To make a garden shredder with your own hands, it is very important not only to understand its operating principle, but also to know how it is arranged. Otherwise, it will be practically impossible to make the correct drawings and assemble a home-made convenient machine for grinding in a single design.
The standard design of all garden shredders is similar in most cases, and represented by the following components:
The design of the grinder is mounted on a standard two-wheeled base, which makes it convenient and easy to move. The device allows you to quickly dispose of various garden waste in the form of plant stems, wood waste, fallen leaves, as well as branches and grass or apples and other fruits that have fallen from trees. As a result of processing wood or vegetable debris, you can get a useful and very effective fertilizer for feeding plants, the value of which is not lower than some types of manure.
A fairly rich assortment of such equipment is currently on sale, but the models on the market differ in technical parameters. For the correct choice of the unit you need to determine the goals and conditions of use:
The next classification option for garden shredders are differences in type of material, used to make the case:
Power indicators and performance level, allows subdivide garden shredders into the following types of models:
When choosing, you should focus not only on the size of the branches, but also the age-related features of garden plantings. The amateur version of units is suitable for processing the thinnest branches and young plants. To chop thick branches, professional models are used.
The most commonly made disk version based on saws. It is necessary to purchase one and a half dozen paintings of solid steel with nozzles for teeth. Self-made technology:
In the process of pruning garden plantings, it is not recommended to mix branches and other wood debris. With separate chopping, quite decent firewood is obtained, and processing into wood chips for a home smokehouse is carried out. It is allowed to make a grinder based on a chainsaw, but creating such a design option is quite time-consuming.
In addition to wood chips, an effective and sufficiently productive apple shredder is very popular in home gardening. Such an aggregate is not too difficult to perform, guided by the following recommendations:
At the final stage, the case is fixed to the upper corners of the frame using bolts. The electric motor is located in the side of the structure.
Effective chopper branches for walk-behind tractor can significantly reduce the amount of plant debris in the garden. Factory-made grinders are perfect for any type of walk-behind tractor and motor cultivator with belt drive from the engine pulley to the gear pulley.
For self-manufacturing, you will need to use the materials and tools presented:
At the final stage, we install the grinding unit on the front of the walk-behind tractor and pull the belt drive onto the pulley.
As biomass for fertilizers, crushed cardboard mass, kitchen waste and vegetable waste are used. This is a great alternative to purchased fertilizers. Very important to properly prepare biomass for use in household and garden plots as highly effective top dressings. For this purpose, special composters or standard compost heaps are used.
At the very bottom of the compost heap is laid mass represented by shredded thick shoots of perennial plants. On top of this layer is covered with a small amount of already mature compost or fertile soil. Then shredded vegetable waste is poured in layers. It is necessary to pour each layer with a two-centimeter layer of garden soil with dolomite or chalk at the rate of a couple of kilograms for each cubic meter of composted mass.
As a result of the natural processes occurring inside the composted mass, valuable fertilizer is formed, which can be used in practically unlimited quantities to improve the qualitative characteristics of the soil in the home garden or to feed the cultivated garden plants. Compost is allowed to be introduced into the soil throughout the entire growing season, but the optimal effect can be obtained when applied in the spring and in the autumn period.
Around perennials and garden plants, as well as flower beds and flower beds, compost biomass is poured in a layer of 20-50 mm and mixed slightly with the soil. To improve the condition of lawn grass, it is enough to pour a centimeter layer.
Self-made shredders for grass, falling fruits and any other plant debris are today very reliable assistants to gardeners and gardeners. With the help of such equipment it is possible not only easily and quickly to clear garbage from the household territory, but also to obtain high-quality and very effective, environmentally friendly fertilizer.