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8" PTO Wood Chipper With Hydrostatic Infeed
Made in the USA
$3,950.00 + FREE Premium PTO Shaft Upgrade


Product Code: MX-8800


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WoodMaxx MX-8800 Wood Chipper with Hydrostatic Infeed


WoodMaxx Patented MX-series wood chippers are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA at our Akron NY facility. With a multi-million dollar investment in the latest high-tech fabricating equipment to increase production, WoodMaxx MX-series Wood chippers are in high demand. Due to high demand, please call for current production time.


- Proudly Made in the USA!
- USA and International Patents, additional Patents Pending
- Patented Self-contained hydrostatic in-feed drive system
- Requires only 2 quarts of motor oil!!!
- 20 Minimum PTO Horsepower
- Two (2) Made in the USA reversible chipper knives
- Easy Knife Access
- Clear Vinyl Chip Baffle
- 1200 RPM Flywheel Speed
- 8" x 8" Infeed Opening
- 8" Diameter Infeed Roller
- 200lb.- 24" diameter Dynamically Balanced Flywheel
- 1/4" Thick Structural Steel Blower Housing
- 5 Heavy Duty Cogged V-Belt Drive
- Safety Stop Bar/ Speed & Direction Control Bar
- 360 Degree Swivel Discharge Chute
- Automatic Pump Belt Tensioner
- High Flow Flywheel Chamber Ventilation
- Sleek Hydrualic Hoses with Nylon Hose Wrap
- JIC Hose Fittings
- Industrial Grade Bearings
- High Tension Gas Springs
- Tachometer/ Hour Meter (to ensure proper flywheel speed)
- Weight 850 lbs.
- Baked on Polyester Powder Coat Finish
- 3 pt. Hitch Mount- Firs Cat 1 or 2, and also Cat-1 Quick Hitch
- Premium PTO Shaft Included with all MX-series Chippers
- 95 % Assembled upon Delivery (Infeed Bin Assembly Required)
- 3 Year Warranty
- Experienced (Woodmaxx is North America's #1 PTO wood chipper supplier)
- Spin on oil filter


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 hydrostatic auto-feed chipper is a robust self-feeding PTO wood chipper. This wood chipper is extremely compact, and built to withstand commercial use. The hydrostatic drive system in-feed roller pulls material into the chipper head using a powerful, high quality, Danfoss hydraulic motor. This motor is powered by the chipper's self-contained hydrostatic pump and reservoir. Two (2) high quality (A8 tool steel) made in the USA knives are standard equipment on all MX-series wood chippers. The design of the WoodMaxx MX-series chipper is so unique and innovative that it is now patented.


WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chippers are the perfect combination of size, weight, and features. Compact enough to easily move around, yet strong enough to get the tough jobs done. MX-series chippers are loaded with features typically found on much larger commercial machines that are much more expensive. The strength of our machines starts with using heavy formed (American standard A-36) structural steel plate, the strongest plate steel available. Each piece is laser cut, on a precision CO2 laser and meticulously welded by highly skilled American welders. WoodMaxx MX-series chipper exclusive structural design includes a 2" diameter main shaft that passes through the flywheel housing and is supported by two flange bearings. This feature, combined with the 2" shaft, allows the flywheel to run true and adds a great deal of strength.


WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chipper comes shipped to you in in a wooden crate and is 95% completely assembled. Simply attach the MX-8800 wood chipper to your tractor, attach the in-feed bin, raise the discharge chute, size and attach the PTO shaft (included), and fill the oil reservoir with 2 quarts of 10-W40 motor oil. The WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chippers are manufactured and assembled right here at our facility and are given a comprehensive 22-point inspection, and are serviced prior to leaving our warehouse. Simply follow the user-friendly operator manual and you will be chipping in no time at all.


WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chippers use a 24.5" dynamically balanced 200 pound flywheel to deliver the energy to quickly and easily chip all types of material. Through thorough testing and experimentation, WoodMaxx has discovered that the 200 pound 24.5" flywheel is ideal for this size wood chipper.


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chipper is equipped with two USA made, reversible dual edge knives installed. These knives are attached to the flywheel with made in USA Holo- Krome class 12.9 bolts. Two knives, and they are offset so that with every 180 degrees of rotation, the knife is taking a slightly different cut of material. The reversible knives means that you get twice the work out of one set! Designed for extreme-duty - there is no better material that can be used for superior performance and life than through our hardened, heat treated, A-8 tool steel knives. Click here to learn how long your chipper knives will last.


The WoodMaxx patented hydrostatic In-feed system is comprised of a self- contained hydrostatic pump, filter and reservoir that requires only two quarts of motor oil to power the In-feed motor. Unlike a standard hydraulic system, a hydrostatic drive system is so powerful that it is the same type of drives system that is used to drive bulldozers, trains, excavators, skid steers, and even ride on lawn mowers. These hydrostatic systems use standard 10W-40motor oil, a spin on oil filter and are so efficient, generate so little heat, that they require only a fraction of the reserve oil as a standard hydraulic drive system. This type of system also allows for complete speed control from 1 ft./min to a full 75 ft./min. with full power through the entire speed range. The Hydrostatic drive system on the WoodMaxx MX-8800 is so unique to the industry that it is now Patent protected.


WoodMaxx MX-series wood chippers are now equipped with a convenient tachometer/ hour meter. The tachometer allows the operator to see the actual RPM of the flywheel to ensure that the chipping head is running at the optimal recommended speed. Proper flywheel speed is important to develop the inertia required to chip hard material and evacuate the chamber effectively. The hour meter is helpful to ensure that proper maintenance intervals are kept in accordance with WoodMaxx recommendations. This all-weather meter is water proof and weather tight.

WoodMaxx MX-series
wood chippers are equipped with USA "DanFoss" brand hydraulic in-feed motors. DanFoss is renowned for their high-quality American engineered hydraulic motors.


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 PTO Wood chipper attachment is equipped with a comfortable table height in-feed bin. This allows the user ergonomic feeding of material.


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chipper offers a large 8"x 8" in-feed opening to easily accept those crooked branches. This is the largest in-feed opening available of any PTO wood chipper in its class.

WoodMaxx MX-8800 PTO wood chipper is manufactured using heavy gauge 1/4" thick (American Standard A-36) structural steel plate for the flywheel housing. Since the flange bearings are mounted on the flywheel housing, this gives added strength and rigidity.


WoodMaxx MX-series wood chipper knives can be changed easily by one person in as little as 10 minutes. The entire top of the blower housing opens like a clam shell. This allows for easy access to the flywheel and knives.


WoodMaxx MX-series wood chippers are equipped with five extreme duty 5/8" wide EDPM rubber cogged drive V-belts that are made specifically for WoodMaxx. Cogged V-belts run cooler, and transfer more torque than plain smooth V-belts. Although the OEM belts are very high quality, if the need arises, the standard size BX belts allows you to purchase replacement v-belts at any auto parts store.


Safety is paramount on WoodMaxx wood chippers. Located on the top of the in-feed bin, the MX-8800 utilizes an easy to activate hydrostatic auto-feed stop safety bar to disengage the In-feed roller in case of an emergency, or to clear the in-feed bin if necessary. Simply pull the bar forward to increase the speed, and push it forward to decrease or reverse the in-feed speed and direction. The hydrostatic drive system is so refined that the In-feed speed is fully adjustable from 0-75 ft./min.


A WoodMaxx exclusive and patented design. Everyone knows what happens to the branches when they reach the flywheel knives of the wood chipper, but getting the material to pull into the wood chippers effectively and quickly is the trick. Many factors must be considered when designing an effective infeed roller system: the overall diameter, knife spacing, tooth angle, type of steel, hardness, down pressure and infeed speed. After countless hours of research and development on the infeed system, we have developed a large diameter (8") octagonal shaped infeed roller. This exclusive design allows the chisel shaped teeth of the roller to grab and climb up and over the branches to easily bite in and effectively pull the material into the wood chipper flywheel at speeds up to 75 ft./min. In short, the larger the roller, the easier it rolls over the material. The smaller the roller, the more likely it is to slip and spin on the branches.Similar to how the small wheels of a shopping cart stop when contacting a small stone in a parking lot.

To prevent material like tree bark and leaves from impacting between the teeth of the infeed roller, we spaced the chisel teeth out. This spacing allows the complete down pressure of the high-tension gas springs to be focused on one chisel tooth at a time, increasing total down pressure. Additionally, this spacing allows the roller to self-clean. These rollers, along with the high-tension gas springs aggressively bite into any type of material. The advantage of his type of roller is that it aggressively grabs any size limb with or without leaves up to 8". Long or short needle pine, as well as small, vine type material is no problem for the WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chipper. Small branches, leaves, or vines won't wrap around the infeed roller as they would on other chippers.


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 PTO wood chipper is equipped with a 360 degree swivel discharge chute. With easy two finger operation, we have incorporated a convenient handle that effortlessly allows you to swivel the discharge chute 360 degrees so that you can direct the chips into a trailer or the back of a pickup truck without having to move the entire machine. Simply push down on the handle and swing the chute, when you release the handle a spring-loaded pin drops down to lock the chute into position. No tools required.


The hydrostatic pump belt tensioner is automatic on the MX-8800 wood chipper. This feature keeps consistent and correct pressure on the drive belt. If the drive belt is too tight then excessive bearing and or pump failure is likely. If it's too loose, the belt will slip. This feature eliminates the need to adjust the belt, ensures that proper tension is achieved, and increases the longevity of the pump and bearings. It also saves you the hassle of constant adjustment.


Because of the extreme weight of this chipper, we have provided for a wide footprint base that distributes the weight of the chipper over a larger area to prevent it from sinking into soft ground during operation.


WoodMaxx MX-series wood chippers incorporate a series of precisely located ventilation holes in the flywheel chamber. Thisfeature creates a strong vacuum that draws air into the flywheel chamber and in combination with the fan blades on the back of the flywheel forcefully ejects the wood chips out of the chamber. This keeps the discharge chute clear, and reduces the chances of a jam. The WoodMaxx patent pending hole pattern is specifically designed to bring the air into the chamber at the optimal volume and location. Other machines have tried to copy this feature, but have not achieved the same results!


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chipper utilizes JIC (joint industrial council) hose fittings that are rated for 5000 psi. For you this means that if you ever need to replace a hydraulic hose, that your local tractor supply or auto parts
store can make hoses while you wait. JIC fittings are widely used in hydraulic fluid transfer, the military, and are typically very easy to come by. No trying to chase down an adapter because of mismatched threads.


The 2" main shaft on the MX-8800 PTO wood chipper passes through the flywheel housing and is supported by two industrial flange bearings. This feature, combined with the 2" shaft, allows the flywheel to run extremely true, while adding a great deal of strength. Competing machines use a 1-3/4" shaft in conjunction with two pillow block bearings, and the flywheel is cantilevered beyond these bearing. With this setup, there is a possibility of breaking a bearing housing if the machine jams.

The WoodMaxx MX-series wood chipper utilizes high tension gas springs. These gas springs maintain the same tension throughout the entire range of motion. This feature also slows and dampens the downward motion of the in-feed roller to prevent the in-feed roller from slamming downward ultimately increasing the longevity of the components. These high-tension gas springs achieve 175 lbs. of downward force that allows the teeth of the in-feed roller to dig into the branches and ensure a smooth entry into the chipper head.


MX-8800... 850lbs of American made steel!


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 is finished with UV stable fade resistant polyester powder coating baked on at 450 degrees. Powder coating finish is thicker and more durable than ordinary paint.

Safety is paramount, therefore the WoodMaxx MX-8800 is equipped with a clear vinyl baffle feature that protects the user from chip blow-back, while allowing the user to see what is going on in the hopper.


The hydraulic hose configuration for the WoodMaxx MX-8800 requires only two streamlined hydraulic hoses. This is possible because of the patent pending upgraded hydrostatic drive system that eliminates many of the components and hoses of traditional open hydraulic systems. This feature makes future maintenance a breeze.


Along with the simple two hose configuration, the MX-8800 includes the additional protection of nylon hydraulic hose wrap for long life. This hose wrap reduces chaffing and protects the hoses from abrasion and environmental damages.


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chipper includes our Premium PTO shaft that retails for $250 if purchased recently.


The WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chipper comes with a 3 year warranty. Our service department also stocks a full line of replacement parts if the need arises.


WoodMaxx is the original chipper of this design. After hundreds of hours spent designing, testing, and research and development to create this wood chipper, WoodMaxx offers the highest level of quality and innovation with many exclusive features not found anywhere else. With the highest quality of workmanship and history of satisfied customers that WoodMaxx has, we are confident that you will be completely satisfied with this machine. Just compare our reviews to those of the competitors, and you can see for yourself!


WoodMaxx MX-8800 wood chippers are extremely robust, and can handle very heavy use. Designed and manufactured in upstate New York, each machine we offer is thoroughly tested on our 18 acre proving grounds before being offered to the public. With years of experience and thousands of machines in service today, we are confident that this machine can handle even the toughest projects that you have. Our machines are currently in service in several commercial applications, such as: the Army Corps of Engineers, college campuses, municipalities, tree farms, golf courses, apartment complexes, and thousands of residences. WoodMaxx chippers are also represented around the globe, with machines as far away as Hawaii, and Alaska, as well as several countries including: Chile, Russia, Panama, Colombia, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Israel, west Africa, Greece, Norway, Iceland, Ecuador, Honduras, Ireland and of course Canada.


At WoodMaxx our service department is staffed with professional certified technicians that inspect each machine before it is shipped. This ensures that you get a trouble-free machine from the get go. When you need technical help or parts, our courteous staff can help you get what you need from our fully stocked warehouse.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 33 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Super easy to assemble and great quality March 23, 2021
Reviewer: Amanda carter from Hobart  
Easy to assemble! Great quality and even greater price!

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5 of 5 Excellent chipper. March 8, 2021
Reviewer: Alan Vochaska from SOUTH HAVEN, MI United States  
If your looking for a chipper this is the best value available. A high quality, robust build with thoroughly engineered components is evident from top to bottom. Add in fast shipping and great packaging on top of being USA made you can not go wrong.

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5 of 5 MX-8800 wood chipper February 25, 2021
Reviewer: Casey M. from Chapel Hill, NC  
I got the MX-8800 chipper after doing some significant research.   I have a wooded 20 acre piece of property with significant relief and bordering a stream with a series of spectacular water falls.   The woods are a mostly hardwoods with lots of beech and oaks trees, but also some maples, pines, gum, dogwoods, tulip popular, sycamore, and redbud, among others.  We had a direct hit from hurricane in 1996 that took out several hundred trees and left a tangled mess that left no part of the property walkable---even my long driveway. I decided to clean up the property myself, working each winter when able.  Cleaning of many large trees, building trails, clearing brush, and thinning for forest management and to improve the views have all been a part of the project.   To be sure, this is a hobby and my day job takes most of my time.  Over this period of time, my equipment has improved and slowly but surely the work has gotten done.  As a part of this effort, I bought a DR PTO chipper 20 years ago for my Kubota L2350 tractor (20 hp at pto).  I have also rented several chippers over the years up to large diesel powered models with 100+ hp.   So, I have worked with chippers quite a bit over a long period of time.  The DR chipper couldn’t do most of what I wanted to do.  The large chippers were difficult to maneuver over my terrain and had to be kept to a few level, wide trails, and they were expensive to rent and didn’t really fit my pattern of working an hour or two a day.  Being in the final cleanup and thinning phase, I decided I would benefit from another chipper solution.  I did a lot of research, and I landed on Woodmaxx as having the right sort of equipment for my job.  I was impressed by the videos and the reviews.   I decided to get the biggest chipper that my tractor could handle and having worked with a lot of chippers decided the hydrostatic feed for a heavy use machine was the way to go.  So I order the MX-8800, and a WM-7600 backhoe while I was at it (review also posted).<br/><br/>

The chipper and backhoe arrived in a semi with a lift gate and were delivered and moved smoothly.  The chipper is mostly already assembled. One just needs to assemble the feed shoot, hydrostatic controls, and put some oil in it.  The manual is clear, methodical and easy to follow.  The pictures could be updated with better quality images on the next printing.  I did have to cut the PTO shaft to make it work and this was the most time consuming part of the set up.  It wouldn’t have been bad if I had better tools; I definitely don’t recommend using a hacksaw as I did.   For bigger tractors, this won’t be an issue and the shaft will work as delivered.   I did beef up the shipping pallet and installed six heavy duty castors on the bottom to ease the hookup and storage in my crowded garage.  With this addition, changing out the chipper is quick and easy.<br/><br/>

This is a substantial piece of hardware, but my tractor handles it fine.  I have done a bunch of chipping with it already, probably 10 hr of hard steady work with a team of helpers feeding it.   I found that matching the speed control to the size of material being fed allows my smallish tractor to drive this chipper just fine. I have fed hardwood material up to 8”, although most of my work is probably 4” and smaller.  The larger material is useful for firewood, so I don’t need to go real big on the chipping.  I am sure that for much larger tractors tuning the hydrostatic feed speed to the size of the material wouldn’t be necessary.  The hydrostatic feed is great, and I am glad I opted for this model.   I am well on my way to a final cleanup and thinning of the entire property, and the combination of the power, capability, and maneuverability of this chipper make it absolutely the perfect tool for my largish project. Once I am done, probably in a couple months at the rate we are able to work, it will be stored in my garage and used a couple times each year for maintenance that always arises.  I can see this gem providing many years of service.  I couldn’t be happier with this chipper and am absolutely delighted.<br/><br/>

My overall review summary can be provided with a little story.  The first time I put the MX-8800 to work on a big pile of brush and small trees, my wife passed by while walking the dog. Her comments was: “that’s a real honey.”  And, so it is.

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5 of 5 New WoodMaxx 8800 February 22, 2021
Reviewer: Scott Makowski from Ludington Michigan  
My MX-8800 came right on time from when they told us and took me and my wife about 35 min to assemble as simple directions with detailed pictures made it easy.   Worked perfectly with Woodmaxx quick hitch and PTO shaft fit like a glove.  Surprised how quiet and smooth it runs.   Ran all sizes of branches thru and it just ate them up.  We love this this new chipper.

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5 of 5 WoodMaxx MX-8800 is a Beast!!! February 11, 2021
Reviewer: Justin Cooper from Gadsden, AL  
I received my MX-8800 ahead of schedule.  It took me about 20 minutes to complete the assembly because of the very detailed instruction booklet.  I let my wife run the first branch log (4 inch) through it.  It was super quiet with no rattles anywhere. She was having such a blast that it was hard to get a turn running anything through it.  We had a pile of limbs from 4 big trees, from a storm, that we were waiting on the chipper to arrive.  We knocked them all out in about 20 minutes.  This thing chews branches up like they are cotton candy.  I have it attached to a Mahindra 2565 with 52HP at the PTO.  I had no stalls or stutters and ran at full speed.  I maintain 40 Acres of wooded area and cant wait to start clearing up the trails next.  I am so happy with this new chipper from WoodMaxx.

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