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kimtree

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About kimtree

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  • Birthday 16/05/1969

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  • Location:
    far north of australia
  • Interests
    fishing,sawmilling,wood turning
  • Occupation
    tree work contractor

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  1. kimtree

    Whats the weather like near you?

    Yes its pure murder, funnily i did not mind when i was younger
  2. kimtree

    Whats the weather like near you?

    Oh for a bit of rain. its been 45 c all bloody week here but no rain
  3. kimtree

    Too Hot! - What chainsaw trousers?

    21 c hot laughed my head off we have just had a week of over 44 c. Wear chaps over shorts
  4. kimtree

    McDermotts rope brake

    I see Stein do a small porta wrap TD750 weighs 2 kg would be good for up the tree rigging and only costs 100 quid
  5. kimtree

    McDermotts rope brake

    All you need for some light rigging up in the tree is a mini portawrap. i have used one for years mostly i confess from a MEWP. you do need a swivel on it and though i havent done it it would be helpful to have some pegs to separate the lines to stop the rope from going over itself which occasionally happens and locks it off. Of course because i am in a MEWP it is no problem going back and sorting it out
  6. kimtree

    arbtalkers arbtrucks

    Hard to see in the pics but do you have a mecanil grapple saw for this. You need to get one if you don't .We have one on a 305 effer with 17.5 metre outreach it is amazing what it can do and the speed about 2 mins between full height cut ,put down and set for the next cut
  7. kimtree

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    the mecanil head has been a game changer for us
  8. I have made them from two pieces of aluminium sign board and used 40mm slices of poly board for spacers. then i make a u bolt out of aluminium rod which gets threaded and then bent around the basket rail so the carrier can slide on the rail but not fall off. they last 2 years then i make a new one I did have a clip on one once come off from 15 metres with a saw in it which wasn't clipped in luckily it landed in a mulched flowerbed and with no damage
  9. kimtree

    the 'todays job' thread

    are'nt you just loving that loader?
  10. kimtree

    Looking for work Australia

    stay south currently its 40 plus degrees here
  11. kimtree

    School Children getting paid for work experience

    lesson learnt never trust your fellow humans
  12. kimtree

    School Children getting paid for work experience

    did put me on my life's path though
  13. kimtree

    School Children getting paid for work experience

    bit like the YTS. Paid bugger all and well and truly utilised as slave labour
  14. kimtree

    School Children getting paid for work experience

    yes but i had visions of 20 quid at least. Still by the next holiday i made sure to ask for work on a set rate.
  15. kimtree

    I'm not very good with pumps

    check the voltage coming into the pump. In my previous career i worked for a bloke in the water supply game .And on one site the power coming in was much to high causing the pumps to shit themselves. i have no idea why though

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