Best Wood Chipper For Landscapers [My Top 4 Picks]

 

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Are you looking for the best wood chipper for landscapers?

Well you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what I’ll be going over in this post.

I’ll be the very best chippers for clearing branches, twigs, shrubs, and leaves. There’s at least one wood chipper in this guide that’s right for you.

Let’s get straight into this!

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS  
Best Overall SuperHandy Mini
  • Shreds up to 3 inches thick
  • Gas powered
  • 86.8lbs
small branches Sun Joe CJ603E
  • Shreds up to 1.73 inches thick
  • Electric powered
  • 38.6lbs
large jobs Titan BX42 PTO
  • Shreds up to 4 inches thick
  • Gas powered
  • 431lbs
Commercial use Detail K2
  • Shreds up to 6.25 inches thick
  • Gas powered
  • 395lbs

SuperHandy Mini – Best Overall

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  • Shreds up to 3 inches thick
  • Gas powered
  • 86.8lbs

Powerful engine

This wood chipper boasts a 212cc engine. It has plenty of power to not only shred twigs and brush, but also small branches up to 3 inches in diameter.

Gas powered wood chippers are known for their power, and this model is no different.

Luckily, this power doesn’t come as an expense to safety. With a wide collar, you’re able to guide branches into the wood chipper while making sure you (and your clothing) stay far away from the blades.

Portability

This isn’t the lightest wood chipper, at 86.8lbs. But with its wheels, it’s not too difficult to maneuver around a yard. It also has a convenient handle on the collar, which makes it easy to pull and reposition as you work.

SuperHandy also offers a tow bar kit which you can purchase separately. With this, you can hook up this wood chipper to an ATV or small tractor for easy transportation.

Depending on the size of your landscaping tasks, this could be very useful.

Shreds up to 3 inches thick

For most landscaping jobs, especially residential landscaping, most of your wood chipping needs will come from trimming or pruning. And maybe the occasional fallen tree limb.

Most of these twigs and small branches won’t be more than 3 inches in diameter, so this wood chipper is a fantastic size for overall landscaping.

The only negative is that it doesn’t come with a collection bin. If you’re using the wood chips as part of your landscaping, the chute is adjustable so you can control where your wood chips go.

Pros
  • Shreds twigs, brush, and small branchesnPowerful enginenEasy portabilitynWide collar for safetyn
Cons
  • LoudnNo collection binn

Sun Joe CJ603E – For small branches

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  • Shreds up to 1.73 inches thick
  • Electric powered
  • 38.6lbs

Small but mighty

This wood chipper model is the smallest on this list. At only 38.6 lbs, it’s light and easily portable. It also has 7 inch wheels, making it even easier to reposition around the yard.

It’s also quite powerful for its size. It has a 15 amp motor that can shred almost anything under 1.7 inches in diameter.

If you’re mostly pruning or trimming and won’t be needing to shred anything larger than small branches, this would be a great choice.

If you really need a lot of power or plan on tackling large landscaping jobs, you may want to look for a larger and more powerful model than this one.

No emissions

This wood chipper doesn’t need to be refilled with gasoline after a few hours. The electric motor is also much quieter than a gas-powered wood chipper, so it’s less of a nuisance for neighbours.

Another benefit of an electric wood chipper, especially if you only use it for landscaping a couple times a year, is easier maintenance.

Unlike a gas wood chipper where you would need to empty the gas tank once you’re done using it for a while, all you have to do for an electric wood chipper is unplug it.

Pros
  • LightweightnQuietnNo fumesnGreat for small jobsnEasy maintenancen
Cons
  • Can’t shred large branchesn

Titan BX42 PTO – For large jobs

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  • Shreds up to 4 inches thick
  • Gas powered
  • 431lbs

Great for big jobs

This is definitely more of a heavy-duty wood chipper, but if you’re doing a lot of landscaping or have a large lot, this model is a great choice. This is a self feeding wood chipper and fits on the back of most 40HP tractors.

Even though it’s quite heavy at 431 lbs, transporting it around is much easier with the help of a tractor.

This model has fantastic reviews on amazon, with many reviewers commenting on how easily this wood chipper could get through tough wood and thick branches.

It also has an adjustable exit shoot so that you can direct where the wood chips land.

Shreds up to 4 inches

If your landscaping requires more than just small trimming and pruning, and your wood chipper needs to be able to get through branches, this wood chipper’s power is great.

It can shred some fairly sizable branches; anything under 4 inches in diameter is fair game.

If your landscaping involves taking down a small tree or cutting some fairly sizable branches off trees, this wood chipper could handle most of these tasks.

Pros
  • Shreds up to 4 inches thicknCan be transported by tractornGreat for large jobsn
Cons
  • LoudnHeavyn

Detail K2 – Commercial use

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  • Shreds up to 6.25 inches thick
  • Gas powered
  • 395lbs

Great for heavy duty use

If you own a landscaping business and need a wood chipper that is heavy duty and can get through some sizable branches, this is a great find. It is commercial-quality, so it’s designed for extended use.

If you own acreage and need quite a bit of shredding done, you may want to consider this model too. However, if you just need a wood chipper for some odd trimming and pruning clean up, this model will be a bit overkill.

Even though it is quite heavy at 395 lbs, it has 17.5 inch tires and is legally allowed to be towed by a vehicle. If you’re running a landscaping business and need to transport this from client to client, this is a handy feature.

Tons of power

This wood chipper has a 429cc engine. One reviewer commented that this wood chipper devoured 5 inch logs. Even up to its maximum diameter size of 6.25 inches, it can get through wood fairly quickly.

It also has a long collar, which helps protect you and your clothes from getting caught in the blades. This feature also makes it easy to feed in long branches.

Pros
  • PowerfulnShreds up to 6.25 inchesnCan be legally towednGreat for commercial landscapersn
Cons
  • HeavynLoudn

Conclusion

So those were the best wood chippers for landscapers. There’s something in here for everyone. It doesn’t matter if the job is big or small or you need a chipper for your business. Just check the chippers I listed above.

Hope you enjoyed reading this guide.

Happy chipping!

– Adam