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  2. Dépends on how much work there is in the books. But as a rule, yes. Wasn’t really difficult, just a ballache, road closure, power cut off, cutting and lowering tiny pieces.
  3. nepia


    ...2/1 then; how much did you put down?!
  4. It’s fascinating to see the variety of trees you all work on and this looks the most difficult by far !!!! Is the price of the job much more for dangerous or difficult trees ?
  5. Can swap it to picco easily enough, which makes it a right little ripper. The anti vibe being runners is the biggest letdown.
  6. Kinda lost faith in my gunson, it constantly reads low - even on saws that run perfect. Had the top off no real sign of wear, decent Mahle piston and pot, ring doesnt look worn. There was a bit brown residue on the piston which I have cleaned off, deleted base gasket and put back together,m - sadly no different. I have ordered meteor piston to try
  7. Iv not long moved over to arboriculture from farm work. I have worked on farms since leaving agricultural college in 2014 previous to that i studied mechanics after leaving school. in june 2020 i decided to make a change of career and move to arboriculture. after speaking to a local company i decided to make the leap and get the tickets i need to start work. I currently have my CS30, CS31, CS38, CHIPPER, ROLO (need to redo my cscs test as i didnt get my card in time) AND FIRST AID + F. looking into the near future getting the CS39 but would like to get some practice climbing first before i do the CS39. To become a climber is my ultimate goal but understand it takes time to master this skill. With my farming background im able and competent to operate heavy machines such as tractors and loaders (although not ticketed for a loader but that can be sorted). Will work in all weathers and all times of the day to get the work done. Keen to learn and progress in the arboriculture sector. Progression route. As said previous my ultimate goal is to become a climber (CS39) but moving forward from that would like to earn the additional tickets in the sector for example, large fell, rigging, storm blown trees. Then progressing to a lead role. i have every interest to stay at a single company long term to excel at this progression. Heres a few extra bullet points. Adam Poynton 25 14/06/1995 I do drive Have own ppe Have own saw with tools Have a harness but no ropes (used the companies climbing gear didn't like their harness) 6 years farming Hard working and willingness to learn Confident of the tools including possible repairs to do on the kit. contact number is 07773744308 Thanks adam
  8. Some good info folks, many thanks. I’m definitely going to explore the options further. Looks likely it’ll have to be a home made job I reckon. I’m taking a week off over Christmas so it can go to the top of the list of tasks to do!
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  10. Good thread bump @SamanthaSunny This piece of filth was surrounded by wires, with a pocket handkerchief garden as the drop zone. A few years back now.
  11. Stubby


    If there is nothing wrong with it and it works as it should why out it ? Non A/T big saws are sought after now a days it seems .
  12. Morning all i am looking for recommendations for ground protection for our grinder and mewp and wondered where everyone gets there’s from and they seem to vary in price massively.
  13. Top job - better still my Dorado has just come up with exactly the same error... wonky speedo, everything. So, the sensor is one of the ones coming out of the transmission on the RHS if laying under the tractor facing towards the engine? If that is the case can you remember which one, front or rear.... and when removing the sensor do you have to drop the transmission oil? Thanks
  14. It's always my bleeding turn in the barrel!
  15. How rough a tree will it push over thou?? I currently work with a 20t bottle ( and got a proper 30T Treeman's on order which was not cheap but should last a long time) and had it struggling a few times. But seen me at full extension and tree still sitting balanced as so much wieght on the wrong side. From wot I was told there only good for medium sized trees with not too much back lean/wieght on them. So u still need something bigger Incan for the real hairy outside monsters. But can see it saving a lot of time not cutting the pocket at back and getting the stumps that bit lower
  16. We've got a mitox for blowing off machinery and it's pretty good. I normally go with husqvarna but it was cheaper, more powerful and a longer warranty so an easy choice.
  17. Hi anyone have a price/value on Husky 343R unit said mint and looked after but there asking £350 ish Friend has one but found this one so looking as a spare/replacement when wrecks other one!
  18. Pikeys are us and Hey mister you want your tree cut down/Rubbish cleared/roof repaired/drive tarmac/Fence fixed =House robbed etc
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  20. Thank Gimlet some really useful advice. I'll check out the NHLS to find out more. Being solitary must be a criteria for being a hedgelayer as I'm certainly that.
  21. Ha I just sold a kitty combo it was ok ish but defo a hobby machine like the shopsmith
  22. I think I pay like 15 for 30 discs from our independent tool shop
  23. A bit tetchy there I would say. You get what you pay for . Invest in a decent backpack blower and you will never regret it. We have a Stihl BG85 and the backpack magnum. Yes we use a rake, but only for the big/coarse stuff.
  24. I’ve had a 501 since April last year. Very happy with it. Like Rob has said above, the 16” bar was seemed to long on the saw. No problems running it and it’s probably all in my head but I fitted a 15” bar from Rob and much happier with it on a 15. Equally the 620 I had was a very good saw, to me it was comparable to a 361. Lots of power, had mine on an 18. Only sold it because I managed to get a new 361. For day to day work I would grab the 501 over the 620. Would only take the 620 if had a lot of timber to ring.
  25. Sorry here are the photos
  26. Get in touch with your local NHLS affiliated group. If there isn't one, your regional style will be south of England so try the South of England Society: South of England Hedgelaying Society - South of England Hedge Laying Society SEHLS.WEEBLY.COM Learn to lay hedges with the experts we are nationally recognised hedgelaying experts in the craft offering full... A training day would offer a useful appraisal of what stage you're at with the craft. Tell them honestly what you've done to date, what your ambitions are and what you're hoping to learn and they'll pair you up appropriately on the day. Or you might find a commercial layer who's got a lot of work on and could do with some help. Don't expect in depth training or much pay, but it could gain you some useful insight. But don't be discouraged if you find that most hedge layers (like me) are a rather solitary lot. Have a wander round a local competition and get talking to people. The NHLS like to encourage entry in their competitions. Competing isn't for everyone, but even if you don't feel like entering yourself, comps gather lots like-minded people together in one spot who you can talk to.
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