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  2. Yea I wouldn't ever leave anything expensive in there! Saws and utility rods would come out. It's all insured but I want to leave my felling levers, first aid kit, odd ropes, fuel, sharpening kits etc etc in there. Stuff that is all pennies but causing me a massive headache to load and unload every day just to protect myself from an opportunist who might open the back. Plus having to unload my van onto a customer's driveway and then keep an eye on my kit is really annoying! My other option is having it only open from the passenger side. I park the van about 6 inches from the garden wall so if I had a door type tool cab it would be inaccessible when parked!
  3. Was every post the same or just 1? 😄
  4. I do not quite understand the theory of the "resin gumming up the chimney " resin burns well and I do not understand how it will get through the firebox and choke the chimney !! unless wet / damp wood is being burnt and the stove choked ...
  5. Need to do my gear as well,,, But maybe you already have a head start: won't your climbing gear have serial numbers as part of your last LOLER check? You ought to have the serial numbers of the saws on your receipts probably? That might help get you underway, maybe? Good luck with it A
  6. Ash is brilliant for firewood but as a timber for external projects its just not suitable.
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  8. The card you get says keep it in purse or wallet, is this because if you have an accident and are unconscious they know, and not to give you a certain drug which may cause complications.
  9. Kierin

    Kierin Brogan

    Will accept clean wood chips as medium to large logs from all trees.
  10. Yea you do, they are out fr just a week then drop armfuls of silky flowers that are slippery as fvvk on tarmac, mind yr hip 😉 K ( plus my old favourite " Red sky at night - Angel Delight! " )
  11. Very respectful posts. Well done.
  12. You just cannot judge how far fungal decay has compromised the wood at the cut, often its nigh invisible, last big Oak down was sheeted with mycelium at base, felled well but we were dragging them over with a tracked chipper regardless as there were buffer ends other side of the fence next to them. K
  13. Nae bother I bought it was a mis communication. To me a vertically hung up tree is a tree somehow compromised and is leaning hung up on another tree. While potentially a few ways to deal with it any courses I've done would winch the butt. In the past with smaller trees ,(esp 1st thinnings,) ud try and get shoulder under it lift it and run with it
  14. Tim Griffith

    37 Victoria Road

    No drive way so tipping has to be agreed as someone will need to be present to move it as it lands. There is a bicycle area at front of house which can be used for wood chip tipping, as long as it’s arranged and agreed. See image for front of house.
  15. That is exactly why this forum is so good - the level of knowledge on here is so useful. Thank you Paul for the heads up on this - I think your ID is spot on Autumnalis it is. I stand corrected. But from what I have just read these little critters aren't a barrel of laughs either ! Or rather their larvae aren't. I've never seen (noticed) them before - ever been ''bitten' ? Definitely another one to 'look out for'. Ticks here (France) have a 'season' starting about now and going through till October - have always put it down to temperature and we are always that bit colder than the UK in the winter. My daughters have already taken 3 or 4 off our 2 cats so we're back into our daily 'bug-check' routine now (that's on us not the cats). Reckon I found 6 or 7 on me throughout last year - get them removed early - that's the key. So many deer around atm - that's the problem. Thanks again Paul
  16. Yes mate . Not a lot of fun .
  17. If they can’t drive a rotator and grab then they won’t be much use with a grapple either. I dunno about ten times easier. Maybe five times. 😂 I run both and both have their merits, but for handling timber and brash the axial rated rotator grab is much better. i used to think like you (in truth I didn’t want to spend on a rotator) but I’d never go back.
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  19. Chris meyer

    71 Holmrook Road

    Hi please give me a ring with any questions etc. 07940425976. Please knock on door if car is on drive to move. Then tip infront of garage. Thankyou. Will happily help unload! No problem at all 👍
  20. Married 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said, "Honey, 25 years ago, we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blond. Now, we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50 year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things." My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old blonde, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed. 🤣
  21. This is the thing, in an affluent area with a client that has chosen to have the work done and wants the best service then they'll pay. I know that I've worked for tree guys that charge top prices but they are giving a top service. In this case though, the OP has a half butchered eyesore that belongs to someone else and they just need it gone to get on with their project. They don't need the best guy at top price, someone competent and insured will do fine.
  22. I killed a 25cc Echo cutter with an Oregon mulching blade. That size of engine is not man enough, you need 40cc. I bought a Stiga with a 44cc Kawasaki engine. Waste of £400. Don't bother. Typically lousy Chinese build quality and poor design. The handlebar clamp was never any good from day one. The bars are always shifting and now (two years old) it's unusable as the splines on the clamp have worn away entirely as it's pure monkey metal. Chocolate splines would have lasted longer. The engine so far is ok but if it was built under license in a Chinese factory I doubt it'll last very long. Even the harness began to fall apart on the first day and now it's got repairs everywhere. The stitching unravels, webbing frays and snaps and the plastic buckles break like twigs. Buy European or genuine Japanese. Chinese crap is a false economy. I should have bought a Husqvarna in the first place.
  23. ianwyn


    In a field easy access from road
  24. Spdunn

    Sean dunn

    Reasonable size drive with easy access will happily take any free logs in any shape or form.
  25. What are you , blind or somsing ? I am examining de waax . 😁
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