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  2. Although keeping thread on track- for £25k+ it’s not vastly cheaper than Toyota/Nissan etc which will hold their value better, more secure dealer network(?)
  3. In fairness Big J does have a point- from a purely practical point the roads are largely dreadful and unfit for modern traffic. But I’d still argue my point in the other thread that this is the price we pay for living in a relatively unspoilt area, however in my view the areas where they ‘improved’ the road systems it has changed the whole area, brought more houses with it, or maybe the houses brought the roads, isolated and fragmented communities- personally happy to put up with the bad roads if that is the bottleneck in development.
  4. Still too early with the 500 id say..
  5. A new truck isn't going to change the shite roads in Cornwall and Devon.
  6. I can’t imagine why you’d still use one of those blades as described above, which blunt in minutes, rather than a standard, very cheap, tct circular saw blade.
  7. So I bent over without and took it without any lube and bought the Trailer Package. 😮 Should be here next week.
  8. I thought was Sorbus but I think you are right
  9. Reminds me of the old old story about the pair of younguns that fall in love and get married, she soon starts making a few changes, disapproving of his friends, correcting his grammar, improving his table manners, "encouraging" him to get a better job, tidying up the way he dresses, insisting he goes shopping with her, etc etc, until one day 20 years down the line, she sighs heavily one day and says; "John, you know, you are just not the man I married all those years ago" Devon and Cornwall would be the same by the time "J" had them sorted out.
  10. Home - Raptor WWW.RAPTORCOATINGS.COM seen a couple of 4x4 and a campervan in the rougher type of finish, originally saw it as a load bay type of protection, looks a bit 2 pack sort of thing
  11. Can you enlarge on this please?
  12. PeteB

    Tw 230

    Talk to your Timberwolf dealer and they will consult TW for a plan going forward.
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  14. Dunno- swapping systems is inherently flawed. I delivered a recent tree climb / aerial rescue course to our blokes an SRT came up. It's not allowed for work positioning with us. However I have never found ANY short comings in SRT for full crown access ( I use Teufel n Unicender) with either base tied or top tied. But most of our guys use zig zag s an they don't work SRT. So next time I present the refresher course I will include these methods as AA are now looking at including it. K
  15. Moved over to Aspen about 5 years ago and never changed anything in the old saws, hedge trimmers or brushcutters, no problems arose. It adds up for me about a £10 more per day, I just add it on the job or fell another tonne. Its worth the money just so I don’t end up queuing at the petrol station in the mornings behind builders buying Costa coffees and people doing the weekly shop. I really notice the difference using the hedge cutters at home, I used to reek of two stoke and strip off before going in the house. Cant stand to pick up anyone else’s saw up at work now, two stroke really gets the back if my throat.
  16. s o c

    Tw 230

    Noticed some fine stuff spitting out side of chipper today around cover where you change blades. A piece of casing had broken away leaving a small gap . Was wondering if this was a common occurrence with this model or has something solid got in there? theres no damage to blades.
  17. I can remember the bad old days of going to bed with a sore throat after having my head 12” from a hedge cutter exhaust all day. I’d never thought as far as getting throat cancer , all I do know is I never had a sore throat after all day hedging with Aspen.
  18. another newbie checking in Google showed me this wonderful place when I was looking for info on wood chippers and I found plenty of it here so I have been doing lots of reading. And then I found some other interesting threads, and another, and another I don't do any professional arb work but me and my gf has a small farm with about 40 acres forrest and a few acres meadow where we used to raise horses but as of a few years we no longer has any animals.
  19. I’ve recently been using a 500i with a 25 inch bar and I can’t fault it anyway chain speed runs at approximately 100kmph. Way better than a 661 personally
  20. You're not making a single coherent point. Devon and Cornwall appears to have one of the highest road casualty rates in the UK*. So much of it would be quite avoidable with an improvement in the road transport network. It's not about increasing profits for "capitalists" like myself. It's about improving every aspect of life for everyone. Being able to get to emergency healthcare more quickly, being able to reduce journey times, reduce risk when driving, reduce fuel consumption and improve overall productivity - the list is endless. I have no personal aspirations to make a fortune, rather I see productivity as a means of reducing one's need to work. If you work smart, rather than hard, it allows you to enjoy more time off and for everyone to have a better standard of living. Devon and Cornwall are in places really rather deprived and much of that can be attributed to the isolation caused by 19th century roads. * Car crash hotspots UK - most dangerous areas for collisions revealed | Express.co.uk WWW.EXPRESS.CO.UK THE UK's most dangerous accident hot spots have been revealed. Do you live near one of the most dangerous roads in Britain?
  21. These people walk amongst us.
  22. Lots can be done with hand tools, saws, brushcutters, chainsaws etc, if budget allows contractors with flail machines can be quicker if access is possible and terrain suitable
  23. Sounds like a good project, lots to do....Before you do anything try and develop a basic woodland management plan, establish short, medium and longer objectives for the woodland, garden etc. If necessary get help with this before you start any tasks. Can't beat a good plan...make a few notes... Decide what you can tackle and what requires a contractor. Allocate tasks and a budget for each year for first few years... Plenty of resources out their to help, forestry commission, small woods association etc https://smallwoods.org.uk/. Become aware of any likely legal requirements such as felling licences, specific requirements for larch , are you in a conservation area etc..plenty of info out their to help... https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-felling-licence-when-you-need-to-apply
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