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.
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!
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.
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)
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!
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.
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.