Now that you have set up your chipper shredder for operation, get aquainted with
its controls and features. These are described below and illustrated on this page.
This knowledge will allow you to use your new equipment to its fullest potential.
Branches up to three inches in diameter may be fed into the chipper chute for
Leaves, twigs, and branches up to 1/2-inch in diameter may be placed into the
hopper for shredding.
IMPORTANT: Never place branches with a diameter greater than 1/2-inch in the
hopper. Doing so can result in serious damage to your unit's shredder blade, flails or
This machine should not be towed on any street, highway, or public road
behind a vehicle. It should be transported only by hand or by tractor.
Use the handle when manually transporting the chipper shredder.
Craftsman Chipper Shredders conform to the safety standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Meets ANSI Safety Standards
The recoil starter is located on the engine. Pull the recoil starter to start engine.
See the engine Owner/Operator manual packed with your unit for the location and
function of the controls on the engine.
The spring latch is located on the top of the hopper. It is used to release or lock the
chipper chute in a raised position for storage or for transporting.
Never operate the chipper shredder with the chipper chute in the raised
position. Use the spring latch to lower the chipper chute into the operating
position before starting the engine.
The lock rod is located on the chipper chute support. It is used to release or lock the
chipper chute in a lowered position for operation.