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Bang

BangMelbourne

  • 2 reviews

Tough piece of machinery

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Bought my Mulcher second hand off ebay and have been happy about my purchase ever since. Tough and robust I have fed in branches way too big with 3 people feeding them in for 2 days continuously. Keep the blades sharp and it just keeps on going. Blades are expensive but you get what you pay for. They last a long time and can be sharpened and turned around with a second cutting edge which means they last double the time. Needs a strong arm to get the flywheels spinning to start but starts easily. I have had it for 4 years now with out any issues, Other machines would be wrecked and worn out with the amount of use i have given it, but I expect to have this machine for years to come.

Date PurchasedJan 2015

Robust high volume chipper.

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Had the Piecemaker for 5 years and used it for many hours. Makes great mulch. Yes you need to correctly feed the waste into thehopper to avoid clogging. I also keep a pile of consumable sticks on hand to prod any waste that has not moved through the chipper. All in All a great help in converting garden waste to usable mulch on our 1 acre garden. Easy to start when serviced annually and the petrol is not stale. Must chip green and non hard wood. I never try to chip dry and hardened dead oak branches. The hardened oak will be chipped but the blades will blunt very quickly. Recommend the Piecemaker where you have a large garden.

Date PurchasedMar 2013
guru

guruAU

  • 2 reviews

Not even first tank of gas. Fail

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My son did not get through the first tank of gas. Then he just stuck it in his shed. Dads a mechanic so a couple of years Had strip it all down repair motor and fix spots of rust. Runming good now. Manual needs a decent exploded view of engine and chipper. Included bolts and washer sizes.

Date PurchasedApr 2016

Handy to have.

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It is great to have around to get rid of small branches and such things to make mulch. Briggs and Stratton motor starts easy blades easy to sharpen or replace. Has a good catcher I found it easy to take place to place not to bad on fuel simple to use. I have borrowed this machine.

Date PurchasedJun 2001

Brian

BrianMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 2 reviews

Greenfields Shredder, the piecemaker.

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Motor not the best to start when warm. As for shredding will not feed correctly, sticks with leaves twiggs with leaves, none feed correctly we have cleaned, we have made a push rod but it should self feed as other makes I have used do We purchased the unit from Stanford Mowers on Main Nth rd nth of Adelaide and on demo it looked to be the answer and we liked the robust design ( Purchased by Lockleys Bowling Club S Aust. )

Date PurchasedOct 2016

nbmoller

nbmollerAU

  • 38 reviews
  • 1 like

Just an outstanding machine

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Very well made, handles palm leaves, green or dry with ease. The briggs and stratton 850 motor is easy to start and service. The cleaning is very simple, just remove 2 wing nuts and brush out, the machine pretty much cleans itself when you dont use the catcher .
It chips to a very usesble , recycleable size.

Date PurchasedAug 2016

Sawin Hard

Sawin HardToowoomba

Really good machine, solid as a rock!

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Date PurchasedSep 2012

Thayyil V

Thayyil VHoppers Crossing

  • 7 reviews

Greenfield Chipper - Love It

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I bought a used Greenfield chipper with a Honda motor. I have had it for about 2 years. It is a well designed machine that make the job of chipping/shredding a breeze. I believe that this machine is made in Australia. It is strong, sturdy and hardly requires much cleaning after jobs.

Solid but not brilliant

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My view is that the machine is solid and strong, but I find the shoot very hard to use, it often clogs and I can't get the branches down into the blades. I am tempted to cut a shoot into the back of the existing shoot which would make it much easier to use. My neighbour has a cheap Ryobi mulcher which gives much better access to the blades, rips through work quicker. Of course it was heaps cheaper but it just keeps on going on and he could buy many for the cost of mine. Mine is more solid and stronger and will last much longer but his purchase decision may have been better.

Desmond

DesmondTweed Heads

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Replacement Parts

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Try as I may to buy Mulching Blades from multiple Greenfield dealers and even tried head office without success.
Keep getting the run around.
Four (4) Days of phone calls and waiting for phone calls without luck.
What the hells going on?
If I could get enlightened as to get a set...even after market would do!


Neale H

Neale HHamilton, NZ

One of my favourite tools!

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TIG65

TIG65

  • 5 reviews
  • 18 likes

Two failed crankshafts!

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David K

David KSE Queensland

Good but….

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Simon S.

Simon S.

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great Machine

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I bought this one second hand (2008 model) and it came with the Kawasaki 6.0 HP engine......does a great job on just about everything from palm fronds to hard wood, although the odd long 20-30 twig does get through occasionally without being chipped. Catcher is a great idea, I had an 1995 era Cox 8hp shredder once before which was good but not as good as the Piecemaker nor as fast. Blades need to be in optimal condition like many other brands but at least they are reversible. Kawasaki engine is smooth and runs extremely well although the oil plug location under the engine for oil changes is a pain in the a#$e to drain....side drain would have been easier to work with. Over-all I'm very happy with the machine

Legend WJ

Legend WJAU

  • 4 reviews
  • 8 likes

Legend machine

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Second machine we have purchased. Just brilliant,easy to move around,gets through most cuttings/ prunings easily.Motor starts with a chock set- up.All parts seem to be made with quality components.easy to service,blades can easily be sharpened with an angle grinder. This unit seems to be much quieter than our previous one .We had that one for 10 years without any problems.
Strong engine,easy to move around

Anthony

Anthony

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Greenfields piece maker starting

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Grahame W

Grahame WRichmond-Tweed, NSW

  • 7 reviews
  • 10 likes

very disappointed

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I bought the bigger motor version. It didn't do palm branches as advertised and Greenfields were not interested. The machine is not easy to move around. .no towing facilities and leaning it over to wheel makes the B&S motor very difficult to start. .the shoot clogs very easily and difficult to clear. Not a user friendly machine and mulch is not good quality with too many long twigs and leaves getting through.
against cheaper imported machine there are no obvious pros at all.
Difficult to maneuver, mulching misses many leaves and twigs. Doesn't do palms as advertised.

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Mowers Galore
Mowers Galore

I have put Palm fronds thru these machines myself and have never had an issue,
Have you had a good Greenfield dealer look at the issue, Might be as simple as blade adjustment

Grahame W
Grahame W

I contacted Greenfield even sent them photos. ..they told me to feed more slowly. ..sold the machine and bought a Chinese which I have used for several years without problems

Mowers Galore
Mowers Galore

Electric Fred

Electric Fred

  • 3 reviews

Some flaws but best on the market for my needs.

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Mowers Galore
Mowers Galore

Kwaka

KwakaQld, 4000

  • 34 reviews

Every garden should have one!!

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Decided this was the only home garden shredder/ mulcher to buy after reading lots of positive online research and a visit to local dealer. Very powerful 10 HP Briggs & Stratton engine does all garden waste even palm & banana fronds....but make sure they are green. Also I think it is preferable to buy the larger engine as I think they perform a lot better with palm/ banana waste.

Unfortunately had to wait approx 12 months to find a good second hand ones as I couldn't afford to buy new.
Simple design that works, easy to free up a clog if happens or change blades, very heavy duty construction, ample power
Expensive new

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Niffty
Niffty

Safepay

SafepayMelbourne

  • 3 reviews
  • 13 likes

Great addition to the tool shed

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Marian Zwart
Marian Zwart

I am looking for a garden waste shredder, small branches and leaves etc.. Anyone have any ideas for me.. It will be me using it, so It needs to be woman (strong) friendly. I do not read instructions.. (like most women) :)

Mowers Galore
Mowers Galore

The Greenfield Piecemaker with a 850 I/C Briggs and Stratton engine is a brilliant machine
and since 2012 they have dropped in price
I have them on special at Mowers Galore Hoppers Crossing for $1299 inc GST

Safepay
Safepay

Questions & Answers

Bunyip

Bunyipasked

I have a 18 month old Piecemaker with 11.5hp B&S. extremely difficult to start. Heavy to pull start and will not catch. I have only used it on about 6 occasions due to the problem of starting. It is advertised as easy to start, no prime and no choke, however it seems it needs it. Does anyone else have the same issue? I am at the stage of going back to the dealer and have them resolve it. It is also a heavy pull and my wife would have no strength to get it going.

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Bang
Bang

I have the 8.5 horse power version with the Briggs and Stratton motor and mine is also heavy to start. Almost to the point of needing someone to put a foot on the opposite side while I pull start. However it will start easily once I get some momentum up with no priming just setting the throttle on start.

Bunyip
Bunyip

thanks, have tried that. Success this morning. Used Start ya Bast&*$ and it went first go.


Bunyip

Bunyipasked

I have a 18 month old Piecemaker with 11.5hp B&S. extremely difficult to start. Heavy to pull start and will not catch. I have only used it on about 6 occasions due to the problem of starting. It is advertised as easy to start, no prime and no choke, however it seems it needs it. Does anyone else have the same issue? I am at the stage of going back to the dealer and have them resolve it. It is also a heavy pull and my wife would have no strength to get it going.

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Lorraine18

Lorraine18asked

Where is the oil drainage plug please

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Bang
Bang

My unit has a Briggs and Straton engine 8.5hp and the drain plug is a stud at the bottom of the engine on the side directly beneath the dip stick. Underneath the petrol tank. It has a square head. I used Penrite 20w-60 Cheers Graeme


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