[Market-farming] Shredding Leaves Efficiently

David Paysnick davepays at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 08:31:26 EST 2014

Not sure what your budget is here.  I'd think the most efficient (human-hour wise) might be a leaf shredder/vac, like some landscape crews use.  I know some (most?) of them l just vac but not shred but maybe with creativity you could probably modify to shred.  On a smaller scale, I've used one of these for years. 


> On Nov 23, 2014, at 7:52 AM, GarlicGrower <garlicgrower at green-logic.com> wrote:
> Hi, Folks!
> We have an acre of oak/hickory/maple woodland in the middle of our farm and the leaves are relatively easy to gather.  I wanted to shred them both for the chickens I’m getting (deep litter method) and for mulch for the garlic.  What’s your most efficient way of shredding lots of leaves?
> We have a BCS with a BIO-150 chipper/shredder, but the leaves keep getting jammed in the shredder chute.  We’re using a pole to stir the leaves to get them to the blades, but if there is a more efficient way to shred an acre’s worth of leaves, I’m all ears.
> Thanks!
> Dorene
> Dorene Pasekoff
> Hill Creek Farm
> 75 Creamery Road
> Pottstown, PA 19465
> 610-506-3372
> http://www.hillcreekfarmpa.com/
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