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WoodMaxx DC-1260
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4" Capacity Self-Feeding Wood Chipper
13.5 hp 420cc Gas Engine Powered



Product Code: DC-1260


Engine Starter*:
Electric Start (Briggs XR-2100 Engine) [Add $150.00]
Electric Start (Vanguard Engine) [Add $270.00]
Pull Start (Briggs XR-2100 Engine)
Pull Start (Vanguard Engine) [Add $120.00]

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Disclaimer: Although this video/some images don't show 360 degree swivel discharge chute, this feature will be included with all purchases. We will update all video and images to reflect this feature soon.

WoodMaxx DC-1260 Gas Powered Wood Chipper

The WoodMaxx DC-1260 is a self-feeding gasoline engine powered wood chipper 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. 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:


-13.5 hp Briggs & Stratton 420CC OHV XR2100 Professional series engine (Pull start or Electric start)
- Optional 14hp Vanguard 400 OHV 25V3 Commercial Series engine (Pull start or electric start)
- Oil Guard System
- Centrifugal clutch
- Weight (Pull Start-408lbs.) (Electric start 419lbs.)
- 12" x 6" infeed opening
- 4" wood diameter capacity
- Self feeding, gravity assisted design with sloped infeed bin
- Infeed rate 50 ft./min.
- 53 lb./ 10" Diameter drum type chipper head
- 2 Made-in-the-USA reversible chipper drum knives, 1 bed knife (anvil)
- Digital Hour meter
- 360 Degree Swivel Discharge Chute
- Removable tow hitch (2" ball)
- 2- heavy duty main shaft bearings
- Hinged infeed hopper-Easy Knife Access
- Adjustable bed knife
- Heavy Duty EPDM Belt Drive- Exclusive for WoodMaxx
- Safety Stop Bar
- Rust Resistant Powder Coat Finish
- 16x8.0-7 Tires
- Rubber Chip Baffle
- Assembled Dims: (LxWxH=102"x 31.5" x 58")
- Crate Dims and weight: (LxWxH= 35"x 30" x 49") (500lbs.)
- 31" wide wheel base. Optional extension kit offered
- 90 % Assembled upon Delivery (Infeed Bin Assembly Required)
- 2 Year Warranty

Briggs & Stratton 420CC OHV XR2100 Professional Series Engine

The WoodMaxx DC-1260 is equipped 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. We offer an optional electric start ($150.00) which includes a 12V battery and 20 amp charging system. 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 wood chipper 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.

Vanguard 400 OHV 25V3 Commercial Series Engine

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. The pull start option is an additional $120.00 and electric start is $150.00. Please click here to learn more.

Centrifugal Clutch

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 pull start weight is 408lbs. The 12V electric start weighs an additional 11 lbs.

12" x 6" Infeed Opening

The WoodMaxx DC-1260 offers a 12" x 6" infeed to easily accept those crooked branches. The recommended
ipping 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.

4" Wood Diameter Capacity

This chipper can handle 4" soft greenwood and 2" seasoned hardwood.

53 lb./ 10" Diameter Drum Type Chipper Head

This perfect balance of size and weight provides exceptional chipping force to provide you with a flawless chipping experience.

Adjustable Bed (Anvil Knife)

The WoodMaxx DC-1260 is equipped with an adjustable 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.

Digital Hour Meter

The WoodMaxx DC-1260 digital hour meter ensures proper maintenance intervals.

360 Degree Swivel Discharge Chute

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 pick up truck without having to move the entire machine.

Removable Tow Hitch (2" ball)

The WoodMaxx DC-1260 features a removable tow hitch for easy storage and a convenient traveling experience. This is also considered a safety feature.

2 Heavy Duty Main Shaft Bearings

The main shaft bearings on the DC-1260 wood chipper 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.

Hinged Infeed Hopper-Easy Knife Access

All wood chippers 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 wood chipper. 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.

Heavy Duty EPDM Belt Drive- Exclusive to WoodMaxx
New for 2021, the DC-1260 wood chippers are now 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.

Safety Stop Bar

TSafety is paramount on WoodMaxx wood chippers. 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.

Rust Resistant Powder Coat Finish

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.

16x8.0-7 Tires

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 wheel base is 31" wide for easy travel through trails, fence gates, etc. If a wider wheel base is needed, we offer a 12" base extension kit.

Rubber Chip Baffle

The WoodMaxx DC-1260 is equipped with a rubber baffle feature that protects the user from chip blow-back.

2 Reversible Made-in-the-USA Knives

This machine is equipped with Made-in-the-USA knives, designed for extreme duty- there is no better material that can be used for superior performance than our A-8 hardened tool steel for superior performance and life. This is the same material we use on our PTO wood chippers.

Machine 90% Assembled Upon Delivery

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.

2 Year Warranty
This robust chipper comes with an equally robust 2 year warranty. Our service department also stocks a full line of replacement parts.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 82 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 WOODMAX 1260 WITH VANGUARD MOTOR January 12, 2021
Extremely happy with this 1260 chipper with Vanguard motor
assembly was really easy , here's a video of my assembly experience


After assembly i was able to take the machine and do some chipping right away and it worked fantastic
here's a video of me chipping with it the first day


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5 of 5 Great Chipper December 2, 2020
Reviewer: Mike Withrow from Odessa, TX United States  
We received our chipper very well packed and easy to uncrate.  Took a couple hours for my wife and I  to assemble, fired up on first pull and we have loved it ever since.  We have now used two weekends clear low limbs off our old oak trees and have been outstanding.  Really does feel with the green limbs, but is still able to handle the dry limbs very well.  I would suggest the wheel extensions if you plan on towing in unleveled areas.  Mine arrived today, so add them this weekend for sure.

Very strong and well built chipper. Very nice to see something I researched, be what I hoped it would be.  Thank you

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5 of 5 This thing is huge! November 11, 2020
Reviewer: Jason Brushitis from Woodbury, CT United States  
Ok, reading the description before purchasing I didn't really realize how long this thing really was.  It is huge!  The quality of the material used in this is suburb.  You can tell this is going to last a life time.  Really thick steel, quality hardware, and the instructions were easy to follow.  It started with two pulls, ran some dead limbs through it and very impressed.  I can not wait to actually start using it on all the piles I have.

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5 of 5 Very satisfied November 11, 2020
Reviewer: Bill from Norton, MA United States  
Wow, this machine is a total beast. Much bigger than the picture appears. This is half the price of a comparable DR chipper. Assembled in just over an hour. Definitely reccomend the electric start.

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5 of 5 It's real! November 9, 2020
Reviewer: Tom Billingsly from Under a ton of branches  
HOLY COW this thing can chip wood!!!!
The new E model is much improved from the one you see on Youtube. The clutch is integrated so no springy bits falling off. The wheel bearings were pressed in completely, and the zerks were all greased. I shot a couple of pumps in anyway. The Vanguard engine is quieter than my MS261 chainsaw. Don't even need earmuffs.
My boy (12) and I spent 2 hours putting it together. We took our time and put blue locktite on all the bolts. The wheel bolts were rolling on the pallet floor and two of them were missing entirely. Bolt packaging would have been a good idea. We did have extras laying around that fit fine.
After assembly we fired it up and started putting branches in just to watch them spray out the other side. BZRRT! Confetti. This was so much fun we kept it up for 45 minutes and before we knew it our pile was gone.
If you're thinking you might need a chipper, this is the beast to get. It is almost too much fun.

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