MAIDSTONE-based Day Tree Fellers has recently taken delivery of its fourth chipper in six years from manufacturer GreenMech.

Owner of Day Tree Fellers, Les Day, said the firm’s new EVO 165D-45LE "hasn’t missed a beat" since he took delivery of the unit in December 2020.

Les, along with one of his sons, started Day Tree Fellers in 2015 before another two sons came on board to complete the current line-up. “When we first started out, we looked at a couple of different chipper manufacturers and were instantly impressed by GreenMech’s willingness to help and their general service level,” explained Les. “At the time we went for the CS100 pedestrian unit, and quickly followed that up with two turntable QuadChip 160s.” 

As the nature of its work evolved to span both domestic and commercial projects, it became evident that Day Tree Fellers needed even more productivity and the ability to process even larger timber.

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Les continued: “What the EVO 165D-45LE lacks by way of a turntable, it more than makes up for in other areas! It works so quickly, offering fantastic throughput rates, but I particularly like that you can manually slow the feed rollers down to process any particularly large diameter timbers. The higher horsepower Kubota diesel engine handles this with ease and will hopefully give us years of reliable service.

“Along with the No-Stress control system, another thing that’s impressed me is how quiet this machine is, which is excellent, particularly for work in domestic areas.”

As standard, the entire EVO range features an all-steel bonnet and additional fan to help reduce overall sound power and sound pressure. This, combined with GreenMech’s disc-blade chipping system, is said to make the EVO one of the quietest chipper collections available.

Les added: “It’s also been great that the experience we’ve had with GreenMech and its dealer network throughout the latest purchase was just as good as we enjoyed all those years ago.

“The factory was even able to accommodate fitting my machine with a bespoke folding output chute to suit my available storage. Nothing is too much trouble and it’s that level of service, and the reliable performance, that keeps me coming back every time.”

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