Small (cheaper) Chipper

Is there such a thing? I’m looking a small chipper with a spout to chip into a low tipping trailer. We do garden maintenance so it is all fairly small  prunings up to about 3 inches  , something easy moved into the trailer or van. There are a lot of Chinese ones out there that everyone says to stay away from , are there any good brand 3 inch chippers around £2000 thanks 

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    Go look at s 2nd hand Eliet Pro. Used a lot by hire shops so come up quite often.

    Its more a shredder with reversible 3 point blades but capable of handling 3-4” wood. Good chute which makes it easy to load 

    Uses a good Honda engine, well built and importantly has no s’sticky’ out bits ( look at its shape) which is great for loading in via side door against bulkhead and doesn’t get damaged in the vans.

    We had 2off but got rid of one a few years ago as we started to use towable shredder/chippers.

    The 1 left is still a useful bit of kit for difficult access sites.

    ps don’t buy ‘cheap’ new ones...with the bashing they get they just don’t last

    • Great thanks I’ll have a look 

  • PRO

    Agree with Gary, tried a smaller chipper/ shredder. At the time I didn't think it was small - 8hp, chip and shred chutes.

    Took an age to get through waste, got rid of it last year.

    Now have an Eliet Super Prof, hydro feed, 16hp Briggs twin, powered drive. Will easily shred 3" wood. The best part is that it will deal with alot of green waste as well as more woody material e.g. conifer cuttings, shrub prunings etc etc.

    Speeds the work up no end, we can concentrate on getting the work done, then lay out a tarpaulin shred on it and shift it off to the van.

    Only downside I would say is that there is no chute to direct the shreddings in to a van or trailer, but really as Gary says, they go through garden gates so I take the shredder to the waste and then shovel it in to bags.

    • Some of the Eliets have spouts don’t they?

      • PRO

        They do. If I had more cash I would have likely bought a 'spouted' version. 

        Still, if taking them through gates in to gardens, a tipper or trailer probably wouldn't fit, so a spout has little use that I can see.

        The ideal scenario would be to shred straight in to a trailer or tipper, much like large chippers do. Alot of my work is in back gardens, so if there is no vehicle access shredded waste needs moving, or I guess raw waste could be moved to a front garden area for shredding. Seems like a lot of hassle to me.

        Swings and roundabouts!

  • PRO

    We tend to recycle & use on site.

    It makes a great mulch so it normally gets shovelled from the ground into bins/wheel barrows and spread in suitable areas.

  • PRO

    Jansen gts is around the £2000 mark.

    look at them on YouTube, they look capable of average garden jobs.

    Having owned a greenmech cs100,they are a great piece of kit.


    • Yea I saw them too , I wonder has anyone used them on here. The CS 100 would be nice to have but too much money and nearly too big for what I’m looking for I think 

      • PRO

        Rock machinery make a good small chipper too.

  • I take it you would charge to use a chipper/shredder on site because presumably you are charge XX amount per ton/trailer/van load at the moment.  I only ask because I have thought about buying one but after awhile clients expect  you to have this and you are not really getting rid of the waste and they see this as a cost saving rather than an extra cost.  

    On a different not just had a look at the Eliet and it looks a good machine.  Is this something that can be moved around on your own or does it required 2 people?

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