We hold a range of specialised equipment to enable us to provide an efficient and productive service to our clients. In addition, we maintain a list of approved suppliers so as to allow us to source specialist equipment when required. Our Links page includes links to some of these suppliers.
All our equipment is inspected regularly in line with the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998. All climbing and lowering equipment is professionally inspected as per the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.
See below for details of our current equipment range:
A great workhorse which effortlessly shifts tons of timber or woodchip in a single trip, saving time and money on larger jobs. The generously sized back has high sides and roof to contain its load safely, and tips for ease of unloading.
Ford Transit 3.5t Truck
A great everyday vehicle which is fitted with a purpose-built tipping loadbay with sides and roof, plus a separate tool and fuel storage compartment.
Isuzu 3.5t Truck
Another very useful everyday vehicle fitted with a purpose-built tipping loadbay with sides and roof. This vehicle has the benefit of being slightly smaller so ideal for our customers’ properties with smaller driveways or up the narrowest Devon lanes!
Landrover 90 4×4
Used for both tree surgery and consulting, a Landrover goes anywhere you need it to go. It is our trusted steed.
This is the newest addition to our chipper fleet, purchased brand new from Arb Rep Services in early 2016. A fantastic, heavy duty machine capable of taking large pieces of timber with ease. The turntable design ensures maximum safety for our arborists as brushwood can be fed into the machine from almost any direction – particularly useful when working roadside.
Jensen A530T Tracked Chipper
Another great machine from Jensen, this chipper is built on a narrow-access mini-digger type track bed so can be driven into anywhere that you can take a mini-digger. If you are happy to keep the woodchip , this machine can knock many man hours (and hence £££’s!) off a range of jobs.
Timberwolf TW150 Chipper
Everyone’s got one of these: the perfect machine for smaller jobs!
Like our tracked chipper, this machine can fit into the tightest of spots. With a vertical reach of almost 15 metres, it has a surprising reach for such a compact machine. Perfect for dealing with dangerous trees where climbing methods may be considered unsafe, and also for soft-felling of trees which may have bat roosts (this requires a methodical dismantling of a tree, lowering small sections down carefully to allow the on-site ecologist to check for presence of bats, and safely remove any that may be found). Of course, it’s also great for topping big hedges too!
Rayco 1620A Stumpgrinder
Another machine popular with many arborists; big enough to deal with large stumps but not so big that it struggles to get into tight spots. We also have ramps which we can use to get this machine up steps and terraces.