3" Wood Shredder / Mulcher Rental - 14HP - Self Propelled - Auto Feed
Product Code: Prof 5
Reasons to Rent This Wood Shredder From YardRents
|The Portland area has an abundant supply of tree branches, blackberry bushes, shrubs and bamboo. If you're thinking of renting a wood chipper or wood shredder then this equipment can mulch all of those organic materials and more, just as long as your hard wood branches are 3" in diameter or less. At only 31 inches wide, this shredder can also fit through most back yard gates and since it's self propelled, it can drive itself into position closer to the location of your yard debris.
This machine will NOT drive up or down steps or inclines of greater than 20% grade.
Starting the engine is easy thanks to an electric starter. The adjustable blower chute allows you to control the output direction of the shredded material so you can send the debris into a wheel barrow, yard debris container, compost heap, the back of a truck/trailer or disperse the shredded materials around your property. An auto feeder grabs the material you feed in into the machine and pushes it through the shredding blades. A 22" wide by 20" high feed opening allows you to easily shred large bushy material and leaves. If you have debris of 3 inches or less then this is the machine you want to rent.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the maximum size wood debris the machine will accept?
The manufacturer states that this machine can handn handle material up to 80mm or 3.14 inches in diameter.
How do I know if the cutting blades are dull?
At the time of delivery, the cutting side of the blades should feel sharp (not dull) and should be able to potentially cut a finger or skin. Blades can grow dull over the course of a rental and this is fine as long as they feel sharp to the touch at the time of delivery.
Can it shred bamboo?
Yes. This machine loves bamboo. Since bamboo is soft and generally hollow, this machine can handle bamboo shoots of much larger diameters.
What do I do if the machine clogs up?
No problem. At the time of delivery, we will show you how to clear out any clogs or jams in the machine.
Can it mulch leafs and other soft organic debris?
Yes. Leafs, shrubbs and other organic debris will be pulled the shredding knives and discharged from the blower shoot.
Can it go up stairs?
Although this shredder is self-propelled, it is too heavy to go up stairs.
Can it drive or operate on steep terrain?
No. Driving or operating the machine on steep terrain may cause it to tip over.
Do I need to fill the tank up with gas when I'm finished?
Yes. We deliver the equipment with a full tank of gas and we ask that you top of the tank when you are finished. Don't worry, we carry equipment gas in our delivery van and we will try to leave you with more than enough gas to get through your project.
A blower turbine is integrated into the design of this shredder, enabling the machine to have a powerful discharge system. This allows the shredding of damp natural trimmings with minimal risk of blockage. The turbine creates a suction effect through the feed hopper and ensures that leafy natural trimmings flow through the machine as they are being sucked through.
The auto-feed roller conveys the wood through the machine. In other words, you only have to feed the wood into the feed chute and the machine will pull it the rest of the way through. The feed roller has three settings: forward (feed), reverse and stop.
Anti Block Motor
This regulates the feed roller speed to adjust the feed of the wood when the engine slows down, therefore reducing the risk of jamming up the machine. When the machine controls the flow of the wood and regulates itself, you can keep working on other things.
A 22 inch wide by 20 inch tall feed-in opening makes it easy to feed large amounts of organic material.
At 750 lbs, this machine is heavy, but thanks to a self-propelled wheel drive system it can drive itself into position. The swivel castor wheels allow for maneuvering between obstacles. A handlebar mounted lever allows you to change forward and reverse speeds with a simple flick of your wrist. The more you move the lever, the faster the machine will go.
Chris B. - Aug 3, 2012
| Needing a medium pile of cleared brush and branches gone and also needing mulch for ground cover, I rented the wood shredder/mulcher. With Steve's help getting in the right place in the garden and his great instructions, it was no problem, even a bit fun, watching that ugly pile turned into ground cover in less than 2 hours. So glad we didn't buy a cheap shredder for this task, the powerful mulcher did the job for a very reasonable price, all done by 2 women a bit past middle age.
Eric B. - Jun 30, 2013 How can you beat excellent service, free scheduled pickup and delivery, and equipment that is in good shape. Plus, for the jobs we've done, the traditional rental places aren't even price competitive, forgetting the fact that they have the added hassle of not offering delivery. Yardrents all the way. Just another reason for out of towners to be jealous of PDX. Now, if YardRents only had a concrete grinder...
Nathan S. - Mar 11, 2013 emboldened by the sunshine, I decided I wanted to cut down a small tree that blocks out all of the light into our bedroom. By Saturday evening, most of my backyard was one giant pile of evergreen branches. Somehow I had had failed to consider the debris. Oops.
After a quick search I learned that Home Depot rents a mulcher, but you need a trailer hitch to tow it home. Also, it's giant. Then I found YardRents, and realized I could get a much more sensibly sized mulcher delivered to my house for significantly less money. At about 10:00 p.m., I placed an order and, about 12 hours later, Dan unloaded it in my driveway.
We wheeled it into my backyard (through a regular-sized garden gate), and, after a quick tutorial, I was on my way. I ended up finishing early and, after texting Dan, he arrived to pick it up in about 20 minutes. Even though I had reserved the mulcher for four hours, they only charged me for the time I had it.
The whole process was totally painless. I will definately be using them again.
Craig L. - Jul 1, 2013 Their new Chippers are easy to work with and get job done faster. Delivery was on time, training easy to understand, provided safety equipment, place Chipper were I needed it and don't have to present for pick up. If you need to rent equipment this is the place.
Bruce R. - Aug 23, 2013 and it went as well as the first time. A yard full of limbs, tree branches and leaves from doing a massive cleanup, and it was all lovely mulch in three and a half hours! Our choices were to transport to a facility (cost per bag for them to take) or chip up. Usually I had to borrow a truck with a hitch and go get it, and it took all day to use. The free delivery, friendly driver and tutorial, and great machine made the work easy and quick. At the next yard cleanup, I will definitely call them again!
Chip F. - Mar 23, 2014 The process was easy, the staff friendly, and the Chipper/Shredder was as advertised. Nancy was kind and patient and answered all the questions I had no matter how many and Dave was truly knowledgeable about the machine and made certain that we knew every possible scenario of what we may encounter! I highly recommend using them!!! Thanks for your superb service!
Aaron S. - Sep 15, 2014 Not only were they cheaper than the big box stores, they delivered and picked it up for no extra charge. Loren was very pleasant and helpful, and when I had a problem he helped me out over the phone. I will definitely go through them for the next yard project!
Kat K. - Oct 21, 2014 (a chipper, a stump grinder and a rototiller) and are continually impressed with their service. Communication is excellent: I always get a text when Ian is on his way and a text when he's headed back to pick up the equipment. They show you how to use everything and are always available to answer questions or swing by and fix something on the rare occasion when a piece of equipment stops working. Way better than renting from Home Depot: HD doesn't deliver (trying getting a stump grinder into the back of your car!) and isn't going to come to your house to show you how to use the equipment specifically for your project.
Ryan S. - Jun 24, 2014 They took the time to show me how to use an awesome wood chipper and made themselves available for any questions I had throughout the day. They really made it easy!
Joseph S. - Jul 4, 2014 , I am totally impressed. This is a fantastic machine. By way of comparison, I own a small 6.5 HP home shredder with a Honda engine. I knew that my machine would not handle the large amount of material from trimming a lot of trees and removing several large ones. So I decided to rent this machine from YardRents. I was simply astonished by the performance of the chipper/shredder from YardRents. This machine can take the material as fast as you can feed it, and it took several of us to keep this machine feed. It did not clog up one time and does a very impressive job of handling large branches.
Lucy K. - June 29, 2014
We ended up with seven yards of shredded material and did it in about three hours. It would have taken days to shred this much material with my small Honda shredder.
I wish I never bought the smaller machine since the rental on the YardRents machine is cheap enough, that it really is more cost effective to rent. It saves to much time too.
Bravo for the great business model. I wish you guys a ton of success.
July 4th 2014
I am updating my review of YardRents. I again rented the large chipper and am totally happy with the experience. I plan on renting is once a year so that I can convert all of the material I trim from my trees to mulch. The soil is very thin here so amending it with ground up material from the trees is a wonderful way to give the plants in the yard a more health environment to grow in.
He was responsive and flexible to our time needs. He delivered on time and was a great instructor in how to use the chipper. We will definitely use Yard Rents again and will tell all of our friends and neighbors.
Ben O. - Apr 15, 2014 I have used YardRents a few times now and it has been a great experience each time.
Marnie B. - Aug 12, 2014
I would never consider renting yard equipment for anywhere else at this point. I placed an order for a chipper early in the week, Dan showed up with it on the weekend, gave me the rundown, and then left me to my massive pile of bamboo that I was eager to turn into a pile of dust.
The chipper worked great, however 2 hours later with literally the last 4 feet of bamboo sticking out of the back of the chipper the drive belt shredded itself. After a quick call to Dan there was a second chipper at my house about 15 minutes later, and I was able to finish up the job.
Dan even dropped my rental down from 4 hours to 2 hours, because I finished up early.
They showed up on time (EARLY even, but with a courtesy call to make sure it was OK) and Ian was friendly and professional. He even came back out when we had a jam in the shredder to fix it so we could finish up. Super service and great equipment, I would recommend them highly!
Mike L. - Aug 29, 2014 It was the perfect size for the job, not too wimpy, but not something I needed to tow behind a truck. Ian delivered the machine a tad earlier than the schedule time, but he had already been in communication with me. He also explained how to operate the machine very thoroughly. No sense of being rushed, which is something I really appreciated given that this device can tear apart arm-sized wooden "logs" in seconds! The machine performed beautifully, and when I called Ian to let him know it was ready to be picked up, he came by and picked it up, no problem. I ended up topping the gas tank up after I was done, but when he delivered the machine, he provided a special funnel (a seemingly small detail, but refueling would have been a big mess otherwise) and container of gas in case I needed it. The price was good, the machine worked without problems, and the communication for delivery and pickup was great. I didn't have any issues, but if I did, I'm certain that a phone call to Ian would have been productive. When I need to rent yard equipment again, I will not hesitate to use YardRents again.
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22 inches wide by 20 inches high
Prior To Using the Wood Shredder
Designate a level location where the wood chipper can operate without tipping.
Pile all of your branches, brush and debris into one location so you don't have to transport them very far to feed them into the machine.
Determine where you want the shredded debris to go. You can aim the discharge chute so that debris goes into a yard debris bin, compost heap or any other location.
Clear the area of by-standers, children, animals and anything else that can be hurt or damaged by flying debris.
Consider telling your neighbors when you will be shredding so they can be prepared for the extra noise.
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