If you maintain a substantial garden, the Hansa C7 petrol chipper is the ultimate weapon capable of tackling most garden debris including branches, general prunings, hedge cuttings, vines, flower stalks and even fibrous material.
Starting the C7 is easy thanks to the soft start engagement system. The 6.5 horsepower of the quality Honda GCX200 196cc four-stroke engine is transmitted to the cutting disk through a twin belt drive, which provides smooth running and protects the engine against shock loads.
Operating with two cutting knives, the heavy duty C7 has the appetite to chip branch material (green or dry) up to 70mm in diameter.
With the Hansa C7 no pre-cutting is necessary and the branches are drawn into the input chute. The cutting blades shear the material against an adjustable hardened counterknife, or anvil. This action will be just as efficient in 10 years' time as on the first day of use, so long as the knives are kept sharp.
The extremely efficient self-feeding action can be attributed to the design of the rotor and the blade set up. The inertia generated by the large rotor disk creates enough momentum to continue cutting, as well as providing plenty of draught to discharge the mulch up to 4 metres away. The distance can be moved closer to the operating area, if desired, by adjusting the deflector on the chute. Having a discharge height of 0.7 metres makes the C7 model ideal for discharging onto a trailer or wheelbarrow, thus eliminating the need for any double handling of the material.
The simple design of the C7 allows full access to the inside of the machine by pivoting open the outlet chute, so that changing the blades for sharpening is simple and requires little effort. The blades can last anywhere up to 30 hours before requiring sharpening, depending on the type of material being handled. The cantilver rotor design allows stringy materials to be processed without running the risk of wrapping around the shaft.
Built to last, the housing, inlet and outlet chutes of Hansa chippers and shredders are made of solid steel, with no plastic components. The C7 is fitted with large pneuamtic wheels and integral handles for easy transportation, and rugged feet to keep the machine static during operation.