I own an almost new Power King wood chipper. Great unit and really well made, however, long story short I ended up with the 9.5hp model through no choice of my own. I want to repower the chipper vs. re-selling the chipper, and have been looking at low cost options. The motor on the chipper now is a Kohler, but the name doesn't mean as much as it did to me in years gone by. To that point I can find engines manufactured by Duramax with electric start rated at 16hp for $350 at the local HD. Anyone have any experience with the brand?? I know, you get what you pay for, but the chipper isn't critical in the same way my tractor is, and buying from HD is at least better than buying from Ebay.
Any thoughts would be welcome.
I own the same chipper as below but with 4 less horsepower. I believe the upgrade to 16hp should be just about perfect.
WoodMaxx DC-1260 gas engine powered wood chipper (1999.00) - YouTube