In this series of articles, we will be sharing exclusive coverage from all aspects of the ARB Show 2023. 

WHILE other brands may have boasted the star power, Predator Power’s offering certainly sparked plenty of interest. Not least in its electric woodchipper, the LS 160 AB, one of just two on the stands at the ARB Show.

“With the way things are going, electric has to be the way forward,” Patrick Watts, Predator’s managing director, said. “It has been on the market just under a year, having been in development for a couple of years.

Forestry Journal: Predator Power's LS 160 ABPredator Power's LS 160 AB (Image: EA)

“It is very good, very efficient - and we think it will be the way forward, especially in cities.”

At the smaller end of the scale, the firm’s Terminator Pro 500 was among its most unique products. A stump grinder attachment, it can be fitted onto a Stihl 500i and several other engine sizes - going where other stump grinders won’t.

“It is a very lightweight stump grinder,” Patrick added. “You can carry it through a house or lift it over walls. You can put it in the back of a truck with ease.

“We are recommending you grind small to medium-sized stumps.”

While it may take 15 to 20 minutes to grind out a one-foot stump, Patrick believes the time savings come from not having to make multiple trips to the yard to drop off a woodchipper and collect a stump grinder.

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He added: “It might not be the quickest stump grinder in the world, but if it’s the only one that can get to the job, then you can charge what you want.”

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