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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Anyone have experience with DR Chippers

    The reason that a lot of us have chippers is that lot of places do not allow open burning, especially in the summer. Often this is because of air quality issues from open burning. Chippers are the best way to manage plant material.

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    Default Re: Anyone have experience with DR Chippers

    Back in 2009 I bought a new DR gasoline powered chipper, their four inch top chute version and I am very very satisfied with it. We have three and a half acres, half of it wooded with sweet gum, tulip poplars, oak, ash, maple and southern white pine. I have used the chipper extensively when clearing out the smaller trees. We use the chips as landscaping mulch, garden mulch and compost mulch. The mulch has gone a long way towards restoring those areas that were pure red clay four years ago... now have worms aplenty and the soil is much happier.

    The chipper has done all I've asked of it; I have replaced the chip blade once in that time (I had the original blade sharpened by a machinist and it is now in reserve); like all equipment, as long as it is not abused or asked to do more than it was designed to do, it serves perfectly. I've had excellent service from DR; they respond very quickly to any queries and they stand behind their equipment. I've loaned the chipper out to my two brothers-in-law... had to do some maintenance on it after one BIL tried to do more with it than it was designed to do (he was throwing large roots with dirt and gravel still attached into it... that ate up the blade quite quickly).

    The DR chipper, whether pto-driven or gasoline powered, seems to be one of those items that sell very fast on Craigslist or on the classifieds, when you can find one, that is. When I first bought mine, I figured I wouldn't need it after a year or two; however, I've continued to use it throughout each year I've owned it, initially it was used just to chip up some extensive clearing. When I realized how beneficial the wood chips are for mulch, I've used it for that purpose only... creating valuable mulch for my property.

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    Default Re: Anyone have experience with DR Chippers

    Thanks for the info everyone! I did find out that this is the bottom discharge type. The owner says it has only been used once. She thought it was a shredder when she bought it, but it is only a chipper. I'm thinking I would prefer to have a chipper/shredder so that I can send leaves through it to use for my compost as well, but if I can get it for the right price, I may jump on it.

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Anyone have experience with DR Chippers

    The craigslist ad in the original post is for the same model bottom-discharge chipper that we have. That seems like a mighty reasonable price to me - the used chipper I bought didn't have the PTO shaft. Speaking of that, be aware that the one in your ad photo is missing the tractor end of its PTO shaft.

    My wife was using our DR chipper for a few hours this evening. She loves it but recommends earmuffs, gloves, and goggles. She also chips larger branches than I would; like 3" diameter.
    LehighValleyPA
    John Deere 790 w/ steel canopy, 70 loader, Woods 6500 subframe backhoe, DR pto chipper, Land Pride RTA1558 tiller

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    Default Re: Anyone have experience with DR Chippers

    Quote Originally Posted by LehighValleyPA View Post
    The craigslist ad in the original post is for the same model bottom-discharge chipper that we have. That seems like a mighty reasonable price to me - the used chipper I bought didn't have the PTO shaft. Speaking of that, be aware that the one in your ad photo is missing the tractor end of its PTO shaft.

    My wife was using our DR chipper for a few hours this evening. She loves it but recommends earmuffs, gloves, and goggles. She also chips larger branches than I would; like 3" diameter.
    Thanks for the input! I had to look extra close for the other end of the shaft, but it is in the bottom right corner. Definitely earmuffs and safety glasses! So you think 3" is probably the max for that chipper? I doubt I would chip anything larger than that anyway. Larger than that will be cut up for campfire wood.

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