Today we are looking at the Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper-Shredder, a mid-range chipper shredder. The chipper shredder is currently on special offer for £1019, which offers a saving of £100.
Yesterday we looked at a similar machine, the Apache ZOE 50 Petrol Chipper Shredder. The Apache petrol chipper shredder is currently available for £1229, offering a saving of £70.
Masport makes a range of different machinery for the garden including rotary mowers, cylinder mowers and chippers. Masport was founded in 1910 in Auckland, New Zealand, so they have 111 years in the garden machinery industry!
The Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper-Shredder comes with a powerful Briggs & Stratton 6.5 hp commercial engine.
Masport’s efficient and powerful shredding system consists of nine metal flails and a flywheel mounted chipper blade.
- Powerful Briggs & Stratton commercial 6.5 hp overhead valve engine.
- Two-year warranty.
- Flywheel mounted chipper blade.
- Flail type shredder.
- 65 mm chipping capacity.
- Belt drive transmission to protect the engine.
- Heavy-duty 5 mm steel plate construction.
- Transport wheels for manoeuvrability.
- Masport has been in the garden machinery business for 111 years.
The Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper-Shredder is powered by a high specification Briggs & Stratton engine. With a 208 cc engine developing 6.5 hp, the commercial-grade overhead valve engine develops excellent power and economy.
The Briggs & Stratton engine has a gear-driven lubrication system that helps to give the engine a long life. The Magnetron electronic ignition system ensures easy and reliable starting. The engine has a straightforward recoil rope start.
The Briggs & Stratton engine comes with a dual air filter to give your engine maximum protection. It is of utmost importance to keep the air filter clean at all times. Failure to clean the air filter regularly will result in more engine performance and potential engine damage. A few minutes of maintenance regularly can considerably extend the life of the engine.
With twin hoppers, the Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper-Shredder can cope with shredding and wood chipping. The small hopper is for branches up to 6.5 cm in diameter and the larger hopper is for shredding leaves, hedge clippings and green waste etc.
Branches are fed through the hardened steel blades that are mounted on a flywheel, this then produces quality woodchip. The woodchip can either be used as a mulch or composted, which is my preferred way. The shredder works by a series of metal flails that act like hammers and smash green garden waste into a fine mulch that can be composted.
Shredding green waste products from the garden drastically helps the composting process. The machine will considerably reduce the green waste in size making it much quicker and efficient to compost. I like to put everything back that I take out the garden. In other words, everything that is compostable, I will compost and then spread on the garden in the winter months. It’s amazing how beneficial this process is when it’s repeated year after year.
Built To Last
The Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper-Shredder is built to last. The 5 mm steel side plates protect the machine and give you many years of life. At the top of each hopper, there is a moulded UV resistant poly hopper that is attached to the steel plating.
With a petrol chipper shredder, one of the many benefits available is the fact that the machine can be wheeled anywhere in the garden with no electric cable restrictions. I always like to take the machine to the work rather than bring the work to the machine. In this way, it reduces the amount of bulky material to handle.
The chipper shredder has a simple and straightforward belt drive. One of the advantages of a belt drive is the fact that if anything jams up within the machine, the belts will slip and protect the engine against any damage.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Masport has had a huge amount of experience in the manufacture of horticultural products. 111 years to be precise! The Masport is a well-built long-lasting machine designed for home use. With the commercial-grade Briggs & Stratton engine, the machine should give many years of trouble-free service.
The petrol chipper shredder comes with a two-year warranty for peace of mind.
|Engine Make||Briggs and Stratton|
|Engine Model||Intek I/C OHV|
|Engine Power||6.5hp / 4.8kW|
|Cutting System||Twin Cutting-System – 9 Flails / Chipper Blade|