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Posted by Josephine Ayre on Oct 22, 2012 in Chippers

At any given time, there are a number of different people looking at shredders for sale – homeowners who live on large properties with lots of garden debris to clear or businesses that are required to maintain parks for councils or national forests. To ensure that you are getting the right sort of shredder for your needs, what sorts of features and elements should you be looking for?

  • Power: Generally, shredders are available in either petrol-powered or electric models. For a more powerful machine, you will need one that is operated via petrol, whereas electric tends to be okay for smaller needs.
  • Size: There are various sizes of machine available, including those tiny ones that operate via electricity and those large industrial models that can be towed behind trucks.
  • Hopper: The hopper is where all of the tree limbs and garden debris is fed into the machine. Make sure that the hopper is wide enough to take the largest branches you will need to chip.
  • Features: Does the shredder come with any additional features? Some offer a storage compartment for keeping your safety glasses, gloves and other protective equipment.

If you are currently looking at shredders for sale, there are a number of reasons why you could make the wrong choice without even realizing it. By ensuring that you choose a machine that meets your needs entirely, you will be rewarded with a shredder that performs to its optimum and keeps your garden clear for many years to come.