Kevin Patton, Tree Surgeon, purchased his first woodchipper in 2002, and has a few different makes and models in his fleet. However, towing capacity was a major challenge when it came to purchasing new equipment. To satisfy the company’s requirement for a powerful, versatile, but lightweight chipper, they turned to GreenMech and its sub 750kg QuadChip 160.
“Our work is very diverse, a pretty even split between commercial and domestic jobs, both large and small projects,” says Kevin. “Because of the range of work and material we handle, we needed something that the lads could take out, without me always being there to supervise.”\
Established in 1999, Tree Surgeon carries out a wide array of tree work and woodland management for a range of customers in the Guisborough area.
After seeing the GreenMech machines at various trade shows, and having one on demonstration, the company settled on the QuadChip 160. The sub 750kg QuadChip160 features a full 360o turntable allowing definitive infeed chute positioning for convenient and safe loading at the kerb-side or in restricted spaces.
“Having a turntable is essential for us, it makes the machine versatile to suit whatever situation it’s in,” comments Kevin. “We were also particularly impressed with a drop chute for more convenient storage and the new health & safety bottom bar.”
Since they took delivery of the QuadChip from local dealer Lloyd Ltd, Kevin estimates it’s taken on over 70% of their work: “With this machine, the lighter weight certainly doesn’t mean less power. It ticks so many boxes for us, as well as complying to towing regulations. It’s user friendly, the infeed hopper has no sharp edges ensuring a smoother intake of material and it’s braked, which you don’t always find. The guys are using it on almost a daily basis with no grumbles. For me it’s been a great addition to our fleet.”