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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 6:49 pm 
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OK, I don't want to chip 8" thick logs but I would absolutely love a light duty shredder that would eat things like rose branches, hedge trimmings and maybe a little cardboard - or clumps of too-big compost particles that I want smaller to increase surface area.

Don't want an $800 deal with a bass boat motor, frankly something electric would do quite nicely.... using the mower and alleged shredder vac is not sufficient.

Anyone making something like this??? Sufficient to grind up say...1/4 thick branches, leaves, clumps of horsedoodoo and woodchips????


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:35 am 
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Any ole lawn mower and a stationary hard wall, is a great start for shredding small limbs and leaves. Then you can rake the shredded stuff into your compost pile.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:37 pm 
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That's kinda what i do now but wind up with lots of debris flying around and rose thorns in the section of grass along the driveway I use for choppin....

Any idea if anyone makes something that grinds/shreds light branches, leaves etc??? the big multi-HP gas ones seem like overkill for light duty and the mower is kinda coarse and throws debris kinda dangerously.

lol, maybe i should shut up about this idea and go build one to market.


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For shredding leaves from my yard for the compost pile, I use a black and decker leaf blower. It's attachments can be reassembled to with a nozzle to suck leaves, paper, small sticks and shread them into small particles. The particles are deposited in a carry bag. I use it to gather up large amounts of leaves without having to bag.

One caveat: It takes some patience with the leaves. Going too fast clogs the vacuum system.

It cost about $75 over six years ago. Still going strong.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:11 pm 
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I use the same gadget but it chokes on rose clippings and twigs....

There has to be a better way. Who's feeling entreprenurial today??????

Maybe I will need to check Ebay for one of the big suckers.

Thanks for the suggestions, will let ya know if i can find the right critter somewhere.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:11 pm 
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I found a little one at Gardners Supply. I don't know how good it will work, but can give it a look see, and it is less then $200.

http://www.gardeners.com/sell.asp?ProdG ... 87#SpecAtG

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:41 pm 
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:D I found another little shredder for you. Harbor Freight has a 2 HP model for $199.99, regular $149.99. It is in the sale I received today. I am including the URL to look at. I don't know where you live, but if it is DFW, there is two stores. Look up item number 41098

http://www.harborfreight.com/

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Make that $119.99. My fingers are playing tricks on me again (LOL).

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VERY COOL!!!!

Thanks Greg, you have found my birthday present... my fiance will hate you but I love ya!!! This one looks like exactly what i need. Let me know how it works when you get done surreptitiously stealing branches from the neighbors!!!

Chuck


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