GreenMech Arborist 130 proves to be a ‘Pocket Rocket’ for R M Brown Tree Services

Louise Challissin Woodland Management

In such a turbulent year, for Roy Brown of R M Brown Tree Services, when it came to purchasing a new woodchipper there was no better time to stick with what he knows and trusts - exchanging his existing Arborist 130 machine for a brand new Arborist 130 from GreenMech! The Perthshire-based business have been using GreenMech machines for 10 years, with the newest model proving to be a real 'pocket rocket'.

Undertaking both surveying and tree-surgery work for a range of commercial and domestic customers, including in the utilities sector, versatility is a must for Roy when it comes to his equipment. "Every day is different and every job has its own unique requirements and challenges so our woodchipper needs to be the right size to navigate residential areas, for example, but man enough to deal with whatever material we need to put through it."

"The Arborist 130 is a real pocket rocket - it's the ideal size for us and handles 95% of our tree surgery jobs. With the popularity of log burners, it's rare these days to be chipping anything much larger than 3 or 4", but with this machine capable of processing timber up to 6" we've got the capacity to chip all sizes and varieties of woody waste and brash."

Roy exchanged machines like-for-like, in October 2020 through his local dealer Gammies Groundcare, and, having already put the new unit through its paces, has been impressed with the powerful performance. "The GreenMech machines have always proven themselves to be solidly built and well-engineered, with the disc-blades delivering clean, precise chipping. The Arborist 130 has fantastic pull through, the twin vertical hydraulic rollers take in the material really well reducing the amount of preparation work we need to do."

Roy adds, "As important as the machine itself is the back-up support and technical advice, which from both GreenMech and Gammies has been excellent. With COVID creating challenges for the delivery of the new unit, Gammies really went the extra mile in supplying us with a loan machine when we needed it which really helped to minimise disruption and reaffirms why, when it comes to upgrading equipment, we go back to GreenMech every time."