Gardening is always a lot of work. And while you do your gardening routine, you are often left with so much waste, such as branches not suitable for composting. You can just throw them away, sure. But how about buying a garden shredder and turning the branches into a fertilizer for your garden? Today, there is a fairly large selection of machines of varying complexity and power that can quickly free your garden from the debris. Do not know which of these machines to choose? Let's explore the options!
A good solution from SuperHandy in the form of a small wood chipper for your garden, made of polypropylene body and weighing 24.2 pounds, with small wheels for easy transportation. The wood chipper is equipped with a powerful 15A 1800W 120VAC 60Hz belt driven motor capable of 1.57" (39mm) maximum chopping power up to 17:1 and capable of 4100rpm. Working from the consumption of clean air and low noise level, the sawdust is collected in a bag, and in order to bring the wood into the bunker, a push shovel can be used. The wood chipper has overload protection.
Landworks offers a compact yet powerful and efficient wood chipper measuring 34.6 x 32.2 x 22.8 inches and weighing approximately 100 pounds, powered by a 7 hp horizontal 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHV gasoline engine. This mini wood chipper has a 15:1 gear ratio, allowing you to chip/chop/mulch large volumes with a large extended feed chute for branches, sticks and debris up to 3 inches. Made of heat-treated, powder-coated stainless steel and powered by gasoline.
The GreatCircleUSA wood shredder, weighing approximately 125 pounds, can be hitched to a garden vehicle such as a lawnmower or ATV for easy movement around the yard. The chopper is designed with a gear ratio of 15:1 when using the top chopper/grinder hopper with a MAX capacity or an attached mulching vacuum cleaner. It is equipped with a powerful horizontal 4-stroke single-cylinder OHV gasoline engine with 7 hp, which can easily handle wood up to 3 inches in diameter. The maximum capacity is 0.7 gallons and has a maximum speed of 3600 rpm.
This 3-in-1 shredder mulcher is designed to have a 15:1 shredding ratio when using a MAXIMUM 1/2" shredding/shredding top bin; side twig/branch trough MAX 3" or attachable leaf vacuum for mulching. Unlike other shredders, the slant design reduces jams; Connect your ATV, lawn mower/small tractor for easy transportation with the tow hitch kit and use the vacuum inlet for easy leaf mulching with the suction kit. This wood chipper has a horizontal 4-stroke single-cylinder overhead valve gasoline engine with a capacity of 7 HP. With. It weighs 120 pounds and the mulch can be collected in a special bag.
This wood chipper from All Power America has a 7HP 208cc OHV engine with direct drive dual gearbox. The maximum cutting diameter of wood is as much as 4 inches at a maximum cutting speed of 2200 rpm. Equipped with double blades with double edge and adjustable 180 degrees (up/down); 2 V-belt/transmission design Comes with 10" tires and 21" wheelbase; input size 18 x 15 inches. Used for off-road only. Weight is 230 pounds with dimensions of 55 x 21 x 44 inches.
How to choose a good wood chipper
The first thing to think about is for what specific purpose you want to purchase a wood chipper. If you just want to remove small wood waste like branches and leaves, then a machine with a swath cutting system is more suitable for you. If you need to chop large branches, then a wood chipper with a knife system can be considered. Or maybe you want your device to be universal and cope with both small wood waste and large ones; in this case a machine with a milling and turbine system, which is considered more universal, may suit you.
It is worth paying attention to the nutrition and mobility of your wood chipper. The shredders are fed either by electricity or by electricity and gasoline / diesel, its dimensions, power of work, and hence the ability to move around the site with it, depends on it. Some shredders can be both compact and have small wheels for easy movement, or be much larger and move like a trailer. Working from electricity involves the use of extension cords, and from liquid fuel there will be noise.
You can also take into account the fact that different types of wood shredders have different types of collection of recycled waste. Depending on the compactness of the wood chipper, sawdust can be collected both in small bags, in large branded bags, in containers that cannot be replaced with a bag, or according to the harvester principle, that is, pouring processed into a trailer or something else.