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John Shutler

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About John Shutler

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  • Birthday 15/02/83

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  • Location
    new forest nr lymington, hampshire
  • Occupation
    climber
  • City
    lymington
  1. Boxer skid steer opinions

    The dealer support when I had mine was awful and as far as I’m aware it still is, the dealer was based in tetbury
  2. Boxer skid steer opinions

    We always used to take 4-5 track mats with us on the trailer for the boxer to turn on
  3. Boxer skid steer opinions

    Diggers are certainly more versatile but that’s probably for another thread sometime in short I’ve never regretted getting rid of my boxer, I found that you could easily get large pieces of timber onto a arb trolley or similar then we would lift them into a trailer with the roofmount at the other end all without damaging a lawn, that said a skid steer changed the way I worked and I probably wouldn’t be working the way I do now without it i did wrote a blog post for treekit a couple of years ago on the subject if anybody’s interested http://www.treekit.com/blog/investment-in-big-machinery-is-it-worth-it/
  4. Boxer skid steer opinions

    I had a boxer loader with a stump grinder for a long time, the loader was awesome but the track system ie bearings, idlers and pulleys wasn’t really up to it long term. The stump grinder was pretty rubbish but filled a gap and made use of the machine until I could afford to replace it with a dedicated grinder buying the boxer was one of the best decisions Ive made and was a good stepping stone to building the kit I’ve got now. Personally I really rate diggers these days but loader type machines are good if your going back and forth a bit
  5. Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Very pleased with the grab
  6. Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Grab arrived for my 6 tonner got it wired in and working over the weekend, looking forward to having a proper play with it tomorrow
  7. the 'todays job' thread

    It doesn’t take much more than an hour to do 30miles, 99% of my work is within 10 miles of my yard
  8. the 'todays job' thread

    Why’s that? At the moment the furthest we go is about 30miles for the national trust, but we tend to leave the kit there till we are done with the contract
  9. the 'todays job' thread

    Taking down a pine. Full trailer of chip and timber gone by 1230
  10. Fantastic David, a pleasure read alongside my morning cup of tea
  11. the 'todays job' thread

    I've also got a 10 ton trailer, I think thE high/silage sides are important. The root crop trailers are good but very long
  12. the 'todays job' thread

    It's a 12 tonne trailer, I reckon it's got about 25cube capacity or there abouts i don't think you'd want to go much bigger as would be a pain to get into places.
  13. the 'todays job' thread

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  14. the 'todays job' thread

    Been pollarding some lines with about 40ft of regrowth this week amongst other things new chipper making like work of the arisings trailer made the mog grunt a little bit, but my big Massey should be fixed Monday so all good IMG_3241.MOV
  15. Where does your domestic work come from?

    I get a lot of work through recommendations, some from the arb approved contractor scheme and a bit from checkatrade, I advertise in a local paper periodically but usually come out of it when I get busier, I also find that the paper generally brings the work I'm not really interested in doing anymore. My website is outdated and not really relevant to the work we do now

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