Shredder Instructions

DO NOT ATTEMPT UNTIL PROPERLY TRAINED!!!!!!!!

Shredder Instructions

  1. Only trained and authorized gardeners can use the shredder.
    1. Contact the garden council to get the training.
  2. Check gas level (unscrew gas cap and look inside).  Add gas only if needed
    1. Do Not use mixed gas. There is staight gas and gas mixed with oil for the weed wackers.  The shredder takes straight gas.
  3. Check oil level.  Can you see oil? Good!
  4. Check air filter.  Clean regularly.  Shredding is a dirty job!
  5. Look in the hopper and make sure it is clear.
    1. Gloves, tools, and various items often fall into the shredder when people set thing on top of it in the shed.
  6. Check grate at bottom for mud and large pieces that may be stuck.
  7. Insert grate pin if needed
  8. AT THIS POINT YOU MUST PUT ON EYE AND EAR PROTECTION.  NO EXCUSES.
  9. Gas “on”.
  10. Throttle at full
  11. Choke on.
  12. YOU HAVE ON EYE AND EAR PROTECTION, RIGHT?
  13. Pull the starting cord.  Hard.  Try again, you can do it!

 

OPERATION DETAILS

  • never put hand in hopper!
  • use stick or wooden board to push materials down into grinder
  • check screen/grate at bottom and clear away shredded material as necessary
  • if machine bogs down check to make sure blades are moving/spinning — if blades are not moving, the machine is jammed and you need to shut off motor immediately and clear the materials causing the jam
  • if materials get stuck in bottom grate you may need to remove pin to clear the materials and then reinsert pin