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Have you spoken to John Mason yet?
Hate to say it but for that money which is basically 5.5k for the chipper if you want a safe legal trailer your going to get a very high hr machine with worn tracks and probably need constant help to keep being safely usable nevermind productive. Few about in budget but be prepared to spend more on it and the trailer especially if your around the a66 a19 junctions a lot as dvsa are pulling a lot of trailers for inspection in that area and if it looks old your instantly a target.

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For that money with a trailer as well your going to be lucky to even get an owd knackered machine, simply not worth the hassle as it will need constant attention, put that money down as a good deposit on a newer machine.

 

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We have a 2009 used GreenMech Safe Trak 19-28 Mk1 on ebay at the moment. Its a px and we have run it up and all seems to work fine. I would let it go for 8k inc vat for a quick sale.  I shall email you now...

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-GreenMech-SafeTrak-19-28-Wood-Chipper-PLUS-VAT/264360856573?hash=item3d8d228bfd:g:pM0AAOSw3JNdAlpZ

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9 hours ago, GA Groundcare said:

We have a 2009 used GreenMech Safe Trak 19-28 Mk1 on ebay at the moment. Its a px and we have run it up and all seems to work fine. I would let it go for 8k inc vat for a quick sale.  I shall email you now...

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-GreenMech-SafeTrak-19-28-Wood-Chipper-PLUS-VAT/264360856573?hash=item3d8d228bfd:g:pM0AAOSw3JNdAlpZ

Bargain!

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19 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

Bargain!

A lot of chipper for the money but quite high hours imo. Read somewhere that 3000hrs is the lifespan of a chipper, what do others think about that?

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A lot of chipper for the money but quite high hours imo. Read somewhere that 3000hrs is the lifespan of a chipper, what do others think about that?
A bit different on tracked machines as they have run for that long but not necessarily chipped for that long as can spend a fair amount of time just getting themselves to site, downside is a worn trackbase can become very expensive very quickly if your unlucky!
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9 hours ago, jmac said:

A lot of chipper for the money but quite high hours imo. Read somewhere that 3000hrs is the lifespan of a chipper, what do others think about that?

We part exchanged a CM220 road tow chipper earlier this year with 3400 hours, we carried out a light service and it was sold to another tree surgeon. It was still in pretty good shape.

 

For a road tow 2,000 hours would be fairly high, most 6-10 year old tracked machines we see in have 1250-2500 hours on and if maintained well, they are completely fine still. They are built for it in my opinion.

 

If we hire a road tow chipper to a domestic tree surgeon, they may have a full hard days work but the chipper will often only come back with 1 or 2 hours on the clock. However, tracked machines in a commercial environment usually get turned on first thing and then run for 7-8 hours in a day. 

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