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  1. A couple of videos we had made to show our habitat creation work. Sorry about the musak...
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    Up to yer nuts in it thread

    Yep, he tried to claw himself out on a dead tree.... glad and it wasn’t my job!
  3. Tom D

    Up to yer nuts in it thread

    I rescued these two diggers last week, had to get the 5 tonner out to make a bed for the log mat to rescue the 13 tonner. It took both my winches and 2 snatch blocks to get it out. 20 ton combined pull.
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    Our new promo.

    Yep I was in the orange vest. Andrew was climbing.
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    Our new promo.

    Don’t know, the production company sourced it.
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    Durable fencing timbers? Do they exist anymore..

    Could have been, I don’t remember them being octagonal.. but they might have been..
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    Durable fencing timbers? Do they exist anymore..

    There’s a company importing proper creosoted posts from Sweden, I saw them at the highland show a couple of years ago , can’t remember the name. It’s the real deal, it was Health and safety that shut down all our creosote plants but this Swedish one is state of the art apparently and uses the proper old school stuff. Boiled and pressure treated. Those old posts can last 50 years +
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    Are we all rubbish?

    Bump! Its just as relevant today as it was 5 years ago...
  9. Tom D

    Trees Close To Electricity Wire

    I don’t have a contact but quite often Scottish Power will do them for free if they feel they are close to the lines.
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    General Tree pics

    Thought I’d revive this old classic with some serious coney topping, 40yd skip and the heizo is the way to go on these jobs..
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    Stock vs ported saws

    I have had 9 saws ported by Spud, all of them cut much better than they did before. The differences before and after vary, but they were all noticeably better. And by noticeably I mean well worth getting the porting done. The best results seem to come from the husky’s, the 254 being the most noticeable improvement, but the ported 357’s are awesome, they beat a 560 in performance and are lovely to use. I just got a 346 ported too, that’s a great little thing...
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    Riding The Crane Hook

    Cranes can be lolered for lifting (like rigging kit) or personnel (like climbing kit) the crane that we usually hire in is lolered for personnel as it is owned by a steel errection company and they have a man basket that they use on it. I have ridden the hook on this crane. FWIW it’s a 60 tonner and costs about £500 for the day.. bargain!
  13. Tom D

    Are we all rubbish?

    That’s great news, glad it’s worked for somebody.. it’s still working for me..
  14. Tom D

    50 cc saw

    Can’t waitto get them Spud. We paid you today by the way..


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