Mountfield MS2500 2500W 200kg/hr Electric Garden Shredder 230-250V
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
Previously i have paid for collection of green waste by veolia, this year i decided to look up reviews of shredders. The reviews for mountfield shredders was positive and considering that i have got a mower from mountfield i bought one.The mower has given me good service for many years.Have tried shredder out and works well with dry branches and such. Can clog up with wet shoots etc but it states this in instructions. As i want to compost as much as possible i will be putting green stuff in compost bin and shredding the rest to try and get a good mixture so that it can be returned to garden. I now intend to put some thin strips of timber through shredder to produce mulsh to put round my fruit trees etc
26 Mar 2015