experimenting to find alternate ways to build.
The motor and its electronics specifically,
I noticed that garden mulchers/shredders have quite a powerful output, what I’m interested in is attaching the stainless steel shredding unit, to replace the barrel component usually found in these garden units.
garden mulchers appear to have a relatively small motor compared to the ones specified for this project, but most seem to be 2800watts, and (geared) much like a cordless drill .you can pick them up for £120 new.
whats good about them also is all the electronics are ready, forward/reverse/ with safety measures,
most come with a circuit break on the box, a clip which has to be engaged to make the shredder work. which could be rigged as a pull chord for extra safety, treadmills have this feature I’m describing.
There will have to be some cutting up of the existing body work to make things fit. but thats why you buy second hand.