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Stephen Blair

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About Stephen Blair

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    Site Moderator, Raffle Sponsor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 201
  • Birthday 16/09/1975

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  • Location:
    Carrbridge, Cairngorms
  • Interests
    Mountain biking and walking the dogs
  • Occupation
    Dad, husband and worker
  • City
    Inverness

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  1. Stephen Blair

    Accompaniment to white and black pudding

    Deep fried with chips or sitting on top of a scallop.
  2. If needing a 2.6 ton max pay load then avoid a tri axle, too heavy and the middle wheel takes most of the load on uneven ground. Unless you want length for a lighter machine and loads of room for other stuff. As for knocking someone down loads, I say what goes around comes around. Find a good dealer who is fare and needs to earn a living just like us, support him and he will be there in 2 years when you want to replace it. Ifor Williams has served me well over the years.
  3. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Digger topiary mate!
  4. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    My new flail got fitted tonight, only tried it out on a small Rhodie to make sure everything was ok. Very well made and seems up to the job.
  5. Stephen Blair

    The Wee Chipper Club

    If you want tracked, buy a tracked barrow and a cs100. Benefits of both machines and less restrictions. Once you build up your leg muscles, you won’t bother with the tracks. On wheels is very manouverable and you don’t rip up the ground like tracks.
  6. Stephen Blair

    Whats the weather like near you?

    Snowing here again.-12.5 degrees here last night, coldest in 10 years.
  7. Stephen Blair

    RIP Jeremy Hardy

    Only 57! RIP
  8. Stephen Blair

    New toy in Amateur Corner

    I bought a tree pusher last year, excellent tool for tall skinny stuff. Even in moorland ground, i do like the strop onto the tree idea, I’ll be using that!
  9. Stephen Blair

    Canine megaesophagus.

    Sorry I missed this thread Mark, poor Doggo! Glad you have come up with a way of feeding her.
  10. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    All good points and something for the operator needs to consider and keep in mind. I think it’s just a new operator with a new toy. On the end of a digger it’s easily kept upright.
  11. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    No different to a chipper bouncing behind a transit at 50 mph most of its life, or a mower doing embankments. It won’t tip over as much as pedestrian stump grinders I bet on uneven ground.
  12. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    This has certainly caught my attention! https://youtu.be/LZUBRvo3tTM
  13. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Wade would be the man to ask, he’s been using his grapple saw for a couple of years now. Well worth subscribing to his channel, he really knows how to deal with trees from backyard felling with a grapple saw to huge clear fells. Action starts around 9 minutes.
  14. Stephen Blair

    Still bloody hopeful now £180 per day!

    If you made it £30k a year full time, vehicle, mobile phone and 6 weeks holidays and a pension. You will entice the guys that are doing their own thing with 2 groundies and can’t be arsed with the stress of owning their own business and stuck in the rut of too big for cutting hedges, too small for descent commercial clients. Guys in their early 40s with 15-20 years experience that will appreciate a good boss.
  15. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Well done Jonny!

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