incident for three to four hours under constant feed of oak limbs up to 2&3/4" in diameter. I did have to refill gas tank during this time but gas consumption was minimal considering the work the chipper did. The chipper waste chute would have worked better for me if the model I purchased had an option to obtain a chute that was taller which would have allowed me to feed chips into a truck bed or UTV bed to haul off. I would recommend this product to anyone.
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Not all hardware came; also more maintenance than I expected
Posted by: Bruce H. from AIKEN, SC on 12/14/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
The hardware bag is missing 3 regular locknuts and the thin locknut for behind the hopper. It had two large washers that are not called for. Wrong bag? DR support is ground UPSing me the nuts. It is very disappointing that I have to go out and see if I can find a "thin" 5/16-18 locknut in order to use the machine during the next 4-5 days. Also I was surprised at the amount of maintenance checks that should be performed, such as belt tension, at 8-10 hour intervals. These require taking panels off the machine to get to parts such as the blade and the belt.
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Great product for the money
Posted by: Dean L. from Bettendorf, IA on 11/30/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
The chipper arrived in perfect condition. Was fairly easy to un-pallet and set up - except for one nut on the bottom of the hopper - this could surely be improved! As for performance - the Briggs engine is very impressive, but overall I would have to say that material size is effectively limited to about 3" or less. Overall very pleased.
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truly a nice way for my wife to spend quaint time together
Posted by: STANLEY J. from CHICAGO, IL on 11/07/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
it does take two people to assembly this and we did the hitch works very well Oh the extra blades are sharp. am please thank for taking my money Stanley Johnson
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11.5 Chipper
Posted by: Matt S. from Snohomish, WA on 10/26/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 2.00 star rating
The good thing is this chipper will eat just about anything you put in it. Now for the bad: -Assembly kit missing parts. Just washers and nuts, but still annoying. -Motor will not turn off when throttled all the way down. -After 3hrs of use I found the chipper pulley working its way off the drive shaft. The set screws and shear key were nowhere to be found.
Response from DR SupportHello Matt, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear there were parts missing in the shipment. Please give us a call at 1-800-687-6575 so we can help you out with this. We will also troubleshoot with you to figure out why the pully is off the drive shaft, as it certainly should not be happening.
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DR 11.5 Chipper
Posted by: David L. from Blue Ridge, GA on 10/16/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Product operated exactly like advertised. Remarkable machine. Continuously chipped for six hours without a problem. Starts every time with one pull. Only improvement suggestion I have is to make the standard discharge chute a few inches higher for discharge into a double wheel wheelbarrow. Completely satisfied with product and value.
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Chipper
Posted by: Charles J. from Annville, KY on 10/05/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
It seems to work fine
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Great Machine!
Posted by: william c. from glen, NH on 09/29/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Easy to put together,started right up and started chipping. Haven't tried 3 1/2 inch yet, mostly small stuff.
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11.5 Chipper
Posted by: leonard l. from MINOCQUA, WI on 09/13/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Delivery was fast. Some of the hardware was missing (nuts), but were easily replaced. Chipping some 3" branches loaded the engine, but never stopped it. For the size it does very well and is easy to move around.
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Very happy with my purchase.
Posted by: Michael C. from Salt Lake City, UT on 08/11/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
So far, I have used it once, and have been impressed with my new chipper. I really like the self-feeding feature. Still learning.
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Chipper
Posted by: Gary B. from Olympia, WA on 08/03/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I fell about 25 evergreen trees and began to chip. It works great. I have put small and large (3") branches thru it with no problem. The fir bows require a little extra help, but they zip thru easily. I am using the chips to fill in beneath other landscaping. It is great to be able to complete the job a my own pace and not have to rush thru because of a rental time limit. This is a great product.
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Big pieces into little ppieces
Posted by: ARTHUR J. from BILLINGS, MT on 07/27/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
So far the chipper exceeds my expectations Good quality compared to what is available elsewhere. Disappointing only that there were nuts missing for assembly. A quick call to DR however got the missing parts on the way. overall I am pleased.
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Almost perfect
Posted by: Joseph Z. from Winchester, VA on 07/13/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I really put the chipper to the test; choosing a 3" sapling cutting off the bottom four feet of trunk then feeding directly into the chipper. Though I did feed slowly, the machine did bog down almost to stall three times, but soon revved right back up and continued successfully. I wish the flywheel was heavier and the motor up a couple HP. All machines have their limits. I am pleased though.
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works like a charm
Posted by: Brian T. from Defiance, OH on 06/05/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
So far our chipper is working great. There was minimal assembly and it was easy to pick up from the ship to location. We have run both green and dried out wood and brush though it with very little issues. If the branch has a fork or a bend in it it will have a little trouble feeding in.
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I give it 4 1/2 stars
Posted by: Kelly Hawkins. from Trout Creek, MT on 05/21/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
First off, this chipper did most everything I asked of it. This is the first chipper I have ever used, so I didn't really know what to expect. We have 20 acres of woods in Montana, so I have used this beast for many hours on end - mainly for branches, some quite large. I didn't give it 5 stars for a few reasons. The "self feeding" should really be called "assisted feeding". I mostly had to push the branches and small trunks into the unit, but the machine did help to pull some of them in. Maybe if every branch and trunk were straight and denuded of any imperfections they would slide right in, but I live in the real world. I also don't feel this machine can chip through a 3 3/4 inch diameter trunk - I know it depends on the type of tree, but the lodgepoles and firs we have here put up a heckuva fight. It really bogged down on the bigger ones (over 3"), so I just quit trying to chew them up. Actually was measuring them at first just to see. Lastly, I had a total of 5 chute jams - mostly due to pine needles on the branches - again, I wasn't feeding in perfect specimens as per the company video. The discharge chute is difficult to remove and replace, as it is crammed very tightly between 2 sides of the frame. I would recommend a longer handle, as this chipper is quite heavy and difficult to pull without banging your feet against the bottom support. This product is very beefy and well constructed in my opinion. I use it to chew up lots of large branches and smaller trunks, and it does all of that quite well. We are using all of the wood chips on a trail - will probably take the rest of the summer to move them all!
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wood chipper
Posted by: WILLIAM B. from Ojai, CA on 05/10/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We were expecting a piece of equipment that would perform the tasks for which we ordered it. What we got was a machine that did exactly what we needed. The wood chipper chips up everything we have submitted to be chipped and keeps running strong. Starting is easy. Once it is running there isn't a lot of movement from the position it was set in. Overall the chipper is everything we were counting on it being. We are quite satisfied with our purchase.
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Does Just What I Want It To Do
Posted by: DUKE G. from CORYDON, IN on 04/11/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
We get a lot of deadfall and trimmings on our property. Typically, we burn it, but this year opted to buy this chipper, based on usability of the mulch and DR's reputation. I was cautioned by the rep about expecting too much, and I've used industrial chippers before, so I never intended to feed a tree into the machine. I am quite pleased. Positives include reliable and sufficient power, easy starting, fairly well-balanced and light enough to move easily. A minor negative was the lack of a couple of bolts/nuts required for assembly. I would also recommend the hitch pin package. My opinion is that it should be standard for this machine as it provides some additional balance and increased mobility. I've used the machine for about 4 hours so far. The DR website advertises 'branches of up to 3.75" diameter'. That would be for green softwoods. The flywheel does a good job, but it will bog down or stop if fed too much. Listen to the engine, take it easy, wear safety gear and feed it with care. I am looking forward to many more years of mulch.
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GREAT DR CHIPPER
Posted by: Stephen P. from Leonardtown, MD on 04/03/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This chipper is very well built and well engineered. First time I used it ran it for 2 hours with green and dried branches all just over 2" in diameter. Never slowed down. My only complaint was it was missing one of the bolts to hold the handle. I had to go fishing in my box of bolts.
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a chip off the new chipper
Posted by: Robert B. from CAPE MAY, NJ on 03/26/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
It is a real powerful machine.It went through 3" diameter branches very quickly. It is made very well and engineered very well. Easy to use and move about. I have put it through the test and it is still going strong. Worth every penny. Love it
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needs improving to accommodate price
Posted by: Scott W. from North Tonawanda, NY on 02/13/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 1.00 star rating
Muffler cracked at manifold and fell off. Bracket holding belt cover on broke. Won't stay on high speed. Vibrates like it's out of balance. Not really self feeding. It's a 800 dollar chipper at best. Sorry.
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A monster of a machine
Posted by: Douglas C. from Del Rio, TN on 01/19/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I bought a refurbished unit recently on sale and did not have high expectations. But I have to admit that this is an amazing machine and was cutting through 3 1/2 + trees all day today and yesterday. After finishing I checked the blade to find that it is still in great shape. I am putting fatter wheels on it and getting the hitch to be able to go throughout my trails in the mountains. I now wish I would have bought the next bigger unit but not because of performance but thats a problem I have with all things I buy. You will not be disappointed one bit and may I suggest you getting a refurb unit as mine looked brand new.
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first use of 11.5 DR Woodchipper
Posted by: Peter P. from Salt Lake City, UT on 01/18/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The machine came on time, was easy to assemble, started up fine and processed a lot of apple prunings over about 4 hours. The machine did not come with safety goggles as I thought. This was the only problem. It was a bit difficult judging whether I put the right amount of oil in because the oil was new and clear and the marker on the dipstick is just at the end of the stick. But I think I got it right just by putting in slightly less than the recommended capacity and assuming a small amount of oil was in the machine already. It would be nice if you had a youtube video on operating the machine emphasizing safety issues. Over the four hours of use I found myself learning how to operating the chipper such things as where to put the throttle at start (in the manual), how to stand to the side when operating, how to use the clear plastic kickback guard, how to brace the wheels to keep the chipper from rotating (it was on cement) etc. Perhaps you do not have such a video for legal liability reasons, but from a practical perspective, I would have found it useful.
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Good chipper
Posted by: George K. from Anderson, SC on 12/21/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Assembly was easy except for one bolt which is a design error in location of the hole. Was able to install nut after discarding washer. The accessory hitch works well with my mower and Kawasaki Mule. Started on first pull. Have used chipper twice and am very satisfied with chipping results. The bolt heads near the feed hole sometimes interfere with feeding smaller branches that are very curvy. Overall a good machine. Construction is very sturdy and has a very nice paint job.
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Great chipper
Posted by: Robin R. from WEST MELBOURNE, FL on 11/16/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Once I put it together I was able to use it the following day. I had several very large piles of brush, small limbs and vines. One to two pulls and it started right up. I like the idea of the fuel shut off valve! It took me two days to get through the piles. It did a great job on the branches and small limbs. It does not like limbs with leaves though. I learned to roll them in and slowly feed them in and out until the chipper chute was clear. Ate through the bamboo stalks and palm fronds with ease. It does seem to work easier with greener branches and limbs (except those with a lot of leaves still attached) over dried out ones. I never tried to put anything bigger than 2" to 2.5" into it. My only word of caution is to stay WELL AWAY from the muffler!! I got careless and was reaching around to clear some debris, and for only a split second touched the side of my left knee to the muffler causing second degree burns, even though it didn't even leave a mark on the pants I was wearing. I did change the oil after this first use, which I highly recommend. And don't forget to turn off the fuel shut off valve until you need to use it again.
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love it
Posted by: christine p. from PARKERSBURG, WV on 11/11/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Oh my I love it it is a work horse easy to use and put together and I'm a woman who is a doit my selfer lol ive got 6 acres to clear and too many piles to burn and now its no burn season I collect the chips and use them in barn for my horse
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So far, so good! (small parts missing in shipment...)
Posted by: Curt B. from TROY, NY on 08/10/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
After un-crating the DR 11.5 chipper half-way up my 400' uphill driveway (where the delivery service left it...#$%#$%), I could see that it is a really well made piece of equipment! I was able to assemble most of it right there on the hill in 30 minutes, so I could get it the rest of the way up to my garage. (I also bought the pin hitch, and that worked very well with my John Deere X570 - don't forget to remove the U-shaped stand - I originally left it in place!). I haven't been able to use the chipper as yet, since the hardware bag was mis-packed and left out four of the nylon lock nuts needed to attach the feed chute. The DR technical support people were great though - I should have a replacement hardware kit in hand within a day or so. The rest of the machine is complete, so I was able to fill the engine with oil and gas and test that part of the machine - and it started on the first pull! I can't wait to try it out on the brush piles surrounding the forested portion of our yard!
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Chipper Review
Posted by: Edward L. from LUNENBURG, MA on 06/15/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The Chipper operates beautifully and was easy to assemble. However, it was short one bolt in the hardware kit.
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New purchase
Posted by: BEVERLY M. from FORT DODGE, IA on 06/12/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The chipper was easily assembled with the exception of one area between the chipper chute and the panel board where the nut was hard to screw on because of the tight space. Once the nut had been filed down so it would fit, the assembly was completed. We have actually used the Chipper and used the shavings as mulch for our decorative garden,which is going to save me a lot of money. So far, I am pleased with the Chipper's performance and look forward to many years of using the Chipper. Time will tell if it will hold up year after year, but I feel this is a good product and am anticipation no troubles in the future.
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Nice machine
Posted by: Randy R. from Zeeland, MI on 05/28/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The machine arrived well-packaged and crated. It was easy to remove from the crate and assemble. One of the feeder chute welds made it difficult to insert the bolt, but we were able to work around that. After adding gas and oil, it started right up. After 3-4 hours of use, I noticed gas sloshing out of the tank and found that the two bolts holding the tank to the machine had vibrated out. Fortunately we we able to find them among the leaves and debris on the ground as they were a special shoulder bolt that would not have been easy to replace. I added Loctite to the bolts and reinstalled them -- not problem since, but it is a good reminder to check the tightness of all the fasteners on a routine basis. We have about 15 hours on the chipper and other than the minor assembly and loosening bolt issue, it has performed like a champ. I was concerned that it may not be powerful enough for our needs, but that hasn't been a problem. We are cleaning up 20 acres of oak woods, and have been chipping a mixture of newly cut branches, fallen and semi-rotten branches and some old/dry branches. We have about 15 hours on the machine and have chipped over a dozen large piles of accumulated branches and I continue to be very please with the performance of the chipper. I am amazed at how quickly it will chew through even large (3.5") diameter hardwood branches. The really dry/hard ones sometimes slow the rpm a bit, but it comes back to speed quickly. Most smaller branches don't ven slow it down. We've fed though some smaller saplings and larger pine branches and it shreds them very quickly. Overall, I am very happy with this machine and have no regrets on the purchase. We bought the hitch kit so that we could pull it behind a UTV which works fine. On minor aggravation is that the handle bar to assist in moving it manually (very easy and handy) has a plastic hand grip that easily (and unexpectedly) slides off when moving the machine which could easily cause a trip/fall. I was surprised that wasn't more permanently attached and will probably be adding some glue to keep it in position. Other than the minor issues noted, this has been a great machine. It is well-built and should last for years to come. One unexpected bonus, is the fuel efficiency - it will run over two hours on a tank (3/4 gallon) of gas. I have been running 90 octane ethanol-free fuel and it starts on the first pull every time.
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Wood Chipper
Posted by: Duane L. from Antioch, CA on 04/19/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Excellent machine, easily takes care of branches up to 3.5 inches. Look forward to many years of service.
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Sturdy, Safe and Dependable Chipper
Posted by: Bruce W. from ROCHESTER, MN on 04/14/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I have the 11.5 Premier Chipper from early 2015. I've had 10s of hours of experience with it and am happy with the heavy duty and safe design. First, safety. I looked at older used chippers - both DR and other brands. I have to say that DR Power has this one right. The hopper seems to be intentionally designed to prevent any accidental injury. It's deep enough that even if you push a piece of brush in a bit, your hands can't come anywhere close to a danger area. The large hopper also serves to contain stubs and keep them from bouncing out. Older machines I've seen have much shorter hoppers and it wouldn't surprise me that some short ends could come flying back out at you. Even if you were to accidentally trip on a root and stumble toward the machine, you can't reach anything with your hands that will cause injury. The metal is equally thick such that stubs in the hopper flopping around don't begin to cause any problems with dents in the material. This chipper handles the material thickness it claims although a little more care and handling (rotating, etc.) is required with the thickest limbs. As far as the self feed nature, it works in many cases but be prepared to push, especially with dry limbs. Green brush feeds better. Don't expect true self feeding and you won't be dissapointed. I haven't had any problems with the machine and would recommend it to home/land owners that have a lot of brush to dispose of. Its easier and more efficient to tow the machine to each brush pile and turn it into chips than it is to move the brush and either burn it or haul it away... far easier! It will take time to do the chipping and its not as fast as a large towed commercial chipper but this one stores in a lot less space and is affordable. I'd buy it again without hesitation.
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Little CHIPPA
Posted by: PAUL L.awrence from FOSTER, RI on 04/08/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This is a great little chipper! I have 5 acres of untouched woods. Lots of small saplings to remove and this CHIPPA does a great job helping me clear up my property. Thanks DR. This will make me a happy owner!
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11.5 Wood Chipper
Posted by: John J. from Springdale, AR on 04/05/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Excellent Machine works Great. Shipping was very fast. Thanks for a great machine
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Great unit
Posted by: Thomas H. from Sanford, MI on 01/28/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
The chipper works very well. I used it once before I noticed that it had no grease fittings on the shaft as shown by the manual. I contacted DR and was sent fittings and was then able to grease it. The bearings seem fine. The unit chips well and feeds itself well.
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wood chipper
Posted by: ROBERT S. from WHITING, NJ on 01/11/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Works great if the branch is over 3 inches you have to feed it a little slower or it will tend to stall the engine down some other then that the best homeowners chipper I ever used!
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Great Product for $
Posted by: Charles G. from COVINGTON, KY on 12/18/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Product is made well (sure you can spend more cash and obtain the mac-daddy) The DR 11.5 is great for the price point. Works great, made well, FUEL- I use at least 98 octain starts easier much faster less hassle-comment from some of the comment reads. I'am 62 don't have problem pulling the starter. God did not create a perfect straight branch/ limb you will have to trim minimum 25 degree or better bends, and then feed into chipper. Purchased the draw hitch w/ unit for my garden tractor - kind of cheesy put works ok I would recommend to friend
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Great small property chipper
Posted by: Steve G. from Athens, GA on 11/26/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Great small property chipper. Has handled everything under 3.5" I have given it. Has not bogged down once. Makes uniform 1" to 1.5" chips. Self feed is great; pulls 8' - 10' material with no problem. Far superior to the chipper/shredders available at the box stores for more than half the price of this unit. It has a larger capacity and is built to last. So far one of the best equipment purchases I have made. Side note: I used the free shipping to a freight terminal. Nothing could have been simpler. They loaded the chipper pallet/crate into my pickup for me. At my home I took the crate apart on the truck and easily rolled the chipper off. Assembly consisted of attaching the hopper and the moving handle. Took about 30 minutes.
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very good product
Posted by: ward replogle from DEFIANCE, OH on 11/25/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
this product has worked very well since I have received it. I chip mostly smaller branches and brush into mulch. only two issues. 1st my unit was rather poorly assembled. I had to remove one of the tubes from the housing and cut it to the correct length as it was holding the side of the chipping chamber open in one spot and would have let material escape. also found not all bolts and nuts were tight and the paint chips off at the edges of panels. 2nd, one must be careful feeding any dry hard wood near the three inch size as it will stall the engine. over all I am very happy with this product and its performance and I would buy again.
Response from DR SupportThank you for your feedback. Someone from our tech support department is going to contact you by phone so that we can make sure your machine is in good working order. We want you to be happy with your purchase - your satisfaction is important to us. Thank you for choosing DR Power and you'll be hearing from us soon!
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Great Chipper
Posted by: Matthew C. from FLORENCE, AL on 11/10/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I shopped a long time for wood chippers and always kept going back to the DR Chipper. I should have ordered this chipper a long time ago. It handles good size limbs with ease. The chipper is very manuverable. Starts easily and does a great job.
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merlin's review
Posted by: MERLIN A. from OMRO, WI on 08/11/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Unit is shipped well, installed the feed shoot on the chipper, I noticed while moving the chipper around my shop that the chipper housing will come in contact against the oil dipstick on the engine and flex it back, nothing is lose, the problem is the base that the engine and chipper is mounted to flexes ,it needs a cross member under the plate, I installed a brace from one of the bolts that you bolt the feed shoot to the chipper down to the rear edge of the base plate and that took care of the flexing , made my own hitch to pull it around with garden tractor, used it for a hour, it works very well, took everything I could put in it, could use a little more power on the 3 inch stuff but is a good unit,, I would buy again.
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Keeps on working.
Posted by: Jimmie S. from SAN ANTONIO, TX on 07/10/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I am in the millwork business. I've had this chipper for 6 months. It starts every time and has about 40 hours on it. It just keeps on working. I have used it around the warehouse chipping up chainsawed branches. I also use it to clean up the rip saw waste. So far it's worked without a hicup. I've also never changed the knife and its still sharp and works fine. Not a problem with the chipper so far.
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Impressed
Posted by: AUBREY G. from ROSEBUD, TX on 06/08/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Never had a wood chipper before but it is well worth the price. Will have to see if it holds up.
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Awsome
Posted by: Michael Bridges from GOSHEN, OH on 05/20/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The smoothest chipper and easiest to use. Starts right away. And no bogging down with a load of twigs up to 3 1/2 limbs. Would recommend to anyone.
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rapid feed chipper
Posted by: AL P. from HESPERIA, MI on 04/24/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Love it chips anything that goes in the hopper cleans up tree limbs and Bush quick.
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Chipper review
Posted by: EDWARD S. from TAMPA, FL on 03/16/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This is one of the better products I have bought for my 10 acres. Only problem with it is I waited too long to buy it.(LOL) With 10 acres to clean up this make the job 100%easies, and it goes through limbs like butter, giving me some much needed mulch for my plants.
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Execellent choice
Posted by: Charles P. from Ridgeville, SC on 02/07/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Great machine work very well Charles
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Great Product
Posted by: Palmer R. from Zionsville, IN on 09/05/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Have used chipper for four hours. Easy enough to move around by built in handles - like a wheelbarrow. Just what I expected & made in USA!!!!
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chipper review
Posted by: JOHN H. from BOWLING GREEN, OH on 08/25/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
So for the wood chipper has worked very well. However, the engine is causing some problems. The muffler guard bracket has broken and 2 of the bolts that hold the gas tank in place have vibrated out. since the bracket assembly sits under the fuel tank it looks like several parts will have to come off to fix it. It looks like a Briggs & Stratton problem.
Response from DR SupportWe're sorry you have had some engine/vibration issues. Thanks for letting us know about them though! We will contact you to get these things straightened out.
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Won't start
Posted by: Jimmy A. from San Antonio, TX on 06/24/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
I have several DR products and have been pleased with them... HOWEVER, I cannot recommend the DR Chipper because of the Briggs and Stratton motor. I have about 3 hours on the machine and set it up with Stabil fuel stabalizer in it. What I thought was going to be a few hours of clean up turned out to be about 5 hours of pulling on the engine. IT ABSOLUTELY REFUSED TO START. It would do a quick start with starting fluid, but nothing else. The technician was nice enough, but in spite of the fact that the machine is still in warranty, he had nothing to offer. This will be my last DR.
Response from DR SupportWe’re sorry that you are experiencing a problem with your Chipper engine. We appreciate you taking the time to post a review about it. Even though you have used a stabilizer, it sounds like you have a blockage in the fuel delivery. You may have a particle (metal, etc..) that a cleaner like Sea Foam can’t break down? If you haven’t, please try blowing out the passages with air. We’ll get a hold of you to follow up on this.
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AWESOME MACHINE WITH OUTSTANDING VALUE AND FEATURES
Posted by: randy55 from Texas on 08/07/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
WHEN I FIRST RECEIVED THE CHIPPER THE CRATE THAT THE CHIPPER WAS IN WAS EASY TO REMOVE FROM THE CHIPPER. YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE WHAT THEY CALL A LITTLE ELBOW GREASE TO REMOVE THE BOARDS. NOW YOU ARE READY TO USE IT.AFTER THE OIL AND GAS ARE PUT IN YOU ARE READY TO GO. THE CHIPPER PERFORMED TREMENDOUSLY CONSIDERING I HAVE 60 ACRES OF LAND OF WHICH THERE IS APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 ACRES OF BOWDARK,HACKBERRY OAK, PECAN,AND OTHER VARIETES. THE CHIPPER CHEWED UP ANYTHING I PUT IN IT, I JUST HAD TO MAKE SURE AND NOT GET TO EXCITED BECAUSE THIS CHIPPER MADE MY CLEANUP SO VERY EASY. I KNOW THAT HANDS DOWN THIS IS THE GREATEST PIECE OF EQUIPMENT YOU WILL EVER NEED TO GET ANY JOB DONE. NOW I CAN GET RID OF THE PILES OF LIMBS I HAVE BECAUSE THE PROPERTY HAS A PERMANENT BURN BAN
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Machine works well.
Posted by: deedho13 from Wyoming on 08/07/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I am quite satisfied with my chipper. It performs as I expected. Would recommend the addition of a "pusher" stick for those stubborn twigs and leaves. The chipper won't pull them in. I'm using a piece of lath and that works fine. Over all, it's a good machine and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
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Does exactly what I bought it for.
Posted by: Jaybee67 from Ohio on 07/26/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I bought the chipper to clean up an over grown wooded area on my property and it is doing just what I bought it for. Even better, I have been able to quickly clean up after the really bad wind storm we had last week. My neighbors still have piles of branches.
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11.5 Premier Rapid Feed chipper
Posted by: Geno1 from Rhode Island on 07/11/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This chipper is well made and very quiet it chews up limbs very fast just toss them in the chute and away they go so simple to operate
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An Excellent Product
Posted by: hatzbldr from Nebraska on 07/05/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
After debating on the Chipper/Shredder or the 11.5 chipper, I ordered the 11.5. Thinking I made a mistake I was just ready to call and change my order when I received notice the 11.5 chipper had ben shipped. After using it HARD for three weeks, two huge brush piles, trimming two dozen pine trees, cutting down three huge pines and chipping them, and cleaning up shrubs that were badly overgrown I now realize the 11.5 chipper was exactly the correct choice. I have never been a big fan of Briggs Engines but this one started on the first pull and has continued to start every time. To date I have had to preform no maintenance or repairs although I think its about time to change the blade. I purchased an extra and have yet to install it. I also purchased the two attachment. The only con's so far is the difficulty in greasing the main bearing on the motor side, it appears you have to remove the shroud to get to it. Since I live in the Nebraska Panhandle I had to pay an additional fee for delivery as ABF Freight doesn't have a Terminal for over several hundred miles. Would I recommend it? I don't see how you can have three plus acres with heavy trees and brush and not own one. We have severe burn restrictions here and waiting until next winter when we have snow on the ground wasn't an option. The 11.5 chipper was and is the best choice for me.
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this product looks and feels like a quality piece of equipment, well worth the money
Posted by: DavidT from Illinois on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I researched several chippers and chipper/ shredders, most were less expensive and some had electric start which I thought would be a good idea. I confess that my first reaction was to buy the cheaper model, but having regretted spending too little on equipment in the past, I decided to give DR a try. I think the determining factor was the fact that this product was made in America. I am glad I fought the urge to be cheap and purchased the DR model. The engine starts easy with the first or second pull, the chipper makes short work of everything I load into the hopper.There are cheaper chippers out there but you DO get what you pay for. BUY AMERICAN
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Great little Chipper
Posted by: Smalljob from on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Works as advertised. I use this several times a year to do leanup of either storm damage or pruned trees.
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Excellent Chipper
Posted by: Dewey65 from Michigan on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I am very pleased with the chipper so far, I have used it quite a bit already and so far I am very pleased. It handles anything that fits in there and does it quickly. It is hard to get branches through that have a lot of leaves because they do not gravity feed and can clog the opening but you just adjust how you feed it knowing this. I did have a problem with the muffler, it broke it's weld at the manifold after only about two weeks. When I called, a very proficient and professional agent assisted me with making sure they knew exactly what part I needed and I received the part in a couple of days and it was easy to change. I am very happy with it and I like all of the wood chips that I have now to spread around my trees and landscaping. It beats the ugly and messing burn pile!
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Greatly exceeded my expectations
Posted by: TimmboJ1 from Tennessee on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I am so proud of my DR Chipper. Its the best money I ever spent. And I don't hesitate to tell people what a great piece of equipment it is (along with my RotoHog tiller purchased at the same time). The quality, tuffness, ease of use, its all exceeded my expectations. I've seen and read about DR Power Equipment for years, but never had the money to invest. Then when you offered your 0% Interest Special, I couldn't resist. Great purchase! And made in the USA -- even better!
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Starts on first pull every time
Posted by: rom58 from New Mexico on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This chipper has exceeded my expectations - it gobbles up all branches up to 3.5 inches and shreds them easily. I like the ease of transporting the chipper from place to place - the tires are big enough to roll over semi-rough terrain. Th large gas tank allows long use without refilling.
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Nice homeowner power
Posted by: Rustler from Pennsylvania on 04/18/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I burned on a brush pile for years but taking limbs to one spot got old. This is a great towable solution to the limbs. Easily chips 2-3" limbs. Side limbs over about 1/2" sometimes stop the feeding process. I just keep a saw around to take those off. Much faster than chipper shredders from department stores. I did entire 20" sumac in one pass in well under a minute. Easy to assemble well balanced for transport.
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Look no further
Posted by: CoreyMN from Minnesota on 07/23/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This thing means business! We live on 3 wooded acres with lots of dreaded buckthorn, so we're never at a loss for branches and limbs to chip. The 11.5 will power through just about anything and it'll do it fast. The RPMs drop a bit when going through the thick stuff, but all you have to do is feed it through a bit slower. I've got 5 hours of run time so far, and I like it more every time I use it. It was super easy to put together and you can move it very easily too-- even up and down the steep hills we have. The wide mouth, elevated discharge, handles, and self-feeding attributes really make using this a snap. Oh, and it is so easy to start. One pull. Really. I spent a lot of time shopping around and this was by far number 1. It may cost a bit more, but it is worth it. Why buy something that you'll only have to replace or fix? One last thing-- if you're mostly going to chip wood and not leaves or mulch, don't bother with a chipper/shredder. Go with a dedicated unit like this. You won't be disappointed.
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this product is very practical and has great features
Posted by: Juan01 from California on 05/02/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
i have really liked this product because it helps me get a lot of my jobs done and is also very easy for me to use.
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My surprise with my DR chipper is the benefit of the wood chips.
Posted by: Parks1 from North Carolina on 04/30/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I purchased my chipper about five years ago from DR.I wanted to quit burning my brush, or having to haul it off. I now have used the chipper many times and for hours at a time around my property. I have not had any problems with the motor, or chipper and it has eliminated all my burning and hauling. At first I was not even considering the wood chips I would have, but now it is the best part of chipping my limbs. The chipper is easy to use and the chips are nice on our flower beds.
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Well built machine that didn't quite do the job.
Posted by: Gary101 from Pennsylvania on 04/30/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I own your 11.0 Premier Rapid-Feed Chipper. I was supposed to be able to chip up to 3 1/2" limbs but found the machine tended to bog down when I chipped anything over 3". It did work well with the smaller stuff although the "Rapid-Feed" in its name is a little deceiving. I found it almost always required a little encouragement when feeding branches into the machine. It is a well made machine and alwasy runs when I want it to.
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This is a sturdy piece of equipment.
Posted by: hardworker from Vermont on 04/27/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I love the convienence of being able to chip any brush that I may have laying around. The chipper is very sturdy and powerful to do the jobs that I need.
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Excellent
Posted by: Betsy from New York on 04/24/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
ANYONE with as many old trees as we have NEEDS this!! I used to spend more time with branch removal than I did mowing the lawn. Now we even have a flower bed made from chips with a rose!! Chipper and I have spent agreat deal of time together and I love it.
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unit has given me good, reliable service for several seasons.
Posted by: grandpaJ from New Jersey on 04/19/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Units starts easily every time. The unit is easy to use and accommodates a large variety of limbs and brush. The blade broke once and was quickly replaced at no cost by DR. I recommend close inspection each time unit is used as hardware does tend to loosen with vibration. Overall quaity is good, although it appears that a crack may be developing in one face.
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Great product. Works exactly as advertised.
Posted by: AJ2012 from New Jersey on 04/15/2012
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Excellent service at your Delaware location. I was given a chance to test the product in advance and it was loaded in my truck filled with gas and oil, ready to start chipping when I returned home.
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The rapid feed chipper is wonderful
Posted by: Christina56 from Wisconsin on 04/13/2012
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My husband and I use this to help chip brush and small trees from our wooded area and use the chips for our paths as well as for landscaping in our yard. It has come in handy when we have had blow down, helps with keeping our paths from eroding, as well as keeping the weeds from around our trees, bushes, and plants in our yard, which makes this very eco friendly. It has saved us money from not having to buy chipped/shreaded wood from the stores. This was a very good investment for our property.
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One of the easiest machines to use
Posted by: MAWthedad from Minnesota on 04/12/2012
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This is one of the best buys for the money. It is durable and portable. The only thing i would change is that it should have some sort of sack attachment that could collect the chips to easily move them and it would keep the area where you are chipping cleaner.
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Does a good job with continued use
Posted by: texaswebb1 from Texas on 04/12/2012
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I bought this chipper used (1 yr old) previous owner had all the paperwork and an extra cutter. I ordered an extra also from DR.I'm very happy with it.
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It is ok
Posted by: rick59 from Illinois on 04/12/2012
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I expecded more I had problems with mufler from shipping it was taken care of it should come with towing package
Response from DR SupportThanks for posting a review. We do have an optional Towing package, part #24409. Here is a link to it, http://www.drpower.com/prdSell.aspx?Name=cpr-pin-hitch-package
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This product deivered the quality I was looking for when purchased.
Posted by: FatherW1 from Florida on 04/12/2012
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I received a product I expected to be quality and it delivered the quality I expected!
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This product was a great buy
Posted by: JimMck from Michigan on 04/12/2012
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I purchased a RECONDITIONED 13hp CHIPPER. This item was not on your selection list for review. This chipper cleaned up my yard after a tornado went through our area on May 31, 2011 when we lost over 30 mature trees. We not only cleared our yard in record time, but we got beautiful mulch for our flower beds. This was a great deal all around.
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ease of operation and durability makes this very dependable
Posted by: hormie from South Dakota on 04/12/2012
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when added to my four wheeler, it makes it very portable and can go just about anywhere on the property. It has been a great asset for about 10 years noiw.
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great tool
Posted by: yardwork from California on 04/10/2012
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One of my best yard tools I have not had to burn or go to the dumps for the past 10 years.
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easy to use
Posted by: snowelf from Illinois on 04/08/2012
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We maintain 1900 feet of bush line and over 100 trees. Mulch is used for weed control around trees. Machine pays for itself each year. Machine has also been taken to Minnesota cabin to clear dead trees and make mulch out of old cedar deck for walkway
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Q.How can this model handle branch sizes larger than other brands with the same engine size?
Other than the larger chute, other chipper makers offering this model engine cannot claim to handle branch sizes this size. Nor are they as expensive--with comparable models being about 20% cheaper. What makes the DR different?
A.The DR 11.5 Premier Rapid Feed Chipper has a 34 pound flywheel that is spinning at 98 MPH that provide's the extra chipping force. They are built on a 10 gauge welded steel frame with a 7 gauge chipper box. Please contact us if you have additional question's.
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Posted by: poppyseed from New Jersey on 9/19/2013
Q.Is it easy to change the cutting blade?
A.Yes. There is an access panel that you open to expose the blade bolts and nuts. Also, the owners manual has full instructions with pictures showing how to change the knife. Thank you.
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Posted by: lp68 from Michigan on 9/4/2012
Q.With no tractor, how do I move the 11.5 premier around?
I don't have a tractor. Can you move the 11.5 hp premier around easily by hand?
A.Dear Customer, The Premier model is easy to transport by hand. There are handles built into the top of the hopper, you just tilt the machine back and wheel the machine around. Thanks for your inquiry,
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Posted by: GoRaWa1 from Texas on 8/27/2012
Q.What is the distance from where the chips are shot out of the chipper to the ground?
O The 11.50 Chipper is in question.
A.From the top of the Chipper chute to the ground, it is 37".
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Posted by: Jackson from Oregon on 8/16/2012
Q.Does the "parking leg" fold up when pulling with a lawn tractor?
With the machine setting level in the towing position, how much ground clearance is there between the "parking leg" and the ground?
A.The 11.50 Premier Chipper transports easily by hand, using the handles that are built into the hopper. You can also use it with the optional Pin Hitch Package for easy towing with a lawn tractor or ATV. The stand or "parking leg" does not fold up. When you want to tow the chipper, you will need to remove the stand from the chipper by removing 2 bolts and locknuts with 1/2" wrenches. The ground clearance is 5-1/2". Thanks for your interest in the Premier Rapid Feed Chipper.
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Posted by: deedho from Wyoming on 7/10/2013
Q.Shipping, pick up at freight company loading dock?
I plan to buy the 11.5 Premier in a few days, I need to be able to pick up the item at the freight companies loading dock because I have no way to unload it at home. Shipping companies usually will load the items into my truck and from there I can take it to my destination and slide it out of the truck onto the ground and assemble... Can you do that?
A.The chipper is shipped on a pallet. you will have to remove perhaps two sides of the pallet and a lag bolt and the nylon bands if your ordered the pin hitch. I would recommend finding a bank to off load it is almost 300 LB,s without the pallet. I had mine delivered with a truck with a lift-gate and took it up the driveway. After removing two sides of the pallet I used two of the boards that came from the pallet and screwed them on the pallet to use a ramps it has about a four inch drop to the drivway and I did not want to dump it off the skid
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Posted by: Milt from Texas on 4/16/2013
Q.Is this chipper can handle palm branches?
A.The DR 11.50 Rapid-Feed Wood Chipper will work great with the palm branches, simply feed the stem first. Please contact us if you have additional question's.
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Posted by: Thamir from Texas on 10/25/2013
Q.How many cc's is the engine?
A.The 1150 series Briggs and Stratton engine used on this machine is a 250cc 11.5ft-lbs gross torque engine. The URL below is a link to this engine on Briggs and Stratton's website. http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/engines/other-engines/1150-series-other For more information on this machine, you can give us a call 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 and look forward to hearing from you.
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Posted by: Jamie262 from Wisconsin on 5/8/2013
Q.What are the dimensions of the shipping crate? Thanks
A.Shipping dimensions and shipping weight for the 11.50 Premier Manual-Starting Rapid-Feed Chipper are:

50" L x 37" H x 37" W, 315 pounds

Our entry-level rapid-feed chipper can handle branches up to 3½" thick.

This chipper is built to be on the move and can be transported around your property by simply using the handle built into the hopper. Large pneumatic tires roll smoothly over the ground for easy, comfortable transportation. We also offer a pin hitch package for easy towing with a tractor or ATV as an optional accessory.

Thanks for your interest in our 11.50 Premier Chipper!
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Posted by: Anonymous from Evergreen , CO on 3/1/2014
Q.I need the ball hitch for my RTV off road vehicle just for my property, not the road. How much is that? Jan
A.The DR Premier Rapid Feed Chipper can be towed with a pin hitch if you purchase the optional pin hitch kit, item # 24409. If you prefer to use a ball hitch, it is available on the Pro or Pro XL model with the optional road tow package, item # 24402. These chippers handle up to 3" and 4" diameter branches respectively. Thank you for your inquiry.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Nuevo , CA on 12/13/2013
Q.What size chip does it produce? What horsepower is the engine?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

The DR 11.5 Premier Chipper produces chips of different sizes, depending on the type of wood, is it fresh cut branches or seasoned. It will also depend on how sharp the knife is. As the knife dulls, the chips will get smaller. Many engine manufacturers no longer rate their smaller engines by horsepower. They rate them by foot-pounds of torque. Rating by foot-pounds of torque is a trend that is spreading throughout the industry because it is a more accurate measure of power. All of our machines are fitted with engines that are more than powerful enough to do the work they were designed to accomplish.

Please contact us if you have further questions. PL
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Posted by: glenn atkinson from bowling green, KY on 8/25/2014
Q.Will this machine do "secondary" shredding on tree service waste cuttings?
I have 2 1/2 acres and 55+ cu. yds. of cuttings with particle outputs up to 6" long and about 1" in diameter. I also want to chip future tree limbs in the nearby neighborhood. On the re-grind, what is the expected fineness of the shredding? Smaller is better...
A.The DR Chipper's are not designed for a "re-grind".I would recommend that you take a look at our Chipper/Shredder's for the type of work you are describing. Please contact us if you have any more question's.
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Posted by: Pmoredock6092 from Oklahoma on 6/2/2013
Q.Cold Starting ... Candian dealers ...The chipper will be kept in a cold shed. Is it an easy start (manual) in winter? Do you have dealers in Quebec or Ontario (I live in Ontario)? If so, where? If not, how do I get one shipped to Ontario?
A.The DR Chipper start's very easily in the cold weather, I recommend a fuel additive for easier starting in the winter month's. Here is the web page with the list of our DR Canadian Dealer's. http://www.drpower.com/shop.axd/StoreLocator?keywords=dealer You can also give us a call at 1-888-550-0062 and a sales rep will assist you.
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Posted by: Grime from Outside of the U.S. on 2/17/2013
Q.is there an option for elec start
A.This model is manual start only. You may like the 16.5 Pro. That model has an electric start option.
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Posted by: dairydr from New Mexico on 10/30/2012
Q.do yall take payments
A.The only form of payments we accept is through our DR Credit Card. For approval, you can either apply online at the following link or by contacting a Sales Rep. A Rep can be reached at 1-800-376-9637. http://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/shopping-resources/easy-financing
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Posted by: prissy from Louisiana on 2/2/2013
Q.Does the discharge chute come standard or is it extra?
How much is the tow bar and how do you buy it?
A.The Discharge Chute is standard. The Extended Discharge Chute isn't an option for this model. The Pin Hitch is part # 24409 and lists for $99.99. Here is the link to it, http://bit.ly/IWchwf You can also call in to order it at 1-888-550-0062
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Posted by: shiloh from Washington on 5/1/2012
Q.how long before blades need replaced on average and the cost of replacement blades
A.The high-carbon/ high chromium forged alloy D2 tool steel that our chipper knives are made of is exceptionally strong and has an excellent edge holding ability. This means the knife has the potential to be used for 20 hours without having to be sharpened. The knife can also be easily removed and taken to a service center for sharpening. A spare knife can be purchased by calling our sales team at 1(800)687-6575.
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Posted by: marion guzman from vero beach , FL on 10/25/2015
Q.Does the 11.5 model have the option of adding the high discharge chute?
A.Thank you for you question. The 11.5 Chipper is not compatible with the optional extended discharge chute. From the ground to top of the discharge chute is 37". This allows you to easily collect the chips in a wheel barrow or onto a tarp. Please let us know if you have any other question.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Shelby Twp , MI on 4/20/2016
Q.Can this machine be used as a shredder also ?
A.Hello, This machine is a dedicated chipper. It will chip wooded material up to 3 3/4" diameter. It will not work to shred. We do have Chipper/Shredders that have two hoppers, one for wood and a second for more organic, wet material. Here is a link to our Chipper/Shredders. http://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/chippers/chipper-shredders/
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Posted by: Fred Compton from Trail , OR on 1/25/2016
Q.11.50 Chipper: I am trying to determine if I can get the chipper into my basement thru a passage door rather than clutter up the garage with another piece of equipment. I would remove the hopper if needed. What is the dimension across the outside of the wheels? Is this the 32-1/2" dimension referred to in the spec sheet? This would be max width of unit with hopper removed. What is the dimension of the Frame, Base in the axle direction?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

Here are the dimensions of the DR 11.50 Premier Chipper;

A – 32 ¼” Wheelbase - (Overall Width w/ hopper– 38”) 24” Width of Platform B – 50” Overall Height C – 43” Overall Length (with Pin Hitch) 24” Length of Platform D - 29 ½” Ground to top of Chipper Box E – 37” Ground to Top of Discharge Chute F – 10 ¼” Height to top of Platform G – 5 ½” Ground Clearance H – 21”Height of Hopper from Top of Chipper Box I – 22 ½” Chipper Box to End of Hitch Unboxed Weight: 245 pounds

We hope this answers your questions, please contact us if we can further assist you. PL
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Posted by: Anonymous from Parkton, MD on 9/27/2014
Q.How long is the original warrenty and what does the extended warrenty cover?
A.Our Rapid-Feed Chipper comes standard with a 2 year warranty for residential use. You do have the option of extending to a full 5 years at an additional cost. The extended warranty covers the same as the original warranty. Labor, non-wearable parts and shipping of those parts.
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Posted by: Stump from South Carolina on 10/22/2012
Q.Do you have a chipped that is pulled by hand.
A.Hello Frank, There is a handle located on the side of the unit that allows you to pull the Chipper by hand. The unit weighs 164 lbs, making it easy to hand tow. The pin hitch package is always an option as well.
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Posted by: Frank Levers from Danville, VA on 3/10/2016
Q.What would the engine rating/derating be at 7000' elevation?
A.For every 1000' above sea level the engine will lose about 3%. The 11.5 would be about a 9.00 at 7000'. You may want to go up a size?
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Posted by: kk42 from New Mexico on 2/23/2013
Q.What size of motor does this chipper have?
A.Thank you for your question. This Self-Feeding Wood Chipper has an easy starting OHV Briggs and Stratton engine that delivers 11.5 ft lbs of torque for smooth chipping action, with a chipping capacity of 3.75". Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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