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What's the best leaf mulcher out there?

Posted by gingo 4 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 25, 09 at 15:34

I am looking for a leaf mulcher, not the vaccuum type, but the stand-type that you put leaves into. I want to use them for mulching.

I want one that works - seems like reviews on them are mixed. Has anyone got advice on this?

Thanks a heap (of mulch)!


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RE: What's the best leaf mulcher out there?

I use a MacKissic shredder-chipper because it has a hammermill design that can process a wide variety of materials and you can get accessory screens for it to control the size of the particles that come through. It comes with a standard 1-inch screen, but I purchased several additional screens. I use the " and " screens a lot in order to get a fine textured product. I got the optional handle so I could pull it around by hand. It is sort of like a big toy wagon and not too hard to pull on relatively level ground. I took a pass on the optional bag kit. I just scoop the pulverized product out from under the machine with a shovel and dump it into a big plastic basket for transport to a compost bin or to the garden for use as a mulch or garden path covering. You can find more information about current MacKissic products at the MacKissic website. I am not associated with MacKissic in any way except as a satisfied user of their products (I also have a Merry Tiller from them.)

ZM


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RE: What's the best leaf mulcher out there?

  • Posted by gingo 4 Minn/4 Idaho (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 26, 09 at 9:02

I'd never heard of that one before. Do you think it mulches enough that I can use the end product for mulching my gardens? Also, is it gas powered?

P.S. Thanks so much for the info, I'll look it up.


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RE: What's the best leaf mulcher out there?

gingo,

"Do you think it mulches enough that I can use the end product for mulching my gardens?"

Yes. I have a MacKissic shredder-chipper and it has been very effective at processing leaves into ready-to-use garden mulch. It is also very useful for processing leaves and other stuff for rapid composting.

"Also, is it gas powered?"

Yes. You can click on the hyperlinks in my message above for a lot more information.

ZM


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RE: What's the best leaf mulcher out there?

  • Posted by gingo 4 Minn/4 Idaho (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 1, 09 at 10:05

Thank you all so much for the info. I have found the MacKissic and will be ordering one soon.


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RE: What's the best leaf mulcher out there?

The Works leaf mulcher is really good. It isn't too big, doesn't look like an ugly piece of construction equipment, and it does the job well!

Here is a link that might be useful: Leaf Mulcher


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