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  1. Remember GreenMech make a CS100 PTO.... If 4" capacity is enough. Simple cat 1 link and PTO shaft drive.
  2. Which Forst are you looking at, 6" or 8"
  3. GA Plant Swindon, Horizon Trees, GT Trees, Chipper Hire SW are all companies I have delivered brand new Evo 750kg machines to last month as a dealer in the south. I have had the prototype machine out for months and it’s been in various companies/ customers to be abused and basically see what fails. GM have a rolling road at the factory, it simulates the machine bouncing along the road and again, it’s heavily tested on that to see what breaks. I was at the factory last week, there must of been some 40 machines in dispatch waiting to go out. Lead time on new orders is 16 weeks! But I have stock always on order. 2 arriving this month and 14 rocking up in January 😁 Welcome to let you have it for a few days/ week so you can live with it 😊
  4. Was it a yellow and black one? GA Plant hire had one on loan from us prior to their actual machine being delivered. Now that one we did go out to as it was blocking. It was an over 750kg machine, different flywheel, different chassis, different stress control and different exhaust. The blocking of that yellow / black machine was due to the following. The exhaust ran too close to the pair of flywheel drive belts. The outer belt, closest to the engine when we put a digital temperature gauge on was some 30 degree hotter than the inner belt. When the belts were tight, tensioned by a “common” tensioner there was a clear tension difference between the two belts. The stress control sensor is on the engine crank shaft. On feeding larger material the flywheel would slow down, belts slipping on the engine crank pulley, crank pulley / engine is still revving and subsequently the machine feeds until it stalls. We replaced the belts on site and the machine was fine for the rest of its loan period. But we knew it was probably going to have the same issue in due course. I had already taken an order for that exact yellow / black machine, when we delivered GA Plants actual 750kg machine it came back in to our place, new redesigned exhaust plus we heat wrapped the manifold for good measure. It’s been working with its new customer and hasn’t missed a beat since 😁. its a shame you didn’t get to experience the 165 750kg machine Ross.
  5. No worries. I have a demo machine available. We are only in Wiltshire
  6. Yup, 750kg wet weight fuelled up. The buttons are easy. Blue reverse, green feed. They’re hardy buttons designed to be stepped on in factories. You don’t have to reverse before going forward either 😉 If you hit the stop button you can tap feed directly. And now, on the latest ones if a large branch holds the stop bar down you can press the green feed button to override. Rather than trying to pull the stop bar back with one hand and press feed button with the other...
  7. I’ll try take some better videos tomorrow. The machine in my couple of clips is the 37hp 750kg model. Same with any capital purchase you can draw up positives and negatives. We are running a finance offer on the 165 750kg at the moment. £1500 ex vat deposit £241 ex vat / 60 months £100 doc fee. Machine is yours at end of term. Folding discharge is on the horizon if that’s a negative for you on the Evo 750kg ? The new “floating“ stop bar is a great system 👌
  8. Phoenix Hire is your dealer over there these days. The Evo is back to horizontal rollers. Revised feed roller location, heavy open style flywheel etc.
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  10. When was this and where did you hire it from? Was it a 750kg petrol with the new stress control? The 750kg has only been out two months. I installed the first machine to GA Plant Hire Swindon. It’s a completely different machine to the 2019/2020 over 750kg petrol Evo and Evo diesel. Different chassis, different flywheel, different stress control system. Same Vanguard 37HP EFI engine. I have gone toe to toe with the ST6P multiple times in the past couple of months and the last 4 deals have come our way. Tomorrow I am out with the Evo 165 750kg. We were supposed to be having a head to head with the ST6P and Evo 165 750kg. But Forst have brought their demo forward two hours. I shall get there early and try get some side by side videos 😁
  11. Do you want a 6" or 8" machine? The GreenMech EVO 165 26hp diesel will go toe to toe performance wise with the TW230 diesel and ST6 diesel no problem. And at the moment, while stocks last of tier 3A engines you can get a 45hp non DPF Kubota Turbo Diesel GreenMech EVO 165 on tracks or road tow. Julian, the regional sales manager lives on your doorstep too. I have attached a brochure for you... GreenMech_EVO165_45_Leaflet.pdf
  12. 2013 Arborist 150 34hp diesel here for sale. 1020 hours. Serviced & good to go. £7,995 ex vat.
  13. Just as a heads up. Got a 2019 CS100 18hp for sale, manufacturers warranty, £3,850 ex vat. Looks like brand new.
  14. Blade angle on a gravity machine is everything as the blade is technically your “feed roller” too. A CS at a few degrees out won’t feed.
  15. I have a 2019 CS100 18hp for sale. £3,750 ex vat.
  16. 🟢 Exciting Announcement 🟢 GA Groundcare Ltd will be officially taking over the area previously covered by Hunt Forest Group and Burden Bros Agri for GreenMech Wood Chippers. The new counties will include Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Surrey and Sussex alongside the existing territory of Berkshire, Gloucester and Wiltshire. Thank you. Ashley Director GA Groundcare Ltd
  17. N.A.S GreenMech disc blades are noticeably softer and don't last as long as the real thing. That isn't a sales pitch, that is a fact and most customers who have used them will back up this statement.
  18. Replacing the 4 year old with a brand new battery would be the first step. And with that fitted check to see if you have voltage draining overnight. Don't nick a battery off something else in the yard. The amount of over the phone diagnostics I have done over the years when the customer reports issues, they say the battery has been replaced to find out later its been "replaced" by a second hand one off another machine... Get the basics right first then see where you're at.
  19. I believe this is the mod Jase is referring to. Just raises the breather up out the way.
  20. Same amount of grinding as a CS100 blade then. Front angle, back angle, reversible blades x2. Doesn't really take much longer to grind a pair than a single as they go side by side anyhow. 30 mins work 🙂 Might stick my prices up 🤔
  21. Would hope so at £85 for a sharpen! How many blades is that for the money?
  22. By all means get the old head tested by a machine shop. For the cost of it it's worth a shot. Just don't be shocked if its shagged! Our advice would be.... Compression test it to see if your bottom end / rings appear in good health. Whip the head off and inspect what you can of the bores and get the head to somewhere for testing. Otherwise you're just guessing at your possible problems. Spend the money, do it right, do it once (more). Well put together engine should last you years and years! And make sure that radiator is properly cleaned out, remove it to do so if you need to...
  23. Your machines doesn't have an alternator?! Coils and regulator don't chuck up 14v straight away like an alternator due to their design. Its a slow and steady charge. Something draining the system? New battery? Does it drop below 12v when running all day? I would fit a new battery first if the voltage is staying at 12.8v.
  24. Its a great idea. But there is many issues that would come with it. Machines out on hire for example. Plus the cost in admin to keep the system up to date would be loaded onto parts prices. Can imagine the swear words when the contractor is desperate for a part just before courier dispatch time and computer says no....


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