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  1. How many tickets were pre-sold? Might have been a blessing in disguise.
  2. No,they have 180 rounds in case of emergency,which is why they have the gun there , So we have about 20,000 reserve soldiers with Automatic Rifles,sub-machineguns and pistols.Ammo,Body Armor,communication equipment etc in their homes with their kids and no one gets shot. Makes me think that perhaps guns arn't the problem? We see the highest number of shootings in the Country with the least accessible medical care and the highest proffit made from that.
  3. In Norway there is compulsory military training for young adults. Then they are in the reserves untill they are 40. They keep their automatic Rifles at home. If guns are the problem,why not these guns? Since their owners are literally trained killers?
  4. I quoted a crane job last year,two big Beeches to come out,put good money on it as everything had to go off site.During the conversation the client mentioned he needed two tiny Hollies pruned,"I'll just throw them in for free" I didn't get the job,that however didn't discourage the client from calling me sometimes twice a day telling me that "a promise is a promise and I have to prune the Hollies for free" I reported the self entitled wanker to the Cops for harassment.
  5. The tree Ian is bucking is just a bit over 7 foot through. "Rate my hinge Chaps."
  6. It is surprisingly durable when the Trees are old.The sap content is really high,I have seen plenty of Houses clad in it and logged old growth for two years in a Hauler (Yarder) crew.
  7. Sticky old stuff like that was/is used for Bee Boxes as its quite rot resistant . You can also use it for cladding in the same way untreated larch is used.
  8. British "Woodland" is largely poorly diverse regen twonk. 99% of the Woodland I ever worked in should have been bulldozed into windrows and burnt . Who cares if a bunch of hippy wankers pitch a tent every bank holiday or some yuppies buy a yurt? The ground they are using was probably a cow pasture in the 16th century.
  9. If you look like you are doing well,likely you are and the customer will give their money to the the company looks the best. Take a lesson from the "Caravan Club",very often them and their wagons are done up to the nines.It impresses the clients because they look the part. If I turned up to a quote in a rusty Nissan Micra and tried to charge £900 for clearing a Spruce hedge,somehow got the job and then spent all day cutting and chipping it though a 6" Chipper.Or turn up to the quote in a sign written American Pickup,charge £1100 ,arrive in a £80K Valtra and Cranefed chipper combo,obliterate the job in 2 hours and off to the next one clients feel they get the best value out of the latter version of events than the first.Strangly the bigger the kit the less likely the "Could you justers" come out.
  10. Warranty. You might get 3 years unlimited mileage or 50,000 miles for example.
  11. If for some reason the owners run the chipper with the rollers slowed right down,that will heat up the oil to the point of boiling it.But I'd say it will come out of the breather on the tank before it melts the coil
  12. I have had a couple of them pack it in.I bought an identical one from a company that sells hydraulic cranes. Just make sure it's not getting current even when the ignition is off.That would explain it melting two.
  13. Attach it upside down Viola! It's now left handed. Are you sure climbing is for you mate?


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