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Old 18-04-12   #1 (permalink)
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Seen as it was such a miserable day I decided to repair the hydraulic controls on my Kesla forwarder. Nothing major a bolt sheared on the 8 way linkage and one of the two levers on the 8 way has dropped off. Phoned up for replacement prices. 22 for a bolt and 56 for the lever. Needless to say not impressed. So off to local ironmonger for the bolt which cost 11p and the blacksmith to get the lever welded.

Talk about rip off Britain
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Thought Kesla were Finnish?
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Apparently the hydraulic control block is made in Italy shipped to Finland then onto Scotland with everybody putting on there mark up so an 11p bolt ends up becoming 22.

Even if it was solid gold I dont think it would be worth that much
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I know this feeling all to often!!! Its complete nonsense really, who do they actually think is actually going to buy that bolt for 22??? We had a valve chest on our loading shovel split wide open, off the machine dealer 5230+vat, from hydraulic supermarket 2430+vat.........apparently its because the exact valve gets shipped halfway around the world from the uk back to the uk again same as you had everybody putting their bit on.

Thats why you buy british i guess if possible.......
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As I posted the other day quoted 900 for a radiator for my 98 entec!! Now that is a rip off!!
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I used to have a husky sg13 stump grinder and I got quoted 100 for the 2 brake pads on its disc.
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As I posted the other day quoted 900 for a radiator for my 98 entec!! Now that is a rip off!!
I thought 350 odd for a replacement rad for the 200hp engine on our slurry pumps was a rip off, but incomparison to yours it was cheap!
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With most of the forestry machinery world attending the APF why not have an award for the most expensive rip off part voted for by arbtalk members with a trophy presented at the APF.

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Thats sounds like one hell of an idea!!!! Sure there'll be some good suggestions!
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its a brillent idea
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