Types of leaf shredders include electric leaf shredders and gas leaf shredders. Electric leaf shredders are generally lightweight and less powerful than gas leaf shredders.
Leaf shredders vary widely in size and build and many come with a variety of accessories in order to make yard jobs more convenient. Some leaf shredders are driven by the power take-off of a tractor, making them suitable for heavier work than regular electric or gas models.
Small electric leaf shredders are best for shredding leafy green foliage and small twigs, while the larger PTO models are suited to tougher material. Smaller machines also provide the option of raking leaves and debris into them at ground level.