2023 Wood Chipper Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Best PTO Wood Chipper for Your Tractor

2023 Wood Chipper Buyer's Guide Choosing the Right Wood Chipper for Your Tractor

Equip your tractor with the perfect Victory Tractor Implements wood chipper for your specific needs with this comprehensive buyer’s guide!

Key PointsDetails
Victory Tractor Implements Wood ChippersOffers a range of chippers including MDWC1500 Motorized Disc Wood Chipper, MDWC-2500 Hydraulic Wood Chipper, BX42S PTO Wood Chipper, BX510H Wood Chipper with Hydraulic Infeed System, WC8H Wood Chipper with Hydraulic Motor, and WC-10H Wood Chipper with Self-Contained Hydraulics.
PTO Wood Chipper WorthPTO wood chippers are powerful and efficient, ideal for heavy-duty work. However, they require a tractor with a PTO and can be more expensive and require more maintenance.
Factors to Consider Before PurchaseImportant factors include tractor compatibility, type of wood chipper, capacity, and ease of use.
Maintenance and Safety TipsRegular inspection, cleaning, checking and replacing worn parts, lubricating moving parts, and following manufacturer guidelines are key maintenance tips. Safety tips include reading the manual, wearing protective gear, keeping others at a safe distance, not overloading the chipper, and staying alert.
FAQsQuestions about wood chipper size, PTO wood chipper operation, usage for leaves, knife sharpening frequency, usage of wood chips, and safe operation on uneven terrain are addressed.

Keeping your farm or property properly maintained often requires dealing with lots of debris and leftover branches, which is where a wood chipper comes in handy. A wood chipper helps to break down that debris into usable wood chips that can be repurposed for mulch or other applications on your property. Victory Tractor Implements offers a range of high-quality wood chippers suitable for various needs, making it easy to find the perfect solution for your farming and landscaping endeavors.

In this article, we’ll discuss different types of wood chippers offered by Victory Tractor Implements and provide tips on what to consider before purchasing. We will highlight key factors you need to know to make the right choice for your tractor and your property.

Victory Tractor Implements 2023 Wood Chipper line

Victory Tractor Implements offers a variety of wood chippers to suit your specific requirements. Here’s a brief overview of their range:

MDWC1500 Motorized Disc Wood Chipper (Gas Powered)

MDWC-1500 Motorized Disc Wood Chipper

MDWC-1500 Motorized Gas Wood Chipper

This versatile chipper is best suited for small to medium-sized jobs on your property. With a powerful 13.5HP Briggs & Stratton gas engine and a disc-style cutting mechanism, this chipper can handle branches up to 4.5 inch diameter. It features a durable steel housing for long-lasting performance.


• Gas engine allows for operation without relying on tractor power
• Suitable for small to medium-sized tasks
• Handles branches up to 4.5 inch diameter
• Durable steel housing for long-lasting performance
• Easy to transport and maneuver


• Limited to small to medium-sized tasks
• Requires fuel and more maintenance compared to PTO-driven chippers

MDWC-2500 Hydraulic Wood Chipper (Gas Powered)

MDWC-2500 Motorized Gas Wood Chipper

The MDWC-2500 Hydraulic Wood Chipper is a gas-powered, robust chipper designed for high-performance chipping operations. Powered by a 25HP Honda® GX690 V-twin cylinder, Four Stroke, Forced air cooling Engine, this chipper is capable of handling solid wood material up to 7 inches in diameter.


• Hydraulic Wood Chipper with a maximum chipping capacity of 7 inches.
• Powered by a 25HP Honda® GX690 V-twin cylinder, Four Stroke, Forced air cooling Engine.
• Equipped with 2 rotating blades and 1 anvil, made from A8 material.
• Hydraulic motor feeding system for smooth operation.
• Total operating weight approximately 1543 lb, making it robust yet manageable.
• Can be transported via a van or small trailer.


• Requires regular maintenance checks such as greasing the roller box slides and roller spline and bearing, checking the flail hammer’s condition, and changing the engine oil and filters.
• Needs to be operated outdoors and in a well-ventilated area due to the gas-powered engine.
• More expensive than less capable models.

BX42S PTO Wood Chipper

BX42S PTO Wood Chipper

BX42S PTO Wood Chipper

Best for medium to large tasks, this PTO-driven chipper can handle branches up to 5-inch diameter. The strong steel construction is especially suitable for tractors with 18 to 40 horsepower. Additionally, its reversible knives provide optimal chipping performance.


• Designed for medium to large tasks
• Compatible with tractors of 18 to 40 horsepower
• Handles branches up to 5-inch diameter
• Reversible knives for optimal chipping performance
• Strong steel construction for durability


• Requires a tractor PTO for operation
• Less suited for very small or very large tasks

BX510H Wood Chipper with Hydraulic Infeed System

BX510H Hydraulic Wood Chipper

BX510H Hydraulic Wood Chipper

If you’d like a wood chipper with added convenience, this model is a great choice. Its hydraulic infeed system ensures smooth operation and reduced workload, while the reversible knives make quick work of chipping. This chipper can tackle branches with a diameter of up to 5 inches and is best paired with tractors of 18 to 50 horsepower.


• Hydraulic infeed system for smooth operation
• Suitable for tractors of 18 to 50 horsepower
• Handles branches up to 5-inch diameter
• Reversible knives for efficient chipping
• Reduces manual workload with hydraulic infeed system


• More expensive than non-hydraulic chippers
• Requires additional maintenance for the hydraulic components

WC8H Wood Chipper with Hydraulic Motor

WC8H 8" Hydraulic Wood Chipper

WC8H Hydraulic Wood Chipper

For heavy-duty chipping jobs, this model is your best bet. With a hydraulic feeding system and the ability to chip branches up to 8 inches in diameter, it’s perfect for large-scale clearing tasks. The WC8H works well with tractors of 25 to 80 horsepower.


• Ideal for heavy-duty tasks
• Hydraulic feeding system for less manual work
• Compatible with tractors of 25 to 80 horsepower
• Handles branches up to 8-inch diameter
• Perfect for large-scale clearing tasks


• More expensive than other models
• Requires additional maintenance for hydraulic components

WC-10H Wood Chipper with Self-Contained Hydraulics

WC-10 Hydraulic Wood Chipper

Designed for larger tractors and more professional use, this robust chipper has a hydraulic feeding system and a powerful cutting capacity of up to 10 inches in diameter. With a self-contained hydraulics system, this chipper is compatible with tractors in the range of 60 to 120 horsepower.


• Suitable for professional use and larger tractors
• Self-contained hydraulics system for seamless operation
• Handles branches up to 10-inch diameter
• Compatible with tractors of 60 to 120 horsepower
• Ideal for heavy-duty and large-scale projects


• Most expensive model in the range
• Requires more maintenance due to the hydraulic system

“Victory Tractor Implements wood chippers are designed to provide durability, reliability, and efficient chipping to help you maintain your property with ease.”

Is a PTO Wood Chipper Worth It?

When considering the purchase of a wood chipper for your tractor, one of the options you might come across is a Power Take-Off (PTO) wood chipper. The question is, is it worth it?

PTO wood chippers are directly powered by your tractor’s engine, meaning they can be incredibly powerful and efficient. They are designed to handle larger branches and even whole trees, making them an excellent choice for heavy-duty work.

However, the value of a PTO wood chipper really depends on your specific needs. If you have a small garden and only need to chip small branches occasionally, a PTO wood chipper might be overkill. On the other hand, if you have a large property with many trees, a PTO wood chipper could be a valuable investment.

One of the main advantages of PTO wood chippers is their power and efficiency. Since they draw power directly from the tractor’s engine, they can handle larger and tougher materials than most standalone chippers. This makes them ideal for heavy-duty tasks and professional landscaping jobs.

However, PTO wood chippers also have their drawbacks. They require a tractor with a PTO, which not all tractors have. They can also be more expensive than standalone chippers, and they require more maintenance due to their complex design.

In conclusion, a PTO wood chipper can be a worthwhile investment if you have a large property or need to handle large amounts of wood. However, for smaller tasks, a standalone chipper might be a more cost-effective and practical choice. As always, it’s important to assess your specific needs before making a purchase.

Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Wood Chipper

Before selecting a wood chipper, it’s essential to consider a few key factors to ensure it will meet your specific needs:

Tractor Compatibility: Ensure that the wood chipper you choose is compatible with your tractor’s horsepower and PTO arrangement. The Victory Tractor Implements chippers cater to a wide range of tractor requirements, but always verify compatibility.

Type of Wood Chipper: As mentioned above, there are different types of wood chippers, such as PTO-driven, motorized, and hydraulic chippers. Your decision depends on your preferred convenience and the nature of the tasks you need to undertake.

Capacity: The capacity of a wood chipper, measured in the maximum diameter of branches it can handle, plays a significant role in determining its suitability for your needs. Based on your property requirements and typical debris sizes, pick a model with the appropriate chipping capacity.

Ease of Use: Consider factors such as the feeding system, reversible knives, and easy maintenance when selecting your wood chipper. Opt for a model that ensures smooth operation and long-lasting performance.

By considering these factors and researching the range of wood chippers offered by Victory Tractor Implements, you can make an informed decision and invest in the ideal wood chipper for your tractor and property maintenance needs.

Maintenance and Safety Tips for Wood Chippers

Maintaining your wood chipper and following proper safety measures are essential aspects of working with this equipment. Here are some tips to help you keep your wood chipper in great condition and ensure a safe working environment:

Maintenance Tips

Regularly Inspect the Chipper: Before each use, check the chipper for any signs of wear, damage, or loose parts. This includes inspecting the knives, bolts, and belts to ensure they are in good condition and appropriately tightened.

Clean the Chipper: After each use, clean the chipper by removing any leftover debris, wood chips, or foreign objects. This prevents any blockages or potential damage to the equipment.

Check and Replace Worn Parts: Regularly inspect the chipper’s cutting components, such as the knives and belts, for wear and tear. Replace any worn or damaged parts as necessary to maintain optimal performance.

Lubricate Moving Parts: To reduce friction and prevent premature wear, regularly lubricate all moving parts of the wood chipper, such as the bearings, chains, and gears.

Follow Manufacturer Guidelines: Always adhere to the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule and guidelines, which can be found in your Victory Tractor Implements wood chipper manual.

Safety Tips

Read the Manual: Familiarize yourself with your wood chipper’s operating instructions and safety guidelines before use. This ensures you understand the proper procedures and precautions to prevent accidents.

Wear Protective Gear: When operating a wood chipper, always wear proper safety gear such as gloves, safety glasses, ear protection, and durable work clothing.

Keep Others at a Safe Distance: Ensure that bystanders, especially children and pets, are kept at a safe distance from the wood chipper during operation.

Never Overload the Chipper: Always respect your wood chipper’s capacity limits and avoid feeding in larger or heavier branches than recommended. Overloading can cause damage to the equipment and increase the risk of injury.

Stay Alert: Pay close attention to the wood chipper operation and your surroundings. Avoid distractions, as they can lead to accidents.

By following these maintenance and safety tips, you can prolong the life of your Victory Tractor Implements wood chipper while ensuring a safe and productive work environment.


When it comes to selecting the perfect wood chipper for your tractor, Victory Tractor Implements offers a range of options that cater to various capacities, tractors, and property maintenance needs. By understanding the different types of wood chippers, considering factors such as tractor compatibility and capacity, and adhering to proper maintenance and safety practices, you can confidently invest in a wood chipper that enhances your property management efforts.

Explore the full range of wood chippers available at etractorimplements.com and equip your tractor with the ideal Victory Tractor Implements wood chipper today!

Frequently Asked Questions about Wood Chippers

Q: What size wood chipper do I need for my tractor?

A: The size of the wood chipper you need depends on the horsepower of your tractor and the tasks you’ll be undertaking. Victory Tractor Implements offers wood chippers suited for different tractor horsepower ranges, from 18 to 120 HP. Ensure that your chosen wood chipper is compatible with your tractor’s horsepower and PTO arrangement.

Q: How does a PTO wood chipper work?

A: A PTO (Power Take-Off) wood chipper connects to your tractor’s PTO shaft, which supplies power to the chipper. When the tractor’s engine is running, the PTO shaft rotates and powers the chipper’s cutting mechanism, which then chips the branches and debris fed into it.

Q: Can I use a wood chipper for leaves?

A: Wood chippers are primarily designed to handle branches and small logs, but some chippers can also process leaves and twigs. Keep in mind that the chipping performance might be different than when chipping wood, and they might require more frequent cleaning to prevent clogs.

Q: How often should I sharpen the knives on my wood chipper?

A: The frequency for sharpening the knives on your wood chipper depends on how often you use the chipper and the type and size of wood you are chipping. Generally, if you notice a decrease in chipping performance or consistent jamming, it’s a sign that the knives may need to be sharpened or replaced.

Q: What should I do with the wood chips produced by my wood chipper?

A: Wood chips produced by your wood chipper can be used for various purposes, such as landscaping mulch, fuel for wood heating systems, animal bedding, or creating compost for garden beds. Alternatively, you can offer them to neighbors or local organizations that may find them useful.

Q: Is it safe to operate a wood chipper on uneven terrain?

A: For the safety of the operator and to prevent damage to the equipment, it’s best to operate a wood chipper on a flat, stable surface. Uneven terrain can cause the chipper to become unstable or tip over, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries.

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Victory Tractor Implements is proud to offer a wide range of products including flail mowers, wood chippers, rotary tillers, and backhoes, all designed to be connected directly to your tractor’s PTO for maximum efficiency and performance. In addition, we also offer winter equipment such as snow plows and snow blowers, designed for use with skid steers.

We source all of our equipment directly from the manufacturer and pass the savings on to our customers.  As always, the team is standing by to answer any questions to assist with your decision.  Victory support can be reached directly at (562) 534-8182 or sales@etractorimplements.com


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