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Timberwolf 280 reviews

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Was hoping for it to be a massive improvement to the 190

 

It's not, where as the 230 was a massive improvement over the 150 the 280 is only a slight improvement over the 190 albeit with the engineering improvements found in the 230.

 

When I had it on demo for a week I didn't notice it spitting chunks out although the dealer had said there was some slight mods to the feed rollers on the one we had. It is a good chipper with many of the nice features found in the 230 - double sided blades that are a breeze to change, robust grease pipes off the grease bank (although as always you should ensure the grease is getting where it should) and a good feed box that handles forked material well.

 

Problem is rare I say it I prefer the Forst ST8, which is a miles better than the ST6. Where as the 280 is only slightly better than the 230 which is miles better than an ST6...

 

We own a TR6 and 230 among having run and owned many other chippers.

 

As a business I'd be happy with either a 280 or ST8.

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Does it just chuck stuff out when putting big logs in or same with brash?

To be fair it was 6-7 inch sycamore poles, I know they all do it to an extent but the tw 280 was really bad.

 

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Edited by Ian C

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Yer its between the st8 and 280 for me, Forst seem to say they will bend over backwards for you to get it fixed if you have a problem, but weather thats true i dont know!

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Yer i would say my 190 makes some mess if i was to put sycamore that big in

I wouldn't normally chip sycamore that big but it's all we had to give it something big, we chipped some cherry next day and it was just as bad but jammed the rollers wide open.

 

Redwood have been fantastic with after sales whilst I have had forst wich is 3 and a half years.

 

I do like some of the features on the new tw though, high pressure grease lines, great access to change blades and a wide infeed.

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Still dont understand how dealer cant get hold of a machine for you to demo! had Arbtrak 200 on site last week with no probs.

 

Prob coz nobody wanted a gm 😉

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