This machine is solidly made and quite powerfull. It has taken everything I have reasonably asked of it and performed very well. The ear defenders supplied are needed when working close to the machine. I have also found it quite economical on fuel and easy to start. I am very pleased with this unit and have done a lot of work with it.
I purchased this directly from Titan so I do not show up as an Amazon verified purchase.
My overall view: remembering that it is the low price end of the market for Petrol shredders I am pleased.
Positives: Sturdy looking. Shreds/chips everything we have.
The instructions to put it together did not relate properly to my machine. I had to call Titan to get help. They did say the instructions are being updated but at that time both the booklet and their website were wrong. There were many poor/silly instructions about building it one of them being the last instruction which was fitting a safety guard. To do this one had to remove bolts and the stand which one fits in the very first instruction.
It is quite difficult to move around. Perhaps I am not strong enough. The whole item need to be raised to make it work better. I always put it on planks. The pictures here on Amazon show it on the ground, look at Titian’s own video on youtube, they have it raised. It jams up even quicker without being raised.
The longer items which I can push down to the mechanism to pull them in work well but the hopper can easily jam up if I am putting small twigs and branches in to it.
Various screws and nuts have vibrated loose and the wheel fell off.
There is a sticker on the shoot of mine which tell me not to use it in this possition. Have never worked out want that means.
Would I recommend it? If your budget does not go to more expensive shredders YES.