The Best Wood Chippers of 2021
Best-Selling & Top-Rated Wood Chippers
Wood chippers are great investments for yard cleaning and free mulch, but there are many options to choose from. That's why we've put together the Best Wood Chippers of 2021 based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect machine for your needs.
If you're not sure what kind of wood chipper you need, check out our Wood Chipper Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation.
Best Home Wood Chipper
A wonderful design and the great performance provided by the Patriot CSV-2515 makes it one of the best electric chippers on the market. As an electrically powered chipper, this Patriot produces zero fumes making it safe to use inside or in close quarters.
This workhorse and its 1.5 HP motor are fully capable of chipping unrelenting materials such as branches 2-1/2" in diameter, making it a terrific choice for composting debris like bamboo and hay in addition to general yard waste cleanup.
Designed with the homeowner in mind, the assembly instructions are very clear-cut and easy to follow. Piecing together the CSV-2515 is painless; 15-30 minutes and a few screws and bolts and you're done! This model is ideally suited for a modestly sized property owner of up to ˝ an acre with the primary intent to shred garden debris/leaves and chip branches up to 2 and ˝ inches in diameter that are routinely found during yard care.
1.5 HP Electric Chipper Shredder Motor
- Doesn't release fumes and is safe to use indoors
- Plugs into standard household electrical outlet
- Requires 14 amps; use 12-gauge extension cord (no more than 100')
Easy To Load Shredding Hopper
- 16" long by 14" wide lets you load lots of leaves & debris
- Shred through piles of leaves and chew up pine cones
Tapered Chipping Cone
- Opening at the top is 7" in diameter - less pruning & faster load
- Great for branches, corn stalks, sunflower stems, etc.
- Pulverize branches and brush up to 2.5" in diameter
Heavy-Duty, 13 LB Steel Rotor
- Patented design laminates sheets of steel together
- 6 hardened steel y-hammers beat debris to pieces
- 8 bushels of leaves reduce to 1 bushel quickly & easily
Creates The Smallest Chips In The Business
- No more than dime size chips; great for mulch and landscaping
Best Wood Chipper for Small Farm
The Wallenstein BX34 is a dedicated chipper that will handle up to 3-inch diameter logs and trimmings. It is an excellent choice for small to medium-large property owners that are tired of homeowner grade equipment. Using a 28 lb., 17-inch steel rotor with two hardened steel reversible chipping blades, this chipper will give you years of reliable service.
The power is supplied by a commercial grade Honda GX200 engine that is both powerful and reliable.
The 18"x18" hopper tapers down to a 4" x 4-1/4" feed opening allowing you to easily feed everything from small twigs to much larger branches. Discharged chips can be directed right where you want them due to the directional deflector on the blower discharge.
Other features include a spring-loaded positive engage/disengage drive handle, garden trailer hitch that doubles as a pull handle and foam-filled never go flat tires.
And all this is backed by a 5-year consumer / 2-year commercial manufacturer's warranty.
Honda GX200 200CC Gas Engine
- Industry-leading technology offers superior power and reliability
2-Year Commercial Warranty - Made In Canada
BXC34 (3") Chipper Hand Cart
- An excellent choice for small property owners
Spring Loaded, Positive Engage/Disengage Drive Handle
- Allows for smoother operation via belt-drive tensioner
17" Balanced Steel Rotor (28 Lbs.) w/ 2-OffSet Blades
- Robust design for years of reliable chipping
Best Commercial Wood Chipper
The Yardbeast model 4521 tow-behind chipper is a great choice for medium to large property owners. It can chip up to 4-1/2 inch logs with the 6-flail 56 lb. chipping rotor. 24 impact hammers ensure uniform chip size every time.
This chipper is powered by a Kohler 20.5hp V-Twin Command engine with electric start, low oil shutdown and a 3-year commercial warranty. The battery is included.
Chips are discharged through a 360-degree adjustable chute with 10 locking positions.
This chipper is highway capable with a max towing speed of 80 mph. It utilizes a 2-inch hitch ball and comes with fenders, DOT trailer lighting and has a torsion suspension system for rougher terrain.
20.5HP Kohler Command PROŽ CH640 Engine
- Plenty of torque ideal for busting through dense debris
- V-twin OHV design reduces virtually all carbon buildup
Robust Chipping Power
- 56 lb. rotor w/ hardened A8 steel blade and 6 cutting flails
- A8 steel; one of the toughest materials in the industry
- 24 impact hammers ensure uniform chip size every time
- Rotor housing perforations draw additional air into the system
- This increases efficiency allowing chips to discharge further
- Rotating discharge neck may be locked into 1 of 10 positions
- Simple push lever design for adjusting neck position on the fly
- Torsion suspension handles trails/engine vibration very well
- 205/65-10 tires with DOT lights make chipper highway capable
Best Chipper Shredder
New from Power King this year is the 5" chipper/shredder model PK0915. It is the beefier big brother to the model PK0903 that has been a great performer for customers over the years. The 14hp Kohler Command Pro engine features a cyclonic air filter system that is perfect for extra dirty conditions. Combined with a steel-forged crankshaft and cast iron cylinder, you should enjoy many years of trouble-free service.
The unit has an extra-large feed chute to handle small trees, branches, leaves, crop straw and many other types of yard waste. The 360-degree omni-directional discharge spout will direct the chippings exactly where you want them and is tall enough to clear most truck tailgates.
What makes this unit unique is that it uses a drum design with high-strength fusion-welded reversible blades for chipping. This allows it to do a much better job of shredding leaves and other materials than typical rotor designed chippers. Power is delivered to the drum by a dual V-belt system which produces drum speeds of 3600 rpm.
And last but not least it has a 1-7/8" ball hitch receiver that allows it to be towed around your property easily for added convenience.
Commercial Kohler Command Pro CH440 14HP 4-Stroke Engine
- Increased capacity highly reduces clean-up time
- Large feed chute perfect for trees, leaves, branches, crop straw, etc.
- Easy-to-remove 1-7/8" ball hitch assembly for added convenience
- Squared stand adds stability, strength and easily adjusted using hitch pin
- Fusion welded edges increase longevity of blades up to 4X
- Get twice the cutting life by flipping the blades when they dull
- Increased spout height provides perfect clearance for truck-beds
- Spout rotates 360° for complete control over discharge direction
- Auto cut blade ensures thorough processing of smaller 2" branches
High Strength Twin Reversible Blades
Innovative Drum Design
- Known to outlast competitor drum designs 4:1
- Dual V-belt drive system produces cyclone speeds up to 3600 RPM
Tall Omni-Directional Spout
Best PTO Wood Chipper
As a top pick for serious professionals, the BX102RPI is the cream of the crop when it comes to Wallenstein PTO Chippers with its ability to process tree limbs up to 10" in diameter.
The Wallenstein BX102RPI PTO Chipper is chalk full of features such as a hydraulic feeding hopper that allows you to continually feed branches into the hopper without pausing. The Intellifeed Controller oversees and manages the roller speed based on the rotor's RPM. In summary, the Intellifeed adjusts the chippers engine/rotor output to protect against stalling out under intense load.
A hydraulic winch and feed tray are included with this Wallenstein and allow you to move unwieldy material too large and/or heavy to pick up and into the feed tray. The feed tray may also be lifted to lower the top feed roller to adjust for and abnormally shaped debris, a feature great for processing immense materials.
Nothing says professional-grade more than a 425-lb. rotor. This 36-inch wood pulverizing rotor digests just about anything you can throw at it making short work of considerable jobs.
3-Point Hitch Design Connects Directly To Tractors PTO
- 65-150HP required for operation
- 90-120HP required to reach maximum capacity
Intellifeed Controller Equipped
- Manages and oversees the efficiency of the chipper
- Controls the roller feed speed based on rotor RPM
- Makes best use of available power to prevent stallout
Aggressive Hydraulic Feeding Hopper
- Dual horizontal hydraulic motorized rollers
- Continuously feeds branches and brush into rollers
Equipped With Hydraulic Winch
- Pulls in material too large to carry
- Assists in lifting heavy material onto the feed tray
Hydraulic Feed Roller Lift
- Lifts and lowers top feed roller for mis-shaped debris
- Great for crushing down curved, gnarly or bushy material
Best Chipper Vacuum
The self-propelled drive system of the Billy Goat TKV650SPH makes this lawn and litter vacuum a great option for residential and small commercial property owners with hilly grass surfaces.
Serious performance requires a serious engine, and the Billy Goat TKV650SPH's 187cc Honda GSV190 engine has no problem sucking up just about any yard debris you can find (leaves, mulch, pine cones, bottles, cans, etc.).
A 27" wide front nozzle is height adjustable for both turf and hard surface applications and features an onboard 2" chipper so you can process odd shaped yard waste and branches. The 12:1 reduction ratio keeps the waste compact in the Billy Goat's large 40-gallon collection bag so that you spend more time cleaning up and less time emptying bags.
The user-friendly design and power of the Billy Goat TKV650SPH make it one of the best Chipper Shredder Vacuums on the market.
Dependable 187cc Honda GSV190 4-Cycle Engine
- Fuel efficient, high output operation
- Cast iron cylinder liner and dual element air cleaner for increased life
Large 27-Inch Clearing Path
- Collect pinecones, leaves, grass clippings, bottles, cans & glass
Integrated, On-Board 2" Chipper
- Feed sticks & branches up to 2" into the chipper tube
5-Blade Serrated Impeller
- Maximizes both suction (1700 CFM) and 12:1 debris reduction
Single Speed, Rear Wheel Self-Propelled Drive System
- Great for hilly and turf type applications