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I'm hoping to add a chipper/shredder to my kit and I've seen this Husqvarna model quite close to me. They're a well respected brand but I can't find hardly any reviews on them online so wanted to know if anyone has any real world experience with them.

Husqvarna Duo Pro for sale


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    I have a small chipper ( not this one ) which i am sure is reliable , as is my chipper very reliable but its just not viable in terms of time having to spend loading it up then deal with the chippings . 

    There are plenty for sale due to lack of use . My own chipper stands unused in a customers garage , the money i spent on it could have been more prudently invested .  

    It depends on your set up though at the end of the day and if you have the time to process waste on site but in my experience its quicker to manage waste in other ways . 

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      Cheers John. This is a concern for me with the cheaper models is that you can't just seem to throw the waste in and let it do it's thing, there always seems to be some fiddling to get the branches in or unblocking the chutes, which takes up too much time. That being said, when I've hired in the big chippers, it's a nice respite to take a few minutes 'break' and throw some green stuff in the chippers.

      I want to convince more of my clients to compost a lot of their waste so we can mulch the beds and hedges and with some well chipped product it doesn't take a lot of time to break down if done properly. I'm looking to be prepared for the autumn and winter in keeping a steady flow of work coming in too. Leaf collection that normally ends up stuffed in recyling bins can be shredded and thrown into the compost as well as the dead wood that falls into the gardens, and then during the winter making sure the compost is looked after properly, and if needed mulching beds to keep conditions optimal over the winter.

      It might be a bit of a faff to some people but I have some clients on board who'd be keen on this.


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