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  1. arboriculturist

    Which topper??

    Topper - isn't that a term originating from the 70's. Years ago when I did my Tech. Cert. with Treelife, Dave said it made him cringe when he heard the terms topping and trees used in the same sentence and I recall there was a round of applause. Things have progressed and I think the alarm bells sound with most Arboriculturist's when they hear or see the words 'Topping' !
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    Turning tree into furniture

    I have always painted end when LOG - but never seen elsewhere, which is why I asked πŸ‘ It's quicker also and you can paint date any species on also, that saves a lot of time later.
  3. arboriculturist

    Turning tree into furniture

    Sorry off topic - but I have always wondered wether to paint the ends of stacked sawlogs right away with an oil based paint if they are not going to be milled for a year or 2 - Se7enthdevil / Big J ?
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    Dead Tree Rigging

    I think you would earn more training people than doing the job - but I guess that's not your thing right now. People just love your style of delivery in your videos and it's 100% engaging. πŸ˜„
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    Mini tracked hydraulic tip dumper

    All good - Lands End next stop if you head west ! πŸ˜„
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    Mini tracked hydraulic tip dumper

    You have misunderstood. The approach was - all sites do no have to be left in a sterile condition and even just a short monolith can add to biodiversity. No sour grapes here πŸ™‚
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    Mini tracked hydraulic tip dumper

    In a scenario like that, Ash tree no targets, 2ft dia. ABH (6ft DBH) 1st choice every time - persuade the customer to leave standing deadwood for habitat. 2nd choice - persuade the customer to fell and leave fallen deadwood for habitat. 3rd choice - Charge the customer a considerable amount more, fell, ring up sweat buckets heaving it around and take it away. Zero return in converting to firewood as most most people realise. Ooh - and that's a handy wheelbarrow with tracks on for moving something πŸ‘
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    what logs have you been chopping today!

    We had a tracked 7.5 tonne ex. before Firewood. Did you go out and purposefully buy a tracked excavator, as you know its not the ideal machine?
  9. Remembering that Big J's niche is low impact forestry. As has been said the large plantations use full size forwarders following the harvesters and extracting brash to roadside where its chipped with crane fed mega chippers into bulkers. Using used comparably 'Micro' equipment, bought (and slightly modified) rather than made from scratch to extract brash to roadside where it could be chipped into bulk transport could be an option if the figures actually stack up. However I think chipping time is the issue - needing to chip into roadside heaps if space allows and collect chip with clamshell bulker - that could work if the local market is geographically positioned to make it financially viable. You need to be making a good profit out of the exercise remember. πŸ‘
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    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Buy a very old timber trailer with bolsters - up and running almost immediately πŸ‘
  11. arboriculturist

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Yes, I was looking at the length of that stack - it's a longgggggggggggggggg way to the far end! One of our main hauliers says he needs 6 metres headroom to unload with the crane. Ideal 7.5 anything less just no reach. May just stick with the talon for now as no auxiliary circuits on the ex. At lot of people must be envious of that setup and you will have worked hard over the years to have that level of processing machinery etc. Have you a mountain of IBC's stacked somewhere and a forklift looking at the amount of roundwood there! πŸ‘
  12. arboriculturist

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    What size is the takeeuchi and was the grapple expensive new? Thanks
  13. arboriculturist

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Nice layout. I like the timber type seperation and the rotator allows tracking between the stacks rather than having to take from stack ends if you only have a talon. Main feedback I could give is get the rest of the deck roofed over (the height of roof required to allow for rotator loading is always a killer though) and the conveyor. πŸ‘
  14. That's nice ! I'm intrigued as to how the now chip gets forwarded roadside and loaded into an Arctic bulker or 8 wheeler? 😏
  15. OOh that's like a Warrier powerscreen


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