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  1. monkeybusiness

    Collecting logs

    Parbuckle the logs up ramps off the side as F2F says - you can roll really big timber up that way. You'll need a redirect for your winch off the opposite side of the trailer - then take the cable over the top of the log and back under it and secure the hook to the trailer near the redirect. It is amazing how big a piece you will roll.
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    Trailer advice

    Can be easier to load/balance to get the nose weight right, theoretically more stable on road, the tyres aren’t working as near to their rated capacities so less likely to puncture, a single puncture is less likely to have detrimental effects on stability, they impress less load onto the tow vehicle (which can make them harder to drag across a field), the load is spread over a greater contact area so they sink in less off road and brake better in slippery conditions, harder to manoeuvre due to tyre scrubbing. Pros and cons for twin and tri axle - if you are going to be running fully loaded a lot a tri axle is definitely worth considering imo.
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    Trailer advice

    I wouldn’t entertain a plant style trailer with fixed sides for your proposed use either - massively more difficult to unload/load just about anything (other than plant of course!).
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    Trailer advice

    Tipper bed is about 4 inches higher than the flatbed (Ifor Williams 12x6 trailers).
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    MS362 or 562XP?

    We had no end of problems with the 362 after they went to the electronic carb, I’d personally steer well clear. I think you are probably asking a bit too much with both saws on a 24 inch bar - I’m sure they will pull it but not sure for how long...
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    Older tippers that can tow 3.5ton/7 ton train weight?

    Iveco Daily and Nissan Cabstar are the only two AFAIK - the 3.0L engined Daily will pull a house down in pretty much any state of tune (fantastic tow vehicle).
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    Remove the belts and try to find movement
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    Collapsed bearing? Get a bar and see if you can move the flywheel up/down/side to side.
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    Virtual Trade Show Sale

    So basically what you are saying is that nobody should buy anything off you unless there is a trade show on, as they will be paying 15% more than you will be selling the same product for next Friday/week/month (delete as applicable). Understood, cheers!
  10. monkeybusiness

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Would be the perfect machine for you TVI - still good value IMO.
  11. monkeybusiness

    Painting Aluminium panels before signwriting

    Struggling to find any pics of the vans I painted. Both these were done at the same time, both bare ali (the Dyna was aluminium planks that were a couple of years old when painted, the Iveco had brand new aluminium sheets). As said, etch primer followed by blue 2-pack, then yellow vinyl straight on top. This pic was after 5 years or so, and they weren’t looked after. The paint never lifted/bubbled - it worked brilliantly.
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    Painting Aluminium panels before signwriting

    I’ve etch primed (some mad expensive green stuff) and 2-packed brand new plain aluminium sides (with no rubbing down/prep etc other than a degrease) as per your top picture, and subsequently vinyl sign written straight on top once dry. Still all in place now 7 or 8 years later. Had a few flies and dandelion seeds in it though as I sprayed it outside on a day like today... (You could only notice if up very close!).
  13. monkeybusiness

    Valtra tractor wanted

    Go vat registered and save 20% straight away.
  14. monkeybusiness

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Better to be looking at it than looking for it surely? Why not?
  15. monkeybusiness

    Valtra tractor wanted

    I bet you’ll need at least another £10k for that though...


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