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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. I went through all this 6 or 7 years ago when I had a boxer skid steer. I ended up going for a non powered rotator in the end. Perfect for dragging brush behind the machine as you can concentrate on where you are going not what the brash is doing as it follows you. Easy enough to knock the grab round on a log to line it up when you wanted to pick something up and absolutely perfect for feeding a chipper as you'd track backwards towards the chipper, turn 90 degrees then drive it in forwards. I ended up getting a BMG style one fabricated and it was great
  2. my concern is that you give false information to somebody who doesn’t know any better and the possible repercussions that may follow. Instead of offering advice on tree stability and the intricacies of trees in relation to construction (a subject that you clearly have a lack of knowledge on) maybe you should save your input until someone wants to know how to clean something, “write a book” or be a fireman theres been many like you before and i’m pretty sure you won’t be the last. Enjoy it while it lasts
  3. you do talk some absolute rubbish I remember when this forum was populated by actual tree workers apologies to all, I shouldn't feed the troll...
  4. Hi are you looking to sell as a job lot or would you let 6 go?
  5. yes i’m a tree surgeon, ive run my own business contracting for the last 13 years and worked as a subcontract climber and for company’s for 7 years before that so i’m well versed on the industry your right, i know nothing of you, what you’ve been through or tolerated in your life. But i do know the tree industry sex and all the differences between men and women aside, coming into this industry over the age of 30 is hard. if you were a professional footballer, 35 is getting toward the end of your professional career and believe me being a tree surgeon especially a climber is a damn site harder than being a professional footballer with all the support, physical and monetary that comes with that profession essentially you’d join the industry as a apprentice, regardless of wether you’ve completed a 4 week multi ticket course or not. you will cost money for whoever you work for initially and your pay will reflect that. it’ll take 3 years minimum to get upto a commercial speed but more likely 5, at which point you may well be over 40 if you’ve never had a particularly physical job or maintained a good level of fitness outside of your day job then dragging brash, moving timber or climbing round trees all day will be physically demanding. now add the endless rain we seem to get over winter and something that looks great fun when your sat at a desk looking out the window suddenly isn’t quite how you imagined it would be I could go on and on best of luck
  6. still wearing those rose tinted glasses... you might be in for a bit of a shock
  7. 🤣 multi national with millions of pounds worth of machinery? my reputation obviously precedes me
  8. i’d be bust if i charged £180 for 4 hrs work
  9. 100k? my tractor and chipper setup is £120k and that’s a reasonably modest setup in comparison
  10. my misses had chemo, op and radio therapy two years ago, think it was 10 months start to finish. don’t think to much about it these days aprtf from when the yearly checkup comes through the door
  11. well the reality for me was that it retained high residual value as the dealer gave me 4k less than i bought the machine for after 2 years chipping
  12. I think they retain a fairly high residual value, after owning my old machine for 2 years the dealer gave me 4k less than i paid for it originally


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