Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Ty Korrigan

France calling...

Recommended Posts

I was stopped about 3 months ago on the way home. they checked the usual paper work then asked if i was registered. (siret on the side of the truck gave it away) I had to show them my business registration paper work aswell, i always carry it with me anyway.

They seemed impressed with the quals and portfolio, i drove away from them feeling pretty pleased with myself knowing that i am registered and the "dave dix euro" better watch out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Morning,

Currently, at least until 2012 there is no single E.U spec.

Britain, Germany and France have different standards.

For France, the cycle bars in front of the wheels, the tow hitch and the distance from hitch to axle seem to be the main differences between the British standards and French.

As for most things, you are fine until you have a prang and then Gendarmes look closer at items such as registration and insurance.

Hundreds of Brits run around in 'illegal' vehicles in France towing unregistered trailers, the Gendarmes (thick as pig **** and just as stubborn) don't always know what they should be looking for, if they did then they would have a field day.

I'm having a cert.con done special for the trailer now at the manufacturers expense.

Now off for a jolly Saturday grinding near Dinan, 12h days 7day weeks at the moment K'ching!

Ty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah what the devil...

The word from Mr Turner boss fella head honcho of Greenmech is that the new E.U regs for trailers don't come in till October 2012.:thumbdown:

Somehow, I've got to manage until then with the wee chipper or bite an unsavoury bullet and buy a French homoglated chipper which is several grand more than the versions sold in the U.K.:confused1:

Nuts...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OR....

buy a uk registered tipper and chipper and run that for a year??????

 

I am now looking for a UK crew cab tipper and going to do the run back for M.O.T. etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chap, you should be able to register a U.K tipper, just add some home made (yet pro looking) cycle bars in front of the rear wheels and changing the lights.

Just don't buy an LDV...

Ty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry to hijack this thread but as work is way to slow here in uk i was wondering if yourselves or if you know of any other companies that maybe llooking for week on wek off workers for either forestry felling or tree surgery work i have cs30 31 38 9 years experience mixed between both industrys including saw work and driving forwaders and harvesters any help would be much appreciated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

We have a lot of work and a great future BUT...

Coming to live and work in a non-English speaking country is a big leap.

Its like being thick, dumb, illiterate and second class all in one hit.

Try taking the 'holiday' of going to a foreign country and thinking...'without the support network of my family, mates, pub, tesco etc' will I be happy or even survive...

Its a huge leap, not like going to Oz or N.Z or...Scotlandshire.

Ty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cheers for the reply firstly

and secondly i understand what you mean i do speak a little french but does need improvement lol and im looking for week on week off for the hole reason of being able to get back home to see my little daughter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, Didn't realise that there were so many of us here.

Strictly speaking im registered as a bucheron, and have found work here to be a mixed bag. Most of my time has been spent buying and selling firewood, but Im seriously toying with the idea of branching out into arb.

I would be looking to do my climbig courses in the uk, to complement my existing forestry ualifications.

I keep getting asked if I do ariel work and have to turn down a lot of work.

Im in souther manche, near Villediue les poeles. (50):thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi guys im really trying to get hold and intoyuch with a tree cutting firm in or around Mâcot-la-Plagne.....if anyone can put me in touch or a web site where i can talk to someone with work in this area that would be amazing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.