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I bought this after buying a smaller shredder from my local hardware store whilst the other shredder did work it was just taking so long to get anything really done so i thought i would spend the money to get a better one. It was well worth the extra money i have done so much more in the time it took me to part fill a trailer with the smaller one i have filled 4 trailers. Whilst the Shredder is very tall i feel safer using it as there is no chance of my hand getting anywhere near the blade .Its making short work of the olive tree pruning s tha...t i have ..haveing 550 trees to trim its a rather big job as they have not been done in quite a few years and the branches have now been sitting on the ground for quite a while so they are pretty dry ,but its not haveing a problem at all and very rarely gets stuck and thats a big problem i was haveing before. Its also great for mixed soft shredding material as it has a second option for them
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Just bought this. Recommended by Stihl dealer as the machine to deal with palm fronds. Mine are all dead so no green. I am feeding gradually one at a time. Machine keeps stopping, and hums, so I turn it off. I open it up and see if the blades spin. Yes they do with very little effort on my part. Clear it anyway, and try again. Same thing. Then I tried to feed large flattish green leaves using the soft material setting. It stopped, hummed and then cut out. Opened it up and again, but there was green material unchopped and curled around the centre blade. But again the blades could be moved easily.
Very disappointed, and will be taking it back if I cannot resolve these issues. AUS$800. My old Ozito did better.
Mine keeps cutting out whenever something it doesnt like goes down its throat. Ive tried smaller and smaller pieces but still it isnt doing what is promised. Maybe take back to the dealer and get them to look at it as frankly its the first Stihl product that is a bit of a lemon.
Are you using it on the right setting there is a green one for soft mulch and the red for harder dry for the larger myself i dont go about about 25 mm but im doing very hard dry stuff with the green branches i had no problem with the 35 mm ... it also depends on what you are using it for as to how you feed it .Go have a chat to your stihl dealer they are very helpful
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