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  1. Looking to convert a 7.5t  dropside to a tipper.Is that something you can do?

    I'm in Devon.


  2. How did you get the engineers report? Simple as, I just googled it and picked one from the results, He came around, looked at the vehicle and the "during work pictures" I had and signed off on it. Cost about a hundred from memory
  3. Yup, that was me, I took it to a 100 inch wheelbase beefed up the back suspension, then I got a bit giddy and messed about making a secure saw locker behind the cab which ate a ton of time. I registered the changes with DVLA and I insured it with the NFU, they wanted an engineers report but after that it was all good
  4. It will take a little time for the oil and water to separate. Set the tank on a tilt with the drain plug as low as you can get it then wait.
  5. Its the Dunsley "Yorkshire", they are likely to be a bit pickey about that name in Holmfirth, where it stops off on its way from a foundry in China. (allegedly) I have one and its a good bit of kit, it has 2 sets of tappings so it will run rads and hot taps if you plumb a tank in. If you run it on anything less than tinder dry, the glass will blacken till it gets better fuel but clears itself when you improve its diet. It has a mechanical regulator so you can alter how hot the rads run but that will cost you more fuel. Mine runs in tick over for about 10 hours
  6. why would you soak them, they are in a single taper socket
  7. When it wont pull over any more is it because the engine is coming up on compression or is the stop a bit more "mechanical"? Take the plug(s) out and try turning it over, if it still locks up it might be "mend it with a new one" time
  8. What do you want from being close to nature? Most tree work involves cutting bits off or felling to appiese people so this industry is closer to 2 stroke saws and diesel chippers than it is to nature. You can make a living but its not going to be easy, particularly as a beginner
  9. I don't think it wears off at all but its definitely water soluble, climbing in the wet is poor and using wet ropes the next day when the friction system milks muddy water down your right arm and leaves a black line down as far as your skids is a joy known only to a few. Its good to enjoy the outdoors, but be prepared to deal with the weather for the times when you have no option but to get it done.
  10. The rollers will stop instantaneously when the safety is operated and in the UK, the standards mean they stay stopped until reset. In the case in that clip, by the time you arrived at the in feed, there is a good chance that you wouldn't be in a fit state to help yourself.
  11. That rapid acceleration kicks in when the rope finds its way to the circumference if the flywheel rather than the main shaft. A smaller flywheel would be a bit slower,,,,,,,,,,,, not so as you would notice but you might just get to live another terrified second
  12. I think rift sawn is a largely american term, in the UK its generally called through and through but terminology can vary and I stand to be corrected. Quarter sawn is where the log is cut into quarters then each segment is cut and turned. Quarter sawing reveals more of the medullary rays which gives a better looking timber, (particularly in Oak) and is allegedly more dimensionaly stable. Downside is that it takes a lot longer but in the right timber the effort is worthwhile. Have a look on youtube for quarter sawing.
  13. Pettals wont allow you to assess but you can train


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