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Timberwolf 230 or Forst ST6?

Timberwolf 230 or Forst ST6?  

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  1. 1. Which is your preferred machine?

    • Timberwolf 230
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    • Forst ST6
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2 hours ago, Craig Howe said:

I’m looking to get a new chipper, either the Timberwolf 230 or the Forst ST6, I’ve used both but not long term, what’s your experience with them and which would you recommend? Both have their pros and cons.

Have a go with the new GreenMech Evo165, send me a pm and I'll get that organised.

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Hi Craig

I used the Forst ST6 petrol version for about 4 months when I was working at one of the street tree contractors. They were testing them as part of switching away from diesel, for work in inner London.

 

I thought the machine was fantastic, brilliant power for pulling in brash..., and it really threw the chip to the back of the truck....a Groundie's dream ! 

I thought the design was nice too as it has a flat bed on the hopper (rather than the downward sloping on the greenmechs....always seemed to be fighting again gravity to rams loads of brash in !)...the only bit that seemed odd on the Forst were the start/stop buttons that were touch sensitive...not that great with gloves on as prefer tactile/click buttons...and why is there braille on the buttons ?...thinks they must be outsourced from somewhere...can't imagine there's massive demand for blind people using industrial chippers. Forst has a nice bank of grease nipples too...easy access.....(what's not to like with... ahem..."easy grease nipples")

 

The Greenmechs we had always felt shyte...not that well built.....and always seemed to be fighting to get the brash in.

 

We had TW190,s too (not 230's) , which were good, but the Forst was effing awesome! ..If I had the money that's what I'd buy......(but I don't.....so I've got a "battle-hardened" TW150.....she ain't pretty.....but we get there in the end !)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There’s Braille on the buttons because they’re the same as the ones used on the tube trains (apparently)

 

Grease banks are a bad idea imo, pipes split, stuff goes ungreased.

 

I believe GM phased them out.

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I’ve just got a tr6p and love it. If you can get the brash to the rollers it’s taking it in no problem. Really good on fuel as well. Can’t comment on the Timberwolf as I’ve never used one.

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Been using both recently, what you want is a cross between the two. If only forst would replace the touch buttons with the Timberwolf buttons it would be a great machine! I wonder weather you could do that yourself

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