Watch this machine munch cars into confetti | video

3 June 2014
, CarsGuide

It may only be a lowly old Kia Rio and a bunch of worn out engines, but anyone with at least a smidgen of automotive sympathy will wince at watching the Hammel 950 Car Shredder do its thing. 

Watching it chew through the cast iron engine blocks like butter will certainly put any childhood fears of kitchen sink garbage disposal units into perspective too. 

However, car shredders like this are a key step in the recycling of old cars and components, reducing them to sortable rubble far more efficiently than by manual dissassembly. 

Just be glad we didn't find any footage of the Hammel chewing through rusty old Jaguars or Alfa Romeos.