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Old 17-03-12   #1 (permalink)
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Greenmech vs Jensen

Hi im new to this site - looks great but cant see the info im after so thought i would ask?

I have always run 6" towable Greenmech chippers and have found them very good. Am looking at getting a 2002 model Jensen 6" has anyone got any feedback good or bad about them?

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Re: Greenmech vs Jensen

Stick with greenmech. Always, there is another thread on this if you search it out.
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100% agree. Have used both and Greenmech are far nicer all round. More reliable, and easier to maintain.
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Re: Greenmech vs Jensen

Well, re a 2002 machine, Jensen imo. A poll might be better...

New tho - would go gm quadchip
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Re: Greenmech vs Jensen

im am a great fan of jensen chippers, but on the other hand grennmech are fine machines too,
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Re: Greenmech vs Jensen

I can't see anything that has a better build quality than the gm. And the parts are easy to get hold of IMO they are not too expensive either.

Maintenance is easy aswell, a few grease nipples every 40 hours and there are stickers so you can't miss them, the only one I have trouble with is the top feed roller metal guide plate sits close to one so the roller needs lifting to get to it. On a 220. Other than that it's all easy.

Blades seem to last forever aswell.
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Re: Greenmech vs Jensen

i have a 6" tracked chipper from greenmech. found out a couple of month ago, that you have to remove! the lower feed-in roller to GREASE the bearing (of course never did that before, u certainly know what happened...)

also over the last 150 hours i had to replace alternator and starter, V-Belts (once both belts to the track pump ripped apart and me and the chipper stood pretty lost in the middle of a busy street) and some broken wiring. the bowden cables were a pain in the ass during strong winters -20C, they just froze so i replaced them by hydraulic control levers.

Beside those issues, its a really nice machine
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It depends how hard you work your chipper. If your using it for long periods a day then the jenson would be a better machine,only have the chipper on for a couple of hours then the greenmech would be better. Ive used both and we have a green mech now. And to be honest the build quality is terrible. There are so many faults that im not going to list them on here. IMO if you like your greenmech then perhaps you havnt tried many others. Again this is only my opion but greenmech comes dead last on my chipper list. We had one back in 2005 that we had to keep a fire extinguisher next to because it kept catching fire. it was like the wooden spoon. If your team done something wrong that week you got given the greenmech...................Happy buying
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It depends how hard you work your chipper. If your using it for long periods a day then the jenson would be a better machine,only have the chipper on for a couple of hours then the greenmech would be better. Ive used both and we have a green mech now. And to be honest the build quality is terrible. There are so many faults that im not going to list them on here. IMO if you like your greenmech then perhaps you havnt tried many others. Again this is only my opion but greenmech comes dead last on my chipper list. We had one back in 2005 that we had to keep a fire extinguisher next to because it kept catching fire. it was like the wooden spoon. If your team done something wrong that week you got given the greenmech...................Happy buying
Sounds like crap maintenance to me.
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Re: Greenmech vs Jensen

We got a Jensen A540 . I think its an 8" feed . Any way we ran it pretty much all day long for 4 days in the woods last week chipping hazel , birch and sweet chestnut . It never missed a beat .
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