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  1. John Shutler

    In Desperate times...My Silky saves the day!

    Fresh stuff?
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    Team leader required

    John Shutler Tree Services is an Arb approved contractors based in the new forest we undertake a mixture of work in the commercial and domestic markets we are looking for a new team leader to replace an existing member of staff. qualifications up to climbing and aerial rescue as a minimum. Tractor driving experience preferred but not essential please call or text to 07731929194 to register interest
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    Valtra tractor wanted

    That was a great tractor and my first foray into tractor ownership wilsons gave me what I gave for that tractor and used it as a deposit for my next one im on my third tractor and crane combo now and I’ve never seen a single one before I bought it, in fact first time I’ve seen them is when they turn up on the low loader first tractor had 13k hrs second had 9k most recent has got 7k ive also bought a Massey with 9k hours and my new one has 4k i wouldn’t be to worried what hours something has
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    What machine you running that on John as been looking at that exact model, how do you find it being able to sweep both ways through thick bramble and scrub. It’s on a Volvo ec55c im very happy with it, one way obviously cuts better than the other but just the way of it
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    2k il send you his number if your interested
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    2.5 tonne Kubota, he’s only used it a couple of times. I’ve got the larger te80rev forestal on my machine so tends to get me to do bits as and when they come up, plus he wants to get a little dumper instead
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    My brothers got the same one for sale as well
  8. John Shutler

    How are the veggies coming along?

    It’s good though I wish it was bigger 😂
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    How are the veggies coming along?

    Can’t remember what they were, I put them in the tunnel under hay in October/November but nothing really happened with them. Cleared the hay away in January and topped up the beds with compost ready for planting this spring. Anyway the potatoes came up but I need the space in the tunnel now so had to dig them up
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    How are the veggies coming along?

    I’ve got a 12 by 20 tunnel I water with a sprinkler system in the evenings and make sure I leave at least one door open during the day
  11. John Shutler

    How are the veggies coming along?

    Poly tunnel producing. Also got flowers on tomatoes, peas and broad beans have mostly all flowered
  12. John Shutler

    Heizohack HM 6-300

    thinking about getting a Heizohack HM 6-300 to go behind my valmet 8050 I think the minimum required hp is around 120, my valmet must be around 110 maximimum, also how heavy are these machines how much better performance would I see over my tp250 thanks john
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    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
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    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

  19. 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 👍
  20. 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
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    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

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

    Remote control for pto chipper

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

    Remote control for pto chipper

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

    Signs you're approaching middle age....

    I’ve just been and got one this afternoon from Halfords

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