DR Chipper & Chipper/Shredder FAQ

What have you always wondered about the DR Chippers and Chipper/Shredders?  Whether you’re still shopping around for a chipper or already own a DR, here are some of the most commonly asked questions about these fantastic machines, answered by product manager Craig “Craig-o-pedia” Wolosinski.

• What actually comes in the box with each machine?

• Is it easy to change the chipping knifeHow long do they last?

• Is it easy to start in my shed on a cold day?

• Can I put cardboard and paper in the Chipper?  Can I put it in the Chipper/Shredder?

• What condition are reconditioned chippers in?  Are they like new?

• How does the Chipper handle side branches?  Do they need to be trimmed off?

• Does it chip sappy branches?

• Can I chip or shred wet wood?  Can I chip in the rain?

• Can I put pinecones in the shredder?

• Can you replace the hammers on the Chipper/Shredder?  Is it easy?  How long do they last?

• What kind of assembly is required?  Do the machines come fully assembled?

• Is there a way to make the Chipper/Shredders discharge out the top and into a truck bed the way the Chippers do?

• What kind of tractor do I need to have to use the PTO Chipper or Chipper/Shredder?

• In the Chipper/Shredder, does chipped material come out looking different from shredded material?  What does each look like?

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