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- Model 11.5 - Manual Start Wood Chipper Shredder

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The 11.5 Chipper Shredder represents a 20% boost in power from our entry model (the 9.5 model). That means it can handle branches up to 4” in diameter, and can shred bigger yard and garden waste too...up to ¾” in diameter. Plus, with double the number of shredding hammers, this model shreds material more finely—to 1/12 its original volume. The 11.5 model features a 20% boost in power from our entry model, and the ability to add off-road towing with the addition of a pin-hitch kit. It will devour 4' branches with ease, and shred 3/4' thick yard waste and reduce it to a twelfth of its original volume. Easy starting Briggs & Stratton OHV engine. The 11.5 model is easy to maneuver by hand, thanks to the cut-out hand grips on the shredder chute. We also offer an optional pin-hitch kit that allows you to tow it around your property using your riding mower or ATV.

Product Summary:

  • 4' Chipping Capacity
  • 3/4' Shredding Capacity
  • 16 Free-Swinging Shredder Hammers
  • Built-in handles for easy maneuvering
  • Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine; 11.5 Ft. Lbs. Torque
  • Manual-Starting
  • 6' x 8' Chipper Hopper Opening
  • 23.5' x 16.75' Shredder Hopper Opening
  • Hardened Steel PRO-SPEC™ Chipper Knife
  • Wheels: 10.5' x 4.10'/3.5-3'
  • Weight: 185 lbs.

Warranty Coverage

  • Engine: 2 years residential; 90 day commercial
  • Machine: 2 years residential; 90 days commercial

Oversized Hoppers

The shredder hopper opening is 23.5” x 16.75”, for easily dropping in leaves and prunings by the armload. The chipper hopper will accept branches up to 4” in diameter.

16 Free Swinging Hammers

Shredding is accomplished by 16 free swinging “hammers” that mash and pulverize materials into a fine organic mulch that’s great for recycling into your landscape—either by tilling into your garden or feeding your compost pile.

Off-Road Towing

Add the optional pin hitch and you can easily tow the 11.5 Chipper with Shredder around your property using your ATV or lawn tractor.

Briggs and Stratton OHV Engine

The legendary power, performance and durability of Briggs & Stratton® engines make them the only ones we use on our DR Chippers. The 11.5 FPT Chipper Shredder uses a durable 250cc Overhead Valve, easy-starting engine. It features a debris management system that protects the engine from whatever you kick up while you’re chipping and shredding.

Pro-Spec™ Chipper Knife

Made of high-carbon/high-chromium forged alloy tool steel, our knives hold an edge longer than those on 'bargain' chippers.. Still, as with any cutting tool, keeping a sharp edge is important for maintaining peak performance. We recommend keeping an extra on hand so you can minimize downtime.

Customer reviews

  1. By Lin Evans on

    I bought the 11.5 manual start two years ago and paid for a total 5 year warranty. The main bearing failed in less than 5 hours and as it was eventually repaired under warranty, the manufacturer had not greased the bearing at all. After being in the shop for three weeks for warranty repair I brought it home and a week later got a notice from DR not to use it until a factory authorized change was made, so on my truck and back to a warranty station where they changed the clutch so that now when you pull the starter cable, it has to turn over the heavy flywheel. I can't start it at all. Now it's a 200 pound garage ornament which I will be still paying for for another two years. DR refuses to do anything other than suggest I take it back to the only local repair shop which can't even look at it for a month. Useless. I will NEVER buy another product from this company! I bought a chipper/shredder I could easily start and now I have a useless lump of metal taking up room in my garage...