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a chipper/shredder to shred Spanish moss?

Posted by swallowtailtigress 8b (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 13:53

I know this might be a long-shot - before my farm's chipper/shredder was stolen it was constantly breaking when workers tried to incorrectly shred Spanish moss with it. We've discovered that if you chop up the Spanish moss with a machete and throw it through the shredder it makes an excellent mulch for containers!

Now we need a new shredder and were wondering if there are any super-tough shredders out there that could tackle Spanish moss?

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RE: a chipper/shredder to shred Spanish moss?

  • Posted by zenman Ottawa KS 5b (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 17:04


My recommendation would be one of the MacKissic hammermill style shredder/chippers. I have an older model (12PT9), which I have been using for many years, and it has been amazingly versatile. I have most of the optional screens, from 1/4-inch up to the wet materials screen, and I find it is amazing how many different materials I can put through it and how many different product textures I can get. It comes with a 1-inch diameter hole screen, but do consider getting one or more of the optional screens. (Scroll down there for the 12P/PT/PTE table.) And the optional pull handle is handy, too. I drag my MacKissic Shredder/Chipper around sort of like a big kids wagon, to first one work site and then another.

I am currently in the process of putting a compost pile through the 1/4-inch screen prior to applying it to the garden as a soil amendment. You can put almost anything through a hammermill, including "dirt".

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