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  2. aspenarb

    Trailer weight

    I suppose with the new MOT`s on 40kph + tractors for non ag use all the trailers towed by them without over run brakes will need to be tested as well. Its either overrun and no test or its a tested trailer with nothing in-between. I am also wondering how they go about the euro/yank system of electric brakes, that could be deemed "power brakes" They are on the imported yank Morbark chippers as well so they may need testing if used behind a truck. Bob
  3. Khriss

    Next level

    It has cost me everything - marriage / house / sanity, but at least I get to wear funny hats now, so ain't complaining, K
  4. Khriss

    Times are changing

    Nothing wrong with seasoned softwood. The weight difference makes up fr it, k
  5. Mick Dempsey

    First World Cup memory..

    Undoubtedly, but not today.
  6. Mull

    First World Cup memory..

    ...soon to be followed by the wailing of laughter...
  7. Today
  8. Stubby

    What are your biggest pet peeves?

    Am I the mistake ?
  9. Stubby

    Fallen Trees

    Yes I wondered that .
  10. Tom Richards

    The state of trees in South Wales

    Hi Ben I was up at lathkill dale ( Derbyshire the other weekend and there is evidence of Ash die back up there in young trees. If it gets hold up there the landscape will look a lot different.
  11. Mick Dempsey

    Next level

    If I’m honest I think you blokes are overdramatising it a bit. It’s just cutting down trees or similar, not relief work in Syria or working as a Prison Officer or the like. Either organise your work/quoting so you’re there for little Jimmy’s nativity or don’t. It’s your choice. They’re only trees. Plus there is an irony in discussing the demands of work on your family life whilst on a computer in the evening. ”You coming to bed love? I fancy getting intimate” ”be up in a bit, just talking with blokes I don’t know on the internet about the pressures of work on family life”
  12. Mick Dempsey

    First World Cup memory..

    All around Scotland there was silence except for a wailing and a gnashing of teeth.
  13. deewelch

    Songs I Am Listening To

  14. deewelch

    Songs I Am Listening To

  15. deewelch

    ArbDogs? Pics!

    Just an update, I saw these dog training collars which they said a good device to train dogs, it is inexpensive, safe, and effective. But still, I want to ask the opinion of others if it is safe to use or it is not against animal cruelty. I'm open for more suggestions and recommendations, though.
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  17. Alex O

    A Very Lucky Guy

    Still unsure on what he did. Was he just back cutting the top out causing it to rip? But looking at his rope and the trunk it looks as if the tree buckled and pinched his rope? I dunno [emoji848]
  18. Zundweebi

    Pruning tree after wind damage

    Hi, My three year old Pink Cassia Bakeriana had a perfect canopy before hurricane irma decided to do its own pruning. I did some pruning to lower branches months ago but as you can see, the tree is funny looking. My questions are: 1. Should I trim the large top branches and shape it even and round? Will it ever grow tall? 2. Should I leave the top branches and prune off all the mid and lower branches? Will it ever grow a normal canopy? 3. Do i leave it alone? will the top branches drop and the lower ones catch up and eventually look normal? Thank You!
  19. Stefan Palokangas

    Next level

    Higher bills and no guarantee regular income is involved in business. It is stressful losing time with the ones you hold close to your heart, work will never break me, but being away always could bring negative stress . Therefore I do the most of the time when we got the holidays up north . Another one is booked quite soon to
  20. eggsarascal

    What are your biggest pet peeves?

    Spot the mistake we have both made.
  21. Haironyourchest

    A Very Lucky Guy

    I occasionally tune in to this guy's youtube channel. He recently nearly met his maker as a result of a top splitting inside his wire core lanyard, crushing him against the tree. Had to cut the lanyard with his chainsaw...Just thought I'd throw it out there. I advised him to buy the Fundamentals and read it.
  22. Hi, My three year old Pink Cassia Bakeriana had a perfect canopy before hurricane irma decided to do its own pruning. I did some pruning to lower branches months ago but as you can see, the tree is funny looking. My questions are: 1. Should I trim the large top branches and shape it even and round? Will it ever grow tall? 2. Should I leave the top branches and prune off all the mid and lower branches? Will it ever grow a normal canopy? 3. Do i leave it alone? will the top branches drop and the lower ones catch up and eventually look normal? Thank You!
  23. I have recently returned from a cycling trip to South Wales (where I rode 2 abreast and held up numerous car drivers) and was shocked by the state of the the trees, thousands of dead larch, whole blocks knackered and ash dieback evident on many young ash . I have obviously read about it but not seen it on such a scale.. I have not encountered anything like it in the east midlands... Pretty scary..
  24. Joe Newton

    Next level

    I definitely had him down as a spaniel! That'd no insult Stefan. I'm very guilty of putting work before relationships. Perhaps not in the same sense as you, but I've put certain things on hold until I'm in a better situation financially. That's what I tell myself at least, but I've made my partner feel like second fiddle to work before. It's a difficult line.
  25. Steven P

    Fallen Trees

    Just wonder if the council sent him a bill for 10 council tax? Could get him into an interesting argument - to one department "no, I just built it, so owe no tax", to the other "Its been here for years, let ut stay there"
  26. Joe Newton

    What are your biggest pet peeves?

    Yup, if its literally five minutes than no worries, the good will is worth more than seeming like a mercenary. Anything that impacts further productivity is worth something. Depending on who I'm working for ill either quote the work or ring the office. It all reflects on you as a stubby with how much money you bring to the company.
  27. openspaceman

    Trailer weight

    It could of course be fitted with "coupled" brakes and still be under 1020kg unladen and hence not need plating, the unladen weight over 1020kg AND power braking is the special case. Of course anything over 3500kg cannot be used with overrun brakes, so it's anything with a MAM of greater than 3500kg needs plating. Big chippers on overrun brakes will be exempt as under 3500kg anything bigger tends to come under agricultural machine. I may be a little out of date having lost my job nearly 2 years ago but I still occasionally get calls from people at the old firm, one of which recently was about towing a trailer with overrun brakes behind a six wheeler, it only required an inspection for the trailer hitch and the extra train weight.
  28. Andyd1606

    What are your biggest pet peeves?

    I get rather annoyed by squeezing in a last minute job for a customer who desperately needs it doing. You move jobs and rush about only for them to not bother paying you till they can be bothered [emoji35]
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