If you spend a lot of time dealing with sticks, leaves, twigs, and branches, then a chipper shredder is an essential tool for your backyard.
Chipper shredders eliminate the need for hacking, stacking, burning and breaking. You just feed it all into the chute, then watch huge piles of branches and leaves quickly turn into small mounds of useful mulch. These awesome machines can turn twelve bags of garden waste into a single bag of chips!
Chipper shredders aren't just ace at dealing to waste. Essentially two machines in one, the wood chipper makes uniformly sized wood chips, and the leaf shredder makes nutrient rich green mulch. Both the mulch and the chips (contrary to popular belief) make excellent additions to your compost and increase the fertility of your soil.
If you regularly use a garden waste collection service, you'll save money in the long run by getting your own chipper shredder. You can keep your property tidy, save space in landfills, and use the mulch to make your garden thrive. Why hire one, when for not much more, you can have one of your very own.
While there are electric chippers on the market, they won't do the trick when it comes to thicker sticks. Petrol and diesel chippers are far more effective for the kinds of debris that will inevitably come your way.
For smaller jobs around the house, a petrol model under 10HP is a good choice. They're easy to manoeuvre and relatively light. If your main focus is on shredding leaves and chipping branches less than 3” thick, these models will do the job nicely.
Bigger jobs need bigger chippers. If you need to chip branches that are thicker than 3” in diameter, or if you need to deal to tougher material like flax, palm fronds, and heavily pruned fruit tree branches, you should take a look at a petrol chipper over 10HP, or a diesel model. These pack a tonne of grunt, as seen on Trade Tested's world famous Will it Chip (watch it here). Larger chippers usually come with a handy ATV / trailer towing hitch, perfect for moving them around bigger properties.
All our chippers feature an oversize funnel, which makes them very speedy leaf shredders.
There are a few simple things you can do to avoid any chipping mishaps. Always check the chutes to make sure nothing's fallen in between chips. Avoid wearing baggy clothing that could get caught, and use goggles and earmuffs to protect your eyes and ears. While chipping, keep your body, and especially your head, clear of openings incase the chipper kicks back some debris.
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