Tricky Trees Ltd recently purchased an Avant 635 to reduce some of the heavy lifting associated with tree work and firewood production. We have been pleasantly surprised at just how versatile this machine is and my crew now insist the Avant is on hand on most jobs, even for clearing the site of brush and taking it to the chipper using the Grapple Bucket. Productivity is definitely up!
The Avant has been well designed and built to last at the same time being pleasant to look at. The clients are always impressed when we rock up to site with our new addition.
Phil of Glenbrook Machinery has been great to deal with and more than accommodating with any request/query being quickly responded to. It’s nice to come across this level of service in today’s busy world.
One satisfied customer
Managing Director, Tricky Trees
Phone Number: 021 240 9909
Thanks for sending through an Avant Jacket for me! I gave the other to a (smaller) employee.
In the last month we've put 30 hours on the 528. To say it's been a great investment would be an understatement. It's actually transformed the business! The mini-skid was a big leap forward but this is a whole new level. We just fly through the work with the loader. I was thinking I would need to sell the mini-skid quickly to offset the 528 purchase but I've been so busy that I'll be able to make the next payment out of profit. The mini skid is still waiting for its pre-sale clean up – At this rate I might not get around to that until the summer holidays!
The lighting package is great. We finished late on a job recently and I was impressed with how we could light up the work site.
I've added two suction mounted rear-view mirrors to the underside of the canopy. They work really well for spotting the staff in confined spaces and in our roadside felling I can see the traffic coming through the site easily
With so much rain lately the canopy has been awesome! It's been my smoko room on many occasions.
Speaking of the canopy... I'm feeling a lot safer on the 528 than the mini-skid. I was regularly getting thrown off the mini. No such problems now (even though the staff still call me the “Nitro-Circus”)
I love being able to use the telescoping boom to push me out of trouble. With all the rain a few rural roadside sites have turned into trench warfare but I've never need a tow out yet.
I also love the fact that I haven’t been to the Chiropractor for the last month as I’m not wrecking my back as much.
About the only thing I'd like to change is the grapple attachment. The one I fitted to it (from my mini) doesn't get under the load and the design of yours looks better. Could we demo one on a job?
Director – Andersen Holdings Ltd
Phone Number: 021 82 55 92
Our association with Glenbrook Machinery began in 2009. We have worked mainly with Shane, we have found the company to be more than helpful in all our dealings. We are very appreciative of their business ethics and willingness to stand by their products and services. They have always been prompt and efficient with communication and their back up and after sales service has been of very high standard. We fully recommend them and their company and cannot fault them in any way.
Thin It Ltd
Phone Number: 0272 483 212
PS: This machine is the 5th Avant that Thin It have purchased off Glenbrook.
"When Spring grass growth was peaking on my property the flail mower attachment to my Avant 650 broke down. Glenbrook Machinery were excellent in sorting out the problem by engaging their local repair and service partner in the Nelson region. After an initial repair the flail mower had still a few issues. At that stage Glenbrook didn't hesitate to immediately dispatch a new motor to replace the old one. After a few days my flail mower was up and running again to my full satisfaction. I can strongly recommend Glenbrook for their great customer care and service.
John Van der Burg, Nelson (Glenbrook customer since five years).
Many thanks and best regards,
John Van der Burg
Firstly and most important I have found the service provided by Glenbrook Machinery Ltd to be exemplary. I have never owned an Avant, or for that matter anything like one, and I greatly appreciated the measured advice I received with respect to matching the machine to my intentions. I believe that with your help I have selected the right machine in the range that has delivered all the performance I need for a minimum of investment.
The Avant 528 itself has exceeded my expectations – across the board. Physically quite small it combines an ease of use and maneuverability with an exception capacity for hard work. It is comfortable even when used for long periods, stable, economical and generates remarkable traction in 4WD. The limited size and weight also play a significant part in making transport that much easier – easy to load and easy to tow without specialised equipment.
I have used the machinery for landscape work with a variety of activities ranging from excavation through to removing hedges and digging post holes. It has done everything I have asked of it and then some.
I have no reservations at recommending Glenbrook Machinery for their service and ongoing support and I cannot fault Avant as a product. I am delighted with my purchase and am looking forward to dealing with you and your team in the future.
Planning & Design Manager
The Fletcher Construction Company
Earthquake Recovery Central Office PO Box 80105, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440