Greenmech 130 v Timberwolf 160
Well we finally came to a decision on our first towable sub 750kg. chipper, we were originally looking at the Timberwolf 160, seemed to tick most of the boxes for us.
My concerns were the feed openings, no bonnet over the engine and I did not like the single tube tow bar.
When we had a look at the Greenmech Arborist 130,the feed opening was more letterbox shape, the engine had a bonnet and it also had a traditional towing arm plus it is a braked trailer which the TW was not.
Our local dealer was also a GM authorised dealer, who gave us a good price. Once our decision was made we had the chipper within a couple of weeks.
As you can see we have put a chip box on the back of our Ford Ranger, made from ply, only took an evening to make. Ordered the signs, all done in a couple of days. This set up is ok for most days, but our next upgrade is a tipper truck.
We normally find we have to empty the chip box twice a day as the GM is rated at 3.5 tons per hour of chip, we are very impressed by it, along way from a 3.5 inch gravity fed chipper that we started with.
Jobs have become a lot easier as we all know our business quickly becomes a waste management business, we are less tired at the end of the day and we have little reason now to haul brash etc, to a recycling plant and pay to get rid of it. We now have a good network of sites that take our chip.
As said above we are looking for a suitable tipper truck. The pickup unfortunately will have to go which is a pity as I really like it. Pulls like a train and has served us well since having a new head put on the engine.
Now we have the chip side of things sorted out, we need to sort out our logs. Would like to buy a few acres of land or even a woodland in the future to get our log sheds up and having another income stream. A stump grinder would also be nice, a yard maybe.