Best option for those with acreage.
This is a large, heavy and well built machine. Choice of Honda motors is superb as they start easily and run well.
My property is on a mountainside and the heft of the standard unit makes pushing up/down even small inclines/declines quite a chore. Unless you have a drawbar and a garden tractor to tow it around, the standard model is best suited to very flat land.
Only issue I found was having the discharge chute set on too much of a sharp angle causes the machine to block. This wasn’t clear in the instructions, but as soon as you widen the ...angle up it works a treat. This was definitely a huge upgrade over the old Masport mulcher I had which relied on hammers and knives. I much prefer the Hansa where everything gets fed into the same chute.
Purchased in January 2021 for $5,499.00.
Ripper machine - highly recommended
I had several large piles of branches and leaves from storm windfall, Sugar gums mostly and some winter prunings, fruit trees and yuccas. I debated burning them but decided to mulch them onto the garden. The C13 didn't miss a beat, it turned them into mulch straight onto the garden where I wanted them as fast as I could feed them in. I allowed a day and it took a couple of hours. No clean up, highly recommend this machine to any potential buyer. Only disappointment was the tow bar didn't come as standard, the dealer wanted $300 bucks for a tow ...bar, which he didn't have in stock, I thought that was a bit dodgy given every video shows the machine being towed. Get the tow bar or make your own it's a bit heavy to drag around the garden but worth the effort for the ease of use and excellent performance.
Excellent well designed powerful machine
I have had a C13 for my small acreage property for around four years. When it first arrived I had a pile of branches 12m x2m x1.5m high which I expected to take take 2 hours to mulch. It took 25 minutes. The great thing is you don't need to spend much time trimming branches, you just feed in the lot. I have fed in whole palm trunks up to 100mm dia. The Honda GX390 engine is superb. It usually starts first pull, never more than two, generally because it wasn't switched it on. This is a well designed and built robust machine which should last for years. Buy a pair of very long handled pliers for regular removal of fibrous material from flywheel shaft.
Purchased for $5,600.00.
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Well built, hard working garden chipper
Bought chipper to clean up some overgrown bushland and maintain it.
Very happy with the build quality, ease of use and performance of the Hansa C13. We have removed more than 30 weed trees (Privet and Camphor Laural) to 8m, chipped about 20 unfortunately placed native hardwood trees to 25m (chipping everything but the trunk and heavy branches) and countless shrubs. Surprising how it can turn a huge pile of cuttings into a small pile of chips.
The machine has a big chute and the design of the blades drags in branches and vines. When you get used to the way the machine feeds, it is possible to cut the branches to suit, minimising the cutting and feed work.
Questions & Answers
Were can I buy one and how much
Bought mine at a mower shop. Call you local big outdoor equipment shop and ask. They put it together, added oil and fuel to engine and checked it. Gave me a demo when I picked it up.
Allan, I bought mine at the local Honda shop but I'm sure other garden machinery dealers can help. However, if they won't help don't be persuaded to buy an alternative which they might stock. If you have any problems contact www.hansaproducts.com.au where you will find John very helpful. I paid around $5,600 four years ago but I don't know the current price which may depend on location. It may seem a lot but you will soon forget the price when you see how this machine performs. Make sure you order the tow bar.
Looking for a local dealer in Adelaide
Can you point me in the right direction
Just searched online then rang around and got prices - bought mine one from a big garden equipment supplier (in Sydney).
John L.Hansa Chippers
Yes you can search for dealers on the following link https://www.hansaproducts.com/au/find-a-dealer/
We have 4 dealers around Adelaide and most of them should be stocking the C13 model. Always best to give them a call prior just to confirm.
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