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  2. wicklamulla

    Tax status of Discovery/Landcruiser Commercials?

    ya seen the Land Cruiser Pickup that Milner Off Road are selling?
  3. dumper

    Whats your multione loader doing today ?

    Yes hoses bought ce marked rotator bought ce marked with capacity grab bought ce marked with capacity steel bought known strength and quality assured bolts bought graded for load welding tested by loading therefore machine can have swl HSE happy(maybe) paperwork trail to prove
  4. spuddog0507

    Greenheart oak ????

    yes you are correct oak is oak and greenheart is greenheart, oak you can cut but greenheart is as hard as timber comes bad to mill and blunt your saw in about 2 cuts if i am not mistaken its the best rot resistant timber known to man all ways use on docks and quey sides for its resistance to saltwater.
  5. spuddog0507

    What's the best old 4 x 4 ?

    a lad i work with now and then who is in to the plant game wrote his supercab ranger off about 12 mth ago found a replacment for it on a 65 plate got it transported from the NE to lancs and had it at a mot garage for a inspection and it was all rusty underneath and the chasis was full of sand so been on a beach some where and then went to exiter to view another and that was worse but about a yr older so ended up with a brand spanker,
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  7. kevinjohnsonmbe

    Jokes???

    And portion control! They feckers eat WAY too much! I can fair tuck it away, but last trip to NYC saw me & the Mrs sharing a starter as a main course - it’s quite obscene how much those Yankees eat!
  8. monkeybusiness

    Mitsubishi Canter - fuel, limp home problem SOLVED!

    How can this help anyone?! More info needed as to the problem/fix surely?
  9. arboriculturist

    Ideas wanted to make a trommel screen

    Don't think about using the rotator - dust and grit will end up on the pinion and ring, sticking to all the grease present. What you need is a rotary screening bucket (rsb). They come at a premium and you need a service to run it. For a small amount a riddle bucket is what most use but slow and you need a 360. Best bet is to find someone with a 7.5tonne 360 with a rsb. Prep the material and get them in for a day in a dry spell and they will do the lot and some of the other main jobs while on site. Haulage may kill it though. There is no cheap option I know of. We're planning to buy a 0.3m3 rsb later this year for the 7.5 as a few 100t to do now and ongoing work. 6k + 1.5k to pipe ex. (FYI - 13T machine matches with a 0.7m3 rsb) Hopefully worth the investment.
  10. Chessa

    occupational health of arb

    Unfortunately I couldn't agree with you more matty I have spent years wanting to do the biggest hardest trees I could I always pressured myself to want to be as fast as possible I loved it the buzz of it is very hard to satisfy with anything else I haven't drank for ten years ut when I did it was always to an extreme I have that sort of personality All absolutely valid and well argued points, backed up with experience. I too (even this evening), get asked for stressy quotes and work queries in a pub from time to time. Like others, I get overwhelmed with workload and worried when sometimes, my body doesn't cope or my mind is fried with "feeding the rat" (anyone read Al Alvarez's "Feeding the Rat?"). Before Arb and gardening work, I had a background in the climbing scene. I feel a familiar parallel between the arb world and the climbing world, over the seemingly contradictory claims of profound wellbeing doing this work and the personal encounter of intense "deep play" (feeding the rat): involved as we toil in pleasure or pain. Nature always has the potential to be both healing and also dangerous, depending upon how one reacts to the risk and stress presented. It's a conundrum for each individual to address and find their own healthy balance: or in the case of organisations - to manage in protection of their workers.
  11. Mike Dempsey

    Blade guide options for homebuilt mill....

    Whilst I appreciate the company is based in the States it would still be far cheaper to buy their products and pay for the shipping than it would be to get a one-off bespoke piece made for you. You could always buy the machinery such as a milling machine and spark eroder etc and make the bits yourself. You could then offset the cost of the machinery by offering to make and sell bandsaw parts to self builders such as yourself.
  12. Mark2

    Songs I Am Listening To

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybWVEb8V6Do
  13. James mably

    Tynes

  14. James mably

    Menwenicke

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  15. kav

    Today's milling

    Cool thanks. 1.5m full width with slabber
  16. jmac

    Chainsaw boots n trousers needed

    Banned most places offshore now as you said no ankle support. I thought they banned them because a cup of boiling hot tea got spilt inside someone's riggers badly burning their foot? 😂
  17. Angela Mc Glone

    Towcester Allotments

    Access by appointment only
  18. forestboy1978

    Do you even lift bro?

    No, don't lift, don't do anything except work. Very recently my weeks have been light though not through my own volition. I could have trained, but I didn't know this was gonna happen. Past 5 years been working 60-100 hours per week. Training under such circumstances is futile, or worse, counter productive. That said, training is/ was my passion. Perhaps not training per se, but pushing the body in different ways. Becoming better, faster, stronger. Trained obsessively in my early 20's for about 6 years nearly 7 days a week. Got back into it a bit in my late 20's early 30s and late 30's but work commitments wouldn't allow it. I'm an all or nothing person so I couldn't give my all so I gave nothing. However, I always have training in my mind as something to be a part of my life if work allows. Not steady state cardio, although it has its merits, but more resistance training, strength training and interval high intensity training. I'm all about functional fitness. Strength training has been proven to increase/ sustain bone density, exacerbate neurogenisis (yes that's right you're less likely to get altzheimers/ parkinsons etc if you train) and it will stimulate the pituitary gland to produce hormones at reduced declining rate as you age, especially if you eat a good amount of cholesterol, protein, fat and electrolytes throughout your days and rest adequately. Most guys who are "shredded" and "natural" are drug users, especially if they are in that state all year round. Reason being, you can't maintain a high level of training and testorone output unless you have at least 20% body fat or more. This is why natural power lifters are always bulky and not shredded. Anyway, yes, training can and will help anyone at any age if done correctly, incrementally, with proper diet and REST. Very hard to do if you run your own business or you are a ground worker. Possibly doable if you are a climber. Peace out.
  19. naturarbo

    100%white spirit on ropes.

    thanks everyone for the feedback. Since I posted this...learned and tried also this,just putting trousers and ropes in the wash machine just with Beal rope cleaner,water at 60c,no spin and voilá. Almost like new. Even read that you can even clean Ficus sap with plain hot water... About the ropes no melting,britling,descoloration,and we load them proper after. Next week we start on some decent pines,will be heavy pine sap. I will send some pics from ropes and kit after that.
  20. Spruce Pirate

    Advice on woodland planting

    I've seen some extremely clean harvestable Nothofagus round here, round about 100' after just over 30 years, not sure about millable timber from it though. I'd guess it's a bit too fast to be strong? From memory it was quite a good free draining soil too so maybe not ideal for you. Don't discount Norway, the edgers might be pappy but it can produce some good timber too on the inside. Stress grading similar to spruce (proper spruce that is - Sitka) so the sawmills like it. Getting a proper consultant who knows the area is always going to be best as they'll know the local Woodland Officers and also what grants may be available. As far as knowing about planting, it's pretty easy - green bit up, brown bit down. Can't go wrong!
  21. Beech doesn't have much value as it's very much out of fashion. For the last couple of years I wouldn't pay more than £30 a tonne for it (just over £1/hoppus foot) but if you've good quality stuff and a motivated buyer, you might be able to push them to £2.50-3.00 a hoppus foot.
  22. Luckyeleven

    Show us yer log store!

    Knocked this up over a couple of days.... slate roof by father in law holds about 5 cube believe it or not.
  23. Spruce Pirate

    Small planting job near Taunton

    Not volunteering as such, I reckon I could probably do it for about £5000 / thousand though!
  24. Ratman

    New replacement 4x4 pickup

    Some interesting reading https://us.autologic.com/news/bmw-vanos-system
  25. jamallio96

    560 oil tank leak

    I'm really glad this thread came up as my 560 has had a mysterious chain oil leak ever since I bought it! Anybody have a picture showing where the bolts are? Still learning all the names and locations of the myriad bits of chainsaws!
  26. kav

    The Land Rover Appreciation Group.

    Sorry to drag up an old thread, Did you ever get the milled?
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