Today we are looking at the FBT400 Heavy-Duty Petrol Chipper-Shredder. This petrol chipper shredder is on special offer at £1195, a saving of £295. With a 420 cc engine that develops 15 hp and comes with overhead valve technology, which in turn produces excellent economy. This is certainly one of the more powerful petrol chipper-shredders that I have come across. To be fair even the towed professional wood chippers start at 18 hp and go up to about 40 hp. They obviously go higher when you get into the larger heavy-duty wood chippers.
- A high-powered petrol chipper-shredder for heavy duty domestic use.
- HS steel blades for longer-lasting life and stay sharp longer.
- Chips large branches up to 4 inches (102 mm) capacity.
- Ideal for green waste, including leaves, hedge cuttings, twigs and more.
- Pneumatic tyres for easy movement and transport.
- Dual input chute for branches and shredding.
- High torque transmission belt.
The Feider FBT400 Heavy-Duty Petrol Chipper-Shredder has a large capacity for a petrol chipper-shredder. It will cope with branches up to 4 inches (102 mm) which is more than enough for most gardeners. Anything larger than 4 inches I would be logging up for the fire!
There are two feed chutes, one is for branches and the other is for shredding leaves, grass clippings, small twigs and much more. The idea of shredding leaves and hedge clippings etc is to help the material compost quicker. I always try and put back into the garden everything that I take out. Through doing this on a regular basis it greatly improves the soil, which in turn helps the plants and makes weeding your borders easier. Everything that you grow in your garden can potentially be put back in!
If you’re looking for a slightly smaller capacity petrol chipper-shredder you may be interested in the Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder. This petrol chipper-shredder obviously doesn’t have the capacity of the Feider FBT400 Heavy-Duty Petrol Chipper-Shredder. This machine again is on special offer at £795 and offers a saving of £204.
If you’re a keen gardener and have lots of pruning and branches to dispose of the Feider FBT400 Heavy-Duty Petrol Chipper-Shredder is a great option. It definitely offers value for money for petrol chipper-shredder of this power and with the five-year warranty, it helps to give peace of mind when purchasing. I’m all for keeping costs and overheads down when it comes to machinery.
|Engine Power||15hp / 11.2KW @ 3600rpm|
|Cutting System||2 x HS Steel Knives|
|Transport Wheels||Yes – with Pneumatic Tyres|
|Warranty||5 Year Warranty (terms & conditions apply)|