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  1. josharb87

    Stihl Photo Competition - Win a Model Stihl MS500i

    Awesome! A photocomp is long overdue! Heres a few recent ones
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    Uprated vehicles??

    SV Tech are known for uprating vehicles. Even Toyota (Here in Sweden) will update the towing rate of the older style hilux from 2800kg to 3500kg. paper exercise and uprated rear springs.
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    Alpine tractor talk

    Pm sent
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    the 'todays job' thread

    If it makes you feel any better, i was born....just 😆
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    the 'todays job' thread

    I don't think so, i was in Cambridge working for a cambridge firm, might be mistaken, but sure the guys said it was in Saxmundham, at the church next to the big hill, which was only a few miles from where i grew up, hence remembering it.
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    the 'todays job' thread

    Nice work mick! I absolutely love the ladders, reminds me of a classic photo of one of the guys i used to work with, 3 sets of ladders strapped up a big cedar in Suffolk in the 80's. Easier than body thrusting on 3 strand! Was the rot caused by the removal of those big limbs in the past do you think?
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    Post your stump grinding photos

    Briefly, but predator machines seemed to have mixed reviews Online and was more money. The vermeer 362 was option nr2, but was 1500 more. Simply came down to price and wanting to try a bandit product in the end.
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    Post your stump grinding photos

    A friend with the bandit 2550 and another who hires a ZT1844 has the same problem with the wheel/teeth. What rayco you got? I quite like the look of the rg45, 4x4, but I feel the price difference far outweighs the moderate increase in performance. Not worth it for me just now.
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    Post your stump grinding photos

    Need to screenshot your written English comment and send it to my old English teachers! UK expat, very mild disappointment, not massive. It's a good grinder for the price, and its mainly small niggles, certainly earns me good money and a big step up in performance from the 272 i used before.
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    Post your stump grinding photos

    Small things, the tracks catch the body work sometimes when turning, the exhaust guard is now rattling, difficult to get the holes to line up when refitting belt covers, there's a plate between the hydraulic and petrol tank covering the battery, i removed that to disconnect the battery when welding, needed a ratchet strap to pull the tanks together again to line up the holes, the hydraulic/fuel pipes etc rub against a metal plate when swinging the motor/cutter head, theyre bound together with a protective thing but sooner or later they'll wear through
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    Post your stump grinding photos

    Its a good machine, but it does have problems and flaws. Its cheap purchase price keeps me satisfied. I like the power, width (i can get my tracked jensen and this on the trailer side by side) Grinding ability But the tooth pocket bolts regularly work their way loose, if you don't catch it in time, the bolts break (no biggie) but if grinding when loose, they wear the holes into an oblong and the metal bulges out, making it impossible to properly tighten. Grinded flat and welded the holes at the weekend and the problems better but not solved, going to be a re-occuring issue i think. 2 grease nipples are a pain in the arse to get to. At about 50 hours some wires short-circuited themselves, mechanic reckoned they were incorrectly routed. still waiting for the mechanic to write a satisfactory rapport to do a warranty claim. It just about grinds deep enough, just about grinds high enough and just about wide enough. build qualitys average at best. Overall i feel it could be better.
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    Post your stump grinding photos

    Little elm stump to finish the week off with
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    1 Tonne Trailers

    If what i said is correct, then yes, EU after all. Theres also an awesome online system, where you type in your car reg number, trailer reg number and what license you have and it'll tell you if its legal or not, and what load you can have in the trailer (if for example, you have BE licence, a car that can tow 2800kg, and trailer with a weight of 1000kg, MAM of 3500kg. it'll come up with a warning that you may only load 1800kg on the trailer. Or in Rough hewn case, it'd just say no
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    1 Tonne Trailers

    On your licence, you can drive a vehicle which has a maximum plated weight of 3500kg, and tow a 750kg trailer. OR You can tow a heavier trailer, IF, both the maximum plated weight of the trailer, AND the maximum plated weight of the car do not exceed 3500kg combined together. Your discovery has a maximum plated weight of 3500kg, therefore you can only tow 750kg. Your discovery and trailer have combined maximum plated weights of 6100kg (3500kg + 2600kg) Therefore, irrespective of the actual weights, your setup is illegal for your license.
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    Husqvarna 395xp real or fake ?

    Husqvarna, at the press release of the 550 mark 2 and 545 mark 2.


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