Leaf Shredder- Choosing the Right One

A leaf shredder can be purchased with extra options, so it is sometimes hard to know which one to choose. This article will give you facts and information to help you may an informed decision on purchasing a leaf shredder. You will find that the prices of leaf shredders will vary according to the options that they come with. Your landscaping will be greatly enhanced by having a leaf shredder available to produce a good quantity of mulch.

"Leaf Shredder"

Patriot Chipper/Leaf Shredder

When searching for lawn equipment, such as a leaf shredder, keep in mind the capability of the machine. Some shredders are made to shred only leaves, while others are more versatile and can handle other small jobs. Keep in mind that a leaf shredder is not intended to chop up branches from trees. Most leaf shredders will do a great job on shredding leaves and small plant clippings into a fine mulch that can be used elsewhere in your yard or garden.

How are Leaf Shredders Powered?

A leaf shredder will be powered by electricity or by gasoline. Each of these will have its own advantage. Some homeowners may prefer it because of the hassle that gasoline engines can sometimes present. This is especially true when you have a string pulled type. An electric start would probably be preferred in this case. All you have to do is to place some models over a trash can and the clippings will fall right into the container. You may also choose a fully compact model that stands on its own. This type allows you to simply feed the leaves into the machine. You will find you have many mulching options that will give you a beautiful landscape and save you money at the same time.

What are the advantages of using a leaf shredder?

A leaf shredder will save you a lot of bending over, but will, primarily, give you some great mulch material to use in your flower beds or compost pile. The smaller the leaves are shredded, the faster the material will decompose. It will also save you money on having to purchase leaf bags for trash pickup if you don’t mulch your leaves.

A Few Shredder Brands

Patriot CSV-2525 14 Amp electric wood chipper/leaf shredder comes with great ratings from people who have used them and tried them out. This model is more expensive than the others, but is well worth the money when it comes to capabilities, power, and durability.

ECHO Shred ‘N’ Vac- If you are looking for a piece of equipment that will do a complete job of blowing, shredding and bagging your leaves, then you should check out the Shred N’ Vac machine. This machine is equipped to, not only remove leaves, but will shred small twigs and grass. It will reduce having to stoop over, but will hold a 2 bushel sized bag. It is more like a two system blower and vacuum & shredder in one. They come equipped with tubes to convert them into which ever device you need at the time.

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Flowtron LE-900 Mulcher/Leaf Shredder

The LE-900 Leaf-Eater mulcher/shredder has a motor that has overload protection. It also has adjustments for changing the shredding from fine to coarse. It is popular because it is very lightweight and easy to use and goes instantly from shredding to mulching providing a quick and efficient clean up of materials.


*Tip- there are many quality shredders offered by retailers that will do a very good job on your bagging needs. Be sure to check out the capabilities of each machine when you are comparing prices.

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