What You Need to Know About Chipper Shredders

Keeping a tidy yard may seem unmanageable with all that fall brings - like leaves, twigs and small branches - but using the right tools can help you achieve a clutter-free outdoor environment you can be proud of.

A chipper shredder like the CS 4325 Chipper Shredder is ideal for removing large amounts of leaves and twigs, and can also provide other benefits to your lawn and garden. However, before you begin the cleanup process, it's important to know a few things about chipper shredders so your lawn can reap the benefits these machines offer.

  • Know your options: Consider how much and what type of debris your yard accumulates during autumn to help you choose between a chipper shredder and chipper shredder vacuum. While a chipper shredder helps you to easily get rid of and chop up fallen branches and leaves, a chipper shredder vacuum provides an extra bonus by having the maneuverability of a walk-behind mower, letting you get to those hard-to-reach areas with a vacuum hose. The CSV 060 Push Chipper Shredder Vac is a great option for larger yards that collect a lot of leaves.
  • Remember to recycle: Remember there are other chipper shredder benefits besides removing leaves and debris ' it can also produce nutrients and materials for other lawn and garden projects. You can use the chipping functionality to turn twigs and small branches into fine wood chips for your own nutrient-rich mulch or you can utilize the shredding component for leaves and add them to your compost pile.
  • Cut down on time and space: Removing a substantial amount of leaves from your yard can turn into a daylong project and result in a pile of filled bags. However, a chipper shredder is a convenient option, transforming 10 bags of debris into one for an easy cleanup process. This will help you cut down on time and space.
  • Maintain and inspect: Make it a point to inspect your chipper shredder on a regular basis and check that the discharge doesn't build up with processed material. Doing so can prevent proper discharge and result in kickback of material through the feed opening.

For safety purposes, avoid wearing loose clothing while operating your chipper shredder and always be sure to wear protective eyewear and closed-toe shoes.