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DEK (4") 15-HP 420CC Professional Duty Tow-Behind Chipper Shredder

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Grade
Semi Pro Chippers
Style
Chipper/Shredder
Branch
4"

Diameter
Engine
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15 HP Chipper Shredder With DEK Engine
420cc commercial duty engine makes short work of debris
Automatic low oil shutdown

Handles Branches Up To 3" x 4"
Self-feeds & chips into 1/4" mulch

Enclosed Belt Drive
Centrifugal clutch protects the engine

Hardened Steel Cutting Blade
16 hammers transforms 12 bushels of waste into just 1

Environmentally Responsible
Ideal for landscapers & large lot owners

Pneumatic Tires
Keeps yard waste out of landfills
Travel easily over rough terrain

Lawn Mower/ATV Trailer Hitch
Hooks up to pin-type hitches to go where the work is

Sturdy, Convenient Handle
Either push or pull the chipper into place

Minor Assembly Required
Chip collection bag, wrench, spare blade & goggles included


Model
Model Number:CH1
UPC:891523000222
Manufacturer:DEK
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
Starting System:Recoil Start
HP/CC:15 HP/420 cc
Fuel Tank Size:1.4 Gallons
Cycles:4-Cycle
Feed Chute
Wood Diameter:4 Inch
Feed Type:Gravity
Replaceable Blades:Yes
Discharge Chute
Turing Radius:0 Degree
Bag:Included
Discharge Chute Material:Steel
Towing
Towable:Yes
Hitch Type:ATV/Lawn Mower Hitch
Wheels
Tire Type:Pneumatic Wheels
Rear Tire Size:13 x 5
Overview
Weight:270 Lbs.(122.47 kilograms)
Dimensions:29.5L x 34W x 46H
(74.93 x 86.36 x 116.84 cm)
Consumer Warranty:1 Year
Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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DEK CH1 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (12)
Price (7)
Fast (6)
High Quality (5)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Durability (4)
Unreliable (2)
Heavy (2)
Low Quality (2)
Expensive (2)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike
Reno, CA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
96 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mike's End Of Season Review
I bought this machine in March. It's 7 months later, and I've chipped and shredded leaves, branches & vines, enough to fill 10 heaping wheelbarrows full of 3/4" mulch.

I am completely satisfied with it's performance. It starts just as easy as when I first bought it and I have not had any real problems. But there are some things to consider:

1. The hopper top opening is 18"x 21" and funnels down to 5"x 6" just above the hog chamber. Because it is only... more
Mike Recommends This DEK Product
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Marie P.
College Station, TX
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 9/24/14
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
First Day Mess
Got it out of the box, assembled and put the oil in, filled the gas tank started her up and she purred just fine. After about an hour and a half there was oil all over the bottom of the engine and smoke coming out of the side where the belt is.

Shut her down, checked the oil, and tried to start her back up, this time there was more smoke and sparks started coming out of the side that has the guard and belt. So after the first day, it has to go to a repair shop. Mechanic tells me that the... more
Marie Does Not Recommend This Product
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Hello

We are sorry to hear of your issue. This situation would be best addressed by the manufacturer DEK. They maybe able to help expedite the repair process for you. Please contact them at 800-393-0668.

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Steven Johnson
Kingston, WA
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 8/7/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works As Advertised
Works well. Used for 3 hours out of the box with no problems.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Steven Recommends This DEK Product
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Cathy P.
Kingsport, TN
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 9/24/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
Tired of paying for mulch at the nursery, we have so much debris we can use, just need to chop it up. Well this machine is great, it does not disappoint, I can work through the Fall and into some of the winter, making my garden bed ready for spring. Very happy with this investment.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Cathy Recommends This DEK Product
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Donald D.
La Junta, CO
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 12/8/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Will It Last
Good and bad. Well made, solid metal, easy to put together. I do worry about the leaves only on the hopper. I put in wood chips elm and small twigs in the hopper. The bag is cheap, the grommets pull away in no time. I took it off after the first run.

Not adjustable for size of chips. It really shreds the wood. Gloves, tools and safety equipment included all incredible cheap. The ear protection snapped at the first cold weather run. The gloves might work for putting on mascara.

Quality... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, 15 Horse Nice
Cons: Durability, Low Quality, The Bag Sucks
Donald Recommends This DEK Product
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Craig D.
Bernville, PA
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 4/3/15
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value
Pro: Runs like a champ!! Gobbles up whatever you can get down the chute.
Cons (2): Narrow wheelbase & chute somewhat restrictive (must prep branches which will not fit down 4" opening)
Craig Recommends This DEK Product
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Jay S.
Talbott, TN
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 4/13/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Machine. Easy To Use. Couple Of Suggestions.
I bought this chipper to help take care of brush and downed limbs on my new property. It chips up limbs 4 inches in diameter with little slowdown and chips are nice sized to use around the house. The only problem I've had from it is the rubber tabs covering the limb chute have been ripped off one by one as they hang the limb feeding through. I do have 2 suggestions for improvements, though. First, the tow bar- it could stand a little more pitch. When I hook it up to my lawn mower or... more
Jay Recommends This DEK Product
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Jim Nash
Florissant, CO
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
Total Helpful Votes
75 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
So Far Not Pleased
The buying experience of this product from Power Equipment Direct was great as they kept me apprised of the purchase and shipment process. The first use of this chipper, it plugged and melted the belt. We changed belts and by the time we had 15hrs of use, the clutch assmbly needed to to replaced as the pulley sheared off leaving it, requiring a new clutch assembly of $115.00.
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, After 15 Hrs Of Use We Just Ordered A New Clutch Assembly And New
Jim Does Not Recommend This Product
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Mike W.
Reno, NV
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
96 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Strong Performance, Minor Defects.
I've only ran this machine a couple hours, but I expect many years of dependable service out of this machine. This is my assemble and initial performance review:

Pros:
1) 300lb sturdy shipping crate with wood pallet arrived in good shape.
2) I shoveled 4" to 6" chunks of Oak bark and small chunks of Oak wood into the hopper left over from my firewood splitting and it shredded it into a fine mulch without slowing the motor down but just a bit.
3) The chipper ate a 3"... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Mike Recommends This DEK Product
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Philip L.
Laurel, DE
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 4/22/13
Total Helpful Votes
57 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dek 4" Chipper Shredder
In Jan. 2013 I bought a Troy Bilt 3" chipper shredder. It failed in 3 weeks. It lost power and quit and wouldn't restart when it warmed up. Probably due to bad spark. Took it back and exchanged it. The second one blew another Briggs engine. Took it back and got a refund. Would never buy another Briggs engine product.
Bought the DEK and have used it quite happily for a month now. It starts easily and will handle anything that will go in the chute. The big hopper is large and is a straight... more
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John M.
Avon Park, FL
Total Helpful Votes
54 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Blade Life
We got this chipper thinking it would do what we needed. Wrong! Here in Florida we have lots of Palm trees and it just does not work on them. It will just plug the screen. On the Oak branches the blade dulls after about an hour and major job to change. Also had the belt guard break a couple of times and the main shaft bearing burn out.
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