DR Wood Chipper

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21.0 Self-Feeding, Electric Start

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DR Wood Chipper

21.0 Self-Feeding, Electric Start

SKU: CPR21AE

Our most powerful self-feeding chipper, this beast devours branches up to 5.75" in diameter. Electric-starting is standard. Available options include a road-towing kit and an extended discharge chute.

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Overview
DR Wood Chipper Specs

Devours 5.75” thick branches!

Our most powerful dedicated wood chipper, designed for the rigors of continuous wood chipping, hour after hour...year after year. Anything too big for this machine can be sold as firewood! You simply can’t get a more powerful chipper without getting into the hugely expensive industrial realm.

DR Wood Chipper

Put chips right where you want them.

The high discharge on the 21.0 model accepts our swivelling, extended discharge chute that turns 180 degrees—allowing you to direct wood chips into a pickup truck, a container, or into the woods.

DR Wood Chipper

DR Power 21.0 Self-Feeding Chipper   (1:31)


Product Summary:

  • 5.75" Chipping Capacity
  • Pin-hitch for towing with lawn tractor or ATV is standard
  • Optional Road-Tow package available.
  • Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine; 21.0 Ft. Lbs. Torque
  • Electric-Starting
  • 19" x 30.5" Chipper Hopper Opening
  • Hardened Steel PRO-SPEC™ Chipper Knife
  • Weight: 325 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

The big opening for branches (19” x 30.5") accepts 5.75” branches with little or no trimming of side branches.

Towing

Road Towing

Add the optional road tow package and you can easily tow your Chipper on roads at speeds up to 45mph. Please note: If you purchase the optional road tow package with your machine it will be factory installed and the standard pin hitch will not be included.

Towing

Commercial Grade Clutch

The commercial-grade centrifugal clutch on the 21.0 Chipper 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.

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 21.0 FPT Self-Feeding Chipper uses a durable 420cc Overhead Valve engine with electric-start. It features a debris management system that protects the engine from whatever you kick up while you’re chipping and shredding.

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 21.0 Self-Feeding model features a 20” diameter flywheel that’s a ⅝” thick and weighs a hefty 62.5 pounds. It spins at 144 mph and takes an amazing 40 “bites” per second!

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 5.75"
Chip Discharge Control Optional
Chipper Knife Size 7.25"
Chipper Knife Material D2 Heat Treated Tool Steel
Hopper Opening Size 19" x 30.5"
Chipper Knife Speed 144 mph
Chipper Flywheel 20"

Dimensions

Length 86"
Width 32.5"
Height 58.25"
Weight 325 lbs
Flywheel Weight 62.5 lbs
Flywheel Diameter 20"

Engine

Make Briggs & Stratton
Starting Type Electric
Ft Lbs Torque 21
Displacement 420 cc
Engine Type OHV
Number Of Cylinders 1
Air Filter Dual Element
Oil Capacity 37 oz
Lubrication Splash
Oil Type SAE 30W HD
Cooling Methods Air

Fuel System

Fuel Capacity 1.7 Gallons

General

Assembly Yes

Material

Frame 12 gauge
Hopper Material Steel

Shredding

Safety Blowback Shield Yes

Warranty

Machine Warranty 2 yrs Residential Use, 90 day Commercial
Engine Warranty 2 yrs Residential Use 1 Yr Commercial Use

Wheels Tires

Number of Tires 2
Tire Size 4.10/3.50-6
Tread Saw Tooth
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Posted by: Gary S. from Little Mountain, SC on 10/31/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Works as advertised, it really is self feeding. Easy assembly. Chipped everything I had cut down. My only complaint was the zerk fittings were not completely threaded in and did not appear to have been greased.
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Owner
Posted by: joe N. from KENT, WA on 10/30/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Working good
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Works better than expected
Posted by: Steven F. from Candler, NC on 10/24/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We've put about 5 hours on our DR 21.0 chipper since we got it, mostly chipping gnarly Rhododendron up to 4 inches in diameter. So far this machine works great. It makes nice mulch sized chips and will take what you put into it about as fast as anyone would care to feed it. The engine runs smooth and fires up immediately. Upon receipt and unpacking one tire was badly crushed from being tied down to the pallet. After sitting a couple of days it returned to it's normal shape. The only things I could really complain about if I want to be picky is that I think the flywheel could be balanced a bit better and the lack of an hour meter and low oil shut down on the engine. The latter two would make maintenance intervals more exact and protect the engine should it become low on oil while working. The flywheel balance isn't that critical becasue once running up to speed it smooths out but at intermediate speeds or when slowing after the engine is put back to idle it does shake the chute some. Overall, it the short experience we've had, this chipper really works well and I'm glad we opted for the larger unit. Anything larger than this machine will take is firewood and rather than piling up debris or burning it now we have ample mulch.
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Home owner
Posted by: Jerry P. from WHEAT RIDGE, CO on 08/20/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I love this Machine it’s a beast made a quick job of clean up.
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great chipper
Posted by: Don K. from Pioneer, CA on 08/01/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The chipper works great. Self feeding is a great feature. Unit has lots of power and chipped a 4.5 dry pine branch without difficulty. The battery positive post could have used a flat and lock washer as was on the negative post. That was an easy fix.
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Built to do the job!
Posted by: Ken P. from Rayville, MO on 08/01/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
As expected, after using all DR products that I own, this Chipper meets all of my requirements. I just retired and returned to my ranch which has overgrown over the 18 years I was away. Everything became overgrown and needed to be cleared along with stumps removed. I tried using a friend's chipper and only managed to burn out the fly wheel after only a few days. So far My DR chipper is going through my piles of brush like butter. I would recommend getting the extra blade along with the road tow rather than the yard tow that comes with the device I have the 21.0 Self-feeding, Electric Start model. I haven't had any issues with the yard tow but it just seems a bit weak and I do wonder how well that will stand up over time. If you have a lot of cleaning up to do, the DR Wood Chipper is the way to go.
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Great chipper
Posted by: Kathleen D. from HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY on 06/25/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This machine eats wood like a dinosaur. 1 2 3 job is done..
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All smiles
Posted by: George K. from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO on 05/30/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The chipper has worked flawlessly. I am pleased with purchasing the largest throat chipper. I still need to trim some angled branches on branches before getting them into the chipper. With the 21 engine I haven’t noticed even a slowdown in revs. Green branches are chopped up 2-3 times faster than dry branches. I have run about three gas tanks through the chipper.
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DR Wood chipper 21.0 self Feeding,Electric Start
Posted by: Grace Gerrard. from STROMSBURG, NE on 05/09/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Everything seems to work find except the tongue is too short should be at least 1-2 feet longer very hard to hook up to a 4 wheeler especially for a girl because it is quite heavy be nice if it had a roller on the bottom stand to make it easier.
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Turning brush into bedding
Posted by: JOANNE V. from ROCHESTER, NY on 04/24/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This is our first season with the DR C/S. We had previously used a Troybilt yard model. The self feeding feature is making the task of turning brush into bedding go more than twice as fast. The Electric Start helps minimize the work time as well. Chipper/shredder arrived well packaged and with a little wrench and screwdriver time ready to go. We calculate that this will pay for itself a in few years by calculating the hours it will save and using our materials generated on our property.
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Seems, to do the job, after some adjustment
Posted by: Rebecca R. from SALUDA, SC on 04/06/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
After putting it together and adjusting the chipper knife to get the 1/16 inch clearance, put in fuel and checked the oil. Started with no problem, but flywheel seemed to be bumping something. Turns out, the flywheel was out of line with the housing. Removed the pulley cover and saw that the flywheel pulley was not in line with the with the motor pulley. Removed belts, loosened bearing mounts on both side, and moved it as much a the bolt holes would allow. Still a bit out of line, but at least the flywheel isn't rubbing the housing now. May still have to take it in to a service center.
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used twice
Posted by: Jim T. from Sutter Creek, CA on 12/13/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
works great
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21.0 elect start chipper
Posted by: David G. from Homestead, FL on 12/11/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
so far, chips good around the property, has good power. the set up of non highway tow bar could have been a lot easier- instructions poor. I also would have liked it to include built in hour meter. I have level property but with ruts- i have to tow VERY slow- the center of gravity is high- would be nice if wheels were further apart. For the price should have included extended discharge chute.
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Impossible to assemble
Posted by: Vincent H. from Anacortes, WA on 11/27/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
I purchased one of these machines because I need a wood chipper that is less capable than a full sized professional one and yet greater than those found in box stores. Mine has the road tow package and the extended discharge chute. The first problem I discovered is that all the needed nuts and bolts for assembly were not included in the hardware package. It took several trips to my local hardware store to solve this problem, which was annoying, but not fatal. Then I discovered that the self-feed hopper could not be attached properly because the "shipping bolt" that goes through the scroll assembly isn't long enough to accommodate the thickness of the hopper assembly and the required washer. There aren't enough threads to secure the locknut. So, this bolt needs to be replaced with one a bit longer in order to mount the feed hopper. My order included the extended discharge chute, and while I found that the standard short chute can be mounted, it is physically impossible to mount the extended discharge chute. The mounting holes are in the wrong place. Between the bolts that hold the scroll assembly together and the top of the flange where the chute is mounted the clearance is 5/16 of an inch. However, the holes in the extended discharge chute are 7/16 of an inch from the bottom edge of its mounting flange, a difference of 1/8 inch. It's not possible to mount the chute without removing the scroll bolts, which would not be safe or mechanically adequate. I can fix the problem by grinding away part of the chute mounting flanges to clear the scroll bolt heads and their nuts, but the holes should have been placed in the correct place to begin with. A flange that was 1/8 inch shorter would also clear the scroll bolts. So, I cannot rate this machine's performance as yet, because I have not yet been able to assemble it. I still need to make another trip to the hardware store for more parts and then do some machine shop work to make the discharge chute parts fit. The best rating I can currently provide is a neutral one, neither good nor bad. When I get this machine in operation, assuming I can finally do that, I'll give another comment on its performance. Right now, I am not impressed.
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Great chipper
Posted by: Randall P. from MORELAND, GA on 11/24/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
DR has really produced a great product in this chipper. Good power and sturdy built. I would recommend this to anyone
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Exceeded my expectations
Posted by: MICHAEL A. from Chehalis, WA on 10/27/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Bought the 16.5 from my neighbor for less than have the cost of a new model. Have run some really large vine maple and alder through it. Needs a knife kit now and the solenoid went bad but I could arc it across to start it no problem. Wish it had the extended chute but like I said, I'm second owner and still couldn't be happier. Be sure to drain your gas tank over the winter it'll gum up if you don't. Love the machine.
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21.0 Wood Chipper
Posted by: Dan R. from Fort Worth, TX on 10/25/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Excellent machine for creating mulch.
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good
Posted by: BRENDA M. from CENTRAL, SC on 08/11/2017
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good so far
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Awesome Chipping Power
Posted by: Ken P. from Clinton, WA on 08/09/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
On first use I've been amazed and pleased by the sturdy construction and awesome power of the machine. I thought the demo videos might be idealized, but using the chipper is as easy to use as the video made it look. My only wish is that the directions for assembly were up to current standards -- KP
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Pure Junk
Posted by: Eric I. from Sonora, CA on 08/09/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 1.00 star rating
BEWARE OF THIS PRODUCT!!! I have owned this machine for two months. Within the first week, the air filter cover retaining bolt broke from the plastic housing mount. Thus, the air filter cover will not stay on. I have to wrap twine around the air filter housing to keep it attached. One month later, I have two giant splits down the metal housing at the chipping wheel caused from the welds breaking loose. If there were a way to post photos to this review I would and I am sure no one would purchase this unit. I have not even put this chipper to hard use. It is cleaned after every use and store inside the garage. Thus, it has not been abused and is already worthless. Fortunately, the product is only two months old. Therefore, it should be covered under warranty. I will update this review with how the warranty process is handled. Stay tuned for an update...
Response from DR SupportHello Eric, Thank you for contacting us. We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing these problems with your new Wood Chipper. We see that you've already spoken with a Technician today and replacement parts are on order for you. Issues like this are clearly out of the norm and covered under the standard warranty. Please let us know if you continue to have problems, we want you to be satisfied with your machine. Thank you again for contacting us.
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Short review for time owned
Posted by: Larry H. from El Reno, OK on 07/10/2017
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Have only tried the Chipper one time so far. Worked great.
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great
Posted by: GORDON M. from SEBASTIAN, FL on 07/10/2017
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chips great. Wish it were more steady to pull behind a vehicle while on the job. Wheels need to be further apart for stability.
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This is the ultimate great product
Posted by: Christopher B. from Gilroy, CA on 06/13/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Had problem with falling palm fronds falling on my house and drive way. After seeing DR chipper commercial I decided to get top of the line DR 21.0 chipper with Extended Discharge Chute. Very satisfied, excellent machine, saves time, starts easy, works great. Get the better engine if you can, that is my motto. The Extended Discharge Chute will save you time by ejecting right into collection bin. Good job DR.
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Total beast!
Posted by: Brian G. from BLOOMINGTON, IL on 03/07/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I bought this chipper a year ago last December. I had the special 12 month trial. I figured I would have the full spring-summer-fall time frame to see if I could justify the expense. To make a long story short, I decided to keep it after about 2 hours of use. When you have piles of brush everywhere, the last thing you want is to have a chipper that struggles or can't keep up for one reason or another. Breaking down brush piles is hard work. This chipper has been flawless in destroying brush. I got the chute extender and it works great for me. I just aim it at the back of the pick-up and dump it in my ever growing woodchip pile at the edge of a field. If you have a bunch of trees, you will never not need this machine! Buy with confidence.
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Works as advertised
Posted by: JAMES from SEDALIA, CO on 10/16/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I used it for about two hours on different types of wood and diameters. It powers through 3" scrub oak which is very hard and has twisted grain. It handles both long pieces and short ones. Sometimes the short pieces bang loose in the chamber. But throwing in a second piece with it holds it in place to chop it. It starts easily with electric start or pull cord. It pulls comfortably behind my garden tractor up and down slopes to work site, so I don't have to lug branches far. I modified the standard output chute with my own extension to blow the chips into a 40 gallon garbage can which I roll to dump site with hand truck. I bought the clock monitor for measuring run time which was easy to install and works well. If blade life is truly 40 hours I will be very happy. It does an incredible job for its size.
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mr.
Posted by: richhi r. from LANCASTER, PA on 09/06/2016
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Several hours of use and no problems. The electric start worth every penny. It self feeds perfectly allowing me to continuously supply it as it chips. hoping for longevity.
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21.0 Chipper
Posted by: BOYD G. from RANCHO SANTA FE, CA on 06/11/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Love the chipper! I was dismayed to find that it was shipped on a pallet that more than 48" wide; it won't slide into a pickup bed. Barely fit with tailgate extended and well tied down for the trip home. Also, someone had disconnectecd the starter connection at the solenoid, which is in a very difficult location. No wiring diagram was included, which made the troubleshooting harder than it needed to be. Once that was all worked out, I am very pleased with the performance and the use for which I intended it. I'm mostly handling trimmings, which it happily chews up. (I keep the bigger branches for firewood, so don't really use the large chipping capacity.) I was concerned that maybe I needed the shredder model, but this does everything I wanted.
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A strong machine with some weak areas
Posted by: Mark Wilson from Fletcher, OK on 06/01/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I received the DR C600-CHP 21.0 ft/lb chipper via truck with a lift gate. The chipper was crated and attacked to a pallet. (1st note: Bring your hammer to unpack the chipper.) When the truck driver and I started to roll the chipper off the pallet and onto the lift gate, we had some difficulty "rolling" it across the slatted pallet as the tires were pancake flat! (2nd note: Bring an air compressor to air up the tires prior to moving.) Even after unpacking and lowering the chipper to the ground, it proved difficult to "roll" the chipper up the driveway to the air compressor. After reading the instructions and getting the machine set up, I started up the chipper and went to work. The machine worked as advertised and better than I expected. I fed a few branches into the hopper that were near 5-inch diameter. Very impressive! The instructions recommend that large branches be no longer than 5 feet, however, that length pushes the limits of the chipper with large branches in the 3- to 5-inch diameter. I cut all these larger branches to about 1-foot lengths. The chipper thanked me for this by not loading down the flywheel as badly. After about 34 hours of crunch time, the blade needed changing. I installed the new blade according to instructions, using the gauge provided for setting the cutting gap between the blade and the wear plate. All did not go as planned, however. It is necessary to remove the feed hopper in order to change the blade... and when I tried to remove the nut from the top, left threaded stud that secures the hopper, the threaded stud twisted off with the nut still attached. In spite of that small setback, I started up the machine and went to work again. I used a chain saw, cutting all the branches into suitable lengths, while my wife fed them into the feed hopper. As I was cutting, my wife got my attention to tell me that the chipper was no longer chomping on the wood being fed into it. I checked to see what the problem was and readily noticed smoke coming from the centrifugal clutch. I immediately shut the chipper off (via the key) to inspect the machine. There was a 3-inch branch from a mimosa tree stuck in the hopper against the flywheel that bound up the flywheel until it completely stopped. That caused the v-belts, in turn, to stop the clutch as well... all-the-while the horizontal shaft of the engine continued to run at full throttle. The result was that the clutch was completely ruined from EXCESSIVE heat from the resulting friction. That was an expensive lesson to learn! I ordered another clutch from DR Power Equipment on my dime since the failure was not caused by any manufacturing defect, but by improper operation. Lesson learned: Be sure to instruct ANYONE who may be feeding this chipper its lunch how to safely and correctly operate the machine. Also, be sure that the person knows how to shut down the machine as quickly as possible should he/she notice any irregularity with its operation. Aside from these shaky beginnings, I really do like this machine and I do recommend it to others. It is a workhorse!
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DR Wood Chipper
Posted by: Quin B. from BALLWIN, MO on 06/01/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Works very well, have a little issue with clogging and have had to take the chute off several times to clear jams and free the flywheel. But under heavy use it has performed very well would buy it again if the day ever comes to need one.
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21.0 chipper
Posted by: William Buss. from Ludington, MI on 05/24/2016
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works fine,short chute was a little hard to fit.
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Love our 21.0 chipper!
Posted by: Nicholas Sheppard from ELY, MN on 05/09/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We've been clearing a lot of deadfall timber from our property with our new chipper and find it to be everything we hoped for. Most of the wood is maple, aspen, balsam and pine. It handles all species up to the 5.75" capacity as advertised and we're using the chips to line our paths and trails. It's well worth the $ spent.
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Expectations
Posted by: THEODORE G. from NORTON, MA on 04/26/2016
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Meets all my expectations so far..Ted
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Work horse
Posted by: BENJAMIN H. from REDWAY, CA on 03/16/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Glad I got the biggest one they make anything less would or wood not worked for me with 80 acres of forest and trails to clean up tree branches my main thing is to make the property fire safe and prune up the trees atv chipper and chainsaw
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Great product - needs clean out!
Posted by: ELIORAH M. from ELGIN, TX on 03/11/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
This chipper is powerful and works well. The only problem I found with the product was that at one point the blade got bound up with wood chips that were stuck in the bottom of the blade housing. Having a way to clean out the debris from the bottom would be helpful. Over all a great product though.
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So far, so good
Posted by: Cynthia W. from CARTHAGE, IL on 02/23/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I've used my chipper a few times now for a total of 6 hours. Although it's advertised to chip up to a 5.75" branch, it is best suited for 4 inch and under. It will chip a 5 inch branch, but the motor pulls down after a couple feet and continues to pull down. Pulling the branch up to allow the motor to recover will let you chip the branch, but I think it works the system too hard so I try to limit the size to around 4 inches instead of 5. Other than the larger size branches of 5 inches or more, it's a tree eating machine.
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My DR wood chipper
Posted by: Christopher Sieradzki from LEXINGTON, KY on 01/19/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I am more than happy with my chipper. Before i received it i was doubtful it would do the job i needed to do. It exceeded my expectations twofold. This chipper is a beast. It chews up logs and branches without skipping a beat. Great value!
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Excellent
Posted by: James H. from VALPARAISO, IN on 09/17/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This chipper works really great on large and small branches. Small get chipped as fast as you drop them in by the handfuls and they all self feed. The only problem I've found is If there are small branches sticking out they'll hang up, but you can take a thicker branch and push them down. It also does really well on bark as long as you fold or cut it smaller than 51/2" wide.
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homeowner
Posted by: walter r. from greenwich, CT on 09/09/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The chipper is terrific
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WOW
Posted by: Dan M. from Davison, MI on 08/21/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
After using a decent big box store chipper for the last 15yrs, this DR Chipper is a dream. I can't believe how well this thing worked. I chipped a brush pile up in 30 minutes that would have taken me 3 hours to do with my old chipper. I couldn't be happier or more impressed. All I can say is WOW.
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AWESOME MACHINE
Posted by: PHILLIP R. from EDEN, NC on 07/22/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I wanted a chipper that would take anything I threw at it. This thing is a wood eating beast!!! Those chippers you buy in the big box stores have to be babied. I throw in two or three small limbs at a time. Even up to a 5'' limb. Had a huge pile of tree trimming on the ground waiting for this bad boy. Gone in no time. Love this chipper.
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Good machine done right
Posted by: ART D. from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK on 07/20/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Only used 6 hr so far but does everything they claim. Like most quality equipment it might be more $ up front but will be much cheaper in the long run.
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great product
Posted by: EDMUND B. from OROVILLE, CA on 05/14/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
the only negative i have is the size off opening at the bottom of the chute. i have a lot of oak and with the twist and wyes in material it is hard to feed into the opening. the straight pieces do great. i love it.
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a real workhorse
Posted by: Don J. from WEST VALLEY CITY, UT on 05/07/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We own a 10 acre parcel of mountain property with pines and quaking aspen trees all over it. Needless to say, we generate a lot of slashings (tree branches). You chipper has made it a lot easier to dispose of the piles of limbs and at the same time giving us wood chips to keep the moisture in the soil. So far it has handled limbs up to 5" in diameter with little more than a sigh. I am certain that we will be using it for many years to come. I will certainly consider other equipment made by DR.
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Great Chipper
Posted by: Ralph B. from ST STEPHENS CHURCH, VA on 04/17/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Have cleared 2 brush piles and the DR did great. Easy to assemble, easy to start. Can be a little tricky to roll around and store.
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best chipper in it class.
Posted by: PHILLIP H. from SEYMOUR, TN on 10/15/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This chipper does everything that dr said it would do . Heavy built. I think it last me Along time.
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Queen Palm
Posted by: ARTHUR S. from VALLEY CENTER, CA on 10/09/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This unit works great. My greatest concern was regarding the queen palm branches which I have many of. The fibrous nature was a problem for my previous chipper shredder. This unit does it easily as long as the branches are green not dry brown. Fine unit. I'm happy. Worth the money.
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Work Horse
Posted by: THOMAS G. from CABLE, WI on 09/24/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I love it! So far it has lived up to my expectations.
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Happy happy!
Posted by: Eugene A. from VICTOR, MT on 08/04/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Really like it. Just ate up all those branches. Was chipping bull pine, would get clogged. (When the green pine needles go through. ) we like it, turns a big tree into a small pile of chips. Happy happy!
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30.00 Pro-XL
Posted by: ROSE H. from ANNA, IL on 07/30/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Love it! It makes quick work of brush I have/had around the house and fence. Wish I would have gotten one sooner.
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Exactly What I Expected
Posted by: Matthew Campbell from CADDO MILLS, TX on 11/14/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
No shocker here....Another great product from DR Power. I purchased the Chipper and the Versa Trailer and the 2 together are easily towed by my 4-wheeler and makes it extremely easy to cleanup tree trimmings. I use to have to cut, drag, and burn. Now I can cut and chip right in place and have mulch when I'm done. Thanks again for a great product!
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Update on previous review
Posted by: Dave2 from Wisconsin on 10/09/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
DR Chipper 30.00 Commercial update on previous review I have owned this unit for 2 years. In that time period I have chipped enough material to cover ? of a mile of trail through my property with average depth of 5?, 8 foot wide. That is a lot of chips. I chip into my GATOR and use the dump feature to move the chips where I want them, and use a landscape rake to level them out.. I have changed the knife blade over 30 times and found some things that have helped me as one old guy to do it by his self. I have found some things that I would consider small problems with the unit, which I will address below. Do not take what I say as a negative, this is a great machine that does a lot of work for the money. I tried changing the knife by my self by lifting the hopper off, not easy for me to do (76 years old). What I did was to buy an engine hoist, not a lot of money and make a 3-point connection on hopper to provide lifting points, which gets the awkwardness out of lifting and moving out of the way. How about setting the knife bedplate? How many of you have dropped that plastic gage into the unit? I told them that there should be a hole in the gage so that a string could be connected to hold the gage from dropping into the unit. Another problem I had was that the inboard bearing of the chipper moved, causing the flywheel to knock the screws out of the access plate. There should be some kind of limit stop on that bearing because of the stress placed on it by the drive belt. One real problem I am having is that there is not a smooth transition into the chipper blade. Branches invariably get hung up in the upper right corner. Very poor design in that area. I am thinking of welding a piece in that area to make it less likely to hang up. I paid the money for all the options on this unit, pulling behind a car behind a car at any speed noisy, needs springs. I have not changed my opinion on this machine, it is a great unit, would be fantastic if a few alterations were made
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Very Satisfied
Posted by: ldavidian from New Mexico on 08/06/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I live in New Mexico near the El Paso area and I have about 100 Pecan trees. This area is experiencing the worst drought in over 40-years, which has caused the county to; only allow one irrigation for this year. The shortage of water obviously is not good for the trees causing many dead branches on the trees. This year, I cut and loaded well over 1000 pounds of dead branches on a 20-foot trailer for the local dump, which could have been recycled on my land in the form of mulch. In short, I received the 30.00 Pro-XL a few weeks ago and have only put 1.3 hours on the machine, which is not much, but I watch it gobbled up 6-foot 3-inch branches with little effort. I followed the instructions and assembly of the chipper was easy, put gas and oil in the engine as prescribed, and the engine started instantly. As I put the first branch in the chipper, I was very surprised how fast it chewed through the material. In reality most likely, I will never test the machine?s full capacity of 5.5 inches. However, I am very satisfied with the larger capacity and glad that I decided to invest in the larger machine. When ordering the 30.00 Pro-XL, I decided not to order the extended shoot or the towing package, based on my needs and found that the operation of the machine worked better than I expected without the additional hardware. The bottom line, I found the 30.00 Pro-XL to be well-built, the engine a work of art, and I would recommend it to a friend.
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The 30.00 Pro-XL exceeded my expectations. Without any hesitation the machine chews up trees/brus...
Posted by: Rambo2 from South Carolina on 07/09/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I was surprised to find the machine met all it's published spec's. I had saved the packaging, thinking I would have to return it, but nows it's all fire wood. The machine starts up quickly, tows with my ATV anywhere I need to go on my 25 acres. I find the machine as effective with brush/twigs as it is with trees (up to 5.25 in.)
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Really does zip through 51/2 inch thick "branches"
Posted by: crazyali from Pennsylvania on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Prompt shipping.. don't buy off season to get the special pricing. There's always a sale! For my "discount" I lost the free trial period with the chipper packed away till the snow melted... checking back, there were other offers! Electric start, big branch chipping is TOTALLY awesome! Tree top branches are too much work to chip.. smaller main trunk w/ side branches don't self feed and it's work to get them through. Buy an extra blade! To maintain top performance, needed to change blades about every 10 hrs. of operation. If you get the big chipper, get the extended chute. A bit of a pain to turn and lock in place, but I wouldn't want to be without it. This chipper is for big jobs! Go smaller if your needs are for smaller diameter branches.
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Top of the line "small chipper"
Posted by: dieselman29 from Pennsylvania on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I got this used as I couldn't pass it up. I use it in my landscape business and it is a big help when I got brush to chip. Its small enough to easily transport and store but big enough to chip any type of wood. The 18hp Briggs always starts easily and has plenty of power to chip up any wood that is placed in the hopper. A big selling point to me is the road tow kit and the optional extended discharge chute. It can load my truck as I chip. It also has a bigger opening to reduce clogging of the hopper. For occasional light commercial chipping this works great!
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The 30 Pro-XL has performed as advertised.
Posted by: 70NamVet from Michigan on 06/13/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Somewhere about 6 hours the blade started to get dull. Have ordered a second blade and performance is back to new. I would recommend any owner of the 30 Pro to have 2 spare blades. If you are in the middle of a project and the installed blade starts to goes south on you, the extra blade will save the day. Blade change out was about 45min's.
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save a fortune on mulch!
Posted by: RocBon from Vermont on 04/30/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We used to spend about $450 a year for mulch on all of our landscaping - now we make our own, with no added chemicals - nice and fresh- at the same time we're cleaning up the choked up wooded land behind our house, and have chipped for several people around town when they've had to cut down trees!! We're thinking it'll be a nice sideline when we retire. It certainly has come in handy after bad storms. My husband brags about it - we both think it's among the best investment we ever made. Would definitely recommend to everyone and would buy again! Worth every cent compared to those flimsy ones you can buy elsewhere
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This product is a real work horse.
Posted by: Hunter from Colorado on 04/27/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We have used this chipper for all size branches up to four inches in diameter and it performs beautifully.
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I have been pleased most of the time with this machine.
Posted by: Toddy from New York on 04/16/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I have been having trouble with the auto feed. I do not know how much I should be pushing the limbs into the chute. Very seldom does the branches go down by themselves.I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. Maybe you could give me some good ideas on what I should be doing. I will br looking forward to your responce and I do like my new chipper. Not everything is bad,just the auto feed. Thanks for your help.
Response from DR SupportThanks for leaving a review of the Rapid Feed 30 Chipper. The Chipper doesn’t have an auto feed mechanism, it’s gravity fed. Once through the base of the hopper, the knife will start pulling the branch through. Are you trimming the branches? It could be that the offshoots are wider than the approximately 7” x 7” opening at the base of the hopper and they are providing resistance? Also, the knife may be starting to get dull. Make sure it has a sharp edge.
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very mobile
Posted by: tikidog4 from Nebraska on 04/13/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I use the chipper on cedar trees in our hilly 80 acre pasture tows real easy with 4- wheeler. Leaves small piles instead of huge brush pills.
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This is an awesome machine.
Posted by: Patsy from Minnesota on 04/11/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This is a awesome machine that can make a pile of brush disappear in no time flat. I don't have many hours on the machine but the work that has been done with it is unbeleivable. Very easy to start and has alot of power.It is nice to get rid of all the branches and small trees with out having to worry about burning and the added bonus all the mulch that you get.
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Good quality but...
Posted by: BobH456 from on 04/11/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I tshould have rented a larger chipper to clean up the brush to avoid maintance etc. It would have been less expensive. Though good, the chipper opening is too small for the things I have to chip. Also the shoot gets jammed with limbs etc at times. Though I trust the quality ( and your customer service is very helpful!!!), again I should have rented a larger model or just hired a company for a day to mulch/chip limbs small trees on the property.
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One of my most favorite tools.
Posted by: Papa from Georgia on 04/10/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Excellent for cleaning up limbs and bushes in the yard. Chips up to a mulch, which can be used in other areas of the yard. Everybody needs one of these.
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Awesome
Posted by: Dave from Wisconsin on 04/09/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I owned a Tomahawk chipper/schreder that was 15 years old, 3 inch capacity and difficult/hard to use. I am an older person and need something that would not put my heart rate into overdrive. This unit fits the job I had perfectly and I now have another problem, what to do with the mountains of chips. Love it!
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power to size ratio is excellent
Posted by: jonnyboy from Washington on 04/09/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
The chipper is a great alternative to burning. We have used it while thinning over ten acres of forest land without any problems. The chips are great for landscaping and with the extended discharge chute you can scatter the chips, pile them or blow them into the back of the pickup. Anything too big for this chipper to handle is firewood.
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great features
Posted by: jimb from Tennessee on 04/08/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I have used this unit for 8 yrs with almost no problems, carb on engine had to be cleaned because of gas. I chip both hardwoods and softwoods up to 41/2". The larger pieces chip better than the small ones. I added 12" to the outside of the feed hopper, and the unit works much better for small stuff, especially when you feed multiples pieces at one time. Easy to hook up and pull with my rtv to the site. This is really a rugged unit.
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Q.What accessories go with this
Doe's it come with the extended chute how fast can you tow it on the highway? Will it chip a 5.5 inch oak tree 20' in length with it's branches on . I want to no if I get it started can I walk away from it and it will feed it's self as good as a commercial one. I want to be able to clear 10 acres of pine , oak. And cedar . I don't except it to be as good as a commercial one . But if you say it will take 5.5 " logs. Then that's what I expect it to do . And self feed! Thank you. Benny!
A.The extended chute is optional and will need to be purchased separately. With the road towing kit, we advise going no faster then 40-45 mph depending on the road. The 30 Pro-XL Chipper is capable of chipping branches up to 5.5", with our without side branches. Being that it is gravity fed, if you insert a branch into the hopper, it will feed itself. The Rapid-Feed Chippers are very powerful machines and can handle hard or soft woods. It is also very capable of being worked all day and clearing large amounts. They come standard with a two year warranty and give the option of extending to a full five years. We also offer a 6 month trial period. If for whatever reason you weren't satisfied with the Chipper, you can return it back to us for a refund, less shipping within the trial period. Thank you for your inquiry.
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Posted by: Wlduck from California on 6/4/2013
Q.What are the dimensions of the shipping cartons(s)/pallet?
A. The shipping dimensions and weight for the DR 30.00 Pro-XL electric-starting Chipper are:

67" L x 48" W x 38" H, 632 pounds

When you receive the Chipper, the following will need to be assembled:

Hopper mounted to the machine

Tow Arm

Connect the Battery

Discharge Chute

Add your gas and oil

Thanks for you interest in our DR Pro-XL Chipper......PaH
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Posted by: Anonymous from Nepean , ON on 4/1/2014
Q.How will the knives of the 30.00 Pro-XL hold up when chipping Black Walnut, Honey Locust, Iron Wood, and cotton wood
A.The Chipper will hold up fine. You will need to keep an eye on the knife to see how it is wearing and sharpen/replace accordingly.
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Posted by: moose from Iowa on 4/15/2012
Q.Will a person be able to mulch leaves with this as well as branches?
A.The Rapid-Fire Chippers are designed to handle any wood that can fit down the hopper opening (within the maximum diameter ratings) and make rigid contact with the knife-edge. Material such as dry leaves, vines, grass clippings, straw and other garden waste may be difficult to feed down the hopper and may not adequately chip or discharge. For this type of material we suggest one of our Chipper/Shredders. Chipper/Shredders are multi-purpose machines which have separate chambers for chipping branches with a chipper knife and for shredding smaller material with free-swinging reversible hammers that pulverize and convert loose matter into mulch or into small shreds that will compost rapidly.
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Posted by: cedarchopper from Oklahoma on 3/5/2013
Q.Your vids all show single poles being chipped.
I'm ready to order this item and some accessories, but I'm concerned about the ash tree branches that I want to chip (and others similar to them) where there are little clusters of side branches. Will this machine draw them into the chipper without hanging up?
A.If you cut the material to be chipped into manageable lengths and do not overload the chipper hopper with limbs that have clusters of side branches, the chipper will accept these limbs. Green material will process quicker and easier than dry material and the Chipper will self-feed the wood once it contacts the knife edge. Rotating the branch as you feed it into the machine will improve chipping performance. Also, your operator experience will teach you how different types of wood will chip and how fast you can process them.
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Posted by: upintheair from Utah on 7/24/2012
Q.What is the total weight of this machine?
A.Thank you for your inquiry. Dimensions are: 43"W x 58"H x 56"L (w/ hitch up) - 70" (w/ hitch down) and 491 lbs I hope this answers your question. If you'd like to order one please call us at 800-736-9637.
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Posted by: 70NamVet from Michigan on 6/13/2013
Q.If you order the road tow package do you still receive the other wheel setup for lawn tractor towing?
A.The chipper will arrive with the standard hitch, wheels, and axle. If the road tow kit is ordered it is installed by the customer so you would have both standard and road tow components.
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Posted by: Kellyman from Oregon on 10/22/2012
Q.what engine is the 30.0 pro-xl equipped with? what accessories are available for that model?
A.Our 30.00 Pro-XL Rapid Feed Chipper uses a Briggs & Stratton electric starting engine. The accessories we offer for this model is the extended discharge chute, our road-tow kit (available for the Pro and Pro-XL models) spare chipper knives, a maintenance meter and the maintenance kit. We also have an accessories kit which includes the extended chute and chipper knife for a 10% savings. Here is a link to the accessories, http://www.drpower.com/prdSell.aspx?Name=cpr-sp-pro-xl Thank you for your questions.
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Posted by: BMR1 from Alabama on 5/23/2013
Q.I have chips that need to be broken down further...so I can the smallest chips for making wood pellets. Do you have a wood chip hammermill or screen?Hi my name is Jim...I have a mountain of chips that need to be broken down to finer chips for making wood pellets for a wood stove. Thank you,...any suggestions? jim
A.Our DR Chippers operate by a flywheel mounted knife. There is a specific gap width between the knife and a part called a wear plate. Adjustment outside of these parameters will decrease the performance of the chipper. Chippers themselves do not have a hammermill or discharge screen as they create chips from a single cut of the knife. Our Chipper/Shredders however are equipped with a hammermill and various screens with altering discharge hole dimensions are available. If you have more questions give our sales department a call at 1-(888) 550-0062.
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Posted by: stupid from California on 5/6/2013
Q.Basic Chipper
I would like to see a picture of the chipper without the optional road towing package. Can you provide one, or a link to one. Thank you,
A.Here you go, http://ow.ly/i/YJqq This is the CP3 Pro XL without the Road Tow package.
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Posted by: ranwin33 from Kansas on 9/28/2012
Q.I just picked up my 30.00 Pro-XL. Question: after engine start, and then you throttle up the engine and the fly-wheel engages, what is the expected noise level? Seems very loud even before you start putting in branches etc. I have had wood chippers in the past and have not heard this level of noise prior to putting in the branches??
A.The Pro-XL Chipper is one of our loudest machines. It measured at just over 110 decibels during our testing. This is why it's very important to wear hearing protection when using any piece of equipment with a small engine powering it.
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Posted by: john bloom JR from LAWTEY , FL on 2/22/2015
Q.I have mostly oak and maple on my property, some pine. Approximately how many hours of chipping should I expect before needing to change knife?
A.Our knives are capable of chipping for about 20 hours before they need sharpening. They can be professionally sharpened for another approximate 20 hours of use. These are very tough blades that can easily chip through any hard or soft woods.

Thank you for your interest. fc
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Posted by: Doug Pearson from Dallas , GA on 7/23/2014
Q.what size is the ball
A.Thank you for your inquiry. When you order the road towable kit the hitch comes with a 2" ball receiver. I hope that this answers your question. If you'd like to order this item, please call us at 800-376-9637 or place your item in the cart online.
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Posted by: primeau from Massachusetts on 7/18/2013
Q.Can this chipper be moved by hand, or do you need a tractor or ATV to move it?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

The DR 30.00 Pro XL Chipper is a large machine weighing 491 lbs. We do recommend that you tow it with a tractor or ATV.

Please contact us if you have further questions. PL
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Posted by: Anonymous from Framingham , MA on 10/13/2014
Q.I am not clear whether the chipper comes with 1. hitch and wheels (off road), 2. a battery for the electric start, 3. when I order the extended chute, will it be delivered at the same time and 4. what would be the nearest delivery point for free delivery????
A.Thank you for contacting us.

1. The 30.0 Dr Chipper does come with the wheels and the pin hitch tow arm. 2. Yes it does come with the battery for the electric start. The motor will charge the battery when it is running. 3. The extended chute will be shipped with the Chipper. The free depot delivery applies to the Chipper, there will be a small shipping charge for the Chute and other accessories. 4. Here is the closest depot to Carmine, Texas;

ABF TRUCKING DEPOT 4354 DIRECTOR DR SAN ANTONIO, TX 78219 Tel: 2103377440

Please contact us if you have further questions. PL
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Posted by: Hendrik Bergen from Carmine , TX on 7/8/2014
Q.How well can i chip branches that are sappy, like pine branches
We have alot of pine trees on property. Some down some still standing dead. The pine beetles have done their damage to say the least. How well can we expect the chipper to chip up dried branches from these trees.
A.This is the top of the line model, chipping pine branches will be no problem. You may want to dry the branches for approximately a week so it will eliminate some of the sap. Thanks for the inquiry
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Posted by: janellen from Wyoming on 8/8/2012
Q.Does material have to be dry to chip?
We can't always choose when to visit our property and due to recent rain/snow things are likely to be drenched next time we are there. Can the chipper still work or will it clog?
A.Thank you for your inquiry. The Rapid Feed Chipper line will process green (wet) or dry wood without clogging. We offer a money back return policy if you experience otherwise. I hope this answers your question.
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Posted by: Cathie from Idaho on 12/6/2012
Q.What discharge chute comes with this?The picture shows the "optional extended discharge chute".
A.The DR Rapid-Feed Chippers come standard with the low profile chute.
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Posted by: froggy from on 3/30/2013
Q.Can I get one with manual start?
A.Our 21.0 Chipper is only available as an electric start. There is, however, a manual back up on it. So if the battery were to die, you can still pull start it.
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Posted by: Morey Milbradt from Phoenix , AZ on 12/31/2015
Q.axle width and chipper weight?
A.The 30.00 Pro XL Chipper weighs 491lbs. The Wheelbase dimensions are 42.5" (Non-Road Tow) & 44.75" (Road Tow).
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Posted by: sundance from on 3/24/2013
Q.Can you ship outside the U.S.?I am moving to Belize C.A.
A.The DR Factory normally does not arrange international shipping to Belize Central America, as there is an international Sales/Distributor for certain DR Products that serves your area. Please click on the following web link for the name and contact information on the Sales/Distributor: http://www.drpower.com/pages/content/company/international-sales
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Posted by: Roy860 from Pennsylvania on 3/13/2013
Q.how many pounds or tons can it produce in 8 hours
A.We're sorry but that is something that we don't test for. There are too many variables between Log Size, Moisture Content & Type of Wood. Please call our Sales Dept at 888-550-0062 and they can talk with you about your needs and determine if our Chipper is appropriate for your needs.
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Posted by: wegator from Arizona on 7/24/2012
Q.I want to take advantage of this sale but am not ready to have it sent until i can use it in the Spring Is there a way to delay the delivery date?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

We can hold an order for up to 45 days. You will need to place the order over the phone. Please give us a call at 1-800-376-9637, option 1 and a sales rep will assist you.

Please contact us if you have further questions. PL
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Posted by: Dave Kempkes from Fort Collins , CO on 3/22/2015
Q.How well does the 30.00 Pro-XL Rapid chipper do with Palm Fronds
I have a ton of palm trees and I got the chipper for mulching palm fronds along with all the other branches I have. The first day I used it it was great but the second time I used it it took longer to mulch the palm fronds. So I was wondering if the palm fronds dulled the blade.
A.Being that the blade is so strong and the fronds are soft, the Chipper will not be dulled by palm fronds. However, if the fronds are wet it can possibly jam the machine up. To fix that, you would need to hose the Chipper down to clear out any wet vegetation. To avoid creating any clogs, you will want to feed the fronds in slower.
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Posted by: Grinhart from California on 3/11/2013
Q.Palm Lives
We have some Palm Lives we cut down every Year, no Body wants them. besides burning, we try to find other ways, we tried to Chip them, but the knifes get doll so fast. Are your Chippers able to handle Palm Lives in a way that i don't have to sharpen the Knifes every 15th branch.
A.All of the DR Chipppers are designed to handle any WOOD that can fit down the chipper hopper opening (within the maximum diameter ratings) and make rigid contact with the knife-edge. Material that is extremely flexible, soft, lightweight, fibrous or sticky such as some brush, bamboo, palm fronds, cactus, vines or loose branches may be difficult to feed down the chipper hopper and may not adequately chip or discharge, and therefore, we cannot guarantee satisfactory chipper performance with palm fronds. For your application, we recommend one of our multi-purpose Chipper/Shredders, which have separate chambers for chipping branches and for shredding smaller fibrous material. For more information on the DR Chipper/Shredders, please click on the following web link: http://bitylink.info/DR-Chipper-Shredders427
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Posted by: yardwaste from California on 12/31/2012
Q.IS THE ROAD TOW PACKAGE HARD TO INSTALL ? I'M 68 YEARS OLD
A.The road tow kit is very easy to install, it will come with full instructions and we have a tech support team here to answer any questions you may have.
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Posted by: SKIPPER from Connecticut on 12/27/2012
Q.How well will the feed chamber accept side branches of dry pine branches up to 5" in diameter?I live in Colorado and these will be the typical branches to chip in my area.
A.The base of the Chipper Hopper is approximately 7" x 7". Branches may need to be trimmed.
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Posted by: elk777 from Colorado on 7/12/2012
Q.Can this be ordered with the road package already installed?
A.Hello, thank you for your question. When ordered together, the road tow package will be installed on the Chipper for you. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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