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About benedmonds

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  • Birthday 05/07/1974

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    No time due to children and business- Hang gling and paragling when time allowed
  • Occupation
    Self employed since 2004 - Tree climbing since 1999
  • Post code
    LE12 5PE

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  1. We are taking a big red oak down in duffield next week, anywhere local to tip? (I have checked the tip directory)
  2. Time Left: 4 days and 5 hours

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    IVECO DAILY 35C 12 MWB. 2006. 2300cc 3.5 Tonne HEAVY DUTY SPRINGS FITTED. 121,000 MILES 12 MONTHS MOT SERVICED REGULARLY REMOVABLE ARB BACK - can be taken off in minutes. TOW BAR & ELECTRICS Truck has been used as a work vehicle and has a few bumps and scrapes but looks and drives OK and is ready to work. We have a new truck so this one is surplus to requirements. Final price plus VAT and VAT invoice will be provided. Sold as seen with no guarantee.


    Derby - GB

  3. If the council are making cuts at least try and get some redundancy pay and or all the training you can. The council will have to find you suitable work. Compared to most of us self employed types at least you still have a job that will pay you a wage.. My hands started giving me issues 6 or 7 years ago and it was pretty scary as when you are self employed tree surgeon your transferable skills are limited.. I had an exit plan to move over to consultancy and running the business and it has all worked to plan really. I haven't picked up a saw in 4 or 5 years and climbing kit well out of loler.. My new role is boring and frustrating with very little job satisfaction. I am busier then ever, but my fingers only go numb on long bike rides..
  4. Deffinatly wrong and illegal Race discrimination when providing goods, facilities and services It is illegal for anyone providing goods, facilities or services in the UK to discriminate because of race. Someone providing goods, facilities or services must not: refuse to provide you with goods, facilities or services because of your race provide any of these things on less favourable terms or conditions because of your race It is illegal to discriminate regardless of how the goods and services are provided or whether you have to pay for them or not.
  5. Pretty sure that is illegal. And wrong..
  6. We use Google drive to share files and diarys. If you use google docs and google sheets you can collaborate on documents .
  7. This client is is a big organisation obvoiusly trying to look green. If we get paid and plant some trees then everyone is a winner..
  8. Does using the expensive diesel make a difference? My huyandai i800 needed a new and expensive dpf at around 80k. I started putting in expensive diesel every few tanks. It will go months only doing short trips ferrying kids about ..
  9. While I know they are not the most suitable trucks (we have two 7.5 tonners already)they are still the backbone of our industry, youngsters can drive them without expensive training and great for domestic arb. I have three 3.5 tonners at the the end of their sule. I want to get rid of 2, keep the best for occasional back up but get a half decent replacement.. Our isuzu grafter has been great and is top of my list as a replacement. I like the Mitsubishi canter assume it is like the grafter Would like a toyota dyna as I rate toyota but they are rare What about the Nissan cabstar? I think it's a Renault which puts me off Had 2 transits and they were average Have 2 ivecos daily and never been impressed with 3.5 ton ones. We have a lr130 and while it has its place and will keep for ever don't want another... Ldv, VW not considered Mercedes expensive relative to others.. All the pickups are too small. Needs to be able to tow 2.5 tons Looking to spend £12 to £15+vat.. Thoughts please.
  10. Canopy Tree Services are still trying people. 01332 875 869
  11. benedmonds


    I got a bike seat and some cycling gear. It was cheap..clothes were too small.
  12. They will probably end up being imported trees with foreign pests that will end up wiping out our native trees..
  13. Do you really need to remove it? After the big storm of 87 many woods got flattened, many left to their own devices were in much better shape after a few years compared to the ones where folk went in to clear up and replant. Maybe not in a forestry view, but certainly in an ecological view. By all means make it safe but if you can just leave everything else to collapse and recycle back into the environment doing nothing might be a better option.
  14. Are these self employed day rates or paye employee rates?


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