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Guide To Buying A Petrol Wood Chipper | JCB Tools

Guide To Buying A Petrol Wood Chipper | JCB Tools

Posted by JCB Tools on 8th Jan 2024

Guide To Buying A Petrol Wood Chipper | JCB Tools


When it comes to purchasing garden petrol shredders and chippers, there are crucial factors to consider. In this comprehensive chipper buying guide, JCB Tools presents a step-by-step approach to help you find the best petrol wood chipper that suits your specific needs.

How to Choose a Wood Chipper ?

JCB Tool's guide equips you with the knowledge to choose the right petrol wood chipper. From waste reduction capabilities to machine types and power sources, make an informed decision to enhance your gardening experience.

Purpose of Garden Shredders and Petrol Chippers

The primary function of petrol garden shredders and chippers is to reduce garden waste, making it suitable for composting or easy disposal at refuse centers. JCB's wood chipper range ensures you have compost and organic chippings readily available, benefiting both professional horticulturist and gardeners.

Types of Waste

Garden shredders and chippers from JCB efficiently handle various waste types, including hedge trimmings, plant foliage, leaves, twigs, and even kitchen waste like vegetables and fruit. The resulting wood chips make excellent mulch, aiding in moisture retention and weed prevention, while also enriching the soil with nutrients.

Size and Type of Waste

Before making a purchase, consider the size limitations of the shredder in terms of the waste it can effectively reduce. Determine whether you'll be processing green branches and leafy waste or tougher materials like woody branches.

Types of Garden Shredders and Chippers

Impact Garden Shredders: Ideal for finely chopping leaves and green branches, perfect for composting. These may not handle larger, woodier branches but offer quieter operation with modern, less disruptive models available. Maintenance is required for blade replacement.

Crushing Garden Shredders/Chippers: Quieter during operation, these are efficient at reducing woody branches into wood chips. The resulting material may be larger, less suitable for composting. They require less maintenance as they lack blades.

Reverse Action Feature: Consider machines with reverse action to easily free any debris stuck in the shredder, enhancing overall functionality.

Petrol vs. Electric Garden Shredders

Electric Garden Shredders:

Pros: Generally more affordable, smaller, and lighter.

Cons: Cable length limitations, may produce less refined shreddings.

Petrol Garden Shredders:

Pros: More powerful, offers the freedom to shred anywhere.

Cons: Slightly more expensive, requires more maintenance and petrol refueling.

Compare JCB-CH75100P and JCB-CH150120PE Petrol Chipper

Both wood chippers the JCB-CH75100P and the JCB-CH150120PE, are petrol wood chippers designed for heavy-duty use in managing wood and shrub material. Here's a detailed comparison based on their specifications and features:

JCB-CH75100P JCB-CH150120PE

Chipping Capacity

Max 100mm / 4”

120mm / 4.72”

Engine Power

7.5hp, 224cc 4-Stroke JCB Engine

15hp, 457cc 4-Stroke JCB Electric Start Petrol Engine

Blade Mechanism

Twin reversible blades with a 2-blade drum mechanism for quick and efficient processing.

Two heavy-duty rectangular cutting blades and six sharp triangular shredding blades for processing large wood quantities.


14.5 Inch pneumatic wheels for easy transport on uneven ground. Off-road tow bar for transportation between worksites.

16 Inch pneumatic wheels for easy transport on uneven ground. Off-road tow bar for transportation across rugged terrain.


Fitted with a safety shut-off button and shut-off safety bar for emergency stops.

Equipped with a safety switch for emergency stops


Belt-driven design for robust, reliable, and low-maintenance operatione

Belt-driven design for robust, reliable, and low-maintenance operation.


3 years domestic and 1 year commercial warranty.

3 years domestic and 1 year commercial warranty


148 kg

294 kg

Key Differences


  • Chipping Capacity: The JCB-CH150120PE has a larger chipping capacity (120mm) compared to the JCB-CH75100P (100mm), making it suitable for processing larger pieces of wood.

  • Engine Power: The JCB-CH150120PE is more powerful with a 15hp engine compared to the 7.5hp engine of the JCB-CH75100P.

  • Blade Mechanism: The JCB-CH150120PE has a more complex blade mechanism with two heavy-duty rectangular cutting blades and six triangular shredding blades, making it suitable for rapid processing of large wood quantities.

  • Mobility: Both models feature pneumatic wheels and an off-road tow bar for transportation, but the JCB-CH150120PE has larger wheels (16 inches) compared to the JCB-CH75100P (14.5 inches).

  • Weight: The JCB-CH150120PE is heavier (294kg) compared to the JCB-CH75100P (148kg).

  • Fuel Capacity: The JCB-CH150120PE has a larger fuel capacity (6.5L) compared to the JCB-CH75100P (3.6L).

Consider your specific needs, such as the size of wood you'll be processing and the power required, when choosing between these two models. If you frequently deal with larger wood pieces, the JCB-CH150120PE might be a more suitable choice.

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