DR Rapid-Feed Chipper
(shown with optional extended discharge chute)
DR Rapid-Feed Chipper
(shown with optional extended discharge chute and road-towing package)
With a sharp chipper knife DR Rapid-Feed Chippers will self-feed 90% of the material you put in it, instead of you having to force-feed the material. This enables you to process limbs up to 5-1/2'' thick 2-3 times faster, and with far less effort, than with any other homeowner chipper.
Even the biggest hardwood branches won't bog down the DR Chipper. The flywheel is cut from heavy steel (3/4" thick) and weighs up to 76.5 pounds. The massive size of this flywheel provides the inertia necessary for the chipper knife to power through knotty, hardwood branches at an incredible 40 bites per second.
Over-sized hoppers (up to 25" x 33") will accept whole armfuls of small 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.
Our larger models feature a cogged drive belt to prevent slipping, for full power transfer from the engine to the flywheel. The belt is also designed to stay cool, even as it travels 3,800 ft/minute. That translates into fewer belt changes over the life of your machine.
Big Briggs & Stratton engines give you 2-3 times the power of department store chippers.
The commercial-grade centrifugal clutch used on our chippers is similar to those used in well drilling. There is no load on the engine until it reaches 1,600 rpm. If you do manage to find a branch tough enough to slow the engine to 1,600 rpm, the clutch will automatically disengage the engine until it's back up to speed.
Many chippers look like they're built to sit in one place. DR Chippers are made to be on the move, so you can get your chipper wherever you need to be on your property. We use rugged, welded-steel frames designed to withstand transport over punishing terrain year after year.
Our Chipper Knives are not made out of stamped steel like so many others. Our knives are made of high-chromium, hardened D2 steel for excellent edge-holding ability. .
One of the reasons small, under-powered chippers clog so easily is they can't eject chipped material fast enough. In over 300 hours of testing our chippers we never experienced any clogging because the powerful airflow created with our AIR-INJECTION™ VENTING practically blasts chipped material out the discharge chute.