If you’re maintaining a large garden that generates a substantial amount of waste material, the powerful and robustly constructed Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder will prove a real boon!
It’s equipped with two in-feed points: there’s a wide-aperture hopper for the fast and efficient deposition of leaves, grass-clippings and other green debris; and a smaller, cone-shaped chute designed to accept branches up to a hefty 4.9cm in diameter.
The shredding-system consists of a series of metal flails which will reduce that green waste to an easily manageable and highly compostable mulch; while the chipping-system comprises a flywheel-mounted HS steel knife that will effortlessly turn branches into woodchips perfect for pathways and frost protection.
The Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder features a belt drive that ensures the worst impact an overload can have is a broken belt, rather than the terminal engine-damage that can occur with a crankshaft-type drive.
A 212cc OHV-configured four-stroke engine delivers its power quietly, smoothly and efficiently; while twin transport-wheels - with sizeable pneumatic tyres - make around-the-garden movement simple.
A very high-powered petrol chipper-shredder for heavier-duty domestic use
HS steel blades for a faster work-rate and enhanced chipping capacity
Large, gnarly branches won’t prove a problem
Also suitable for green waste (leaves, hedgecuttings, etc.)
Pneumatic tyres for comfortable movement around the work area
Basically it works as you would expect given its design. Chipping works well with straight branches - others will need cutting into sections. Shredding needs care and thought. When working with one year growth hedge-cuttings (beech, bay, hazel etc) you will need to cut the clippings into 4 to 6 inch bits before shredding if you are going to avoid the hopper jamming up regularly. Also you will still get lengths of twig coming out the back-end chute and jamming in the grills sufficient to cause a build up of shredded material back into the shredding area unless you clear it regularly.
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