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Earthquake (3") 205cc Chipper / Shredder With Briggs & Stratton Engine

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Grade
Mid Grade Chippers
Style
Chipper/Shredder
Branch
3"

Diameter
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Engine
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Briggs & Stratton Intek IC 206cc Engine
Powerful enough to turn branches up to 3" into mulch

Patented Triple Triangular Hammer
Increases shredding and chipping power

Two 2" Chipping Knives
Heavy duty yet remarkably razor sharp

Two Tri And Two J Shredder Hammers
J-hammers cut material down to size
Tri-hammers pulverize it into mulch

20 To 1 Reduction Ratio
Easily turns 20 bushels of yard waste into 1 bushel of mulch
Never buy mulch again; cuts down on landfill waste

Includes:
One 2 bushel bag
2.5" x 1.4" grinding chamber
16.75" x 13.25" hopper

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Model
Model Number:9060300
UPC:012642603006
Manufacturer:Earthquake
Made in USA:No
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
Engine Brand:Briggs & Stratton
Starting System:Recoil Start
HP/CC:205 cc
Cycles:4-Cycle
Feed Chute
Wood Diameter:3 Inch
Feed Type:Gravity
Number of Blades:2 Blades
Replaceable Blades:Yes
Discharge Chute
Turing Radius:0 Degree
Bag:Included
Discharge Chute Material:Plastic
Vacuum
Removable Hose:No
Towing
Towable:No
D.O.T. Lights:No
Fenders:No
Wheels
Tire Type:NeverFlat
Drive System:Push
Overview
Weight:97 Lbs.(44.00 kilograms)
Consumer Warranty:1 Year
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  2 Questions
Q: Mike-where do I get a replacement guard (the plastic tube that protects from the blade, front side. Hopefully there is a metal version that won't fall to pieces after the first few "tough" uses.
by Scott from Kentucky on September 25, 2011

A: You have to get a replacement through the manufaturer. Here is there technical support line. 1800-345-6007
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: I really like the Model 9060300
Earthquake (3") 206cc Chipper / Shredder With Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine, but so many reviews on chippers complain about the nuts loosen from the vibrations...same with this one? I also weigh, only 126 lbs, will I be able to push/pull it around my property without having to hire a mule?
Is the 14 gal gas can with siphon a necessity for out in the woods?

by Fred Bloesch from New York on March 20, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. We have not had any issues with the nuts loosening from vibrations on this model. This chipper is very lightweight and easy to maneuver. I would think you would hvae no issue moving the unit. The 14 gallon gas can with siphon would be a nice idea if you far in the woods.
by Bob, Product Expert
Earthquake 9060300 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (33)
Easy To Store (23)
I'd Buy It Again (19)
Exceeded Expectations (17)
Price (15)
Cons
Difficult To Use (9)
Bad Instructions (8)
Durability (4)
Low Quality (4)
Heavy (3)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bob, the Chipper Expert
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Total Reviews
13 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
501 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

This unit earned our "Better" slot because of it's heavy duty components & larger capacity.

Even if you aren't planning on using the mulch for your landscape, this chipper/shredder will turn 20 bags of yard waste into just 1! That's less to lug to the curb, and less in the landfill- a good thing all around.

The large 2 bushel collection bag means you can get more done before you have to stop and empty it.

This unit handles branches up to 3" in diameter.
Bob Recommends This Model
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Gardenwoman
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
54 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Thing Is Chipping Monster!
If it fits in the chute, this thing will chip it!

Easy to start

Easy to maneuver

Very easy to use

We bought this machine last fall and used it to do some yard clean up. Nothing too heavy, just turning piles of leaves into mulch that we in turn composted. The winter here was pretty harsh, with lots of branches falling off, or breaking. We also had a couple of Spruce trees that needed to come down because they were overcrowding the other trees. There were also several Choke Cherry... more
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Gardenwoman Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Dale R.
Damascus, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/19/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Great Until You Need Parts
It has been two years since I ordered this shredder and left a good review. I was happy until I needed replacement hammers.

You may be surprised when this site refers you to another supplier for the parts that are marked up so expensive you may be making your own parts like I am doing. I am hoping this site reconsiders supporting parts at a reasonable price.
Pros: Good Shredder For Small Jobs
Cons: Parts From Another Source Too Expensive
Bob, the Chipper Expert
Product Expert
Dale,
We're sorry to have let you down, but unfortunately we don't have the capability of specializing in parts at this time. You're welcome to shop around for other prices, but please do NOT craft your own parts for your chipper. Doing so could cause serious injury to you or others and could cause further damage to your chipper.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dale,
We are sorry that you are having trouble locating parts for your Earthquake chipper. You can always get the parts you need directly from us by calling our customer service department at 1-800-345-6007, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM central time, Monday to Friday.

The J hammers and the triangle hammers are readily available and reasonably priced.
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David H.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/28/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Value For A Small Chipper
Started right out of box, added oil, checked for loose nuts, bolts and fasteners. After an hour and a half round trip to the hardware store and 87 cents got me the two muffler bolts that were missing, shame on that factory worker at the plant in China that did not care to install them at all. Other than that the machine works as intended.
David Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Paul M.
Basking Ridge, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/11/14
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Real Happy
I previously owned A Roto-Hoe that did everything well. Chipping and shredding were never any problem. I could just stuff anything in there and cut it or shred it without a problem. Unfortunately the Tecumseh engine quit after 15 years, and they don't make the same model anymore. So I bought this one thinking it would do the job.

I find that you have to put in the twigs one at a time, or it will clog. The protective rubber at the feed openings cause the material to bunch up and I have to... more
Bob, the Chipper Expert
Product Expert
Paul,
We're sorry to hear you're not satisfied with your Earthquake chipper/shredder. If you would like to speak with our chipper expert, Bob, about it at any time, feel free to contact him at (888) 452-8227.
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Russel Towell
Palm Harbor, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/16/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Earthquake Chipper
I received my chipper last week a day late, but no big deal. All that was needed was to secure the handle with two supplied bolts, and add the supplied oil and fill with gas. Adding oil was a bit tricky as the fill hole is very difficult to access without a very long funnel . I solved this by tilting the machine on its side and only adding the exact amount asked for in the manual using my short neck funnel.

The chipper started first time but it was very loud. I recommend buying hearing... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Powerful
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Fill With Oil
Russel Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Joseph M.
Bunnell, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/5/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Difficult To Start
Chipper would not start. I checked everything three times and no success. Finally I removed the spark plug and adjusted the gap and the chipper started. I regret not buying a chipper with an electric starter.

I am elderly and it is difficult to pull the starter cord properly. I have only used the chipper one time so far for about one and one half hours. It worked fine.
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Michael W.
Mesa, AZ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/1/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Won't Start
I have had this for two weekends. The first weekend it started fine. The second weekend I took it out to chip the large pile of branches I cut from my tree. I tried to start and could never get started.

I tried to talk to someone at Briggs and Stratton about this problem and couldn't get through auto answer. I am very disappointed with this chipper. I ordered with the Briggs and Stratton motor because I thought it would be a better motor.
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable
Bob, the Chipper Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
This unit has a 1 year consumer warranty. Try contacting Earthquake Chore Equipment's customer service number at 800-345-6007. Sorry for the bad experience, and let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Michael,
Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-345-6007 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday so that we can help you resolve the issue.


We have more than 1700 service centers around the United States, and we are committed to making your experience a positive one.
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Zach P.
Upper Marlboro, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/21/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Chipper/shredder!!
I bought the chipper to help during clean up on my mostly wooded 6 acres. There are mountains of leaves and stacks of branches to clean up in the fall. Once I figured out the gas and choke settings (half on each), the chipper starts on one pull every time I dump the bag. I've also had no trouble with the bag coming off as other posters mentioned. I was initially worried about the shredding ability of this product, but with no reason. It shreds leaves (even damp leaves) with ease and has chipped... more
Zach Recommends This Earthquake Product
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William R.
Kennett Square, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/13/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Light Duty Shredder!
I have used the shredder for only 4 or 5 hours but I can say that it is as powerful a chipper/shredder that you will find that is not designed for commercial use.

It starts on first pull. I have a large wooded lot and it can be a little difficult to pull around by hand, but it will do the job when you get it there. It will not disappoint.
William Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Jeff C.
Chesterfield, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Bagging System
This is an awesome piece of equipment, works as easily as a standard push lawn-mower for starting up. I haven't run across anything this thing won't mulch/chip. Yeah it vibrates and makes some noise for sure, but it is a chipper.

The ONE complaint I have is their bagging system! I have had it less than a month and have had 2 bags clasp break on me already. Also the left over rope from the bag got sucked into the outlet and was completely chewed. There has got to be a better way.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Bagging System
Jeff Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Michael F.
Millington, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/14/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Powerful Machine, But The Bag Does Not Stay On
I purchased this to take the big piles of mulch that were left behind after Sandy, here in New Jersey so I could reduce the mulch down to something that looked more attractive.

My problem has been that it turned the mulch pretty much into dust, so I tried running it slower, then it clogged up on me. So if there is a process you can suggest, please do.

The main problem is that one has to feed soft material pretty slowly, otherwise it will clog up. When used in that manner it works really... more
Michael Recommends This Earthquake Product
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered this online on a Sunday and it was in my driveway the following Thursday. I am not handy, and it took me only about an hour to get it set up and going. The delivery company communicated and made sure I was here to sign for it when it was delivered."
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