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Chris P

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  1. Owned and used all of these: All great products... Ropeguide Twinline far more versatile then normal Ropeguide. Being able to set from the ground is a big advantage. Teufelberger pulleysaver is the most versatile for Ddrt IMO, As Mr Squirrel says above easier to retrieve, Can be set in more configurations.
  2. Craig, I have used Google maps on all my applications in the last few years, Never had a problem with my local To's (Beds) Could understand if you have a large group of trees, But, as you have done, with a large pointy arrow and a good description of the tree, I cannot see why the TO would have a problem.... I thought they made a lot more sense then a line drawing and then trying to draw a top down scale size canopy, Plus easier to carry out the application with the Planning Portal. Hope the TO sees sense
  3. Better to look at it as an investment, Looked after, these chip boxes will last a long time, Had one on my transit for 13yrs, only needs a bit of TLC and it will go straight onto a newer chassis. Plus Hiluxs go on forever...
  4. Hi Andrew, Check out http://www.blsearle.co.uk/Pick-Up-Tipping-and-Arboricultural-Conversions.php Just done one for me, Great workmanship, And custom built to your requirements. Awesome! They did a tipper for my old transit as well. Still going strong at 13 years old.
  5. I had a good look at the harness at the show at the weekend, It has some excellent features, It looks very well designed and constructed, and i liked the idea of the full body harness that can be added for use in MEWPS. Really comfortable! Price seems very fair for a quality item thats made in the UK! One of the climbers that works with us has preordered one today I belive, and I will certainly be ordering one in the future. Good luck with this Craig I did not get a chance to chat, But i see you had a lot of interest Remember Guys its made here in the UK

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    <p>Ive just hosted my own mini timbersports event in my local town (video to be posted soon!). I don't have all the gear so had to improvise and create some events of my own (brash drag sprint!) but it was a great day and really popular with local community. I will do it bigger and better next year but im eager to touch base with the uk timbersports community to develop my skills and thought you might be able to help. Im based in manchester but happy to travel.</p>

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  7. Hi Guys, Thanks for the support on this, Just flew back late yesterday night so a rest day is in order. The GB team had a great time in Austria and finished a highly respectable 5th place, only losing out to a strong Canadian team who went on to finish 2nd. Everyone on the team had been training hard and the results are showing, Its building up to be an even better year in 2015, Big Big Thanks to Stihl GB for all the input towards the Timbersports and for Steve Bullman for posting this up. Look out for some photos of the event at: http://www.facebook.com/STIHLTIMBERSPORTS Work safe guys and thanks for the support Chris
  8. Square filing is worth it if your cutting clean wood and you know your not going to need touching it up a lot. As said above its pretty specialist most grind with a machine and carry spare chains, rather then field sharpen. Seem like most of the west coast fallers in the us use it but they might not be dealing with loads of wood that has been skidded through sand/gravel/rocks. As spud said we use it on some hotsaws in the Timbersports, But thats ultra clean wood. and you only do three quick cuts. Seems like its easier to just round file over here. Its cheap, Everyone carrys the files and its easier to do in the field. That said i may be looking at getting some square filled chain for my own personal work saw. I'll keep you posted Chris
  9. hi jon yep the 661 was used at the british champs
  10. Any idea why the TCIA are against the Two man minimum rule?
  11. Hey Guys and girls, are you thinking of getting a Spiderjack..? ...You are! Well thats just great! Why not pop over to arbtrader and check out my listing, You wont regret it Cheers Chris ART SpiderJack ArbTrader Arborists Classifieds
  12. Agreed, they are close fitting!
  13. In reply to original question, i"m a 34" waist but seem to have slightly larger thighs and i needed the XL to go over them, I tried the L and they looked like they had been sprayed on! the waist on mine is too large but i use the braces and belt approach. They are by far the best trouser i've had, In 19 years of tree work without doubt. IMO Hope that helps


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