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THE big draws for chipper manufacturer GreenMech were the EVO range, launched in 2021 (comprising the 165 and its big brother, the 205), and the ECO 135 – a new 135 mm or 5.5” capacity machine.

Managing director Jonathan Turner said: “The ECO 135 is brand new, so this is our first time showing it out in the field.

"We have our arborist 130, which is a 23 hp petrol machine and has done really well as a product linked to the 150, which has been out for 13 years now.

"We saw an opportunity for a slightly smaller-capacity version of that machine, because there’s no doubt there are a fair few arborists and landscapers out there who don’t need that capacity.

“It’s a modular build, so we can supply various different versions. It also draws on our experience with the QuadChip, our turntable machine, all packaged in a product that will chip the vast majority of what most arborists want to chip, at a slightly lower cost point, with a turntable option available.”

Forestry Journal: The ECO 135 being put through its paces The ECO 135 being put through its paces (Image: EA)

He also teased a new version of the 205 on a turntable, which will be available soon.

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