Earthquake 22753 Review.
The Tazz K42 wood chipper is also called the Earthquake 22753.
It’s one of the most popular homeowner chipper shredders — affordable price, powerful engine/torque, and perfect for medium size branches and leaves.
In terms of power, the Tazz K42 wood chipper sits between the Tazz K32 and K33.
It comes equipped with has a slightly smaller 205cc engine, but better torque and same 3600 RPM.
Power: Briggs & Stratton 205cc Engine
Weight: 139 pounds
The grinding chamber stands 34-inches high and contains 2 J-Hammers and 2 TRI-Hammers.
You can feed branches or yard waste into the main chute or use the bottom chute for larger branches/bundles.
Buyers love how it’s a continuous-feed wood chipper — it’s great for dicing through wood branches up to 3″ thick or shredding hand-fulls of leaves.
It’s more affordable than other Tazz chippers + has many of the same features w/ similar performance.
Earthquake 22753 Review:
- Engine: 4-cycle 205cc Briggs & Engine
- Hopper: 34-inch tall
- Weight: 129 pounds
- Power: 360 RPM
- Branches: up to 3-inches (diameter)
- Gross Torque: 9.00 ft. per lb
Chipper Grinding Chamber:
- Hopper: 16.75″ x 13.25″
- Grinding Chamber:
- 2 J-Hammers
- 2 TRI-Hammers
- 2 Knives
- Shreds up to 1/20th of its original volume
- Passed ANSI B71.6 safety standards
Earthquake 22753 Chipper Shredder:
The Tazz K42 comes mostly preassembled and is easy to set up.
Unlike similar wood chippers, the K42 is relatively lightweight at only 129 pounds — buyers say it can take 15 to 30 mins to set up (depending on how familiar you are with its design).
As a gas-powered chipper shredder it has a 0.80 gallon fuel tank and rip-cord starter.
Buyer reviews say the rip-cord can be a little tricky, but most buyers get it running by the third try.
Like the Tazz K32 and K33, the steel hopper stands 34″ above the ground (for safety reasons).
You can use the top grinding chamber for regular size leaf bundles or branches up to 3-inches — but the Tazz K42 also comes with a bottom chute for branches larger than 3-inches.
The downside to using the bottom chute is that the process is a little slower.
By using only the grinder the K42 chipper can handle a continuous feed of branches or leaves.
Earthquake 22753 Review:
The K42 model is should be enough power for most households, but if you need to upgrade I created this Tazz Wood Chipper comparison chart detailing all the models and features.
|TAZZ K32 Chipper||TAZZ K33 Chipper||TAZZ K42 Chipper||TAZZ K52 Chipper|
|Engine||212cc Viper||301cc Viper||Briggs & Stratton||Kohler Engine|
|Torque||8.86 ft./lb.||13.28 ft./lb.||9.0 ft./lb.||8.5 ft./lb.|
|Weight||121 pounds||140 pounds||129 pounds||119 pounds|
** grinding chamber for all Tazz wood chippers is the same
Earthquake 22753 Chipper Review:
For anyone overseeing large wooded areas, having a reliable wood chipper is the practical solution.
The Tazz K42 is not only great for chipping and shredding, but it’s also easy maintenance.
Purchase includes a debris bag — makes for easy cleanup and if you’re going to recycle branches for wood chips, it’s a nice added bonus.
After reading buyer reviews, the Tazz K42 is used for a variety of purposes — some are individual households and others are businesses or companies. One buyer owned an archery property and another was a local elementary school.
Overall the K42 appears to be a good purchase.
It’s an affordable wood chipper that will be sustainable for multiple years.