It would be fair to say that if the compact power delivered by a GreenMech CS100 impressed Wild Arborist’s Toby Lawler, then the new 165P from the revolutionary EVO series has absolutely blown him away! Growth for the Cornwall firm demanded a higher-throughput machine and having looked at other brands, Toby could find nothing which compared to the performance and outright aggression of the EVO 165P.
On relocating to Truro five years ago, Toby purchased a second-hand GreenMech unit which served faithfully until he established Wild Arborist in 2020, when the time was right to purchase a new CS100 from local dealer Vincent Tractors. “This was a real pocket-rocket and ideal for getting the company off the ground but the variety of domestic and commercial work we picked up over the years meant I needed something bigger and more powerful. I considered the options available from all of the brands, which ceased as soon as Vincent’s showed me the EVO 165P. I’d seen good write ups about it and, honestly, nothing I have used before or since compares with this machine – it’s awesome!”
The EVO 165P is the smallest and lightest model from the GreenMech EVO range, offering robust build quality and a 6” chipping capacity in a sub-750kg package. “What struck me straight away is how clear it is that the requirements of us as arborists are at the heart of its design. It’s got the pull-through and power from the heavy-duty flywheel but features like the low-level feed tray and wider infeed chute are where you can tell they’ve considered what it is we really need from a machine.”
He continues, “The EVO 165P is out three to four times a week and will tackle brash and trees of all shapes and sizes, including Monterey Pine which is notoriously sappy and tricky to feed in – not with this chipper! The fact that it will rip through waste without too much snedding has definitely resulted in time, labour and cost savings, not having to run the machine for extended periods of time.”
Delighted with the performance, other aspects of the EVO 165P have also impressed Toby including the aesthetic. “It’s a cool looking machine, the colours are striking and it’s certainly left a lasting impression with other contractors who have used it.” He also cited the brilliant support he’d received from the service team at Vincent’s. “Anything I’ve needed assistance with has always been dealt with swiftly and under warranty without any hassle. This level of after-sales is just something you don’t get with other brands and, in my eyes, is what makes GreenMech the real deal.”