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  1. Id say yes, but I already had the loader and the grinder was only 3.5k. id say it was as good as any of the smaller grinders, except for access issues naturally, but not as good as the bigger bandits, Carltons etc. I don't do enough stumps to justify spending any more money, and for that money you couldn't even buy a little 13hp grinder. Visibility is great, you can see everything you are grinding. its only 23hp which I feel is a little under powered now ive got used to it, but like I say perfect for my business.
  2. he could undo his mallion, just carry a spanner up the tree instead of a knife! I don't have a soft link either
  3. No, other end, ive got a art positioner for adjustment side. You can see in the pic that is where the gate want to rest but obviously not closed or locked, I can push it locked. Do you get on ok with just the carabiner?
  4. yea I was going to do that but do you miss the swivel?
  5. the isc swivel snap hook gate just won't quite shut properly, ive attacked it with the air line even put it in dishwasher to no avail. the flip line is only a year old so don't really need to buy another flip line, are there any equivalent swivel biners that can be attached to the spliced eye on the flip line if I cut the knackered one off, I can't find anything, thinking that I would have to go separate swivel and biner which would probably cost as much as a new flip line.
  6. Great! They seam to be attracted to me too. every year I get 2 or 3 of them sucking on me!
  7. nice having the lift platform. we did one once and it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be with the platform, trying to boom in without damaging the remains of the leyland and scrabbling about on my knees in the basket to try to level off cuts etc.
  8. I did a big one once, ground it nearly all out, cleaned out hole, sprayed remains with grazon90, had a sandwich, sprayed remains again then filled hole back in. nothing came up again.
  9. No. you can simply steer to the left or right to tilt the post, the awkward bit is if it tilting away from you or towards you, just have to hop off and check.
  10. probably too far, South Devon. The knocker takes a bit of getting used to, its easy for the post to lean a bit. the auger is a good tool to but would require back filing and tamping by hand.
  11. Anybody fancy a day or two a week climbing in South Devon, Kingsbridge area. Must be suitably qualified and experienced for bigger trees. Call or message on 07813902311 Andrew
  12. Thanks. No decay association with tree roots then?
  13. Any ideas? Found at base of roadside Ash with a little dieback in crown.
  14. Any climbers need a day or two a week so I can catch up on some of my bigger jobs? Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Totnes area. Andrew 07813902311


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