Here is a good and solid video review of the Eliet Vector 4s shredder. I have embedded the YouTube video into the webpage below, where you can see the Eliet shredder in action.
Most pieces of machinery have model names; in this case the 4S stands for four seasons. So, in other words, the spreader is ideal for use throughout the year. It’s ideal for green waste, composting, woody waste etc., literally, all that garden waste that you collect throughout the year can be put through the chipper and composted.
The range of Eliet shredders has a unique blade system, totally different to any other manufacturer. There’s very quick and easy access to get to the blades, so you can quickly see if they are blunt or not. If you’re hiring the machine out, blades can very easily be checked to see that no damage has occurred, which is quite a plus point! There’s a swing door to access the blades.
The Eliet Vector 4s is fitted with 20 serrated toothed blades; the fundamental principle is designed to drag the material into the blades and act like a chopping principle. The blades will act like an axe and drag the boarding as it goes. The other very useful feature of the Eliet Vector 4s shredder is the fact that it has rollers to feed the material into the machine. In the video, you can see that the spreader makes excellent material which can either be composted or spread on borders. Personally, I would prefer to compost the material for a year and then spread the compost after it has broken down a bit. However, other people often prefer to spread the chippings directly.
All the Eliet shredders have the same chipping principle. However, the higher you go up the range, the larger the engine power, and the number of cutting teeth increases.
It is possible to actually blow the chippings directly onto your flowerbeds or shrub borders if you’re not going to compost the chippings. The spout can be turned in any direction, which makes it highly manoeuvrable and enables you to put the chippings exactly where you want them to go. Simply undo the lock screw and swivel the blower spout to the required position.
Semi Professional Shredder
The Eliet Vector 4s shredder is a semiprofessional shredder that is capable of handling an 80 mm diameter branch. That equals slightly over 3 inches in Imperial measurements.
With a 75 cm wheelbase, it’s ideal and compact for getting around driveways and paths and into back gardens etc.
Honda Petrol Engine
I am pleased to see that the Eliet Vector 4S shredder is powered by a 13 hp 4 stroke Honda petrol engine. I have owned and used a lot of machines which are powered by Honda. I don’t think that I have ever had a problem with a Honda engine, they are extremely reliable and very economical.
In most cases, I have found that Honda engine start-up at the first pull, even if the engine has been left a year or so!
Three Different Options
The Eliet Vector 4s shredder comes in three versions. There is a self-propelled wheeled version, and a push version. There is now also a tracked version, which is great, but obviously, it does increase the cost of the machine.
The drive speed is adjusted by twisting the grip on the handlebars in forward or reverse; the further you twist it, the faster you go!
One of the main advantages of the Vector spreader is the fact that it has self-feeding properties, so you don’t have to push the material into the chute; it feeds itself. Once you have pushed the material into the chute, you can walk away and pick up your next piece of material. The rollers will pull the material into the shredding blades.
Reversible feed rollers
Another useful feature of the Vector is that if any material becomes jammed or stuck, you can reverse the rollers easily to clear the blockage. There is a lever that simply enables you to simply reverse the rollers.
The Eliet Vector 4s shredder comes with a simple Park brake that locks on the tyres. So there is no danger of the machine moving when you are shredding material. The foot pedal simply turns a break on and off.
For safety, there is a stop switch in a very prominent position, should the machine need to be turned off quickly. Just make sure that you untwist the stop button before you try and start the machine again!
You can see that the Eliet Vector 4s shredder is more than capable of taking various types of material. From large and long branches to Brussel sprouts stems. All this green waste can be turned into valuable compost. I have heard many people say that the range of Eliet shredders are brilliant, even the very small machines.