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    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Air brakes on both axles Rockinger type hitch As new tyres Repainted 18 months ago LED Lights Adjustable drawbar Weighs around 2 ton when empty Carries a full load of timber very well Load adjustable brake force 3 way tip Removable timber bolsters Load liner on bed Chassis painted with heavy duty waxoyl Buyer collects Call 07801538717 for more info Price includes VAT


    Edinburgh - GB

  2. It’s wrong to say that a £1000 job is a £1200 job with vat because the Vat reg company gets 20% off everything they buy so they can afford to work for a bit less. Having said that if you’re worried about the 20% making you too expensive then you’re doing it all wrong. There will always be some idiot who will work cheaper than you. So don’t even try and compete. Our turnover divided by 240 (working days less holiday) divided by number of employees =£357 per man per day. Less subby turnover and its more like £300/man/day. So our real world turnover is over £600 for a 2 man team and over £900 for a 3 man team. We still win plenty of domestic work: over £250k per year….Stop worrying about being vat reg and start charging a proper rate for your services and you won’t look back.
  3. This has cropped up on here before, I always wonder… The 2021 threshold is £85000, allow for 4 weeks holiday a year and that’s £354 per working day. This means that there are three ways to stay under the vat threshold. 1. You work part time. Fair enough, I know a few people who do this. 2. You work for less than £350 per day, if you’re a subby climber fair enough, if your a contractor then you’re an idiot to work this cheap. 3. You do a lot of cash jobs and only put half your turnover through the books… I still don’t see how any serious contractor can not be vat reg.

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    Heavy duty Redrock Tipping Trailer. Dropsides 14 ton gross weight. Rear doors, ( not shown in photos) Good hydraulic brakes Commercial axles Bolsters. The trailer had been loaded with a roof mount crane for the last few years, the sides have been bashed and dented but they are strong and still work. The Bolsters have been bent over the years but we could supply it with new bolsters if required. Call Tom 07801 538 717 £3200 as is or 3800 with new bolsters.


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  5. I should add that we will also consider those who want part time or subcontract work.
  6. TD Tree & land Services are looking for a Tree Surveyor for our busy Survey Team. The role involves assessing, recording producing Tree Hazard Evaluation Reports and BS5837 Arboricultural Implication Assessments. We provide all the necessary software and equipment for the role. We are looking for someone who can work well on their own who is self motivated and committed to a career in arboriculture. Minimum Qualifications would be a recognised Arboricultural qualification such as a degree, foundation degree AA Tec or ISA qualification. We will also consider applicants with the LANTRA PTI. We are offering a package consisting of company vehicle, IT equipment, and a competitive salary based on experience. £24k+ and a company bonus scheme.
  7. Sorry. You've just missed out on our course which is running this week. If you contact my colleague Davy Whyte at [email protected] he can let you know when the next one is running. Generally these things book up fast so its worth registering your interest early.
  8. We have two places left on a PTI course that we are running next week. The course is being run in Central Scotland FK8. Price is £380+Vat. Dates 4th - 6th May Please contact David Whyte on 07535 167 216 or [email protected] to reserve a space. If are interested but you can’t make next week please get in touch to pre-book on the next course.
  9. Same with mine, pressure relief blows off so it must be making pressure.
  10. You could say concerned Neighbour if you like. The important thing is that if you have done things properly and recorded your checks then you have a document that you can show to any interested parties.
  11. It’s really not that hard to check before hand and if you do discover something then inform the client and go back another time. If you can’t afford to do this then you didn’t have enough money on the job. All our staff have bat awareness training, (two of them are licensed bat handlers) and I believe that pre start checks for wildlife are part of the basic tree climbing course. It can be annoying if some NIMBY attempts to use ecological issues to prevent work taking place, but if you have done a proper check and recorded it you have a document that you can show to any busy bodies..... Plus you can charge the client extra for the document if you like...
  12. Radials are much nicer on the road and they have better traction too, however cross plys are much tougher, especially in the side walls. It depends where you are using it, in domestic arb I’d go radials, but for forestry and site work crossplys.
  13. I will probably be selling an 8" ducker front mount in the next couple of weeks, it’s a din plate mount... comes with reverse box etc.. I just need to get it’s replacement sorted out first..
  14. Transformer welders are more reliable than inverter, but they're big and heavy. If its staying in the workshop then look at the Oxford range of migs. The 180amp one is under £500 and its quality stuff. I'm about to get the 240 amp one I think.


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