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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. There’s been some confusion due to switching chain brake handles around and therefore mistakenly identified on year! Yes this is M-Tronic so no screws. When did M-Tronic come in for the MS201T?
  2. Is anyone aware of Sthil MS201t chainsaws having no high, low or idle speed screws despite the holes being there? My chainsaw was revving too high but there was no idle speed screw behind the dedicated hole on the filter cover. The holes are there but there’s nothing behind. My local dealer Fisco’s in Wakefield repaired with coil adjustments but reassured me that the H, L & LA screws were no longer used on newer MS201t saws. My saw is around 2019-20.
  3. Some great tips guys thank you. I did kerf cuts but seems the box cut and probably a larger was than a 14” top hander for more grunt. It was quite scary how such a large branch at 45 degrees + can tear and drop from a classic undercut! I’ve done that cut 1,00’s of times but only takes that once! Luckily only a bruised foot and no idea how the steel toecap held under such pressure. PS: a classic or humbolt hinge cut in that situation wouldn’t have worked even with kerf cuts.
  4. Has anyone any tips for step cutting larger willow branches? I pollarded a willow and all the branches were free fall as zero collateral. Branches had leans of 10-55 degrees and were 10cm-40cm diameter weighing up to 3/4 tonne. I’m 16 years a climber and 27 years qualified. Very few of the step cuts were playing ball with no clean breaks, many unprofessional tares and one very unpredictable rip from just an undercut on the largest branch that 99/100 times would have trapped the top handled saw with a 45 degree lean.
  5. The numbers on the display when cranking get between 130-170 max if that helps any. Also I’ve unplugged the two yellow wires into the starter motor and when I try to start I hear a click (not a flutter) noise which apparently is good news on that score.
  6. I’ve a GreenMech 160 Quad Chip Mk1 2010 with 520hrs. It will crank over but intermittently won’t fire up. When it does it works perfect. The mechanics at Balmers (Wakefield) have tried and still failed. “Alt” comes up on the display but it’s not an alternator problem. We’ve checked fuel filter and solenoid etc but still no joy. I’ve checked all “visible “ fuses and the female components and seems ok. PLEASE HELP [emoji1374][emoji1374]
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Also is there a decent solution to prevent the terminals coming loose again?
  11. 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?
  12. 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


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