Gloucestershire based Tree Maintenance Ltd have been an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor since 1985 - 1 of only 100 in the country! Their core business revolves around tree surgery, for both domestic and commercial customers, for which they rely on GreenMech and their Arborist range of woodchippers to cope with a variety of tasks.
Nick Organ is General Manager and has been with the company for over 30 years. He is supported by 3 other managers and 7 guys on call - when required they use the services of sub-contractors. "One of our sub-contractors," said Nick, "had a GreenMech Arborist 150 which really impressed some of our guys who managed to use it when out on jobs. So, when we were in the market to update our chipper fleet, we decided to look at the GreenMech range and settled on 2 Arborist 130's - which we've now had for just over a year. A major consideration for going with the smaller, lighter option of the 130 was the 750kg towing restrictions in force these days that impacts on our younger drivers. Also, we've noticed a trend in recent years that people are keeping the wood for burners or alternative uses which means we're not getting the quantity of wood to chip that we used to. Purchasing the Arborist 130's over the 150 option also meant a considerable cost saving."
The Arborist 130 has a generous 970mm x 790mm in-feed hopper, which aids bushy brash reduction and coupled with a 150cm x 230cm letterbox-style throat, enables heavily forked branches to be fed in easily.
Nick again, "I've used both large and small machines in the past and would say that these Arborist 130's really punch above their weight! We've taken the pair of them on large jobs with lots of material to throughput and there has been no bottleneck. None of the guys have a bad word to say about them. The controls are just where you need them to operate the machine with ease, transportation is easy - you can tell they've been well thought out. Overall, great little machines."
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