This 8.5 HP Chipper-Shredder includes a shredder that can lower down to the ground to allow you to rake up to 1/2" diameter material into it. It also has a separate chipper chute that accepts up to 3" diameter branches. Make no mistake, this is one very powerful, noisy machine. Wear Safety Glasses at all times. More than once I have had a branch kicked back at me at high velocity.
Date Purchased: 06/98 Price Paid: $799 Recommend: Yes
I have very heavily used my machine and I definitely can recommend it. Keep the blades sharp and fuel fresh and you will get years of use.
Accessing the blades for service is a ?)!X<>?!! Very poor design for blade access.