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Kemp shredder
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screaminghollow    Posted 09-27-2003 at 21:25:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought a small machine labeled as above. Instructions on side say it can be used to shred leaves, corn stalks, sunflower stalks etc. It looks very much like a small hammer mill. It is powered by a 4 horse B&S engine. The holes in the screen at the bottom are about 9/16ths. Would it grind/crack ear corn?

Carleton    Posted 10-17-2008 at 13:22:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone know of where one can obtain parts for a K6CH shredded?

BattleBorn    Posted 09-27-2003 at 23:57:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
HHMMM... 4 ponies? Mine ran off the PTO on the tractors. I haven't used a small one before, so I don't know if that is enough power. Wet corn may give you headaches, dry would be fine. Anyhow, here's some free advice for using it (worth what you pay for it). It works great for dry leaves, duff and DRY branches. I tried using it on sagebrush, too stringy, what a mess. I tried it with green cornstalks and moldy hay - same result. Last but not least, don't let it stop when there is stuff inside (one PTO was spontaneously disengaging under load) or you will be spending lots of time cleaning it out. I eventually sold mine, due to inability to get some parts it needed. Parts are apparantly now available, so I'm sorry I got rid of it. Replacing it will be expensive. I think the safety issues apply to all types of chippers/shredders, as Salmoneye said.
Here's the parts folks:
Green Acre Lawn & Garden
171 Green Acre Road
Lititz, PA 17543
717-626-6511 voice

BattleBorn    Posted 09-27-2003 at 23:58:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
OOps, Deadcarp, not Salmoneye.

deadcarp    Posted 09-27-2003 at 21:45:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep, they're sturdy enough to shred almost anything and safer than most mills despite the class-action suit. they'll spit seeds back though. my cousin once taught an ag safety course and they figured out the safe length for a fork handle to goose a stubborn silo-filler. (just another pto-driven glorified shredder) anyway to let go before you got in trouble, you'd need a 14-foot handle. so respect the thing :)

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