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  1. John Shutler

    Starting out in forestry

    Actually I feel like I should expand on my previous post I once approached a guy who owned a tree company through a friend of a friend about some work. I’d not long left the company I had been working for and was looking for the next step in my climbing career he told me to come in the next Sunday morning at 8am, I duly arrived and was told I was plotting on shrubs in the Polly tunnel. 10l into 15l pots. I did that for 6 or 7 hours until we went grass cutting at the local college. We were there for a good few hours and I didn’t get home till nearly 8. Obviously proved my worth and started on for him the next day. Ended up in the end doing most of his quoting and bought his chipper off him as I went out on my own and he was winding down. Still got some of his customers 12/13 years later on take from that what you will
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    Starting out in forestry

    Not sure if your suited to that line of work jack. You’d given up on it before you’d even started and by the sounds of it had a downer on the job before you even got going i hear McDonald’s is hiring
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Stevie ive only ever used the flail on my machine with the rocker switch. I had engcon set my machine up so that I could operate it on a switch as well so the flail was either on or off but can honestly say I’ve never used it
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    mini skidsteers/loaders

    sick of humping timber around, looking for a used mini skidsteer/loader. wheres the best place to look? looking for something in the boxer 22hp /kanga kid size range cheers
  5. John Shutler

    Flail hire for excavator

    The flail on my 6 tonne machine manages about 4-5 inch diameter that’s using a femac te80 rev forestal flail
  6. John Shutler

    Stump grinder teeth yellow or green

    I might be wrong matty but I think the finger teeth bolt pattern is the same as the green teeth bolt pattern. It was on my old Carlton grinder I had a few years back. If you measure the bolt centres tomorrow il check the green teeth on my predator (I’ve literally changed from multitip to green teeth on my predator this afternoon)
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    Any one tried these cubes ?

    They’ve got to be better than the old stain ones
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    ArbPro Software

    Having recieved an email today to inform users that the Arbpro software will be closing as of novemebr, its raised the question of what else is out there? having become fairly reliant on the Arbpro software this is quite an inconvinience what other similar software is out there? it doesnt neeed to be industry specific particulary cheers
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    For most of my work I think I’d struggle with a machine smaller than my 6 tonne volvo ive often thought that a smaller machine might be handy but if I need to get into somewhere generally I can sell the concept of removing a fence post and reinstating it at the end off the job to make the job more efficient and ultimately a bit cheaper Long term il probably end up with a 8-9 tonne machine
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    Go on then, What was your best Present??

    1932 diana air rifle in .22 calibre. Amazing little gun that shoots sub 2p groups at a reasonable distance
  11. John Shutler

    Pto winch for tractor

    I’ve got an old fransgard winch, does the job well for us when we need it. It was a bit small behind my old valmet and is even smaller behind my new t150 il probably upgrade at some point but there’s very little to go wrong with it
  12. John Shutler

    Facebook video. Graphic accident

    I’ve often found listening to my gut in this job proves invaluable
  13. John Shutler

    Wanted-Bandsaw Mill

    It came with the mill when I bought it second hand, but you could get something made up for about 250 quid
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    Wanted-Bandsaw Mill

    My woodland mills 126 has got a second frame beneath it, certainly makes it more solid and easier to level. I could also potentially pick it up with my roof mount and move it on my low loader trailer if I needed to take it to a job
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    Facebook video. Graphic accident

    The majority of us will have knocked out big lumps at one time or another so I’m going to assume that this accident is probably the result of a pissing contest, that and the fact that we live in an age where everyone wants a second of social media praise and fame so when the opportunity arises to knock out a “big top” people jump at it the above points coupled with a dose of inexperience and you’ve got the video we’ve all just watched hope the guy is ok now and the other blokes on site got the wake up call they needed
  16. I’ve snapped some 16mm sirius negative rigging lumps of pine. Generally we rig with a grcs but on this occasion we had left it at the yard and were using a small portawrap that we had with us
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    Npors vs Cpcs Excavator

    I’ve got a couple of NPORS tickets.... they tick a box and have no relevance to the actual work I carry out 🙄
  18. John Shutler

    the 'todays job' thread

    Chipping up following felling of a row of Monterey cypress on a development site
  19. 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
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    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
  21. John Shutler

    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
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Flail arrived for my 6 tonne Volvo this morning veey impressed so far
  23. John Shutler

    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
  24. John Shutler

    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
  25. John Shutler

    Looking for a large redwood log

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


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