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About Charlieh

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    Supporting member, Raffle Sponsor 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
  • Birthday 28/06/81

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    being in the woods either working, relaxing, shooting
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    Forestry and Environmental contractor and consultants
  1. Best place for old kohler engine parts

    For info meetens are not a quick company to deal with. Was told parts were in stock, having chased them for a couple of days now I've just been told they are now coming overland from Italy so I won't see them till next week now
  2. Best place for old kohler engine parts

    Thanks all. Meetens have fixed me up with a set of rings I've had to order a used cylinder from the states as it's got all the bits I need at sensible money. The triad has a different valve set up but thanks for the offer it's very generous off you.
  3. Before i end up ordering some bits from the states, I need some bits for a kohler magnum 18 is there a good contact in the UK that has stocks of parts? Cheers Charlie
  4. Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    need a brash rake to clear up some areas where roots have been cleared out recently, its to go on an older jcb 1.4ton machine, any recommendations I have been looking at the digbits bucket rake rather than the hardox based one as it will only get used once in a blue moon and will only be used for raking and levelling a bit of soil. Anyone else using anything similar they care to recommend Cheers Charlie
  5. Show your tractors

    Hi John which model is the fransgard? Is it on a duplex drive chain to the drum?
  6. tractor based forwarder job

    Hi Dave, I have dropped you a pm with a number to try
  7. Haix Protector Forest

    bought new protector pros last Oct and by Feb they were about ready for the bin, Most our felling is wet slopes so they do take some punishment but my last pair lasted 4 years, 4months I don't think is good enough. I will be trying a different brand next time. Would be interest if these are better but I will take some convincing
  8. Anyone got an Aebi or Rasant?

    Height above ground to the centre of the pto would be a great starting point please. The pto on the mower seems to be very high and we have had to push the mower forwards already about 6inchs to get the machine to fit as well as making a special top link. But when running the pto isnt at a great angle.
  9. I have a couple of questions relating to the front pto height if anyone is running either an Aebi or rasant could you drop me a pm. I've been trying to run rasant front implements on a reverse drive bcs and it appears there are some considerable geometry differences between the linkages on the two machines. Cheers Charlie
  10. Mf690 or case 856xl?

    856 all the way 600 series masseys weren't good when they came out factory and age has done them no favours. the case 856 and 956 are good solid tractors,
  11. Give Kilworth near Ashby a ring Ben, they hire out either an alpine with a nice heavy duty flail or a remote controlled one. I would say plan on mulching it a couple of times in the first year probably 2-3 and that should get you back to a reasonable amount of grass coming through then if needed you can spray out undesirables once you have a decent ride to walk through heres what an alpine can do on a site in 2 days just over a days skidding out the listed garden and a day on the flail, The garden was chest deep brambles and you couldn't walk through it, before and after
  12. Anybody used this clinometer?

    yep they are fine for occasion use, I have used these on courses but have a Suunto of my own, do the same job just not as easy to hang round your neck
  13. Full wrap handle

    I run one on my 372xp that came direct from my local dealer, when I was felling riverside trees and having to hold it in some different positions Im intrigued what application you need one for on the 560? as you cant flush stumps down easily with them on (recon on a good 4" taller stumps with the 372 with full wraps) and unless your running a long bar on it, they aren't ideal for snedding.
  14. Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Anyone had any experience of JCB JZ70? seriously looking for one as it ticks most the boxes of what's needed for our work currently and being a couple of miles from the factory with lots of local lads that know the kit, it would seem a sensible machine. It will primarily used for conservation work, loading the mill as well as on woodland sites to assist with access
  15. Does anyone know of a free way to get maps of underground bt/openreach services. We have a job coming up where we need to identify where cables run from an underground junction box. Im slightly nervous that there maybe fibre optic in the area. The architect is digging in and saying they cant provide utilities maps and im wary about the fact we will be digging within 12inchs of the junction box. I have just been through their online system and there is an annual subscription to pay which tbh I could do without. Slightly wary as the CAT wont pick up fibre that may be run down the road verge


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