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Tom D

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  1. Tom D

    Durable fencing timbers? Do they exist anymore..

    Could have been, I don’t remember them being octagonal.. but they might have been..
  2. Tom D

    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 +
  3. Tom D

    Are we all rubbish?

    Bump! Its just as relevant today as it was 5 years ago...
  4. 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.
  5. Tom D

    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..
  6. Tom D

    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...
  7. Tom D

    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!
  8. Tom D

    Are we all rubbish?

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

    50 cc saw

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

    Rabaud F80 splitter

    There’s I think they look ok, it’s the long ones customers don’t like.
  11. Tom D

    Rabaud F80 splitter

    There is a version which has a conveyor, but it’s a lot of money. We have lots of oversized stuff to do, we currently use a posch 30 ton 4 way splitter to split billets and these we put through the processor. It’s pretty slow and a lot of double handling. I’d prefer to ring it up with the 66, maybe even buy an 88 and just push them through that sieve.
  12. Tom D

    Rabaud F80 splitter

    No, I think I’d cut rings, crane 3 or 4 in and then split the lot at once. The question is will it handle knotty stuff into 28 pieces? It’s an 80ton push so it should be pretty good but i bet I’d you get a bit stuck it’s a mission to get it out.
  13. Tom D

    Rabaud F80 splitter

    Has anyone used one of these? I’m still considering one but i’d really like to know the real world performance ..
  14. Tom D

    50 cc saw

    Mark carter..
  15. Tom D

    50 cc saw

    I just bought 2 346’s and 2 357’s, second hand, ex environmental agency, they are in good nick, 2 have been ported by spud and the other 2 are spares. I wont be buying another modern saw. Our 560 didn’t even last 3 years, my 1991 254 is still going....its sad that the new saws are so poor but that seems to be how they are.

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