Mountfield MS2500 2500W 200kg/hr Electric Garden Shredder 230-250V
Great garden shredder
We are very pleased with this product. We did a fair bit of research before this buy, as we haven't owned one before. Report from Which was very good, also reviews from this site.
We ordered on Saturday and picked up from our local Screwfix store the next day. Excellent speed and service.
We had assembled it (very easy), and were using it within the hour of collecting.
As mentioned in previous reviews, it may clog a little with very green material, but overall it does the job very well. We have bought it to help produce more compost and also mulch.
25 Aug 2015
Powerful Solid Shredder
Pros: Reassuringly heavy, feels pretty solid and stable. It was quick and easy to put together and set up. Easily dismantled for compact storage.
Cons: Motor is quite noisy. Collection bin was/still is cracked and am not entirely convinced it'll survive as long as the rest of it. A mulch ability would have been a bonus - hence only 3 stars for the features.
Like many others here, I'd read lots of reviews online looking for a garden shredder that would be up to the job but not too expensive. So far I've used it for around 12 hours chucking a huge pile of branches / ivy / etc. at it and it's coped well even in 28C temperatures (but did feel the need to give the motor a 30 min break as it was getting very warm).
Ensure you have an extension lead (one rated at 13AMPS) as you'll need one owing to the short cable.
Overall, very pleased and hope to be using it for several years at least.
7 Jul 2015
Good value, adequate performan
My old Bosch machine gave up, and I wasn't sorry, as it was a pain, since it kept jamming. The Mountfield performs much better. I have tried it with hard branches and softish material, and it copes well. There is a bit of a knack to loading branches with side shoots, but that is soon learned. I was disappointed to find that the machine will not work if the bin is not fitted. In practice that is not an issue, since the bin has good capacity. It is a heavy machine, but easy to roll on its wheels. Too soon to judge reliability yet, but so far looks like a good buy.
6 May 2015
I spent a long time looking at reviews for shredders. I'd previously had a Mountfield quiet shredder 2200 following an AL-Ko blade shredder. The roller shredders are much quieter and do a better job. Looked at the well known B****h range, but most people seemed to have a problem with the container, so eventually I went for another Mountfield based on the reviews here. Ordered in the evening arrived 4;30 following day. Easy to assemble and no problem adjusting the cutter plate. Works really well and the container fills up well. It does pile up at the front, but by tilting the machine you can move it to the back. All in all I'm very pleased with it and I liked the price.
18 Apr 2015