Wild Arborist Toby Lawler has been blown away by the new GreenMech EVO 165P. Growth for the Cornwall firm demanded a higher-throughput machine and having looked at other brands, Toby could find nothing which compared to the performance and outright aggression of the EVO 165P.
On relocating to Truro five years ago, Toby purchased a second-hand GreenMech unit which served faithfully until he established Wild Arborist in 2020, when the time was right to purchase a new CS100 from local dealer Vincent Tractors. “This was a real pocket-rocket and ideal for getting the company off the ground but the variety of domestic and commercial work we picked up over the years meant I needed something bigger and more powerful.
“I considered the options available from other brands, but was sold by the EVO 165P. I’d seen good write ups about it and, honestly, nothing I have used before or since compares with this machine – it’s awesome!”
The EVO 165P is the smallest and lightest model from the GreenMech EVO range, offering robust build quality and a six inch chipping capacity in a sub-750kg package.
“What struck me straight away is how clear it is that the requirements of us as arborists are at the heart of its design. It’s got the pull-through and power from the heavy-duty flywheel but features like the low-level feed tray and wider in-feed chute are where you can tell they’ve considered what it is we really need from a machine,” says Toby.
“The EVO 165P is out three to four times a week and will tackle brash and trees of all shapes and sizes, including Monterey Pine which is notoriously sappy and tricky to feed in – not with this chipper! The fact that it will rip through waste without too much snedding has definitely resulted in time, labour and cost savings, not having to run the machine for extended periods of time.”