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About hesslemount

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  • Birthday 03/03/1973

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  • Location:
    Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Interests
    trees, climbing, pub, caving, swimming, rugby
  • Occupation
    tropical forest ecology - arborist / climber
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  1. Seems there’s no one size fits all which is obvious. IF I opt for waterproof’s it’s nearly always to stay warmer and wet rather than cold and wet. I’m a warm person. The wind proof properties offer me warmth when wet. Dry clothes for driving home in. If you’re stood about it’s a totally different kettle of fish. However rain and heavy work always equals wet inside so I wear shell waterproofs to keep me warm. My Stein raincoat has been brilliant but I am keen on the Arbortec Smock but as I say I don’t expect anything to keep me dry. I’m looking for comfort, movability and wind proof with obviously some degree of breathability so I don’t cook!
  2. I’m trying to get away from hiring in light stations / towers for night work on trees. Does anyone have experience of light bars (mounted on the front of vehicles; Ford Transit Tipper in my case) capable of lighting up large trees for Arb work? It seems to me there are three types: spot, flood and combo. There’s massive variability in prices even for similar spec units. Can anyone give recommendations? The photo I’ve attached seems to be a good one but never had experience using them as never needed to.
  3. I see 4 terminals three on the circumference and one more central. Shall I opted for a centre of the three and another one side of that?
  4. Also is there a decent solution to prevent the terminals coming loose again?
  5. That makes perfect sense. I’m guessing just behind the switch? Is it normal for both terminals to come loose? Many thanks BTW. What’s the rumour?
  6. Hi Guys I can’t start my chipper. Closer inspection shows Ive a brown (+v) and a blue (0V) with red terminals that aren’t plugged into anything. They come from the RDS Junction plus Control Box (PL3) and belong to the “power switch “. I can’t for the life of me see where they plug into on the actual chipper! I’ve included 2 photos to assist. Any help greatly appreciated. https://greenmech.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/TechDocs/QuadTrak 160 MK2 Manual.pdf See page 42
  7. Does anyone have reviews / feedback on Echo battery pole pruners with chain and hedge trimmer attachment please? Buying the best batteries how long will they operate on a full charge.
  8. Does anyone know a source of Timberwolf TW 150 hydraulic seal kits for the top roller pump please? Can’t source one. It’s a Parker pump circa 2005-2010
  9. I’ve been sent these photos of 10 planted pines (so I’m told) in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The needles are failing and have been for last three months. Every other tree that’s not of this species is thriving. Any ideas people in this species specific infection/ disease?
  10. At the moment I’ve plenty and two positions advertised to make a 4-5 man Saturday team and some Sundays
  11. Weekend positions for 1 climber and 1 groundsman in Barnsley, South Yorkshire off M1 Junction 38 Darton. Sub contractors with relevant qualifications and experience. £200 daily climber and £120-£150 daily groundsman depending on experience and performance. Text full name and “CLIMBER” or “GROUNDSMAN “ to 07737796892 Richard Thewlis Tree Canopy Climb 🌳 www.tree-canopy-climb.co.uk
  12. Full time groundsman required ASAP for Tree Canopy Climb Wages £80-£110 daily and £120 weekends depending on experience and qualifications Please TEXT "Groundsman" and your full name to 07737796892 Many Thanks Richard N. Thewlis Tree Canopy Climb


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