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  2. the 'todays job' thread

    Not a clue to be honest as we were working on a large pine but this stood out spectacularly.
  3. Whats the weather like near you?

    Think the only difference will be that the rain is slightly warmer
  4. Ideally a young lad whos enthusiastic and looking for more work in the future. The job is Thursday Friday this week, very minimal drag and a decent chipper so wont be too taxing. If you are interested give me a text on 07920753151 Cheers, Alex Redwood Tree Surgery ltd
  5. Husqvarna Combi Can question/ problem

    They are shite i had two and both failed
  6. Tree of heaven? Walnut?

    I stand corrected
  7. Husqvarna Combi Can question/ problem

    The Stihl spouts are definetly the best of the current bunch
  8. Whats the weather like near you?

    Bloody miserable here today near Edinburgh. 11c, windy, showers, very overcast. Can't wait to move to Devon and leave this life sucking climate behind.
  9. Husqvarna Combi Can question/ problem

    I found with the old Husky can the best solution was to throw it on the fire and shell out the extra money for the Stihl pro one and non-spill spouts. Not cheap, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. (It’s not tin, obviously).
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  11. Husqvarna Combi Can question/ problem

    Me too! I use the oregon combi can (much cheaper than the stihl one. Had the Oregon spouts but the oil spout was painfully slow so I put a stihl one on it and its great
  12. Whats the weather like near you?

    Hahahaha been saying the same thing here to [emoji6][emoji1360]
  13. Husqvarna Combi Can question/ problem

    I love Stihl twisty fuel caps😁 these things never last long. Shame as they had the opportunity to improve on the previous ones which were possibly even worse
  14. Damage by spurs

    Most of my work over the years has been topping unmanaged self seeded sycamores on steep banks and cliff edges, all for views . 5-10” at the bottom growing like bananas to 40-70’ It’s butchery for a view so spiked it is, trying to throwline amongst 10’ of rhododendrons or carry a ladder is impossible especially since decades of garden rubbish has been tipped over, so spikes it is. I tried to teach myself how to climb like a jungle native with a strop between my feet and shin up but could never manage it.
  15. Damage by spurs

    Joking aside, the spec on some 'reductions' I see hardly encourages best practice for future maintenance work.
  16. Fings wot broke

    Dropped the 200 out the tree today! Did a lazy cut on a sycamore with no undercut, one handing, branch sprang like a loon twatted the saw out my hand, something battered my hand, tool attachment on harness broke. Looks ok just bent bar and chain. Happened surprisingly fast!
  17. the 'todays job' thread

    Kretshy sycamore take down today, not many targets just a few trees and old wall. Branches off by coffee and on the deck by lunch. Nice to not have to rig anything AND the client wanted to do the tidy up themselves!
  18. Damage by spurs

    Totes legit on gangly crack willow
  19. Husqvarna Combi Can question/ problem

    Use an oil spout on it. The petrol ones break every ten minutes or so. Que someone saying they have had them for years with no problems and that they also love stihl twisty fuel caps
  20. Husqvarna Combi Can question/ problem

    They are just rubbish full stop!
  21. milling apple

    Apple is a very dense fine grained timber, a bit plain maybe. One option is to simply split the log down the middle and let it season as two pieces and then woodturners will be able to buy half round pieces about a foot long which will be a nice bowl size and shape. Splitting it down the middle should minimise other splitting, especially if you don't cut it to short pieces. Might even be worth selling green - a lot of wood turners turn unseasoned woods.
  22. Damage by spurs

    And only wear pruning spikes, more pro looking.
  23. Damage by spurs

    Only ever up the back of the tree here.
  24. Hi there, I'm hoping someone who uses one of these regularly might be able to help. I've had one for a year but only use it occasionally, so it goes a few months at a time without being used. The problem is the self stopping spout on the petrol, which doesn't stop, therefore making a lovely mess (worked fine to start with though). The issue is that it doesn't 'pop back' properly, and gets jammed a few mm from closing. I bought a replacement spout which also worked fine at first but now has the exact same problem. Thinking it must be me, as both worked to start with and what are the chances of getting two that are faulty? Any suggestions or experiences in resolving this greatly appreciated (I have already trawled google and these forums) Apologies if I've posted in the wrong forum James
  25. the 'todays job' thread

    Once you get used to how they handle, they’re fine. At first I found it to be a bit like steering a ship! But they’re no different to much else really after a while.
  26. Stiga Estate 3084H

    any one have experience with this model and the stiga brand? thanks carl.
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