Balmers GM,
Manchester Road,
BB11 5PF

Tel: 01282 453 900



Balmers GM,
Units 13-14,
Monckton Road Ind Est,
Monckton Road, Wakefield,

Tel: 01924 679400


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Tips For Picking Petrol Shredders and Wood Chippers

Wood chippers and heavy duty petrol shredders are a great godsend to gardeners everywhere - allowing the bagging of brambles and branches for recycling and reducing waste debris to easily manageable easily-to-shovel sizes. Wood chippers can also make marvelous mulch that can be matured separately in an isolated part of your garden or added to compost. Furthermore, you may opt for one of our used wood chippers to make your own wood chip for pretty pathways or pick from our petrol shredders to save you the cost of professional waste removal.

The advantages of owning petrol shredders and wood chippers are endless - shreds and chips also have insulating properties, perfect for your plants! But what should you look out for when selecting chippers and shredders?

Electric verses petrol shredders. 

There are numerous advantages to each, that will depend entirely on your personal taste. Petrol shedders are not restricted to the length of a cable, and have plenty more power.

Shred verses chip. 

You can use shredders for most applications, but when it comes to chopping up bigger branches a chipper will do the job. When using your petrol shredder, it is a good idea to chop and change between tough products and green waste to avoid clogging.


If you have a smaller area of land in a built up environment, it is worth sparing a thought for you neighbours – be sure to ask our technical team of expert staff to help select the right chippers and shredders for your environment!

Used Wood Chippers For Sale

Balmers have a great collection of heavy duty petrol shredders and used wood chippers for sale in Lancashire. Our online emporium of second hand tractors and garden machinery features everything the new generation of wood chippers and petrol shredders suitable for a variety of industrial applications, meeting the tough demands of the arboriculture professional.Our selection of new heavy duty petrol shredders include the Eliet range of products including their Primo, Maestro and Major shredders.The Maestro is ideal for manoevering around even the most compact and tightest corners of your garden, whilst the Major is tackles tricky twigs and branches with ease – catering to the demands of both private garden owners and professionals. 

Published: 19 February 2013 at 13:24

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More information on Balmers Garden Machinery and second hand tractors
Balmers GM are turf care machinery specialists catering to the demands of both the professional and domestic clients through the nationwide delivery of new and used garden machinery. Balmers supply a huge selection of used tractors across the North West, providing only the finest names in the ground care industry. With one of the largest collections of used John Deere tractors for sale in Lancashire, we truly have tractors to suit all.

Our technical sales staff are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of turf care machinery and are available to assist both commercial and domestic customers in deciding which models suit their immediate requirements. For more information about our extensive range of new and used garden machinery or if you are searching for second hand tractors, please make an enquiry online or call our Burnley store on 01282 453900.