Written on: 08/11/2010
Weve had our ATCO 2000 shredder for about 2 years and up till now been extremely pleased with its performance. We havent used it too much so never considered having it serviced. BIG MISTAKE--- The first time I used it this Autumn it seized up, and on dismantling have found that it has blown an expensive transformer. This was due to a very poor design fault.
The cutter is supported by a short shaft which runs in a grease lined pocket on both sides. If this grease dries out for any reason... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2008 by Hmmmitdoeswhat2008 (1 review written)
A good Domestic/Home unit that is reasonably quiet and shreds branches that are hard or "softwood", vegetation etc ~ easy to use, would consider its design to be as safe as is practicable, easy to adjust and reasonably easy to move around. The unit does deal with good size branches, so long as they arent convoluted shapes. It is a good move to shred stuff that is relatively freshly cut. Dry branches can bounce up and down in the hopper ~ sometimes. We think this is a good unit, particularly... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2008
If you have a large garden and need to clear it quickly then the Atco Shredder 2000 will happily keep going. Albeit it ours failed due to leaving it in the elements for about 7 months with just a bin bag to cover the electrics. Yes this might sound dangerous and a bit foolish but it does go to show that it is robust enough to get the job done even after exposed. We managed to use it for several hours non stop before it gave up (after it's 7 month stint in the garden doing nothing).
Would I... (read more)
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