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Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper
            Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper, this is Timberwolf’s smallest towable machine. Yesterday we looked at the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper, which is Timberwolf’s smallest chipper and yet has plenty of power to get the job done. Today we are moving slightly up the scale again to a larger towable gravity-fed chipper.

 

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Timberwolf is the number one manufacturer of wood chippers in the United Kingdom, for the past 30 years their business has grown considerably. Based in Stowmarket, Suffolk the Timberwolf brand is a very common sight, here in East Anglia. My guess would be that 90% of tree surgeons in East Anglia use a Timberwolf chipper, this suggests something good!

 

Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Gravity Fed
Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Gravity Fed

Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

The Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper is a gravity-fed machine that is roadworthy, go anywhere chipper. This is a gravity-fed chipper and yet is a commercial machine that can work all day and every day for years. You can also buy with confidence knowing that the Timberwolf chipper is backed up by a national network of dealers.

 

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If you are a tree surgeon or arborist just setting up your business for the first time, then the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper could be your answer. It’s a small machine with great capabilities. For under £10,000 you could be the proud owner of a brand-new roadworthy towable chipper.

Features Of The Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper

  • Briggs & Stratton 18 hp electric start petrol engine.
  • Recoil start backup.
  • Positive blade feed.
  • 4 inch (100 mm) cutting performance.
  • Great parts backup.
  • Up to 5 years warranty.

 

 

Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Safe To Operate
Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Safe To Operate

Engine

Powered by a Briggs & Stratton 18 hp electric start 4 stroke, twin-cylinder engine, giving the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper plenty of power. I have personally used the Briggs & Stratton 18 hp engine on mowers before, it’s an economical engine for its size. Maybe the Briggs & Stratton engines are not quite so refined as a Honda engine, but still good, I speak from experience.

However, one thing is for sure that literally millions of Briggs & Stratton engines have been sold all over the world. I have owned many Briggs & Stratton engines and over the years they have given me minimal problems. One of the great things is with Briggs & Stratton engines is the fact that parts are readily available and sensibly priced.

The 18 hp twin-cylinder engine comes with electric start and recoil start. It’s always good to have the recoil start system at the ready, just in case of emergency.

 

Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Compact
Timberwolf 18-100G ES Chipper Compact

 

Small Machine Large Capacity

Here we have a very compact machine that is capable of chipping branches up to 4 inches in diameter, that’s around 95 mm. The work rate is around 1.5 times an hour, which is slower than your traditional chipper, however fast enough for most. Most chippers that I have used with feed rollers can cope with several people loading. This machine is obviously a bit slower but a great option and something I would look at if I was just starting out in the arborist industry.

To Conclude

If you are a tree surgeon just setting up your business, I believe that the Timberwolf 18/100G ES Chipper could be your ideal solution. I have in general always purchased new machinery as I like to have peace of mind and reliability. For around £9500 you could be the proud owner of a new Timberwolf chipper and have the peace of mind of owning a new machine with a warranty.

 

Specification

  • Engine
    18hp Briggs & Stratton 4 stroke
  • Fuel
    Unleaded petrol
  • Tank cap.
    8.5 litres (1.8 gallons)
  • Weight
    375Kg
  • Length
    2560mm (tray up) 2910mm (tray down)
  • Width
    1280mm
  • Height
    2065mm
  • Max diameter infeed
    100mm
  • Throughput
    Up to 1.5 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Positive blade feed
  • Blades
    2 x 177mm fully hardened

 

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Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Gravity Wood Chipper
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Gravity                            Wood Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper, this is Timberwolf’s smallest chipper. However, it’s not your average small chipper! Yesterday we looked at the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper, today, we are going to the other end of the scale, with a gravity feed chipper.

Features

  • Made by the top woodchipper manufacturer in the UK.
  • Reliable Honda four stroke 13 hp petrol engine.
  • 3 inch (75 mm) cutting ability.
  • Positive blade feed.
  • Solid or pneumatic tyres.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Parts and service readily available.

 

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Safe To Operate
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Safe To                                        Operate

 

Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper

The Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper is a small and compact gravity-fed chipper manufactured by the largest seller of chippers in the UK. It may be small and compact, but it really is a great workhorse. You can see in the video at the foot of this page how well the Timberwolf gravity-fed chipper performs.

 

 

Although the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper is a small and compact chipper. It is ideal for the hire market, the landscaper and the keen gardener. I have often thought about buying a chipper like this myself and hiring it out. It’s a small chipper with a commercial specification and excellent work rate.

 

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Timberwolf claims that this gravity-fed woodchipper has a working life in excess of 10 years, even when working in the demanding hire industry. This machine is very easy to operate, it’s easy to move around with the transport wheels. It also has a great work rate in a sensible price bracket of around £4000, it really is in a class of its own.

 

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Easy To Manoeuvre
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Easy To Manoeuvre

 

Engine

It’s always good to know that when you are purchasing a quality product that you have a quality engine. The Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper is powered by a Honda four-stroke overhead valve 13 hp engine. I know many people who prefer Honda engines over any other engine on the market.

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I have personally owned several different machines with Honda engines, and I have always been impressed with their economy and performance. There have been many times when I have left a machine unused over the winter for a few months. In general, Honda engines will start up on the first pull even after several months of being unused.

Low Running Costs – High-Capacity

Having used Honda engines for many years, I know that the economy is excellent on these engines. I remember owning a pedestrian flail mower which was powered by a Honda engine. I believe this machine would last around three hours on one fill-up, I believe the fuel tank was around 6 L capacity. This is excellent fuel economy for an engine of this size.

With a chipping ability of 3 inches (75 mm) this gravity-fed Timberwolf chipper copes with the average homeowner’s trees and shrubs. Most people tend to log anything that’s over 3 inches in diameter.

The gravity feed works off a strong self-feed action which is produced by the “positive blade feed” that is incorporated into the feed funnel. The 7 inch fully hardened blade quickly chips wood into small chips which can either be composted or used as a mulch. Personally, I prefer to compost woodchip for a couple of years before mulching.

 

Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Chipping Branches
Timberwolf 13-75G Chipper Chipping                                       Branches

 

To Conclude

There are many small woodchippers on the market similar to the Timberwolf 13/75G Chipper. However, I believe that the Timberwolf has the edge as Timberwolf have the experience of successfully being the number one manufacturer of woodchippers in the UK. The fact that this machine is used in the hire industry suggests that it is a well-made and designed product.

As I mentioned earlier, this is the type of machine that I would buy to hire out to people, compact enough to move around easily and yet powerful.

 

Specification

 

  • Engine
    13hp Honda 4 stroke
  • Fuel
    Unleaded petrol
  • Tank capacity
    6.5 litres (1.4 gallons)
  • Weight
    188Kg
  • Length
    1565mm (working) 815mm (feed funnel removed)
  • Width
    800mm
  • Height
    1600mm
  • Maximum Diameter Infeed
    75mm
  • Throughput
    0.75 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Positive blade feed
  • Blades
    1 x 177mm (7”) fully hardened
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Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper, this is Timberwolf’s largest tracked machines and offers the most features. Yesterday we were looking at the Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper, which is a smaller towable chipper.

With so many different machines on the market sometimes it’s difficult to make the right decision. I know tree surgeons who use tracked machines and towable machines, both types of chipper have their advantages.

 

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I like the idea of having a chipper that can be taken right to the job, in other words, a tracked machine can literally go to where you’re working, providing access is adequate. Tracked chippers and wheeled chippers both have their own benefits, the majority of tree surgeons that I know use wheeled chippers.

I think for most tree surgeons the issue is a greater purchase cost and having to purchase a trailer for your tracked chipper. However, the tree surgeons that I know who own a tracked chipper really like the versatility of these machines.

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Large Feed Area
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Large Feed Area

 

Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper

So, let’s take a look at the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper. This wood chipper is powered by a Kubota 45 hp turbodiesel engine, with twin hydraulic feed and a variable tracking system.

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Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Straight To The Job
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Straight To The Job

Features

  • Variable unique tracking system.
  • Quick access double-sided blades.
  • Massive 6.5 tonnes per hour capacity.
  • 280 mm x 210 mm feed opening.
  • Hydraulic force input rollers.
  • Excellent access to rotor housing.
  • Average chip size of 19.5 mm.
  • Adjustable discharge chute.
  • Ride on operator platform.
  • Optional winch.
  • Five-year optional warranty.

 

One of the greatest advantages of the Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper is that it is almost a go anywhere chipper. With the ability to move the tracks in and out for narrow access jobs, which is a great feature. Working on a bank situation becomes very straightforward with this chipper, having the ability to raise the machine off the ground and to adjust the angle in which it sits. It really does make light work of awkward ground situations.

The Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper is frequently spotted being used on railway banks where the terrain can be awkward. Having the all-round adjustable tracks makes this wood chipper extremely versatile.

If you’re looking for great performance and outstanding efficiency the Timberwolf Chipper would be a good choice of woodchipper. The variable tracking system features heavy-duty

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Sloping Terrain
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Sloping Terrain

 

twin arms that support each track. With the independent control over tracked width, ground clearance and tilt angle, making difficult jobs less awkward. The Timberwolf chipper can navigate uneven ground with ease and can work on sloping ground up to 30°.

Feed Funnel

With the extra-wide feed funnel, chipping large branches becomes very easy. The large 280 x 210 mm in feed aperture can process up to 6.5 tonnes per hour. The Timberwolf 280TVGTR Chipper will take up to 210 mm diameter pieces of timber.

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper 30° Tilt
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper 30° Tilt

 

Ride-On Platform

The Timberwolf wood chipper has a platform for the operator to stand well moving the machine around the site. It also has two speeds to move around areas quickly and efficiently.

Large Capacity

With a 6.5 tonne capacity, the Timberwolf quickly makes light work of wood chipping. I’m not quite sure how many people it was required to keep this work rate up, probably several people, I would guess!

 

Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Optional Winch
Timberwolf TW 280TVGTR Chipper Optional Winch

 

Optional Winch

I think we all know how useful a winch can be, especially in tree surgery. The Timberwolf chipper offers an optional winch which I’m sure could be a useful feature.

To Conclude

To be fair, most tree surgeons that I know in this area of East Anglia use Timberwolf chippers. They are by far the most popular choice of woodchipper. I guess with an optional five-year warranty and good dealer backup has helped to make Timberwolf Britain’s top-selling wood chipper.

Specification

  • Engine
    45hp Kubota 4-cylinder turbo engine
  • Fuel
    Diesel
  • Tank Capacity
    36 litres (7.9 gallons)
  • Weight
    2089Kg (2152Kg with optional winch)
  • Length
    2880mm (tray up), 3665mm (tray down)
  • Width
    1480mm (2010mm with extended tracks)
  • Height
    2455mm (2850mm fully extended)
  • Max diameter infeed
    210mm
  • Throughput
    Up to 6.5 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Twin hydraulic rollers c/w Auto Feed Control
  • Blades
    2 x 158mm double-sided, fully hardened
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Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper
Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper

 

Today we are looking at the commercial Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper. Timberwolf is the largest manufacturer of wood chippers in the UK, Timberwolf has been building chippers for over 30 years.

The Timberwolf chippers are built-in Stowmarket, Suffolk, so, living in East Anglia almost every tree surgeon and arborist owns a Timberwolf! The bright orange Timberwolf range is certainly a very common and popular choice for professionals.

Many of the machinery manufacturers are building more petrol machines, rather than diesel machines now. This is due to the emission regulations in the EU. Personally, I would go for a diesel engine machine as the economy is much better. There’s also the option to run your woodchipper on red diesel which is almost half price to regular road diesel. Of course, the petrol engine has the advantage of being quieter and the vibrations are considerably reduced overall on the.

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper

The Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper is powered by a Kubota diesel engine, with hydraulic feed and a braked road chassis. This Timberwolf woodchipper can manage timber up to 6 inches in diameter.

 

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Kubota Diesel Engine

The 35 hp four-cylinder diesel engine gives plenty of power and economy to this woodchipper. Kubota diesel engines have a good name for reliability, over the years I have seen Kubota engines on all different types of machines. The smoothness and quietness is a great plus point for the operator.

 

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper Towable
Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper                      Towable

Feed Opening

The large feed opening that measures 230 mm x 160 mm can cope with timber up to 6 inches in diameter. The dual hydraulic rollers have plenty of power to keep the timber flowing through the woodchipper effortlessly.

With a five-ton per hour work rate, the Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper will quickly make large piles of branches disappear quickly. I’m not sure how many people it would take to keep this five-ton work rate all day, definitely more than one person!

 

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Blades

Two reversible blades are bolted to a large flywheel that in turn is mounted next to an anvil that then chips the wood. The blades are reversible, which is good news as it lengthens the sharpening time. I would recommend two sets of blades so that you always have a spare set of blades in case of emergency.

It is of utmost importance to keep your blades sharp and to take utmost care of what goes through your wood chipper. Blunt blades put unnecessary workload on any machine, whether it be a woodchipper or lawnmower! I have seen arborists using woodchippers with literally no edge on the blade whatsoever, this is earned an appalling practice! I’ve also heard of horror stories of angle iron and hammers being put through woodchippers! Obviously, not deliberately but maybe disguised in Ivy or something similar, an expensive mistake!

When the blades are kept sharp the average chip size should be around 18 mm and cleanly cut.

 

Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper Chipping
      Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper                                          Chipping

 

Maintenance

Timberwolf has made the Timberwolf TW 230DHB Chipper very easy to maintain and to carry out the daily checks. Once again, it’s very important that these daily checks are carried out. Refer to the owner’s manual for the regular maintenance and service schedule.

Five Year Warranty

Timberwolf obviously trusts their machines as they offer an optional five-year warranty. Personally, I would always go for the longest warranty available, I really like to have the peace of mind that I have no extra expenses for five years.

Features

  • Economical 35 hp four-cylinder Kubota diesel engine.
  • 6-inch diameter timber capacity.
  • Sub 750 kg towing weight.
  • Five tons per hour work rate.
  • Reversible blades (easy access).
  • Quad force rollers.
  • Adjustable discharge chute.
  • Average chip size 18 mm.

Petrol or Diesel?

As I mentioned earlier in this post, many manufacturers are going for petrol engines now due to the EU regulations on emissions. Personally, I would go for a diesel engine in most cases, especially if it’s something like a Kubota diesel engine. My experience of Kubota engines has been extremely good, I would recommend Kubota diesel engines.

Let me give you an example of cost between running a petrol and diesel machine. I have a diesel stump grinder which costs about £30 per day to run on diesel, this is literally using the machine for 8 to 10 hours continuously or almost continuously. The equivalent petrol machines use around £100 worth of fuel per day! Over the course of a week or month the cost of mounts up hugely. Over a one-month period this could be for an average user, £1200 for petrol and £360 for diesel, a huge difference!

To Conclude

I always like to own a machine that is reliable and has a good dealer network and parts network. Timberwolf offers this and with the five-year warranty, I don’t think you can go too far wrong. I know that Timberwolf chippers are certainly very popular where I live.

Specification

  • Engine
    Kubota 35hp 4-cylinder engine
  • Fuel
    Diesel
  • Tank capacity.
    18 litres (4 gallons)
  • Weight
    749kg
  • Length
    3285mm (tray up) 3810mm (tray down)
  • Width
    1520mm
  • Height
    2220mm
  • Max dia. infeed
    160mm
  • Throughput
    Up to 5 tonnes per hour
  • Feed Method
    Twin hydraulic rollers c/w Auto Feed Control
  • Blades
    2 x 135mm Double-sided, fully hardened

 

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DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper

DR Pro XL ES 21.00 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder
DR Pro XL ES 21.00 Rapid Feed Petrol Chipper / Shredder

 

Today we are looking at the DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper, this is the most powerful Chipper produced by DR. Over the past few days we have looked at at a 6 hp Lawnflite Chipper/shredder and the larger 9 hp Lawnflite chipper/shredder.

The DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper is powered by an electric start Briggs & Stratton 420 cc overhead valve petrol engine. The Chipper is capable of chipping branches up to 5.75 inches (14.6 cm) which is more than enough for the average garden. Anything larger than this would normally be logged up for firewood.

The large heavy-duty flywheel combined with the pro chipper knife spin at 144 mph for an amazing efficient wood chipping performance. The DR would chipper is designed for continuous chipping. The self-feeding action simply allows you to drop the wood into the hopper without needing to push the wood through. The large hopper enables branches to be pushed through with minimal trimming to the side branches. Therefore, speeding up your work rate.

 

 

DR Self Feeding Action
                  DR Self Feeding Action

Self Feeding Action

The large vertically oriented hopper enables branches to be placed in the hopper and gravity fed to the Chipper. There’s no waiting for the branch to go through, you just go onto the next branch! With a powerful air flow, the wood chips are blown out through the large chute.

 

Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Engine
  Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Engine

 

Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Engine

There is no need to use the pull start on your DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper, it is equipped with electric start. However, in case of emergency, the engine is equipped with a recoil start. I always think it’s a good idea to have a backup to start an engine, just in case of battery failure.

 

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Durable Briggs & Stratton Engine

Over the years I have owned many machines with Briggs & Stratton engines. These engines have given me minimal problems over the years and have also proved to be very efficient. One of the great things is that Briggs & Stratton parts are readily available at sensible prices. This 420 cc overhead valve engine features an easy start engine. It also has a debris management system that protects the engine from whatever you kick up from chipping and shredding.

 

DR Chipper Heavy Duty Flywheel
         DR Chipper Heavy Duty Flywheel

 

Heavy-Duty Flywheel

A flywheel is something that helps to give your chipper plenty of power. The flywheel has a chipper knife mounted on the 20 inch diameter flywheel which is over half an inch thick and weighs 28 kg. The flywheel spins that 144 miles an hour and makes some equivalent of 40 cuts or bites per second.

DR Chipper Pin Hitch Included
           DR Chipper Pin Hitch Included

 

Complete With A Pin Hitch

A pin hitch comes with the DR 21.0 Electric Start Wood Chipper so it makes your would chipper highly manoeuvrable. The wood chipper can be towed around by an ATV or lawn tractor or something similar.

Oversized Chipping Hopper

The large Chipping Hopper enables large amounts of branches to be placed into the hopper with very little trimming of side branches. Large diameter pieces of wood can be placed in the Chipper that will quickly become woodchip. Minimal time is spent on pruning your materials to go through the wood chipper.

 

DR Chipper Knife Blade
            DR Chipper Knife Blade

 

Chipper knife

All the chipping knives on DR chippers are made of a high carbon high chromium forged alloy steel, which helps to hold the edge better than a traditional steel blade. As with any cutting machine, it is of utmost importance to keep your cutting blades sharp. The best way to keep your chipper blades sharp is when taking care of what you put through your chipper. Make sure that your wood is clean and not covered in mud as stones can stick to the mud and quickly blunt your blades.

To conclude

If you’re looking for a powerful Chipper then the DR chipper is your answer. With a powerful petrol engine and the self-feed hopper makes chipping straightforward and easy. However, if you have lots of chipping to carry out, it may be worth looking at a roller fed chipper. We will be looking at some of these chippers in the coming days. The DR chipper comes with a two-year warranty for peace of mind.

Specification

 

Chipping Capacity 5.75″ (14.6cm) Diameter
Chipper Hopper Opening 19″ x 30.5″ (48 x 77cm)
Flywheel 20″ (50cm) 28.3kg
Engine Type Briggs & Stratton OHV
Engine Start Manual
Cylinder Displacement 420cc
Ft Lbs Torque 21.0
Cylinder One
Air Filter Dual Element
Lubrication Splash
Fuel Capacity 6.4 Litre
Dimensions (L x W x H) 86″ x 32.5″ x 58.25″ (218cm x 82cm x 148cm)
Weight 147.4 kg
Warranty 2 Year Residential Warranty
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Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder
Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

 

Today we are looking at the Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder, this is a great model for the keen gardener with great capabilities! This Lawnflite petrol chipper shredder sells for £2099 and presently is discounted by £200.

Yesterday we looked at the slightly smaller Lawnflite Pro GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder, today we are looking at a petrol Chipper with more capabilities all around.

A friend of mine recently purchased a petrol Chipper/shredder combination and he was saying how useful it was for the garden. He used to remove trailer loads of garden rubbish from this garden that was costly and time-consuming. But now with the help of a petrol Chipper, he is able to chip and shred all his garden pruning’s and turn them into valuable garden compost or mulch.

 

 

Personally, I prefer to compost the chippings for a year or so and then use the compost for mulch in the wintertime. I have noticed huge improvements from composting on a regular basis, especially in heavy clay soils, the results really are amazing. I can now turn the soil in the middle of winter whereas just a few years ago before I had composted the area, this wasn’t possible.

Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

Now getting back to the Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder. As you can see from the above having a petrol Chipper-shredder can bring huge benefits to your garden.

 

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Petrol Engine

The Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder is powered by a Loncin G270 which develops 9 hp. The engine is a 270 cc model that makes the most of overhead valve technology, which in turn brings low vibration levels, fuel economy and a significant cut in noise levels.

A dual-stage air filter and cast-iron cylinder liner combine to give the engine long life and maximise reliability and durability. It is of utmost importance that the air cleaner is cleaned on a regular basis. Failure to do this can result in more efficiency and dramatically shorten engine life.

The engine comes with an oil protection system which will turn the engine off should it run low on oil. I always like to check the oil on a daily basis just to make sure that all is well. However, this is definitely a peace of mind feature!

I always advise people to make sure they keep the oil clean in an engine, in other words, change the oil on a regular basis. It’s far simpler and cheaper to carry out basic maintenance which will prolong the life of your engine. Always refer to the manufacturers manual for the service schedule.

Loncin started making engines and motorcycles in 1993 and have quickly moved into making small engines for generators, water pumps and more. Today you can find many Loncin engines that power small equipment.

Performance

With a powerful 9 hp engine, the Lawnflite Pro GTS900L Petrol Chipper-Shredder is able to handle branches up to 80 mm in diameter. With the efficient drum and blade chipping system, the Chipper can quickly dispose of branches and prunings.

The emergency stop system brings a user peace of mind when it comes to user safety. There is a large stop switch which will turn everything off instantly should the need arise. The automatic feed system keeps branches moving quickly, in other words, the chipper will pull the branch into the blades automatically. This is a very time-saving feature.

The large rubber tyres and transport handle enable the machine to be moved around the garden and moved from site to site efficiently.

Features

  • A powerful 9 hp petrol Chipper for domestic use and semi-pro use in the garden.
  • Modern efficient overhead valve engine.
  • Low oil alarm to protect the engine.
  • Cast-iron cylinder and two-stage air filter for ultimate protection.
  • Dual drum blade system for maximum efficiency.
  • 80 mm branch capacity.
  • Automatic feed.
  • Safety auto stop system.
  • Transport handle and wheels for easy movement.
  • No electric cables required can be used anywhere!

Specification

Extra-wide input area for efficient processing.

The GTS900 wood chipper is a powerful machine for professional use in the field of tree maintenance, ground care and forestry. With an extra-wide input area – 40 x 28cm (16 x 11″) making it suitable for fast and efficient processing of branches up to 8cm (3″).

The machine is equipped with a safety button that immediately stops the motor.

 

GTM Professional
Diameter of Branches 8 cm / 3.1″
Input Height 101 cm / 39.8″
Input Dimensions 40 x 28 cm / 15.7 x 11.0″
Output Height 138 cm / 54.3″
Output Direction Side
Deflector 80 degree adjustable
Safety Items Emergency Switch
Wheel Diameter 39 cm / 15.4″
Wheels Ball Bearings
Transmission Double V Belts
Blades PRO Blades
Dimensions (L x W x H) 150 x 67 x 145 cm / 59.1 x 26.4 x 57.1″
Weight (Depends on Engine) 140-151 kg / 309 – 333 lbs
Engine Options GTS900G / GTS900M
Type GTE270 / Mitsubishi GB30G
RRP inc VAT £2,349 / £2,699
Displacement 270 cc / 296 cc
Max. Power hp /kW 8/6 / 7.5/5.5
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Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

Lawnflite Pro GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder
Lawnflite Pro GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder

 

Today we are looking at the Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder, this is aimed for the keen gardener and domestic pro gardener. This petrol chipper is currently on special offer and selling for £899.

The Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder is an affordable way to dispose of garden debris with ease from the well-known brand Lawnflite, sometimes known as MTD Lawnflite.

 

Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder – Engine

This garden Chipper is powered by a high-performance petrol Loncin G160 engine. This 163cc overhead valve four-stroke petrol engine produces a powerful 5.5 hp, it’s a low emission engine and exceptionally economical to run.

 

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There is a low oil alarm system that will cut out the engine should it run low on oil. I always recommend checking the oil on an engine before you start using it, especially if it hasn’t been running for some time. It is also a very good practice to keep the oil clean and change on a regular basis. If the manufacturer recommends changing the oil at 100 hours, I normally cut this in half and change the oil at 50 hours. I always think it’s much cheaper to change the oil wear engine parts!

As always refer to the engine manual to check the service schedule.

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Loncin Engines

Loncin engines were originally established in 1993 as a motorcycle manufacturer. In 2005 they became a collaborator partner of BMW. The company now has a portfolio of high quality, reliable products, including generators, engines, water pumps, motorcycles and more.

The Loncin engine has a cast-iron cylinder sleeve and a dual-stage air filter, both these features help to prolong the life of the engine.

Just a word of warning with the air filters, make sure you clean the air filters regularly, especially if you are using your chipper in dusty conditions. It’s far better to spend time looking after your chipper on a regular basis rather than having problems later on in life, due to poor maintenance.

Drum Mounted Blades

With the drum mounted Blades, the Lawnflite Pro-GTS600L Petrol Chipper-Shredder will quickly mince up branches up to 50 mm in diameter. The great thing is that you can use the chippings on your garden as a mulch or even compost them to use at a later date.

Safety First

The petrol chipper has the capability to draw the wood into the feed which makes it fairly effortless to use. There is an emergency safety stop button that can be used, just in case of emergency and for peace of mind.

Easily Transportable

The chipper is highly manoeuvrable as it comes with transport wheels and a transport handle to move around the garden and out of storage.

  • A powerful petrol chipper for semi-pro garden use.
  • Trustworthy, premium grade, efficient Loncin engine.
  • Oil alarm protection for peace of mind.
  • Automatic feed for ease of use.
  • Dual drum blades for branches up to 50 mm.
  • Cast-iron engine liner.
  • Twin stage air filter for maximum engine protection.
  • Safety auto stop system.
  • Easily transportable.
  • Use anywhere in the garden, no electric needed!
  • Powerful chipper for private users.

Specification

Branches with a diameter up to 5 cm (2″) are easily pulled in and chipped. The GTS600 comes with PRO blades that last twice as long as regular blades.

The machine has several safety features including restart protection for the user and overload and overheat protection for the motor.

 

 

GTM Professional
Diameter of Branches 5cm / 2″
Input Height 122cm / 48″
Input Dimensions 29 x 25 cm / 11.4 x 9.8″
Output Height 70 cm / 27.6″
Output Direction Rear
Deflector 80 degrees adjustable
Safety Items Emergency Switch
Wheel Diameter 21 cm / 8.3″
Wheels Plain Bearings
Transmission Direct Transmission
Blades PRO Blades
Dimensions (L x W x H) 137 x 50 x 140 cm / 54 x 19.7 x 55.1″
Weight (Depends on Engine) 50-52 kg / 110 – 115 lbs
Engine Options GTS600G / GTS600M
Type GTE160 / Mitsubishi GT600
RRP inc VAT £999 / £1499
Displacement 163cc / 181cc
Max. Power hp /kW 5/3.6 / 4.5/3.3
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John Deere HPX815E Gator

John Deere HPX815E Gator
        John Deere HPX815E Gator

 

Today we are looking at a very useful piece of equipment known as the John Deere HPX815E Gator. I haven’t used this particular model of the John Deere Gator, but I have used similar models which are an excellent workhorse in the garden or estate.

It is always difficult to know the best way to move things around the garden, the humble wheelbarrow is still a great tool in the garden. I also find that the large two-wheeled type of stable barrows which are good for grass clippings and leaves etc. However, if you’re carting something heavier like earth or compost then this type of barrow cannot be used to full capacity.

 

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I have used electric and petrol power barrows in the garden, these are good, we will look at these power barrows another day.

I think one of the best inventions to come out in recent years, is the John Deere Gator. It offers a low ground pressure, compact and carrying capabilities that are great for use in the garden or estate. Once you have owned a Gator you will probably hardly use your traditional garden wheelbarrow and never look back!

 

John Deere Gator
                          John Deere Gator

 

John Deere HPX815E Gator

The John Deere HPX815E Gator is described as a work serious utility vehicle. This particular model comes with four-wheel drive as standard, two-wheel-drive models are available on some models, although I would always recommend four-wheel drive if your budget allows.

 

 

The cargo box has a 16.4 ft³ capacity which can carry up to a thousand lbs in weight (450 kg), in other words getting near to half a ton. It also features a pickup style tailgate which in my experience is very useful indeed. This particular model comes with a powerful diesel engine, petrol models and electric model is available. I like the economy of the diesel engine myself.

The Gator utility vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system to utilise engine power and increase acceleration. In turn, this helps with its hauling, towing and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted to a variable clutch system that then goes to the transaxle. This power system offers variable speed drive.

 

John Deere HPX815E Gator Precision Engineered Drive System
John Deere HPX815E Gator Precision Engineered Drive System

 

Variable speed drive

The variable speed drive system consists of two clutches and a drive belt. The drive clutch is attached to the engine which is then rotated by the engine. This then is attached to the drives and the transaxle.

 

Variable Speed Drive System
        Variable Speed Drive System

 

How variable-speed drive works

As the engine speed increases on the Gator, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights that are forced out by a centrifugal force. When the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up the largest diameter of the drive clutch which enforces open the driven clutch. With a belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch the speed that is being transferred to the transaxle is increased.

The driven clutch is able to sense varying loads, like mud and steep inclines etc. The speed can be varied up or down at a constant throttle setting.

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There is a two speed, fully enclosed, oil bath transaxle that allows superior pulling quality. The low range speeds are 0 to 12 mph and the high range is 0 to 25 mph.

Four-wheel drive is simply engaged by an electric rocker switch. When the rocker switches in the four-wheel-drive position the front differential will automatically lock for extra traction when needed. If the rocker switch is in the two-wheel-drive position the vehicle will remain in two-wheel drive.

Features on the John Deere HPX815E Gator

  • Highback bucket seats for the driver and one passenger.
  • Hip restraints that act as convenient and comfortable handholds.
  • Occupants protective structure that offers seat belts and passenger grab handles.
  • The bucket seats can be leaned forward to keep them dry in wet weather.
  • Easy entry platform.
  • Cupholders for operator comfort and ease.
  • 12 V charging socket for accessories like mobile phone charger.
  • Hour metre to keep track of service intervals.
  • Traction control which is known as a differential lock, easy reach hand lever between the seats.
  • Glovebox.
  • Tank gauge which is easily viewed from the operator’s seat.
  • Storage compartment located under the front hood.
  • Economical diesel engine.

 

 

Heavy Duty Suspension
                 Heavy-Duty Suspension

 

Suspension

Heavy-duty suspension on the John Deere HPX815E Gator is standard. This Gator is equipped with a MacPherson strut, independent front suspension, which provides a comfortable ride and has excellent capabilities.

The heavy-duty, cast-iron, single A-arm provides 5.15 inch of suspension travel, which in turn, returns excellent handling and ride quality.

Safety Frame

As with all machinery safety is of great importance. The John Deere HPX815E Gator has a safety Frame built around the machine. These have been designed with safety, easy entry and exit and great visibility in mind.

 

Large Buck With Tailgate
        Large Buck With Tailgate

 

Cargo Box

The cargo box is constructed from a 15% glass fibre filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates dents, knocks and rust. When I see the word glass fibre I think that this may not be that tough enough. However, in my experience using this John Deere Gator’s the buck has withstood the test of time and it certainly appears like a very tough material.

The tailgate is similar to a pickup truck tailgate, however, the tailgate can be lowered further for convenience.

The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points which is exceptionally useful for securing items. Another feature is that the cargo box can quickly be converted into a flatbed to hold larger items as shown in the photograph below.

To Conclude

I have used the John Deere Gator’s on many occasions and I see these excellent machines being used in gardens, estates and golf courses. They are the modern version of a powered wheelbarrow! They’re ideal for moving tools around and for carting weeds, compost, grass clippings etc.

I really would recommend the John Deere Gator, personally I would go for the diesel model for fuel consumption. There is an electric model available which I have seen and is surprisingly, exceptionally quiet. So quiet that you don’t hear it coming. Just remember if you are looking at the electric model the top speed is slightly lower.

Specifications

Engine power 13.57* kW
18.2 hp
Maximum traveling speed 0-25 mph (0-40 km/h) forward
0-12 mph (0-19 km/h) reverse
Cargo box dimensions 1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight) 454 kg
1000 lb
Towing capacity 590 kg
1300 lb
Front suspension Independent with McPherson Strut
Rear suspension Coil over shock
Final drive Two speed, oil bath
Four wheel drive Yes
Fuel capacity 20.1 L
5.3 U.S. gal.

Engine

Type 3 cyl, 4-cycle diesel
Displacement 854 cc
Power 13.57* kW
18.2 hp
Cooling system Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Final drive Two speed, oil bath
Four wheel drive Yes
Traction assist Positive locking, mechanically actuated (hand-operated)
Descent control No
Maximum traveling speed 0-25 mph (0-40 km/h) forward
0-12 mph (0-19 km/h) reverse

Suspension

Front Independent with McPherson Strut
Rear Coil over shock

Brakes

Type Hydraulic Disc brakes
Park brake Rear mechanical disk, hand operated

Tires / Wheels

Front 24 x 9.5-10
Rear 24 x 12.0-10

Dimensions / Capacities

Wheelbase 1910 mm
75.2 in.
Dry weight 681 kg
1526 lb
Length 2743 mm
108 in.
Width 1506 mm
59.3 in.
Height 1867 mm
73.5 in.
Tread centers Front: 1257.3 mm
Front: 49.5 in.
Rear: 1219.3 mm
Rear: 48 in.
Ground clearance 152.4 mm
6 in.
Fuel capacity 20.1 L
5.3 U.S. gal.
Cargo box dimensions 1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight) 454 kg
1000 lb
Payload capacity 635 kg
1400 lb
Towing capacity 590 kg
1300 lb
Hitch Standard 2-in receiver

Features

Color Green/Yellow
Power steering No
Battery / Alternator / Power port 480 CCA 40 amp @ 3200 rpm
Storage Cup Holders, Glovebox
Seating Bucket Seats (Bench Available)
Headlights Halogen

CARGO BOX SPECIFICATIONS

 

Length 1143 mm (45 in.)
Width 1320 mm (52 in.)
Depth 304 mm (11 in.)
Volume 0.46 m3 (16.4 cu ft)
Weight capacity 454 kg (1000 lb)
Dump angle 47 degrees
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JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger

JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger
            JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger

 

Today we are looking at something slightly different, the JCB 8008 CTS Micro digger. I plan to cover a range of different equipment over the coming months. From garden hoes to larger powered equipment for the professional landscaper or homeowner who wants to hire a machine for a garden project.

 

 

As you know I’m always looking for ways to keep things simple and easy in the garden. It never fails to amaze me how the smallest micro digger can actually do the work of many men and at ease. The JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger weighs just 875 kg, in other words just under 1 tonne. It’s a very compact machine that can reach the most restricted areas, including working within buildings and small rear gardens.

 

JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger 2
                      JCB  Micro Digger 

 

JCB claims the JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger to be the most powerful machine in its class on the market. This micro digger can drastically reduce manpower and the time it takes to carry out a job. It can carry out jobs that traditionally needed extra manpower due to its compact size and his ability to work in small space.

 

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This JCB micro digger is a very popular machine which is why rental companies, landscapers, groundscare companies and do it yourself enthusiasts choose the JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger. There is a choice of two options on the JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger making your micro digger even safer. A folding safety frame is available or a front or rear-mounted TOPS protection.

Performance Of The JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger If you are looking for an adaptable machine the JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger certainly offers this. It has a JCB 9 kW diesel engine that can run on less than 11 L of diesel a day. With the extending undercarriage and the class-leading dig depths it has plenty of power to perform a wide range of tasks.

 

JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger
             JCB 8008  Micro Digger

 

Lightweight Micro Digger

This lightweight machine is perfect for the landscape gardener, its low ground pressure and tracks keep ground pressure to a minimum. It’s ideal for levelling soil prior to turfing and can reach those places many other machines cannot enter. With the extending undercarriage, it makes going through gates easy and with the extendable tracks gives the machine stability when it’s working.

The tubular weight-saving boom helps to improve performance even more. The maximum digging depth to this machine is 1.69 m and a maximum dump height is 1.98 m. The normal operating weight is 950 kg.

 

JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger 4
                   JCB Micro Digger

 

Serviceability

If you’re looking for a micro digger that saves man-hours, the JCB 8008 CTS Micro Digger certainly does this. I know from experience the difficulty of getting into back gardens. So many houses are built with no thought for getting into the back garden. The ability to be able to enter through a garden gate is a huge plus point for this machine.

Daily checks have been kept to a minimal and are very simple to carry out on the JCB micro digger. With the 11.5 L fuel tank ensures a full day running time at a minimal cost. I really like the idea of the hydraulic hoses being routed through the inside of the boom for added protection. It may seem like a small feature, however, it’s amazing when you are working in a confined space how easy it can be to catch a hydraulic hose. This design eliminates this problem. I always think simple is good, there’s no need to overcomplicate anything.

There’s plenty of legroom on this micro digger and there are no changeover switches to confuse the user. Each function operates independently which means that novices and new users can quickly become familiar with the micro digger quickly.

Attachments

JCB offers a range of attachments for their micro diggers, the attachments include; various buckets from digging buckets to ditching buckets. A useful attachment is the post hole borer or earth drill as it’s known by JCB.

To Conclude

I’ve used JCB leading us on various jobs over the years. I’d really like the simplicity that these machines offer and the ability to work in tight spaces. It never fails to amaze me the output that these mini diggers have compared with manpower. Another great feature is the very good backup that JCB has for its machines. Parts are readily available and mechanics are on hand should you have a problem.

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Petrol Four-Stroke Generators

Honda EC5000 Standard Open Frame Generator
  Honda EC5000 Standard Open Frame                                    Generator

 

Today we are going to take a look at a selection of our petrol four-stroke generators. It’s is a good idea to have a standby generator for the home as we rely so much on electricity.

Our cheapest generator starts at £299 and the most expensive model is £3118 for a powerful and quality Honda generator. One of the most popular models is the lightweight Honda EU10i Petrol Generator, priced at £919.

Let’s take a look at a few of our petrol four-stroke generators, starting with our cheapest basic model.

 

 

Energizer® EZG3000UK Petrol Frame Generator
Energizer® EZG3000UK   Petrol Frame Generator

 

Energizer® EZG3000UK Petrol Frame Generator

The Energizer® EZG3000UK Petrol Frame Generator is our cheapest petrol four-stroke generator selling at just £299, it’s currently on special offer with a £100 discount.

This is the type of generator that you can afford to keep in your garage for emergency use and more! It’s ideal for a range of outdoor applications including, emergency situations, as in power cuts, do-it-yourself tasks, camping holidays and more.

With the Energizer® EZG3000UK Petrol Frame Generator, you won’t have to worry about damaging those more delicate devices like computers and mobile phones. This model of generator has an automatic voltage regulation system makes sure that the voltage stays the same under various operating conditions.

 

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With two single-phase outputs and one 12 V DC output, the Energizer® EZG3000UK Petrol Frame Generator offers great versatility. The 15 L fuel tank will give you 10 hours of run power with one single fill-up, enabling you to run your generator all day or night. The engine is a 4 stroke air cooled overhead valve engine which guarantees the best fuel economy.

Having robust transport wheels and frame construction, the Energizer® EZG3000UK Petrol Frame Generator can quickly be transported. The fold-down handles make this generator very portable and very compact for storage.

This generator is rated at 2700 W (3000 W max) which is enough to power your electric kettle! The sound level is very quiet at 69 DB.

Features

• A powerful combat generator for all your outdoor needs.

• Folding handle and transport wheels for ease of moving around.

• Two mains AC outlets and one 12 V DC socket.

• Amazingly quiet operation.

• Four-stroke overhead valve engine.

• 10 hours run time.

• Strong robust tubular frame.

• AVR system that protects delicate electronic devices.

• Two-year warranty.

• Five-star review.

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Cobra IG20SI 2KW Petrol Inverter Generator
Cobra IG20SI 2KW Petrol Inverter                                        Generator

 

Cobra IG20SI 2KW Petrol Inverter Generator

Moving up the scale slightly is the Cobra IG20SI 2KW Petrol Inverter Generator, this generator is priced at £499, which offers a saving of £50.

Powered by a four-stroke petrol engine the Cobra IG20SI 2KW Petrol Inverter Generator, this is a more powerful generator than our previous model. It offers up to 2 kW of power and a working rate of 1.6 kW. This generator is ideal for emergency standbys in the home, or for camping and small commercial equipment.

The 3.6 L fuel tank will give you four hours of constant running. The useful feature is the circuit breakers that could be sensitive to power surges like computers etc. The control panel has LED lights that display power levels and oil warning levels, a very useful feature indeed.

With a two-year manufacturer’s warranty, you can purchase the Cobra IG20SI 2KW Petrol Inverter Generator and have peace of mind.

Features

• Four-stroke overhead valve petrol engine.

• Straightforward recoil start.

• Maximum power output 2 kW.

• 3.6 L fuel tank.

• Four hours run time on one tank fill.

• Fuel consumption: 550 mL/kilowatt-hour.

• Low engine oil shutdown.

• Circuit protector.

• AC and DC capabilities.

• Carry handle.

• Just 20 kg in weight.

• Noise level 90dB.

• Two years manufactures warranty.

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Honda EU10i Petrol Generator
Honda EU10i Petrol Generator

 

Honda EU10i Petrol Generator

This is our most popular petrol generator, the Honda EU10i Petrol Generator is priced at £919. This is a lightweight generator weighing just 13 kg which can be carried in one hand.

The Honda EU10i Petrol Generator is a very compact and quiet generator powered by a 49 cc Honda four-stroke engine. This is a highly efficient and economical generator that has a power output of 1 kW. This is a perfect generator for camping and outdoor activities, with its easy-carry handle it really makes it a really compact generator. Being powered by Honda, you know that you have something good and reliable.

The generator has one 230 V socket and one 12V DC outlet. The continuous operating hours without refuelling is just under four hours. The fuel tank has a capacity of 2.1 L making it a very economical generator to run.

Features

• Quiet noise level 87 dB.

• Lightweight and compact 13 kg.

• Very economical.

• Almost 4 hours run time.

• 2.1 L fuel tank.

• 1000 W output.

• 49 cc four-stroke Honda engine.

• Honda five year warranty.

More information on the Honda EU10i Petrol Generator

 

Honda EU30is Professional Portable Petrol Powered Inverter Generator
Honda EU30is Professional Portable Petrol Powered Inverter Generator

 

Honda EU30iS Petrol Generator

Moving right up the scale now we have the Honda EU30iS Petrol Generator, which is priced at £3118. This is a very compact commercial generator which is ideal for continual site use.

The Honda EU30iS Petrol Generator is a 3000 W generator which gives plenty of power for most daily tasks. Honda says that it gives an even better quality electricity than from the mains! It’s a very quiet operation makes it ideal for use in places where noise may be an issue.

Features

• 3000 W generator.

• Honda 5.1 hp engine.

• Electric start.

• Just 61 kg in weight.

• 25 hour run time at quarter load.

• Low noise output at quarter load 49dB.

• Two power sockets.

• Honda warranty.

More information on the Honda EU30iS Petrol Generator

 

This is just a small range of our generators; you can find more petrol generators here. As I always say, buy the best generator that you can afford and look after your equipment.

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