Predator launches new range for APF

Predator Manufacturing to launch a new range of machines for professional arboricultural contractors, landscapers, hire outlets and Local Authorities at the APF show.

Among the new machines - which include wood chippers, leaf vacuums, chipper shredders and trenchers - will be the CH 150, turntable mounted, towed wood chipper with a 28hp (20.8kW) Lombardini diesel engine, designed for roadside use or feeding from the side of a driveway.

Two new 18hp (13.42kW) leaf vacuums incorporate long wander hoses allowing access into difficult areas can be truck or trailer mounted or towed

Among the two and four-wheel chipper shredders in the range - all featuring Honda engines - is the two-wheeled KDO 85 is designed for disposal of garden waste and woody materials up to 80mm diameter, shredding them to small particles for composting.

The KDO 90 will chip small branches, up to 100mm, and take roots and small pieces of timber through the shredder chute and out through a discharge chute.

For laying cables, lines and drainage, Predator is producing two trenchers that can also be seen at the show. The TR50/6 has a trenching speed of about 60 running metres per hour, to a depth of up to 50cm. The TR60H features hydraulic drive and adjustable depth making it efficient in compact and hard, stony soils.

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