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Model # OPC503

3 in. 7 HP Gas Powered Kohler Engine Direct Drive Certified Commercial Chipper Shredder with Trailer Tow Hitch

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  • Features a 208cc CH270 Kohler engine covered by a 3-year warranty
  • Large, directional, chute for trees and branches
  • Utilizes a high strength carbide steel blade
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About This Product

Make cutting trees and branches easier with this 3-in. 7 HP gas-powered Kohler engine commercial chipper shredder combo. Great for effective cutting of trees, branches, leaves and garden composting, it includes dual cutting blades with direct shaft drive centrifugal force. Extra-large feed chutes, drop stand and a removable tow bar deliver compact storage, and the locking wheels secure the unit as you're using it. For safety, it comes with a removable key lock shutoff.

Highlights

  • Directional chip chute
  • Large feed chute for 3 in. trees and branches
  • Top loading for compost, garden waste, leaves and yard clean up. Auto blade feeding
  • Removable 7/8 in. tow bar for compact storage
  • Locking key safety shut off
  • Dual locking ATV wheels on a 28 in. wheelbase. Tire 13.75D x 5.25W 145/70-6
  • Easy drop stand
  • 7 HP 208cc CH270 Kohler Commercial Engine with 3-Year Warranty
  • Includes 3-year KOHLER engine and 1-year DK2 chassis warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 309364392

Model # OPC503

Specifications

Dimensions: H 47.63 in, W 36.22 in, D 70.86 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

70.86 in

Product Height (in.)

47.63 in

Product Width (in.)

36.22 in

Details

Bag/maximum load capacity (bushels)

0

Chipper blade material

Other

Chipper capacity (in.)

3

Commercial / Residential

Commercial

Condition

New

Engine Cycles

4 Cycle

Engine Displacement (cc)

208

Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)

10.5

Engine Type

7HP 208cc CH270 Kohler Commercial Engine

Features

Self-Feeding

Feed capacity (in.)

3

Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)

128 oz

Horsepower (HP)

7 hp

Housing Material

Stainless Steel

Power Type

Gas

Product Weight (lb.)

187 lb

Reconditioned

No

Reduction Ratio

0

Returnable

30-Day

Self-Feeding

Yes

Start Type

Recoil Start

Translucent fuel tank

No

Wheels

Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

3-Year Commercial Engine Warranty/1-Year Chassis Warranty

Questions & Answers

41Questions
caret
Q:Model # OPC503 - I see it comes with a tow bar. Is there a max speed for towing this unit? did I see 25mph. I've got 2 houses that are approx 4 blocks away from each other on side streets. Would that present a problem to tow?
by|May 11, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Thank you for your inquiry! The OPC503 is only meant for off-road use at the moment. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST. Thank you for choosing DK2! Farzad DK2 Customer Support

by|May 13, 2024
    caret
    Q:How much should be added before starting?
    by|Apr 22, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Thank you for your inquiry! Top up your oil and ensure you have mid-grade or higher gas. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST. Thank you for choosing DK2! Farzad DK2 Customer Support

    by|Apr 23, 2024
      caret
      Q:your reviews are all the same for all the DK chiipper models. how does one distinguish which model the reviewer purchased and is referring to in their review?
      by|Feb 15, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  Thank you for your inquiry! Many of the reviews are for the OPC503. You can also search OPC503 on YouTube and see our YouTube videos/reviews. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST. Thank you for choosing DK2! Farzad DK2 Customer Support

      by|May 3, 2024
        1 found this answer helpful
        caret
        Q:How much noise does this machine make and how does it compare to other similar models?
        by|Jan 11, 2024
        1 Answer
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        A:  Thank you for your inquiry! This and the OPC533 are the smallest chippers we make and they are also the quietest out of all of them. The noise level is mainly from the 7 HP engine and the noise level is comparable to other 7 HP gas engines on other chippers. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST. Thank you for choosing DK2! Farzad DK2 Customer Support

        by|Jan 13, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          3.2 out of 5

          • 3.2 out of 180 reviews
          • 59% recommend this product
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          Smaller than you think
          I bough this instead of renting.. I should have rented the commercial unit. The picture and price made me think this was much larger and capable that the actual unit. It has trouble grinding 1” saplings and no way can handle the advertised 2”-3” wood…. It always clogs up or gets jambed. I spend more time tinkering with it than actually doing yard work.. going to return it ASAP
          by
          Response from Detail K2 TeamApr 22, 2024
          Thank you for your feedback!

          We apologize for the negative experience you have had. This is one of our most popular chipper loved by thousands. It can handle up to 3" wood fed into the side chute and then up to 3/8" wood in the top chute. Please reach out to us with the issues you are having.

          If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST.
          Thank you for choosing DK2!

          Farzad
          DK2 Customer Support detailk2
            1 star for the product but 5 stars for HD. After 5 hours of operation the muffler housing detaching from the engine block. The 2 securing bolts were sheared off with part of the bolts left in the engine block. It seems others customers have had the same issue. HD have agreed to take the item back. Reading HD reviews I’m certainly not alone in having a bad experience with a DK Chipper. For these reasons I will not purchase another DK product.
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            Response from Detail K2 TeamApr 2, 2024
            Thank you for your feedback!

            We apologize for the negative experience you have had. This is a chipper loved by thousands and it sounds like your chipper's muffler was defective. We could have gotten that replaced for you and got you back up and running. We hope to win you back as a customer in the future!

            If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST.
            Thank you for choosing DK2!

            Farzad
            DK2 Customer Support detailk2
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            Shipper
            Every time I need to work with it . To stay up is hard . It take too much time pulling the cord . Several time . And do 10 15 times o more and don’t run … Big mistake to buy this . I am mad with this buy
            by
            Response from Detail K2 TeamMar 25, 2024
            Thank you for your feedback!

            We apologize for the negative experience you have had. This is one of our best chippers loved by thousands. Please reach out to us via email with your issues so we can take a look and get you to optimal performance!

            If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST.
            Thank you for choosing DK2!

            Farzad
            DK2 Customer Support detailk2
              Assembled incorrectly - blew up after 7 hours
              Used it for 7 hours, until it started making a horrible racket and sparks were shooting out of the top. After disassembly, I saw that the bolt connecting the cutting wheel to the crankshaft had come loose. This allowed the wheel, with all of its teeth and hammers, to float away from the engine and come into contact with the metal housing. Either the bolt wasn't torqued correctly or they forgot to apply Loc-Tite. Now the teeth are bent on the cutting wheel. This thing is junk, do not buy.
              by
              Response from Detail K2 TeamSep 18, 2023
              Thank you for your feedback!

              We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. This is uncommon and those bolts are tightened to hold the wheel. We can look into this and get any defects resolved if you reach out to us at www.detailk2.com/warranty

              If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST.

              Thank you for choosing DK2!

              Farzad
              DK2 Customer Support detailk2
                3 found this review helpful
                Axel broke
                The wheel axel broke after 5 pulls behind the lawn mower
                by
                Response from Detail K2 TeamOct 4, 2023
                Thank you for your feedback!

                We apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to us so we can get this resolved for you www.detailk2.com/warranty

                If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@detailk2.com or call us at 1(888) 277-6960 between the hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST.

                Thank you for choosing DK2!

                Farzad
                DK2 Customer Support detailk2
                  3 found this review helpful
                  Not really a 3" chipper
                  After opening the box and looking at the openings it didn't seem like it could fit a 3in branch, then I measured it. The hopper opening is 2 3/8, the opening for the branches is only 2 1/4. Not sure why this is advertised as a 3in chipper if it cannot even accept a 3in branch
                  by
                  Response from THD_CSOApr 19, 2023
                  Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is,Please send us the reviewer's contact information so we can reach out to them directly and address their complaint
                    5 found this review helpful
                    Unfortunately this chipper/shredder is not able to handle the work that it is rated for. Really ...
                    Unfortunately this chipper/shredder is not able to handle the work that it is rated for. Really struggles w hardwood wider than 2". Branches need to be arrow-straight to go into chute. Clogs easily. And worst of all, one of the blades broke off, pierced the chipper room. After a few months of use, the machine is now unusable. Do not recommend.
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                      29 found this review helpful
                      Reason. For 1 star is it jammed the first 3 times I put something through it! And they were not e...
                      Reason. For 1 star is it jammed the first 3 times I put something through it! And they were not even close to 3 inches. Big Problem You have to put it up on blocks to unbolt the wheels to get access to pull cover off to clear it.try carry all you tools with you around your property and then getting down in the dirt to crank it open. This was bought to make my life easier. HA on me. So tired of that not working in the heat I’m afraid to try it again. That’s a lot of money for a so called “Commercial Chipper”. Really disappointed. Really want to return it. But don't know if I have to take it all apart to do that.
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                        24 found this review helpful
                        The chipper came with a nice box. The engine is powerful and can handle different size of branche...
                        The chipper came with a nice box. The engine is powerful and can handle different size of branches. For close to 3 inch, you need to feed slowly and give the chipping wheel enough time to do its work. The weight of the chipper is about ok and you can move without issue with the exception of going uphill. The only problem I have with the chipper is the build quality. I used the chipper about three times. Each time there is something flying off the machine, nuts and bots, handlers, etc. I can tolerate small defects but I am done with the machine when I found out, among the flying objects, there were part of the blades as well. Despite it works well with the branches, it becomes a safety hazard.
                        by
                        Response from THD-CSApr 13, 2021
                        Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, We believe in the quality of our products and we take pride in being able to assist our customers at every turn. We'd like the opportunity to turn this around and we encourage you to reach out to us directly at 1+(888) 277-6960 so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
                          2 found this review helpful
                          Detail K2 OPC503 Chipper, 7 HP Kohler Engine - Great Product
                          Ship to store was free. On arrival for curbside pickup, Home Depot provided 3 strong workers to help me load the 200 lb. wood shipping crate into the back of my Toyota RAV-4. It fit easily with one half of the back seat folded down. Everything was well packed inside the crate. Bubble wrap and cardboard prevented much in the way of paint scuffs during shipping. It was helpful to have the assistance of my wife in assembling all the parts. Everything fit together with no problems. Now I've used the chipper for about two hours with light chipping of fruit tree prunings and some other prunings of ornamental shrubs. The big branches (up to 1-1/2-inch diameter) were rapidly pulled into the 3-inch input chute. Smaller straight wood sucker prunings were quickly shredded via the upper chute. The largest of these were about 3/4-inch in diameter. If the length of these was not excessive, the chipper handled these without too much loss of rpm. Smaller very branchy twig-like prunings needed to be hand reduced in size so they would feed into the opening at the bottom of the top chute. This took a lot of time, but it easily handled the task. The only thing the chipper didn't handle very well was wet herbaceous material (like soggy hydrangea flowers). So I cut the wet parts off, and the more fibrous stems easily chipped up. The pile of prunings had been rained upon for over a week. So all being wet didn't help. But for the most part the chipper did a great job. The power of the engine impressed me - large material was just gobbled up, sort of like an explosion. I quickly learned that all personal protective equipment (PPE) was very important. Chips were flying in all directions. I used my own PPE, since the supplied PP equipment (ear-muffs, gloves, goggles) was not of highest quality. But I used inserted ear plugs plus over the ear hearing protection, dust mask, eye goggles and light gloves. While I made an effort to direct the chip stream into a 50 gallon metal garbage can, many chips were spread far and wide. So my wife will be making a canvas tube that can be tied to the chipper output chute. This will direct more of the chips into the can. Bear in mind that along with the chips is a tremendous amount of air that is propelling the chips. But this is a work in progress. In general our yard doesn't allow for uncontrolled expelling of the chips. The only defect I found with anything was with the key-operated lockout-on/off switch mounted on the top chute above the engine. It did not work at all to kill the engine. The engine cable is fully inserted in the lead cable for the switch. But it has no effect on the engine with either way the key is turned. But the handy fuel shutoff lever below the air cleaner quickly kills engine power. So I'll be draining the break-in oil even though it has only 2 hours on the engine. At bit over 1/2 quart, the expense isn't a lot. At 5 hours I'll do another oil change as per the Kohler manual. The chipper won't be used again for a few months. So I'd rather have fresh oil inside during the inactive period. Overall I am very pleased with my new chipper. I consider it to be a great value, particularly with Home Depot's special price that was 2-3 hundred dollars less than from other sources. Free shipping to store was another plus. If I had to do it over again, I would pay the $45 for home delivery. The round trip fuel cost to drive to and from Home Depot wasn't much less than that. But seeing how well the chipper is protected by its wooden crate, along with the excellent packing of parts inside, one can be confident that the chipper will arrive in good shape. Any damage to the wood crate during shipping could be noted on the shipping receipt. The crate takes quite a bit of time to open. There's a forklift base with 4 sides and a top all held together by bend-over metal tabs. These take a bit of finessing to get the sides to come apart. I kept the crate for further use in the future. I've had the chipper less than a week. But I'm excited how much work it will save me compared to an electric chipper I've endured for years. Before purchase I talked at length to Greg the owner of the Detail K2 company. He was most helpful in answering my questions. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this product. It has exceeded my expectations.
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