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  1. HAIX®, innovative manufacturer of protective footwear, has launched cutting-edge enhancements to its best-in-class forestry boot, The Protector Pro. The changes to the boot have been designed to make the working lives of outdoor and forestry professionals easier, safer and more comfortable. HAIX Forestry Protector Pro 2.0.mp4 The updated boots maintain all of the trusted qualities of the original Protector Pro, but now features new design elements that offer wearers increased levels of protection and comfort. The evolution is a more flexible, lighter weight boot, with a more aesthetic, modern style. It features a brand new, high-durability Rubber/PU walking sole, which guarantees grip even in challenging woodland environments and when climbing trees. The Protector Pro 2.0 also boasts Class 1 Cut Protection certification (fully compliant with the EN ISO 17249:2013 + AC:2014 safety standards), meaning operators can work confidently with chainsaws and cutting tools. Made from rugged, high-quality bull-hide leather, the Protector Pro 2.0 is waterproof and highly-robust, featuring a GORE-TEX® membrane that keeps feet comfortable no matter the temperature. It also features the unique HAIX Climate System® - air circulates with every step so feet are kept cool even on long, hot shifts. The Protector Pro 2.0 offers new and improved features, without compromising on the trusted qualities of the original. These include: A 4-layer Gore-Tex® membrane and sun reflect leather treatment ensure optimum foot temperature all year round A protective toe cap and puncture resistant midsole, which protects wearers from hazards The new rolling eyelet lacing system, allowing smoother and quicker lacing, ensuring your boots stay firmly on your feet and are fast and easy to take off and put on Cushioned PU midsole offers underfoot comfort, durability and excellent heat and cold insulation Simon Ash, UK Sales Manager for HAIX®, said “HAIX® is committed to perfecting the design of all our boots, innovating to ensure the continued safety and comfort of our customers. “The development of the Protector Pro 2.0 is a great example of how HAIX® has worked hard to maintain the qualities of our forestry range, which wearers around the world have come to expect, while adding features that really address the real-life challenges faced by Arborists and outdoor workers alike.”
  2. With the STRATO & VERTEX, Petzl offers helmets that do much more than ensure that their heads are protected. Head protection is central to the needs of professionals, and Petzl has always been dedicated to providing users with the best possible solutions. When you have to wear a helmet all day long, perfect comfort and head fit are essential. This is why STRATO & VERTEX helmets all feature the CENTERFIT headband adjustment system for perfect centering, and the FLIP&FIT system that immediately positions the headband in a low position for a secure fit. In addition, the headband folds into the shell for easy storage and transport. Adapting to the demands of different roles and jobs is a daily requirement, Petzl offers a wide array of accessories for STRATO & VERTEX helmets: several types of eye and face shields, shield protector, name tag holder, nape protector, shell protector, headlamps, transport pouch... All these accessories are compatible with the entire range of Pro helmets, making them totally adaptable to different work requirements. Best of all, they are mountable and removable in a few short seconds, for example with the EASYCLIP system included with all the eye and face shields. With the DUAL chinstrap available on all STRATO & VERTEX helmets, Petzl goes a step further: the clip has two positions for two different uses, allowing the workers to modify chinstrap resistance according to the needs of each work environment: work at height (EN 12492) and on the ground (EN 397). STRATO & VERTEX helmets are available in many colors, in HI-VIZ versions (fluorescent yellow or orange, phosphorescent clips, reflective bands on the shell), and also a VENT version (with ventilation holes and sliding shutters that optimize air flow in the helmet as needed). More information
  3. Feast your eyes on the new DCS-2500T the first battery-powered top handle chainsaw from ECHO. Here is an electric saw to meet the needs of the arborist and tree care professionals who use top handle chainsaws daily for pruning and arboriculture. Don’t let the light weight (dry weight 1.6kg) deceive you, this machine packs professional power with exceptional acceleration. In fact, the 50V Lithium-ion battery generates power and cutting performance equivalent to ECHO’s best-selling CS-2511TES petrol chainsaw; and it does it with low vibration and without the noise and emissions, making it perfect for use in noise-sensitive areas. Well balanced and ergonomically designed for manoeuvrability and precision, the DCS-2500T is the latest addition to ECHO’s 50V battery series and is part of their X Series of ‘best in class’ products. The superior, dependable tools are specifically designed for professionals who rely on their tools day in and day out. Often leading in terms of power and performance, X Series products are tested in the most extreme conditions, says the manufacturer, to ensure flawless operation. The DCS-2500T is certainly packed full of beneficial user-friendly features to complement its power and near noiseless operation. Users will find the patented Quick Draw harness ring a real boon for hooking and unhooking the chainsaw in one movement. There’s a drop prevention lanyard hook for off ground safety and this is a truly easy to operate machine with an anti-slip handle grip and patented thumb rest adding to operator comfort. There’s a side-access chain tensioner to allow quick chain adjustments. The driving force, the brushless motor, will ensure long-lasting maintenance-free operation, while the casing has an IPX4 rating for water resistance so the chainsaw is showerproof for protection against the elements. The all-important oil adjustment is situated on the top of the saw so it’s easily adjusted, while filling is equally simple with the flip lever cap opening. Last but not least is the internal air filter which prevents dust from entering the main board and motor. Qualified top handle arborists and tree surgeons looking for ultimate power with quiet, low vibration and emissions-free professional-grade performance will find ECHO’s DCS-2500T just the ticket for everyday use. Available from about mid-2020. You can find out more from your local authorised ECHO dealer. You can also visit www.echo-tools.co.uk or call 01844 278800 for more information.
  4. Tough one!! i may need to come back and edit. 1. Susannah Hoffs 2. Black widow(could be useful to have around if you’re in a tricky spot) 3. Michelle McManus(plenty of eating there if you end up starving to death)
  5. Nice of them to announce this. I wonder if they will be as lenient on those protecting their property due to their lack of action? Coronavirus: Police will 'ignore low-level crimes' as COVID-19 spread causes officer shortage WWW.MSN.COM Police will be forced to ignore certain crimes as the coronavirus causes officer shortages, it has been reported...
  6. Steve Bullman

    Covid-19

    Sorry to hear that Gary. Any underlying conditions if you don't mind me asking?
  7. some of it is, but not by me. Been picking up what I can from stalls outside peoples gates on our walks
  8. Moroccan cous cous for lunch. It’s pretty crap
  9. Lamb stew on tonight with local bought lamb shoulder. leek, 2 onions, celery, carrots, potatoe, tin of chopped tomatoes, 2 garlic bulbs, Oregon and rosemary, salt and pepper, chicken stock should fall apart in around 6 hours
  10. What’s this virus you speak of?
  11. Wouldn’t worry too much, if this keeps up too long most of us will be bankrupt in 12 months time anyway. That’s why I just ordered my daughter a digital piano bnpl 😂

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