Chipper / Shredder Maintenance

Take care of your chipper/shredder blades and more with our wood chipper maintenance chart and tips

 

 

Chipper/Shredder Maintenance

Before each use

Every 8 hours

Every 25rs

Every 50 hours

Annually

Clear Grass & Debris Away from Muffler & Engine

X

       
Clean Control Linkage

X

       
Fill Fuel Tank

X

       

Fill Oil

X

       
Lubricate All Moving Parts  

X

     
Lubricate Chute Release Rod  

X

     
Lubricate Control Levers & Check for Smooth Operation  

X

     
Lubricate Hopper Assembly & Discharge Chute at the Swivel Pivot Joints. Test Full Range of Motion.  

X

     
Replace Air Filter    

X

   
Change Oil      

X

 
Replace or Sharpen Chipper/Shredder Blades        

X

Replace Spark Plug        

X

Wash Collection Bag        

X

 

Chipper/Shredder Maintenance Tips

To keep your machine in good condition through the years, make sure you follow the wood chipper maintenance chart above.  It's also important to purchase genuine, original manufacturer chipper/shredder parts when you need replacements.  These shredder maintenance tips will help make sure you're taking care of your equipment properly.

  • Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition. Replace if necessary.
  • Stop the engine and make certain the impeller and all moving parts have stopped before cleaning, repairing or inspecting. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine to prevent the chipper from starting unintentionally.
  • Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
  • If the flail screen becomes clogged, remove and clean. Cleaning with forceful spray is not recommended as it could contaminate the fuel system.
  • Use a brush or dry cloth to clean chute and around muffler.
  • Empty any debris before trying to start your chipper/shredder.
  • Turn engine off if it jams or clogs. Disconnect the spark plug and carefully inspect the machine, removing any material that may be in the way.
  • When done using your chipper/shredder, make sure no debris is left inside, allow the engine to cool then wipe down exterior.
  • Change the oil after the first 8 hours.
  • Keep the control linkage clean and debris free to prevent control switch malfunctions.
  • Use light machine oil when lubricating.

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