This has been one of the best, most reliable purchases I have made for our 4 acre property. The 10HP CSV is able to chip or shred virtually everything I throw at it. If it fits, it chips. We have been clearing cedar trees and it works like a charm. Quick to start, easy to service (including blade sharpening) and very manageable moving around a hillside with stones/boulders. Customer service from Patriot is stellar to boot. Would highly recommend to anyone.