Today we are looking at the Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder which at the time of writing is on special offer. The powerful wood chipper – shredder is currently selling for £795 which offers a saving of £204.
Yesterday we looked at the smaller The Feider FBT70 Petrol Shredder which offers excellent value for money at £389.95.
If you’re looking for something with a larger output and capacity and chipper – shredder that offers value for money, then it’s definitely worth looking at the Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder. This is a high-powered machine for domestic use that uses flails for shredding and blades for chipping. The heavy-duty steel blades stay sharp for longer keeping your machine working efficiently.
The Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder arrives assembled, so there are no worries regarding assembling. There is a standard two-year warranty or optional five-year warranty available to give you peace of mind.
- A powerful petrol Chipper – shredder designed for domestic use.
- Heavy duty steel blades (stay sharp longer).
- 4.9 cm chipping capacity.
- Shredding capabilities for leaves and hedge cuttings etc.
- Two year standard warranty with optional five year warranty.
- Pneumatic transport wheels – take the machine to the job.
- Two feed chutes.
- Belt drive transmission that offers engine protection.
- Customer satisfaction reviews.
Turn Prunings Into Compost
As I mentioned the other day, I like to be able to reuse everything that I take out the garden and put back. The Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder will allow you to do exactly that. Every garden generates garden waste, a chipper/shredder allows you to shred and chip or your garden waste. No more bonfires that will upset the neighbours!
Two Feed Points
The Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder is equipped with two feed points, one feed point that is ideal for leaves and grass clippings and similar material. The second point is a smaller chute that is designed for branches up to 4.9 cm (2.5 inches approximately) in diameter.
The chipper consists of two heavy-duty steel blades that are mounted on a flywheel. As the branches are fed through the chipper, the heavy-duty blades chip the branches into woodchip. The woodchip can then either be composted or spread on the garden. Personally, I prefer to compost my woodchip, however, there are times when woodchip can be used for pathways and mulching.
The shredding system is carried out by a series of flails that rotate at high speed on a rotor. These flails smash leaves and other garden waste into small pieces making them much easier to compost. Just remember that this machine is not a commercial machine where you can just shovel garden waste in at full speed. It does take time for the material to go through. If you’re looking for something faster we do have larger machines available.
Power from the engine to the flails and flywheel is transmitted through a belt drive. This ensures that if the machine is overloaded, the bout will slip, which in turn can damage the engine through abrupt stoppages.
Feider uses their own engine in the Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder as they do in many of their machines. The machine is powered by a 212cc overhead valve engine that offers quiet and economic smooth running.
One of the many advantages of a petrol-driven chipper is the fact that you can move it around anywhere in your garden without having to worry about electric power. It’s much easier to be able to take the machine to the job rather than taking the material to the job. The twin pneumatic transport wheels enable you to do just this.
The Feider FBT220 Petrol Chipper-Shredder is a domestic machine that offers excellent value for money. However, please remember that does take time to chip and shred the material, you can’t just shovel material and throw branches in like the commercial machines. One of the many great features is the fact that you can dispose of all your prunings and turn them into valuable compost or chippings.
The chipper/shredder comes with a two-year warranty or an optional five-year warranty. To me, this suggests that the manufacturer believes in their machine.
|Engine Power||6.5hp / 4.5kW @ 3600rpm|
|Cutting System||Twin Cutting-System – Flails / Chipper Blade|
|Chipping Capacity||4.9cm (Max.)|
|Transport Wheels||2 – with Pneumatic Tyres|
|Warranty||5 Year Warranty (terms & conditions apply)|