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Ty Korrigan

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About Ty Korrigan

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  • Birthday 15/01/1970

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    Haut Bretagne France
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    Employed at Franglais Elagage
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  1. I've always work available for a usefull climber, some-one looking to settle long term with their family within commuting distance of Rennes, Brittany. Stuart
  2. Roger that one. I've already consented to the judicious of spikes on one large oak. I know the theory of using strops around stems but having persisted with that for years, I now only use these on high value highly visible trees. It is a total arse of a method when a cheeky but carefull spike will get the job done so much more effectively and with greater stability. I cannot see the damage caused to the bark to be any worse than the damage already caused by the wind. I've warned one client that the shed will get hit and to just lap it up as a tracked MEWP and building an access will be far more than the value of the shed That didn't wash and they are getting other quotes (from a farmer who 'does trees' which is fine, it can be anothers merde. As an aside, I'm promoting the leaving of the ripped and torn stubs as habitat. I've sold the idea once so far. The clients find the idea of an unfinished cut to be too bizzare. Stuart
  3. Soon covering Northern France... (hope springs eternal) Stuart
  4. So... just to recap, does anyone know anything about 'rubber dipped cocks' or shall I ask on the Climbers forum instead? Stuart
  5. Make for a difficult situation both for finding a decent anchor and rigging point. We recently had serious storm (Alex) rip across France. Brittany took a hit and many oaks in full leaf and laden with acorns suffered terrible damage. I've visited many trees, some are easy enough as we can get a truck mounted MEWP to them. Others will require a more expensive tracked MEWP but some are simply devoid of access on all sides and with no suitable anchor point and fragile targets like a newly built sheds, fences and prissy gardens I am at a bit of a loss just how to safely work in these trees. Any-one any tips here? Aside from helicopters, airships or just walking away from such work... Stuart
  6. Oh... I only clicked on this thread because I read it as Rubber Dipped Cocks and was going to tag Mark Bolam in it. Sawdust in my eyes again... Stuart @Mark Bolam
  7. GA Groundcare is £30 per pair of CS100 blades which seems very reasonable. Plus postage. Stuart
  8. Yes, I've now an impact driver, a sack of fresh nuts and a friendly local engineering company to run to if Mr Cockup comes to call. Stuart
  9. I think I'll try adjusting my anvil next blade turn. Thuya comes out in long shreds. Such is the quality of the Chinesium engineering, that the blade anvil gap does not appear to be consistant along the length of the blades but my French climber who owns a CS100 (Arbo18) says his is the same. It has been 8 years since I took a CS100 apart but the memory of trying to undo those fecking blade bolts will live with me forever. Stuart
  10. Bought it for Mrs Lee as the 241 proved a tw*t to start at times. Tia is far more confident using the battery saw, starts every time, silent and light weight. Stuart
  11. Dinan, technically Lanvalley down by the port. A long narrow garden whose access was via a slippery alleyway and half a dozen granite steps. The budget Chinesium chippette has 2 days to chew through thuya hedging, bay laurels, blue cypress, apple watershoots and what ever else the client points her purse at. The weird cutting out issue traced to a badly wired stop switch and the safety switch (now disabled) on the folding infeed. The one way street has a junction to the left of the bollard and further bollards making the parking of a truck and chipper plus pile of brash without first seeking permission from the town hall a logistical nightmare as it is also a mini-bus route with larger delivery trucks passing. So Chinesium Chippette was the way forward. We put 3 hours to the tenth of an hour on it today and feel rather exhausted. Stuart
  12. Just to enquire if any-one has any thoughts on this? Stuart
  13. I thought this was about Steve's domestic arrangements. He has recently taken to wearing a pinafore and undertaking house keeping duties. Stuart
  14. Nah, that is just how they come but I've not heard of people dinging the gubbins or pulling out hoses. Stuart
  15. So you think this is some kind of a German joke YA? Think again... Krummlauf - Wikipedia EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG


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