An arborist based in Colchester, Essex, has spoken out in favour about the performance and reliability of his GreenMech Arborist 130 wood chipper.
Jason Hill, who runs JH Tree Services, said the Arb 130 had proved to be a workhorse when used for a variety of domestic and commercial customers. He says he had used other makes but has found GreenMech’s chipper to be compact yet powerful. He comments: “I was yet to find something that ticked all of the boxes. After a few calls, my local dealer Bartram Mowers mentioned they had an ex-demonstration Arb 130 from GreenMech, so I went to have a look. I was impressed with the build quality, and its features.”
He adds he did question whether the 130 would be sufficiently powerful however. “At sub 750kg and with a 23hp petrol engine I was unsure if it would be powerful enough to cope – but how wrong was I? Since we purchased our Arb 130 two years ago, it has not failed me once. A few months back, for example, we thought we were going to need to hire an 8” machine to process large quantities of brash and waste but we took the Arb 130 along to give it a try and it handled everything without a problem.”
“It’s user-friendly, and quiet too, meaning that we can use it in domestic areas without causing too much disruption. The round disc-blades on the GreenMech machines are another revelation – offering so much extra life compared to conventional straight blades. Turning these frequently helps to reduce stress on the machine and keeps chipping performance sharp and true.
On maintenance, he says: “Compared to competitor machines, all of the component parts on the GreenMech are easily accessible, reducing the time and money spent on routine upkeep.”