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Model: 9060300
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Grade
Mid Grade Chippers
Style
Chipper/Shredder
Branch
3"

Diameter
Engine
Briggs & Stratton Intek IC 206cc Engine
Powerful enough to turn branches up to 3" into mulch

Patented Triple Triangular Hammer
Increases shredding and chipping power

Two 2" Chipping Knives
Heavy duty yet remarkably razor sharp

Two Tri And Two J Shredder Hammers
J-hammers cut material down to size
Tri-hammers pulverize it into mulch

20 To 1 Reduction Ratio
Easily turns 20 bushels of yard waste into 1 bushel of mulch
Never buy mulch again; cuts down on landfill waste

Includes:
One 2 bushel bag
2.5" x 1.4" grinding chamber
16.75" x 13.25" hopper

CARB Approved by Mfg.


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
206 CCs
Feed Chute
Wood Diameter
3 Inches
Feed Type
Gravity
Number of Blades
2 Blades
Replaceable Blades
Yes
Discharge Chute
Bag
Included
Discharge Chute Material
Plastic
Vacuum
Removable Hose
No
Towing
Towable
No
D.O.T. Lights
No
Fenders
No
Drive
Drive System
Push
Wheels
Tire Type
NeverFlat
Overview
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
97 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
012642603006
Model
9060300
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  2 Questions
Q: Mike-where do I get a replacement guard (the plastic tube that protects from the blade, front side. Hopefully there is a metal version that won't fall to pieces after the first few "tough" uses.
by Scott from Kentucky on September 25, 2011

A: You have to get a replacement through the manufaturer. Here is there technical support line. 1800-345-6007
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: I really like the Model 9060300
Earthquake (3") 206cc Chipper / Shredder With Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine, but so many reviews on chippers complain about the nuts loosen from the vibrations...same with this one? I also weigh, only 126 lbs, will I be able to push/pull it around my property without having to hire a mule?
Is the 14 gal gas can with siphon a necessity for out in the woods?

by Fred Bloesch from New York on March 20, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. We have not had any issues with the nuts loosening from vibrations on this model. This chipper is very lightweight and easy to maneuver. I would think you would hvae no issue moving the unit. The 14 gallon gas can with siphon would be a nice idea if you far in the woods.
by Dale, Product Expert

Earthquake 9060300 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (36)
Easy To Store (26)
I'd Buy It Again (19)
Price (17)
Exceeded Expectations (17)
Cons
Difficult To Use (10)
Bad Instructions (9)
Low Quality (5)
Durability (4)
Packaging (3)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
133 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Hanne S.
Cypress, TX
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 2/7/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Better Than Expected. Can You Ask For More?
I have used the Shredder for about 10 hours now and are very pleased with the results. Hedge cuttings, ornamental grasses, branches, Cycads (Kingpalm), dead plants, leaves, fan palms and banana leaves got chewed up to mulch or soil improvements. Just remember to mix dry and wet material and tear broad leaves as the fan palm in two before you put them in the shredder.

The only thing I dislike is the unfinished way the bag that receives finished chopped mass is attached to the shredder. A... more
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Hanne Recommends This Earthquake Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Hanne,
Thank you for your review! We have come up with a newer model Chipper Shredder with a different style bag attachment and some other upgrades. We look forward to it hitting the market!
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Herb D.
Corona, CA
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 5/13/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Purchased 5/13/13
This is what I posted when I first assembled and used the machine back in 2013. Further and current comments follow.

"I've used it for several hours now and I'm reasonably happy with some reservations and advice.

On the good side:
Delivery was excellent with the truck delivery being smooth as silk.Great motor on the machine! As many have said, started on first pull and runs very well. It is easy to overpower though but I think that might be the nature of a low powered residential... more
Pros: Easy To Store, Light Weight, good at first
Cons: Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions, Low Quality, frustrating
Herb Does Not Recommend This Product
Herb's Experience With Chippers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"You guys didn't build the machine I bought, and as far as I can tell give good service to your customer. I will buy from you again."
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James H.
Medley, FL
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 9/10/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Tropical Paradise
I live in Panama, a tropical paradise, except for shedding mango and cashew trees, add to that large teak leaves and palm fronds and you know why I bought this tool. It just arrived out of customs and will begin to use it this weekend, Will write a usage and performance review later,

I have a large composting bin of 12' x 12' x 3' and want to directly unload the chipped and shredded branches & leaves into it.. Will need to fab up something to control the exiting materials. I rated... more
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James Recommends This Earthquake Product
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George Z.
Okatie, SC
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Good Machine: Sturdy And Compact.
This is a good machine. It is durable and compact making it easy to store. We have a five acre lot hit hard by hurricane Matthew. To date we have processed about 50 bag fulls of mulch from fallen branches. Beginning to think it may be time to sharpen the cutting blades which looks fairly easy.

Only problem with this machine is that the design does not provide the best method of attaching the bag and the little plastic clip that holds the bag on. The exhaust broke trying to tighten it. ... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, High Quality, Durable
Cons: Bag connection
George Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Gardenwoman
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
69 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Thing Is Chipping Monster!
If it fits in the chute, this thing will chip it!

Easy to start

Easy to maneuver

Very easy to use

We bought this machine last fall and used it to do some yard clean up. Nothing too heavy, just turning piles of leaves into mulch that we in turn composted. The winter here was pretty harsh, with lots of branches falling off, or breaking. We also had a couple of Spruce trees that needed to come down because they were overcrowding the other trees. There were also several Choke Cherry... more
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Gardenwoman Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Geoff
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 4/26/13
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
63 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Mulcher - Redux
Just a follow-up on my previous review. I've made a few simple mods that really improve the usability of the chipper on my property.

1. added a Briggs & Stratton oil fill tube (8 bucks) - still need a flex funnel to fill but no longer have fill tube occluding drain port...makes fill measurement easier
2. bolted down the tow bar so that towing is more secure and chipper follows tractor better
3. replaced skinny tires with wide no-flats so that the chipper doesn't sink into soft soil... more
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481
Dale R.
Damascus, OR
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 7/19/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Great Until You Need Parts
It has been two years since I ordered this shredder and left a good review. I was happy until I needed replacement hammers.

You may be surprised when this site refers you to another supplier for the parts that are marked up so expensive you may be making your own parts like I am doing. I am hoping this site reconsiders supporting parts at a reasonable price.
Pros: Good Shredder For Small Jobs
Cons: Parts From Another Source Too Expensive
Dale Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chipper Expert
Product Expert
Dale,
We're sorry to have let you down, but unfortunately we don't have the capability of specializing in parts at this time. You're welcome to shop around for other prices, but please do NOT craft your own parts for your chipper. Doing so could cause serious injury to you or others and could cause further damage to your chipper.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dale,
We are sorry that you are having trouble locating parts for your Earthquake chipper. You can always get the parts you need directly from us by calling our customer service department at 1-800-345-6007, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM central time, Monday to Friday.

The J hammers and the triangle hammers are readily available and reasonably priced.
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Rita H.
Quakertown, PA
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 7/21/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Chipper Not To Good
Clogs up due to bad fit on chute can't FIX, WONT TAKE 3", nearly stalls on 1 1/2". Chute guard is useless, lays against side of chute, no protection.
Cons: Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions
Rita Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Rita,
Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-345-6007 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday so that we can help you resolve the issue.

We have more than 1700 service centers around the United States, and we are committed to making your experience a positive one.
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Jay C.
Silver Spring, MD
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Unimpressed
After reading all of the great comments I had high expectations. The chipper does not seem very sturdy to me and I'm not sure it will last long.

The biggest issue I have is that it really wouldn't chip. We cleared out some trees and were trying to chip them up. From the beginning when we would put it a branch iot would either sit there or gt sucked in and wrap around the chipper causing it to stall and we would have to manually reach in and try to dislodge and unwrap the branch. I'm now... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Jay Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chipper Expert
Product Expert
Jay,
Never Reach Inside the Machine To Manually Dislodge A Branch. I would suggest reviewing the owner's manual to make sure you're operating this chipper correctly. Here's a few tips directly from the manual:

The chipper is designed to handle tree limbs and branches up to approximately 3 (7,6 cm) in diameter.

Maintain control of the materials you are feeding to prevent them from whipping around.

For additional troubleshooting, Earthquake can be contacted directly @ (800) 345-6007
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Jay's Experience With Chippers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"While it was easy to use the website, I'm not sure I would recommend someone spending this much money without seeing the product. I may not have bought it if I saw it first."
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Herb D.
Corona, CA
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 5/13/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
H.j.delight
I've used it for several hours now and I'm reasonably happy with some reservations and advice.

On the good side:
Delivery was excellent with the truck delivery being smooth as silk.Great motor on the machine! As many have said, started on first pull and runs very well. It is easy to overpower though but I think that might be the nature of a low powered residential chipper/shredder so take your time with it. Small twigs and branches feed better bushy end first for some reason while... more
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252
Bill
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 10/26/13
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Beast
Bought this machine for moderate yard debris and tree branch chipping. It's a beast and devoured several cubic yards of Apple tree limbs giving me a lot of ground cover.

Two disappointments: the bag has a flimsy clasp and broke. The cinch is plastic and broke after about 50 uses. The machine is pretty powerful when discharging so the bag has a tendency to come off if not cinched down tightly. The company should fix this.
Also, I live in the Pacific Northwest. This machine does not... more
Pros: This Thing Is A Beast And Chips Well
Cons: Bag Sucks
Bill Recommends This Earthquake Product
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