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Yard Machines 2-inch Gas Powered Tip Down Chipper Shredder

Model # 24A-45M4500|Store SKU # 1000860047


Model # 24A-45M4500 Store SKU # 1000860047

Chipper and shredder features a 3-way feed system allowing for quick, easier yard clean up.

  1. 2 inch tip down chipper
  1. 208cc PowerMore engine
  1. 8 inch Shredder Blade



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Country of Origin
US-United States
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Warranty / Certifications

2 year limited warranty
2-inch Gas Powered Tip Down Chipper ShredderYard Machines 2-inch Gas Powered Tip Down Chipper ShredderChipper and shredder features a 3-way feed system allowing for quick, easier yard clean up.
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2-inch Gas Powered Tip Down Chipper Shredder is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from No good for leaves I'm really regretting this purchase. I have a bunch of trees at the back of my property and I thought this would be a good way to grind up the leaves, branches and twigs. But in hindsight I wish I'd purchased one of those lawnmower-style chippers that just drive over the leaves to mulch them. This unit is pretty much useless. It's no good for leaves at all. If you dump them into the hopper they just start piling up until its clogged because there's a big elbow at the bottom of the leave collection hopper that the leaves wont' make it around. You can't even push them down with a stick because of that elbow. Doing a single bag of leaves would probably take me a half hour including stopping the device twice to unclog it. And if you tilt the collection hopper down on the ground and try to rake the leaves in, maybe that would work a little if there were no twigs attached to the leaves and they were bone dry, but even so there isn't enough of a suction draw to pull them in. It's just absolutely unusable. The only thing I can use this for is the small branch chipper. It's pretty good for stigs and thin straight branches, but if your branch is thick and crooked it won't go into the opening without getting stuck. To top if off, this unit is VERY hard to start. I'm a strong 6'2 guy but it takes me 15 minutes to start this things. Be prepared to pull the cord 30 times, and only just as you're about to give up and put it back in the shed does it reluctantly start. And its pretty tedious loading branches into it for chipping, so you might use a tank of gas up doing one good size pile of twigs. If you want to get a chipper get something with a nice big leaf hopper that doesn't have a sharp turn at the bottom of it (forget these tilt-down devices). I chose this one for the price, which was a mistake.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Purchased this unit based on reviews posted at Home Depot in the US and it was a good choice. The shredder could be a little hard to start sometimes and especially if you ran out of gas, but once running it did an excellent job as mulching twigs through the large hopper and branches up to about 1.5 inches through the branch feeder. Did a few branches that filled the two inch shoot and it had no problem shredding the branch. I was debating should I go with the larger unit with the Briggs & Stratton motor, but based on past experience with a Briggs engine they can be hit or miss in that the engine will start on first or second pull or you can get a mean Briggs engine that will fight your when it comes to starting and if you shut the engine off wait until the next day before even thinking about trying to restart the engine.
Date published: 2017-09-04
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Would this machine be suitable for mulching bark pieces (i.e., from a firewood pile)? Thx.

Asked by: JSckville
Galove responding to your question! Since purchasing this shredder last year my Operating Log shows it has 14 hours of run time and I have used it to chip and shred a variety of wood. Based on my experience you will have no problems with tree bark as it is soft when compared to grinding Ash of Maple wood and this is when the shredder will bog down if you feed the material too quickly. I used the hopper side for grinding leaves for the ends of branches that do not exceed 1/4" inch in size. If ou place too many leaves in the hopper at one time you will either stall the shredder or plug the output chute and ideally you want to be working with semi-dry or dry leaves as last fall I stalled the shredder while placing leaves in the shredder that were raked in a pile and then rained on over night. The hopper side will reduce small material down to a size of approximately one inch (1") in length. The chipper side is your business end and will reduce material in size to approximately three eights (3/8") inch wide and less than one half (1/2") inch in length. The numbers I quote per length of shredder material are also dependent on the speed of the chipper blades/engine RPM's. I personally do not run the engine flat out all the time, but do keep it within a range for the task at hand. For example, with any hardwood you need the engine running at max or the chipper will stall and in the case of softwood (spruce, pine, fir, etc) it will do the job at three quarter (3/4) throttle. I should note I changed the oil at five (5) hours run time and switched over to Synthetic 10W30 and only run non-ethanol gas as it does make a difference as this machine is working hard when shredding. I stopped using the bag after the first couple of hours as it fills up too quickly (less than 10 minutes running). If you have a place to set up as a work area you will spend much less time and be amazed how much product can be produced in a matter of 15/20 minutes and it will be a good work out. To put things in perspective I created the equivalent of 29 (2 cubic feet) bags of mulch in the matter of five (5) hours on my first run last year and since then I can now produce 10-15 bags of mulch in an hour when the material is lined up and ready for shredding. From a math perspective once the shredder has produced 350 bags of mulch it has payed for the cost and the real bonus I no longer have to load my trailer and drag several loads of tree limbs to the local yard disposal area which was always a real hassle due to long line ups.
Answered by: Galove
Date published: 2020-05-09

Is this electric or pull start.  If pull start, do you have an electric start model in this price range?

Asked by: SherriLynne
Thank you for your question. This chipper shredder uses a manual recoil setup that starts with a smooth slow pull of the rope. We do not offer a model with electric start at this time.
Answered by: MTD Canada
Date published: 2019-06-24

does this unit come with a discharge bag

Asked by: ace of spades
Thank-you for your question. Yes this unit does come with a discharge bag.
Answered by: MTD Canada
Date published: 2018-03-21

How is it for shredding plants from vegetable garden

Asked by: John
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