Wiltshire Countryside Services, owned by Adam Lonsdale, has purchased an Arb 150p from GreenMech.
“We were getting more and more problems with our previous chipper, and ended up spending more than what the machine was worth,” explains Adam. His local dealer, GA Groundcare, took on the GreenMech franchise last year.
“I told Ashley at GA Groundcare what I wanted, and the budget, and was pleased to see the GreenMech machines satisfied more of my needs and wants than other manufacturers,” Adam says. “We’d had a demo of both the diesel and petrol Arborist 130 machines, when Ashley mentioned that a 38hp petrol model was then about to launch. After seeing the Arborist 150p at the Arb Show, I knew that was the one I wanted and bought it without even having a demo.”
In addition to the significant cost saving over the diesel equivalent, Adam was particularly impressed with the output performance achieved while still keeping the unit under 750kg: “The sub-750kg weight means my colleague or anyone else can tow it without a special license. Also, because the majority of our work is domestic tree surgery, it can be towed by a Land Rover, quadbike or alternative right to the spot where it’s required, leaving a minimal footprint on lawns and gardens.”
The superior build quality was another box ticked for Adam: “Some chippers we’ve looked at have fibreglass bonnets – in this industry things get bumped and dropped and a fibreglass bonnet is asking for trouble. The GreenMech machines seem to consist of stronger, hardwearing metal components. It’s easy to use, simple to maintain and all backed up with reliable support from GreenMech and the dealer network.”
Founded in 2014, Wiltshire Countryside Services provides arboricultural and forestry services to domestic and commercial customers.