Written on: 28/04/2011 by rickspark (3 reviews written)
A Titan Pro 14HP Chipper-Shredder.
Well packaged and supplied on a pallet, it just needed the wheels and stand attaching, oil and petrol and it was ready to go. It comes with safety gear (essential) and a few tools to aid assembly and maintenance.
To move this heavy machine, it's best to grab the shoot handles with a foot against the axle, then find the balance point on the two wheels and manoeuvre it just as you would a sack cart.
Out of the box (having been supplied dry), it started first pull, amazing!
We ran it for about 3 hours. It's pretty noisy so you need to pick a time and weather for it. My daughter helped and it was good she did because this thing shreds and chips faster than one can load it. Under heavily load conditions, the 14HP engine just keeps going and the drive belt takes the strain. Need to keep this in mind to maximise belt life. The output shoot also tends to clog up a bit after a while but this is not a real problem, just need to take care and clear it with a stick.
We've spent many hours in the past grinding twigs with lesser machines, not any more. The Titan-Pro shreds and chips well, it's fast, strong and powerful. It's good enough for contract work.
If you are lucky, you might catch a bargain on eBAY. I was not and so paid full price direct. It's not cheap but it is good. Recommended.