A Guide to Petrol Shredders and Chippers
Here at Gardenlines we offer a wide range of petrol garden shredders and chippers to make light work of even the biggest shredding job.
Petrol garden shredders and chippers offer great shredding capabilities and a lot of power. The great range of petrol shredders for sale here means there’s something for everyone. We’ve got petrol shredders that are perfect for both domestic and commercial use. Petrol garden shredders are the heavy duty answer to disposing of large amounts of brush, branches and cuttings.
Top of the range petrol garden shredders and chippers are powered by 10hp engines and can weigh over 100kg. These tough, fast, versatile machines mean business. Sitting on semi-pneumatic tyres for easy manoeuvrability, many petrol shredders come with large collector bags to hold the huge amount of chippings they produce.
Because these petrol garden shredders and chippers need less power, fuel consumption, noise levels and vibrations are all reduced. And as the knife drum goes through a continuous cycle, the wood is successively split and cut until small enough to fall through a sieve, making for better composting material.
Many petrol shredders and chippers possess double the chipper capacity of electric models; shredding branches up to 70mm in diameter. Petrol garden shredders use various cutting systems, one being the flailing-blades method. As many as 12 staggered metal flails are supported on high steel rods. This self-feeding cutting style is incredibly efficient, as wood is cut in the same direction as the fibres.
The dual-knife method is also self-feeding as rotating knives, placed at pitched angles, pull and cut branches in the same process. As the knives are reversible, their life expectancy is doubled.
The third style of cutting system used in petrol garden shredders is similar to that incorporated in impact shredders, as a sharp rotating blade slices the material.
Extra petrol garden shredder features include feed rollers and vacuum nozzles, but whatever shredder you buy, safety is paramount. Wear gloves and eye protection and consider ear defenders when using the most powerful models.
View our full range of petrol garden shredders.