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John Shutler

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About John Shutler

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    Site Moderator, Raffle Sponsor 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 201
  • Birthday 15/02/1983

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  • Location:
    new forest nr lymington, hampshire
  • Occupation
    climber
  • City
    lymington

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  1. John Shutler

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Contracting to another company to assist with felling works on a golf course. A fair bit of brash burnt and timber stacked over the last few days. The 6 tonner proving that it’s more than capable on the larger sites with a bit of methodology and a reasonable operator. All timber cut to 7 or 14ft for extraction in a couple of weeks time
  2. John Shutler

    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

  3. John Shutler

    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

    I’d put the smaller head on personally, I honestly don’t think productivity wise a slightly larger head will speed things up, it’s more likely to bog down in stuff. I’d go for the 80 on that machine
  4. John Shutler

    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

    Yeah I’m pretty happy with it, you’ve obviously got to realise it’s limitations but I’d say it performs well. Obviously some things flail better than others. Black thorn it destroys where as willow being more stringy tends to leave longer bits I was torn between this and the serat head but I got such a good deal on the femac at the APF I couldn’t turn it down. what size machine is it going on? Mines a 80cm flail on a 6 tonne machine
  5. John Shutler

    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

    It came from approved hydraulics, from memory they are about 5k plus vat but I got a good deal from the apf last year
  6. John Shutler

    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

  7. John Shutler

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Thanks Eddie, always good to have the perspective of someone who’s at the front of these things 👍
  8. John Shutler

    Electric joysticks for botex

    I wish I’d had them fitted when I got my newer tractor 13 months ago. 7-8k to add them now. Also looked a getting scanreco remote controls fitted for about the same cost
  9. John Shutler

    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

    Femac te80 rev forestal on a 6 tonne machine took about 6-7hrs to clear this acre ish site
  10. John Shutler

    Remote control for pto chipper

    Yeah that includes the pressure assist something I will get done at some point
  11. John Shutler

    Remote control for pto chipper

    @Tom D from the the top of my head it’s about 6k
  12. John Shutler

    When do you really upgrade your chipper?

    What ever you have is not enough, started with an old Mazda pickup truck and no chipper, bought an old Timberwolf chipper. Up graded the truck to an Isuzu 3.5 tonne tipper and then the Timberwolf to a green mech quad chip. Bought a unimog then swapped it for a tractor. Then Bought a Unimog with a 10 inch Schlesing chipper. And a tractor with a grain trailer to mover chip and timber. Wanted a bigger chipper so bought a 12” Jensen crane fed machine. Wanted a bigger chipper than the 12” so bought a 18” heizohack. Bought another tractor so I could haul more chip in a bigger grain trailer. Now on bigger jobs we haul chip in grain trailers behind the mog and one of the tractors. Somewhere along the way I also had a landy tipper, a bandit chipper, a tracked jenson and a pto 10” tp chipper im now in negotiations for a bigger tractor with more road speed and higher hp as I said whatever you get is rarely enough once you get going
  13. John Shutler

    Signs you're approaching middle age....

    I’ve just been and got one this afternoon from Halfords
  14. John Shutler

    what's up with swearing?

    I wasn’t arguing, more pointing out the facts as they stand so I’m sorry that you feel like you’ve lost something. ive been neither sarcastic or had a go at any individual either. But that’s the problem with the written word, people can interpret things differently
  15. John Shutler

    what's up with swearing?

    Aggressive? Personally I find swearing aggressive and unnecessary which is why it is discouraged on the forum, most members manage to follow this rule without claiming “censorship” You are well within your rights to start any thread you wish as long as it complies with the forum rules that you agreed to when joining the forum three years ago. wether or not I agree with your thread is neither here nor there and I certainly would never delete it, that would be censorship im glad you like the forum cheers

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