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Paul Tomo

Timberwolf wood chipper 150 or 230

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Hopefully later this year my tree surgery business will be busy enough for the purchase of a Timberwolf Wood chipper and no doubt it will be a second wood chipper. The price of the Timberwolf 150 is a few thousand cheaper than the 230 model. I would like for some feedback from anyone that has used both machines and has a consideration to one or the other.

 

I will be buying the towable model. 
 

thank...Paul Tomo

 

 

 

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Its night an day in chipping performance between the 150 and 230, I'd definitely be going for a 230. They can deal with limbs with forks and multiple branches much better and with way less snedding involved.

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If you can afford it get the 230.

 

I had a 150 for years, good reliable workhorse, in its day it was a game changer.

Used my mates 230 and was astonished at what an improvement it was.

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I just had to make this decision for myself. Buy a new or nearly new 230 or a 150 in the best condition possible. 
Ended up buying a very low hours 150. Means I saved around £10k in the cost difference, my mechanic/fitter use to mend 150’s so knows them inside out and tree work isn’t my main source of income so I don’t need the most modern up to date machine. Just needed something that will work when I need it. 

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Also another guy I spoke to who has 9 chippers in his current fleet still has three 150’s which he said as long as you look after them they keep working. The 230’s he had all go traded in after three years

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4 minutes ago, tim361 said:

I just had to make this decision for myself. Buy a new or nearly new 230 or a 150 in the best condition possible. 
Ended up buying a very low hours 150. Means I saved around £10k in the cost difference, my mechanic/fitter use to mend 150’s so knows them inside out and tree work isn’t my main source of income so I don’t need the most modern up to date machine. Just needed something that will work when I need it. 

Have you ever used a 230?

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5 hours ago, jmac said:

Its night an day in chipping performance between the 150 and 230, I'd definitely be going for a 230. They can deal with limbs with forks and multiple branches much better and with way less snedding involved.

The answer to that is the open every thing go's though. 

Had a 150 may years now and for what it is it a good chipper easy maintenance and parts cheap. 

Edited by woody paul

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I’ll live with my decision. I don’t do a huge amount of tree work, probably 50-60 hours of chipping a year so the additional cost wasn’t warranted to me. With things the way they are at the moment I didn’t want to load myself up with finance when everything is so up in the air at the moment.

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