This chipper shredder comes with a powerful 445cc engine with a 120V Electric Start. It features a 2-way feed including a discharge chute. This innovative chipper is designed with an adjustable deflector. The deflect provides multiple angles that can discharge directly into a container or garbage can or a standard outdoor trash can so there is no need for bagging. Self feeds and chips up to 5.25 in. dia. branches, turning yard waste into useful 1/4 in. mulch. Transforms 12 bags of yard waste into 1 bag of chips. Ideal for small weekend jobs and yard clean up. Highly portable and maneuverable.
- Can handle branches up to 5.25 in. x 3.75 in.
- 12:1 compact ratio for most yard and garden debris
- Only commercial quality gas chipper that features a 120-Volt electric start where you can simply plug into an outlet to instantly get started oppose to having a recoil- also no need for batteries
- Top funnel is sloped at the entry for safety and prevent overloading chipper causing damages
- 3 way discharge: ability to broadcast chips or place in a garbage can
- 2 hardened steel cutting blades and 6 hammers
- Self-feed capability for large branches
- Automatic low oil level engine shutdown
- Minimal assembly
- NOT CARB COMPLIANT - Not For Sale In California
|Tire Size (in.)||12in|
|Displacement (cc)||445 cc|
|Low oil shutdown||yes|
|Material Type||Solid Heavy Gauge Steel/plastic|
|Walk or Pull||Walk|
|Bagger Volume (bushels)||12:1|
|Max. Cutting Thickness Diameter (in.)||5.25" x 3.75"|
|Accessories Included (Yes/No)||Yes|
|Product Weight (lbs)||190 lbs.|
|Bag Capacity (In Bushels)||N/A|
|Base Warranty||1 year limited|
|Engine Warranty||12 Months Limited|
|Other Components Warranty||12 Months Limited|
|Chipper Capacity (in)||5.25 in.|
|Color / Finish||Grey / Orange|
|40ft High-Cube Container quantity||136|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||445 cc|
|Engine Horsepower (hp)||18|
|Engine Torque (ft-lbs)|
|Engine Type (number of valves)||OHV|
|Feed Capacity||5.25 in.|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)||1.27 gal (1.7)|
|Instructions / Assembly Required||Yes|
|Low Oil Shut Down||Yes|
|Master Pack QTY||1|
|Maximum RPM (No Load)||3600|
|Number of blades||2|
|Number of hammers||6|
|Package Contents||Hardware bag|
|Parts List Available||Yes|
|Recommended Oil||10W-30 oil (5W-30 is recommended for cold weather climate)|
|Recommended Safety Equipment||Hearing protection, Gloves, Goggles (eye protection)|
|Shredded Screen Material||1/4/ in.|
|Start Type||120V Electric Start / Recoil|
|State/Regional Restrictions||Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|
|Translucent Fuel Tank||No|
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This is a beast. It chews up pretty big stuff to a nice size. As others have mentioned, the muffler is right next to the chute, so a plastic can is not a great idea. I actually took hardware cloth and made a circle with it to catch the chips. It works pretty well. It is really too powerful for a solid can as it will blow it away.
I have gotten a couple of twisted branches stuck, so it isn't foolproof.
The description (which hopefully has changed) said it came with a tow bar. It doesn't. That is really why I can't give it 5 stars. The machine itself is great I just really wanted a tow bar to pull it with my lawn tractor. I will have to fabricate one.
It also said a slightly larger size on the description than it will take. If you look at the picture close up you can see the actual. Not a fan of false advertising.
Excellent but not worth retail: extremely slow, tiring work. Consumes lots of gas. Electric start isn't necessary until won't start any way. Handles big red oak no problem. Easy to move. Not like our Troy bolt that ate its flails daily.
More than enough power, making it quick and easy to use.
There are many things about this shredder that I love. It will eat a wood pole that is an honest 3.5" in diameter ...and leave you amazed. The motor and chipper is nothing short of amazing - give this designer a raise. How it shreds leaves is equally great. I'm 60 and can just barely pull start it, but hit the electric start button and it fires right up.
There are a few negatives -
1) the feed shoot is only 3.5" in diameter, so nothing larger will fit ....and because it is a long feed tube, the branch better be straight. The long shoot can result in items getting stuck, which is a real pain. Bush Master sliced the entrance and exit of the feed tube so it looks like it is 3.75 x 5.25, but that doesn't increase the inside diameter! If you want to redesign the feed shoot, it could feed larger items. 3.5 " diameter is fine for me, so I just shortened the length on my feed tube, but a redesign should be done by Bush Master.
2) It is heavy but moving it by hand in the garage or on pavement is easy, ...but it takes some umph on grass, and especially on inclines or for any distance. Bushmaster needs to have their design engineers walk the parameter of my property, then come back to the office to rethink their "no tow hitch" design. I have 10 acres, so I made my own tow hitch.
3) The spring on the feed shoot is way too strong. It makes feeding leaves more of a chore than it needs to be. The plastic leaf feed shoot arrives as 2 warped plastic items that need to be fit together, which makes it hard to assemble.
4) The discharge chute is directly above the engine exhaust. This designer needs a different profession. It will melt a plastic garbage can, and if you use a metal can ...it will get very hot. Don't put a plastic bag inside your metal can ..it will still melt the bag. I normally just aim the chips into a wooded area and skip the bagging and transporting of the chips.
Other than those 4 items, I love this chipper. It starts easily, chips anything I throw at it, and it is compact in size ....it is a real work horse!
The second time I used the CH11 shredder one of the hammer flails came loose, due to a missing retainer pin, and damaged the stationary blades. I contacted the manufacturer and received a complete set of hammers and blades under warranty. Afterward it ran fine, and did a good job on leaves and wood.
Good and strong for residential use. The only reason is the branch chute is too small. The branches must be completely straight or it won’t go in. Really noisy but that’s expected.
I purchased this Electric CH11 Chipper and found that this is the best chipper out there. It is a monster at doing tree limbs, palm leafs. tall grass and any thing you want ground up. I did two truck loads of tree limbs in about 4 hrs and was wowed at how well it performed. It chipped up three inch limbs great. If you can feed it into the chute it will grind it up perfectly with little effort. I am very impressed with its performance. The electric start feature is worth the extra money if you are working close to electricity. I always turn off the fuel valve, slow down the motor's RPM and run it out of fuel before storing. This monster eater is a great product and I recommend it. My old chipper from Harbor Freight just could not do it. P. Cowen
Had to drain some fuel out of the carburetor to get it start. Then it started very easy manually. I did not have to use the electrical 120v option to start the engine. The wood chipper met my expectations after I learned how to feed the brushes/branches into wood chipper.
The motor is powerful but chips are leaking every where.
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Hard to control the output because it is so powerful blowing out. could use a better system for catching the chips. putting a barrel by the discharge melted because it was too close to the muffler.
This review is preliminary, as I have used this new unit for only about half an hour. After substantial use I will update with a better sample of performance to go on.
The engine is very powerful, starts easily with the pull cord and hardly labors with a hopper full of leaves or 3 inch round branches from hardwood trees.
The plastic chute needs improving. The spring loaded cover at the top of the leaf chute whIch shields the user from flying bits of leaves and branches, is a bit unwieldy.
Also be sure to spray silicone dry lubricant or lithium grease or the like on the rolled channel on the lower chute and the steel fins onto which the lower chute slides for installation. It is otherwise a tight fit that will tempt you to use a the wooden handle of a hammer or a small piece of lumber to tap the chute into place. I tried tapping mine in that way and accidently made a small crack in the lower chute. Just a nuisance, as I easily mended it with Gorilla tape.
Also there is a small gap between the lower edge of the plastic chute at its start, where it goes over the metal chute, allowing bits of chips to fly out and hit the operator. It's on the side that has only one screw to fasten it. I stopped the flying chips by covering the gap with, again, Gorilla tape.
This unit handles any leaves and sticks I put it it with ease so far, but let's see if it stands the test of prolonged use over the next couple of year... Will review after the first long job next spring or fall.
This unit seems to move quite easily on the lawn, but you may need help rolling it over the threshold of a shed door, on soft ground and definitely up a ramp into a pickup truck.