Detail K2 OPC566E Wood Chipper
Detail K2 OPC566E Wood Chipper
6 Inch kinetic cyclonic chipper, electric start 3600 RPM 14 HP CH440 Kohler commercial command pro engine. Dual quick latch swing chutes, 12 inch dual edge reversible cutting blades, D.O.T. road legal tires 48 Inch extended axle with front articulating ground wheels. 2 inch tow bar, CE approved safety shutoff. pickup truck height rotational load chute. 3 year Kohler warranty.
The OPC566E now has improved performanCE chip chute single trapezoidal conical transitions to a cast head. The feed chute has been equipped with a CE approved emergency switch.The new fall 2020 OPC566E has the latest Kinetic drum technology for fast and furious cutting performance. The unit also sports the black-ops under carriage with Orange powder coated quick open chutes.48 in Extended axles are standard with D.O.T approved tires included. Electric start for easy operation.4 wheels with articulating front axle for ground that's not level. Direct drive powered by Kohler 14HP Command Pro 3 yr warranty commercial engine.Built and Engineered for Commercial Performance. Check out the optional Safety Barricade.
- Kohler 14 HP CH440 Commercial 3 YR warranty
- Dual belt direct drive 12 inch dual edge reversible cutting blades
- Auto Adjust cutters for brush up to 6.25 diameter trees. Auto blade branch feeding.
- Extended 48 inch axle with D.O.T. Tires. 45MPH with bearing axle.
- Electric Start - battery included
- CE Safety approved shutoff
- Dual tool free swing open chutes for fast drum access
- Rotational chip chute pickup truck bed height.
- Extra Large Feed Hopper.
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- Assembly required: YES
- Primary Product Color: Orange (product color may vary slightly from photos above)
- Primary product finish: Powder Coated
- Primary product material: Steel
- Product Certification(s): EPA
- Approx. Dimensions (assembled): 102x47x59
- Approx. weight (assembled): 594
- Shipping package weight: 638
- Number of boxes/crates shipped: 1
- Typical shipping method: FREIGHT
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We have our home on just under 2.5 acres of Coastal Oak and Manzanita in a “red” fire zone - our community is really good about fire safety and prep but most homes don’t have as many trees as we do - we wanted to be able to chip everything we won’t split and burn at the same time we are doing the trimming and clean up - while the OPC566 is rated six inch - we won’t ever be trying to chip that large a piece but the Oak brush and trimmings are very unwieldy and the larger throat and feed means we don’t have to cut down our trimmings just to fit the chipper. The chipper tows easily behind our Kawasaki Mule and we just take it out with us when we go out to clean up or trim. Gas tank is a little awkward to fill if you are shorter - combination of the location on the engine and the engine being high on the machine, my wife will need a stepstool (under 5’). The lower angle of the feed shoot means that it's very easy to feed - a problem on some other designs if you are short. While chippers are noisy, the loudest point is in front of the feed chute and the rest of the machine is actually smoother and quieter than expected - a nice surprise. Discharge is great for throwing the chips but a bit high angled for making a pile near the machine - perfect for pitching them into a vehicle though. We are only two tanks of gas into the machine (only had it for two days so far) but are really pleased with the performance. Kohler engine deserves a mention - but its a Kohler - it just works. Assembly? It was harder to pull apart the crate than assemble the machine - no the instructions aren't perfect or detailed to the last degree but we didn't have any questions or difficulties once we found a big enough wrench for the axle nuts. The instructions in the crate were not as complete as the PDF information on the web - but nothing was difficult or required modifications to assemble and operate.
I have not had an opportunity to use my new DK2 but my concern is with the installation and user manual. It does not explain some of the following:
- What is the extra bolt for on the hitch;
- How to raise the hitch;
- What are the different positions on the electric key starter;
- How to operate the emergency shut off
Also when I did try to reach out to technical support I had to call customer service and they had to transfer me. For three days the transfer would get cut off. Initially they would not give me a direct line. I learned that the technical help desk is on east coast time and the customer service hours are west coast, thus making it difficult to contact technical assistance early morning. I was finally given a number but suggest that in the telephone prompts there be one for technical assistance.
The chipper works fine. It will not chip a long limb. You will need to shorten any long bigger limbs. The drum slows down with every chip and will eventually stall the engine. The packaging of the unit was great. Make sure you check EVERY bolt. Not just the ones you install. Fitment of several bolts was not correct. The hole for the tilt pin for the front wheels had to be drilled out. All in all, love the chipper. Again, it works well
Just like all the reviews on all chippers they struggle to handle the size wood they say but this one eats up 4-4 1/2” very much enjoying this chipper