$1,949.00 – $2,219.00
The DC-1260 wood chipper boasts many advantageous features that provide customers with maximum efficiency and ease of use. Compared to competitors, you’ll find it yields a quality chipping experience met with excellent customer service both pre and post purchase. These small but mighty gas-powered chippers truly fit the bill for the best gas-powered chipper on the market today. Between our exclusive to WoodMaxx heavy duty EPDM belt drive, easy to access safety features, and robust warranty, you won’t find a gas-powered chipper like this anywhere else. Check out our comparison chart below for a visual on major differences between our DC-1260 and competitors.
The WoodMaxx DC-1260 is a self-feeding gasoline engine powered woodchipper that features a large 12″ x 6″ infeed opening and can handle material up to 4″ in diameter. Weighing in at 408 lbs. this drum style chipper is equipped with a Professional grade Briggs & Stratton XR2100 gasoline engine that boasts 13.5 HP and 21.00 ft./lbs. of torque. Optional electric start is also available as an upgrade.
The material is fed into a sloped infeed bin and fed into the 10″ diameter 53 lb. chipper drum that acts as a power feed assist system pulling the branches in at up to 50′ per/min. It’s also equipped with a digital hour meter to ensure proper maintenance intervals.
Although the chipper weighs over 400 pounds it is perfectly balanced and can be easily moved to the work site by tipping it back and pushing it around with the included handles. A trailer tongue is also included for attaching to an ATV or utility vehicle for transport as well. Check out these features:
The DC-1260 woodchippers are equipped with the industrial strength 3-belt drive system. These EPDM rubber compound high temp rated belts have superior combination of flex and load carrying capacity. They also meet SAE standard size BX40. The advantage of 3 belts is a more evenly distributed load and prolonging belt life.
The WoodMaxx DC-1260 comes standard with the high performing and durable, Briggs and Stratton 420cc OHV XR2100 Professional series engine. This engine features a lo-tone muffler, OHV technology, dual ball bearings, and more. The pull start weight is 408 lbs. We also offer an optional electric start ($150.00) which includes a 12V battery and 20 amp charging system, that weighs an additional 11lbs. The Briggs & Stratton engine also includes an oil guard system to automatically stop the engine if the oil level is too low. The Magnetron Electronic ignition system ensures maintenance-free easy starting, and the higher torque provides more power resulting in improved woodchipper productivity. This engine has 13.5 hp and 21.00/ft/lbs. of torque (engine meets U.S. EPA and California EXH/EVP SORE regulations). Please click here to learn more.
Woodmaxx offers an engine upgrade to the Vanguard 400 OHV 25V3 Commercial Series engine. This is a 14hp engine that features simplified 3-step starting, eliminates fuel/ oil dilution, optimizes fuel management, reduces noise/vibration, and allows for more efficient power management. Please click here to learn more.
The centrifugal clutch allows for easy starting by keeping the belt drive disengaged until engine RPM is increased. The clutch automatically adjusts itself for varying loads, ensuring the engine maintains its optimal torque range and delivers the best performance to the chipping drum.
The WoodMaxx DC-1260 offers a 12″ x 6″ infeed to easily accept those crooked branches. The recommended chipping width is 4″ soft greenwood and 2″ seasoned hardwood. This is a self-feeding, gravity assisted design with a sloped infeed bin (strong branches must be trimmed). The infeed rate is 50 ft./min. This machine is also equipped with a rubber baffle feature that protects the user from chip blow-back.
The WoodMaxx DC-1260 is equipped with (2) high carbon tool steel reversible knives and (1) bed knife to ensure the proper knife gap is achieved. This feature allows the user to adjust the distance between the flywheel knife and the bed knife so that the required distance is maintained after knife sharpening. Proper gap is important so that even the smallest material is chipped as it passes through the chipper. Click here to learn how long your chipper knives will last.
All woodchippers will require some routine maintenance like adjusting the gap between the bed knife and the flywheel knives as they wear. This gap is essential to proper operation of the woodchipper. The infeed hopper on the WoodMaxx DC-1260 swings open to expose the bed knife, allowing the user to access the knife to make adjustments. Simply remove 2 bolts and the hopper will swing open like a door. The feature is exclusive to WoodMaxx. Other chippers require the user to crawl into the infeed hopper to change the bed knife or adjust the gap between the bed knife and the flywheel knives.
This chipper is equipped with a 360 Degree Swivel Discharge Chute allowing you to direct the chips into a trailer or the back of a pickup truck without having to move the entire machine.
The WoodMaxx DC-1260 digital hour meter ensures proper maintenance intervals.
These chippers come standard with a pair of DOT approved 2-ply rugged directional tires. These tires can handle all sorts of obstacles from the streets to the job site. The wheelbase is 31″ wide for easy travel through trails, fence gates, etc. If a wider wheelbase is needed, we offer a 12″ base extension kit.
The WoodMaxx DC-1260 features a removable tow hitch for easy storage and a convenient traveling experience. This is also considered a safety feature.
The main shaft bearings on the DC-1260 woodchipper passes through the flywheel housing and is supported by two industrial flange bearings. This feature, combined with the heavy-duty shaft, allows the flywheel to run extremely true, while adding a great deal of strength.
Safety is paramount on WoodMaxx woodchippers. Located at the top of the infeed bin, the DC-1260 utilizes an electrical safety switch to shut the engine down. Simply push down the safety bar and the engine will come to a halt in seconds.
This is high impact, UV stable, fade-resistant polyester powder coating that is baked on at 450 degrees. Powder coating finish is thicker and more durable than ordinary paint.
The WoodMaxx DC-1260 comes shipped to you in a wooden container and is almost completely assembled. Simply attach the infeed bin, discharge chute, wheels, and tow hitch. All WoodMaxx chippers are given a comprehensive 22 point inspection and are service prior to leaving our warehouse. The drive belts have been aligned and tightened, knives have been installed, adjusted, and torqued down, and bearings have been greased. These and other steps performed here greatly reduce assembly time on your end. Just follow the illustrated, American written, user-friendly assembly manual (and watch the video), and you will be up and running in about two hours.
This robust chipper comes with an equally robust 2-year warranty. Our service department also stocks a full line of replacement parts. Engines are covered separately by the manufacturer of the engines. Click here for engine warranty.
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Bought new Christmas 2022!! Excellent machine for cost. Had some questions after assembly. Service was excellent in reply. Some damage in shipping. WOODMAXX sent part no charge. Love self feed because of design. Eight hours on engine due to storm damage and helping neighbors. Well balanced so you can push it around. Found it working harder at hour 6 Highly until tightening belts. Manual did not tell how. Had to figure it out. Instructions need to be added to manuals. Neighbor is now buying one! Bought flannel shirt. Is now my favorite!
Highly recommend this product and company.
Just gave my DC-1260 it’s first real workout. What a beast! It’s everything my pre-purchase research said it was. Chewed everything I fed it like it was nothing. Highly recommend if you have any wooded property to maintain. Glad I got the electric start and Vanguard engine. Well worth a few extra bucks.
Big storm just came through and left us with some.clean up work. This makes the job a lot easier especially not having to worry about burning or hauling off brush.nice job woodmaxx
Quick shipping. Excellent machine with 14hp Vanguard engine. Makes easy work of chipping fruit tree pruning. Gobbles up 4inch limbs effortlessly. This is a huge machine but is really nice for this homeowner.
I have been thoroughly enjoying my WoodMaxx DC-1260. It makes quick work of a big pile of brush and rarely struggles to keep up with the brush I’ve been processing. It’s powerful engine and in-line cutter design means practically no down time whereas the old chipper I powered off the PTO of my tractor clogged all the time and I spent more time cleaning out the cutting blades than actually making wood chips!! Awesome product!