Taking delivery in June this year, Chipper Hire South West became the very first UK rental company to add a GreenMech EVO 165D woodchipper to their ever-expanding fleet. With a portfolio that spans tracked, road-tow and pedestrian units, their latest addition has exceeded the expectations, and some, for Owner Col Bachmann.
Having spotted a niche in his geographical area, Col added chippers to his plant hire fleet in 2015 before spinning Chipper Hire South West off as a separate entity in late 2016. “We’ve used GreenMech right from the start” he explains “and now have machines from 4” right through to 8” to satisfy the varied requirements of our client base.” As an ambassador for the GreenMech product, Col gained an insight into the new EVO range throughout its developmental phase. “It was evident from the start that attention was paid to every detail of the chipper and the end result is a well-engineered machine that really performs.”
“The new, larger infeed configuration sees the EVO handling high volumes of timber, including conifer, with ease while the more aggressive torque and heavier flywheel offers processing power and throw that outperforms competitor machines in its category.” When it comes to the maintenance of the machine, the new centralised greasing points have been another major plus point for Col. “With the tight turnaround we have between hires, the convenience of having all the major grease points in one place saves us so much time – it’s a godsend.”
For Col, the EVO 165D is now the pride of his fleet and sits alongside some further recent additions including an ArbTrak 200, two more 19-28 SAFE-Trak’s and a CS100. “Because we run such a large fleet, we are fortunate in that we can turn to GreenMech or their comprehensive dealer network for support. When people are relying on our chippers to deliver on projects and contracts, it’s imperative they are well serviced, and the back-up support we receive is second to none.”