Fleet of GreenMech woodchippers deliver versatility and reliability for South Wales Arborists

Louise Challissin Machinery & Mechanics

A fleet of GreenMech woodchippers have been fundamental in the successful delivery of large-scale utility arb contracts for South Wales Arborists. Running both tracked and road tow models, Director Stuart Michael and his arb teams are well-equipped to deal with all tree, shrub and woodland projects which ensure the safe management of the power networks.

Stuart Michael (2nd from L) with members of his team and one of the GreenMech ArbTrak 150 chippers

As approved contractors for Western Power Distribution (WPD), SWA have over 10 years of experience in managing trees in close proximity to overhead lines, both low and high voltage. "Our chippers are the key tools in helping us to deliver the contracts, and the vast array of sites we attend mean we're often working on a variety of different terrains" explains Stuart. "We've used a few different makes of woodchipper over the years but have had various reliability issues and found parts to be expensive so when we made the decision to look around, I got in touch with Julian Cullis of GreenMech."

"We were immediately impressed with what the GreenMech machines offered and bought our first tracked machine from them roughly 8 years ago." SWA now have a 9" ChipMaster 220 TMP for large, high-volume projects, two Arborist 150 road-tow machines used predominately on low-voltage street works and, the most recent additions to their fleet, two ArbTrak 150's for off-road projects and those on challenging ground conditions. Stuart also specified his machines in red livery, the company's corporate colours.

"These chippers have been brilliant, they're efficient and chip a range of materials thoroughly and accurately. Though 99% of our workload is utility arb, we have the range of machines now to easily reach a variety of locations and handle material no matter the size." Stuart is hoping to have fully converted his fleet over to GreenMech machines by the end of this year. "Since the introduction of the first GreenMech chipper all those years ago we've never really looked back. We get fantastic support from Julian and look forward to continuing to deliver our contracts, with the help of GreenMech, for many years to come."

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