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Chipper / Shredder Maintenance Guide

Chipper / Shredder Maintenance Guide

Routine maintenance is a must in order to ensure the performance and longevity of your outdoor power equipment. Complete these simple tasks to keep your chipper/shredder operating at a peak level.

 

Chipper/Shredder Maintenance

Before each use

Every 8 hours

Every 25 hours

Every 50 hours

Annually

Clear Grass & Debris Away from Muffler & Engine

X

       
Clean Control Linkage

X

       
Fill Fuel Tank

X

       

Check & 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 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 operating condition, follow the maintenance chart above.  It's also important to purchase original manufacturer chipper/shredder parts when replacement is necessary.  The maintenance tips below will help you maintain your chipper/shredder properly.

 

Find maintenance parts quickly

When you need parts for your chipper/shredder, you can use the MTD Genuine Parts Part Finder to find the correct one. Common parts include:

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The MTD Genuine Parts Knowledge Center provides do-it-yourself instructions for performing many basic maintenance items, including replacing cutting blades, drive and deck belts, and engine oil. If you find your machine has a bigger problem, use our service locator to find a qualified MTD service provider in your area.