Specialist UK manufacturer & supplier of wood chippers, combined wood chipper & green waste shredders, stump grinders and materials recycling machinery

Hardmet Landforce is part of Hardmet, an international group with over 60 years of experience specialising in the field of ultra-hard materials such as tungsten carbide and technical ceramics.

Hardmet Landforce are totally committed to supporting you, our customer. We deliver engineering excellence and continued improvements to our machines. We pride ourselves on responsiveness to our customers, and our goal is Total Customer Satisfaction.

Wow - what a bit of kit!   It just destroys anything my lads put into it - built in the Jeremy Clarkson school of thinking, ie built to be thrown off cliffs and still work at the bottom!

Simon, tree surgeon

Our professional design and engineering team has access to all the resources of the central engineering section in the group, using the latest computer design systems.

Quality control

For your total peace of mind, Hardmet Landforce actively uses the latest Quality and Continual Improvement techniques - Kaizen, FMEA, SPC (Statistical Process Control). The group is ISO 9001 (2000) accredited and your feedback is the driver toward all our product improvements and enhancements, rooted in sound engineering

This makes our machines -

  • easier for you and your workforce to use
  • more reliable, so your work can continue at the pace you want
  • better value for money, so your bottom line isn't compromised by high machinery costs

On the one occasion that I had a problem, I rang the company and 2 hours later there was a fitter working on it.    That's what's important to me - my customer was kept happy, my lads and I weren't stopped, the job got done and the money's in the bank!

Chris, contractor

After sales service and support
We offer a 24 hour on-site response service with a repair engineer available to deal with any technical and breakdown problems you might have. Large stocks of parts are maintained to offer fast response to keep your equipment working, with spares covering all the machines we have ever built.

As for reliability, I only had one problem - happened last week and meant a new roller at £300 - not good, but they supplied one for free even though it was out of warranty.    Their spares back up is better than most.

National Trust for Scotland

Our machines last for years, and we carry the stock to support you with immediate dispatch.

We poll our customers for their feedback, and welcome any comments you may have - please email us on

wood chippers, green waste shredders and stump grinders Our goal is simple - total customer satisfaction

Company history
Landforce was founded in the year 2000, in Grantham, Lincolnshire, manufacturing 6-10 inch chippers and shredders for the tree surgeon market. The Duo combined chipper/shredder and the Chip wood chipper ranges were the beginning of our success in the hydraulic feed chipper market. Outperforming their competitors, these machines cost less than other makes and ensured a period of good growth.

By 2009, the company had grown beyond just the tree surgeon market and was purchased by the Hardmet Group in 2009, to become Hardmet Landforce. Our range was extended to include stump grinders and a heavy duty recycling machine and we moved to a purpose-built factory in Worcestershire, where our small team still reside and produce all of the machines.

For the next six years, the focus was on establishing a dealer network covering the UK and expanding our market here and also extending our export markets into Europe the Far East, the Middle East, North and South America.

Keeping up with an expanding demand, in 2015 we became the sole UK distributor for Terex wood chippers and launched the Terex TAC730, rebranded as the Chip 730 heavy duty wood chipper. This is a substantial machine, in terms of chipper design, and has a massive 13 inch maximum diameter. This wood chipper has laid the foundations for the future Hardmet Landforce machines.