Eliet Major and Minor

Eliet's Major and Minor are a double act with a performance to remember.

The Major is from Eliet’s Professional range. It’s a rugged machine — even the generously sized pneumatic wheels contain puncture repair solution, so you can push the unit over thorny ground without worrying about the tyres letting you down. The compact dimensions and high degree of manoeuvrability mean you can position the machine exactly where you want to work.
Compact the Major may be, but it has a surprising appetite and an awesome chopping rate of 40,000 chops per minute, using 20 hardened-steel, reversible knives to tackle material up to 55mm in diameter. The work rate is remarkable for a machine of this size.
With a rectangular feed-chute angled towards the operator, the Major has a comfortable loading height of 90cm.
“It feels like a professional piece of kit,” says our tester. “The opening is wide, so you don’t have to trim the material as much as with a funnel-type shredder, which helps to increase your work rate.”
We are using a standard screen on the Major and the chips are a good size for use as mulch. A multi-purpose screen is also available for tackling leaves and wetter material.
We use the multi-purpose screen on the Minor. This model has 12 cutting knives, rather than 20, but still gives an impressive performance. Again, it looks nothing like a typical garden shredder. Based on the design of the Major, it is smaller but packs a punch when chipping through 40mm branches. Like the Major, it is robustly built. “It has plenty of power but is compact enough to work almost anywhere — and it’s incredibly easy to use,” says the tester.
The safety features on both machines give you confidence; pushing the bar at the infeed end or lifting the guard at the discharge end brings the shredders to a halt in seconds.
Both the Major and Minor could be transported on a small trailer or in the back of a van with other kit. We are also impressed with the way maintenance and servicing have been made as simple as possible.

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