Europe’s leading woodchipper manufacturer GreenMech are returning to SALTEX to showcase their brand new woodchipper series, the EVO 165. Launched to much acclaim earlier this year, the EVO will be on display on stand J052 in Petrol, Diesel and – for the very first time – in tracked form.
The culmination of three years in design, testing and production, the EVO responds to industry demands for a machine that delivers more aggressive torque, more powerful bite and more throughput. It combines a wealth of new features, together with some of GreenMech’s proven innovations such as disc blade chipping technology, twin horizontal hydraulic rollers and ‘No-Stress’ controls. Its large in-feed chute makes it quick and simple to input large quantities of brash and branches, with reduced snagging and increased productivity.
Its new heavy-duty flywheel delivers unparalleled processing power, optimised from a 25hp Kubota diesel or 37hp Vanguard petrol engine option. A new one-piece fabricated chassis has also increased the EVO’s durability making it suitable for even the most demanding of operational conditions. Together with improved performance, the aspects of safety and ease of maintenance have also come under the spotlight. GreenMech have fitted the EVO with a new safety bar system to minimise nuisance tripping, while a new centralised greasing point and more accessible vertical and horizontal shear bars makes routine maintenance easier to carry out.
Visitors to SALTEX will also be the first to see the EVO in tracked format. The new EVO 165DT shares the same diesel engine as the road-tow version, with the addition of a horizontally expanding track. A first for the GreenMech portfolio, the horizontal extension system provides the operator with optimal manoeuvrability for transportation and site access, together with maximum stability during operation.