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Mulches almost everything
We purchased this mulcher eleven months ago to mulch the trimming from our garden. It has turned palm fronds (wet and dry) and Lilli Pilli prunings to mulch without much effort. But, as it's almost spring, it's hard at work again.
I estimate that we have saved about seven trips to the waste transfer station. Saving the tip fees and cost of hiring the trailer to get the loppings there.
What sold us on the mulcher was the four-year replacement warranty, so we thought, what have we got to lose.
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Perfect for dry branches
I chopped down a large Banksia Rose that was out of control - and left it in a pile while I looked around for a mulcher that could break it down to put in the green bin. By the time I got around to it - the cuttings were dry and brittle.
I watched a few video's and the thing I liked the most was this machine drags the stems through the machine rather than me having to push it (like I have had to do with muchers).
This machine is perfect for the long stems which the Banksia rose produces - you put in one branch and it self feeds while you pick...up the next and put it in (and so on) - I ran it for hours. I also had a dead Silver Wattle that I was always hoping would grow back but it became dry and brittle while I waited to cut it down (can you see a pattern here). I found it best to cut down a number of banches - then start the machine and feed them through one at a time - then repeat process. I got most of the wattle through the machine - it will shred dry banches as thick as the chute allows and shreds them down into chunks. I have found on green stuff it works fine with the thicker branches - but not so flash on thin green branches. I let them dry and then they feed through easily and get cut up.
Purchased in January 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Apple tree chips 2020!
We hired a petrol mulcher initially to help with our garden clean out, but it died on us half way through the job and just wouldn't start by the second day. I needed to finish off the job of mulching down the branches from our apple, orange and mandarin trees and it did the job with ease. Eats up branches even up to 5cm thick! Very happy with this Ryobi Shredder, hubby's also happy as his now got 5 trays of apple chips for his BBQ smoker. It is not a mulcher though like the higher end petrol mulchers, as it doesn't crush the woody branches, only cuts it into 'chips'. I ran the shredded chips thru the shredder a few times until I got the desired consistency to feed my compost bins.
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Most fun you will have in your garden
This machine is great. I have used it on hibiscus, roses, durantas and pretty much anything else that I can get my hands on. Previously I would spend hours cutting up material to fit it in the green bin but now I can reduce the material to mulch unbelievably quickly. It is a must have for anyone with shrubs that need to be kept under control. It won't do leaves by themselves unless they are on a stem but this does not matter - that is what a mower is for. If you enjoy mowing your grass with a hand mower and not a petrol or battery operated mower, this is not the machine for you.
Purchased in May 2020 for $399.00.
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Super machine. Does what it says with ease.
Over the years I've been transitioning from petrol machines to corded electric or battery when suitable, as we have rooftop solar. The choice here was to replace the very noisy, smelly, heavy, cumbersome and relatively aggressive yet effective petrol chipper I'd had for 20 years with something capable but electric. Research and availability led me to this machine. With a slight dose of cynicism about its capacity I decided to see what it could do for a modest $400 with the appeal of a 4 year warranty.
Now about 4 months on I'm still really impr...
Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings for $399.00.
Awesome crusher that shreds green waste easily
This crusher is amazing. Its primary use for me is to minimise green waste so it can be stored / disposed of efficiently.
It does an awesome job at dicing up dry branches and these can be used for mulch. Anything wet and it wont mulch that well, but it does compact it so again it's easy to dispose of.
I've put in solid branches up to a 2cm diameter and it automatically increases in power and slices it up easily. This is an awesome machine for branches. Mulching up bushes is a pain because of the small insertion point but it can be done.
Th...e only issue is the cheap plastic that is the tub. Be careful removing and tipping out the waste and is it will break easily. It also doesn't hold much as once it's 3/4 full it will be block the area of new waste coming in.
Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $400.00.
Does what it says!
Seems to be the same as the previous model Rsh2445T.
Shredded 7 cubic meters of branches, hedging with leaves, palm prongs mix of wet and dry. Did not skip a beat. Seriously impressed. Easy to set the blades as per instructions. Most cuttings are around 1-2cm in size. I did cut many branches wet and dry that I could only fit and it seems to really prefer those. Sucks it all in.
Wish it had a bigger bin! But that’s it. Money well spent!
Questions & Answers
How does it go with bamboo?
Are replacement blades still available for a 2400W Crushing Shredder - Model RSH2445S, and how do you replace them? All I could find in the manual was "how to sharpen them".
Not sure - sorry. I would check with Bunnings or call up Ryobi.
does it shred we leaves
I have never used it just for leaves. I have used it to do trimmings of murayas, hibiscus, etc. I doubt that would work only on leaves. It does do palm fronds.
No. It’s designed to crunch twigs branches (up to about 35mm in diameter). The output is kind of like wood chips. If you put leaves in they just come out unchanged.
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