A week or so ago, I had the pleasure of joining Mother Earth News Editor in Chief Cheryl Long at her homestead to see just what the ECHO BearCat SC3265 Chipper-Shredder could do.
We were both impressed with the ease of operation – this machine really grabs branches and other scraps and pulls them through the cutting knives. And the chips you end up with are the perfect size for mulching perennials, garden paths, and even layering the bottom of the chick brooder.
Check this bad-boy out, especially note how fast it chews up limbs about a couple of inches thick and converts them into chips about the size of a nickel.
I’d always viewed limbs in my yard as nothing more than wood I could either burn or haul off. I trimmed several limbs this year when we expanded our garden to allow for more sunlight, and the only use I could come up with was to age them and use them in the smoker.
The ECHO BearCat SC 3265 is an excellent tool to help you convert your wood "waste" into soil-building materials.