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I have had one since August 2021, a 165D.

A very different machine to the 150P it replaced.

300kg heavier at 1000kg, far more solidly built.

The fuel and hydraulic tanks are set low which makes towing more stable reduced bounce and wear on tyres.

Horizontal rollers make the vertical rollers of other models seem comically weak.

Floating stop bar is flush with the wide infeed tray and 3 knee height buttons with roller over ride which is excellent.

The deep infeed tray folds up for transport and has enough room for a backpack blower, my climbing and rigging bag. 

I bought a wee U lock in GM colours to secure it when we are at McDonald's

Folding chute for garage storage is important.

In 240hours over two years, no breakdowns.

The curtains in the infeed which prevent chip ricochet will need replacing.

I've not got a bad thing to say which is unusual for me.

The trail of snotty whinging emails to Ashley at GA Groundcare and Jase ended September 2021 which demonstrates GM have indeed 'got it right' with the Evo.

Aside from that, I'd like meatier tyres and side lights for security.

I'd have liked move to the Evo 205 but my garage isn't tall enough.

 

 

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On 24/10/2023 at 08:09, GA Groundcare said:

Which model EVO are you looking at? Petrol or diesel? Built well, will match the performance of the competition, get one out on demo and see for yourself :)

 

looking at the 165 diesel. not sure why but I hate asking dealers to come and demo all the way down here in south Devon.

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The 165 is a fantastic chipper. It's a solid bit of kit. I prefer it to the timberwolf and the forst but the forst would be a close second. I've spent more time with tracked version that the towed. Either way greenmech has sorted it with this machine. The arborist 150 is a toy compared to the 165d. Feed rollers are really strong. I think I've only blocked the thing once...

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10 hours ago, Brushcutter said:

The 165 is a fantastic chipper. It's a solid bit of kit. I prefer it to the timberwolf and the forst but the forst would be a close second. I've spent more time with tracked version that the towed. Either way greenmech has sorted it with this machine. The arborist 150 is a toy compared to the 165d. Feed rollers are really strong. I think I've only blocked the thing once...

I've blocked mine a few times, mostly on leylandii with rollers set to a fast speed. Large lumps have wedged themselves in the chute.

Slower roller setting sorted that.

 

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26 minutes ago, Ty Korrigan said:

I've blocked mine a few times, mostly on leylandii with rollers set to a fast speed. Large lumps have wedged themselves in the chute.

Slower roller setting sorted that.

 

I mostly put hardwood through it. But in a similar way when I have overloaded it with the rollers quick and then you block it. Which is a bit of a pita to unblock when you do it properly and the whole flywheel chamber is full too.

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