THE new pivoting track extension system from GreenMech is said to be proving a “game changer” for Castle Douglas-based South West Arb.

With an increasing number of rail-side de-veg projects demanding work on steep embankments, the SURE-Trak’s ability to perform in even the most challenging of environments saw owner Stewart Ball taking delivery of the first SURE-Trak 19-28 woodchipper in the UK earlier this year. 

“When I established South West Arb five years ago, the first thing I purchased was a GreenMech SAFE-Trak chipper,” explained Stewart, who now heads up a team of 15. “My previous employer had been a longstanding user of the SAFE-Trak units and, having looked at other machines, when it came to working on embankments or challenging terrain, no other chippers came close.”

After quickly adding a second SAFE-Trak to his fleet, Stewart then heard about the launch of GreenMech’s next generation track system, SURE-Trak. 

Allowing safe traversing of slopes in excess of 35 degrees, the pivoting SURE-Trak assemblies allow each track to maintain contact with the ground independently, while following differing contours, to provide a surer footprint and improved stability.

“When I saw what the 19-28 fitted with SURE-Trak system could do, it was a complete game changer. It can get absolutely anywhere and the ability to tilt the body means it’s now even easier and safer for the operator to feed in material, no matter the embankment angle,” Stewart added. 

Meanwhile, the first batch of EVO 165 woodchippers recently left the GreenMech factory for dealerships across the country; the culmination of three years in design, testing and production.
Managing director Jonathan Turner said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction we’ve received to the new series.”