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John Shutler

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  • Birthday 15/02/1983

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    new forest nr lymington, hampshire
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  1. Stayed on after school to do some ALevels with a view to going to university. Not really sure what I’d planned on doing as I was to busy smoking weed, skateboarding and checking the surf. Ended up getting 3 poor alevels (design technology, art and geography) and going through clearing and getting on an environmental building course at Plymouth university. After 6 months of skateboarding and selling a bit of weed in Plymouth I threw the towel in and got a job in France working on a campsite near Paris. Worked on the campsite and skated in Paris for a season then came home and got a job with a builder for a couple of years. the work dried up in the end but spotted a job in the paper for a trainee tree surgeon, started on with a company who put me through the basic tickets but got made redundant a year or so later. Registered self employed and went to work for another local guy. Did a couple of years there and went out on my own 10 years ago or there about s. Ended up doing a foundation degree part time 8/9 years ago in Arboricture and tree care to give me a basis for writing reports. Bored of the day to day tree work these days but investing in kits and working on larger sites is keeping me interested for the moment
  2. John Shutler

    Wanted-Bandsaw Mill

    I just paid 2.6 for this woodland mills hm126. It came with 15 sharp blades, a bed extension and a welded steel frame that the mill is bolted to very happy with it and they seem to be few and far between second hand
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    the 'todays job' thread

    35 western red cedar felled 50 cube of chip removed from site half a load of timber all stumps ground less than 8 hrs work for 3 guys
  4. John Shutler

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Flail arrived for my 6 tonne Volvo this morning veey impressed so far
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    the 'todays job' thread

    Felling 30 pines on a development site, most trees had the roots dug out and a lot of them had a significant lean towards the highway which was well within falling distance. Removed the back weight or dismantled to a spar and pulled stems back into the site. Back tomorrow to chip and extract timber for collection with arctic
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    How are the veggies coming along?

    We put up a Polly tunnel this year, but late getting going with it but stuffs growing on nicely now. Pictures from a few weeks ago weve got a bed of potato’s in the field which should see us most of the winter
  7. John Shutler

    Looking for a large redwood log

    We are felling one in New Milton tomorrow , it’s only about 1.2m diameter though
  8. John Shutler

    Adding a hydraulic divertor to a digger.

    Until recently I had a timber grab with a diverter valve mounted to the side to switch from grab to rotate, it worked well enough and generally didn’t find switching between the two to restrictive. However, having just had an engcon fitted and being now able to rotate and grab at the same time does make a big difference
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    Unimog 1200 with schleising chipper landy 110 with greenmech chipper valta t150 with 8/400 heizohack chipper massey fegusson 6485 with a variety of trailers 6 tonne Volvo excavator with timber grab/ tree shear and engcon small tracked jensen
  10. John Shutler

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Thanks, It’s about 6 tonne
  11. John Shutler

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Got the tree shear hooked up to it this morning
  12. John Shutler

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    My engcon got fitted yesterday and new grab turned up this morning. Waiting for my new rake with grab pocket to arrive after the weekend. It was an ex demo unit from engcon so saved a few quid on the unit very Impressed
  13. John Shutler

    Where am I ?

  14. John Shutler

    Crane fed chippers and brashy material

    Yes we can provide basically the same setup but with more powerful tractors
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    Crane fed chippers and brashy material

    Maybe a bit more hp needed then, I fill my 12 tonne grain trailer with silage sides on in about 40 mins. Conditions of the blades make a huge difference but they are so cheap there should be no excuse to allow them to affect productivity


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