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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

    Why Did I bother!!!

    most of my business contacts / friends have all been made through an initial good gesture, don’t let that 1 bad egg turn you into that guy!
  2. Stephen Blair

    Large scale illegal forest felling

    Nice Bandit chipper! Nice tidy job imo.
  3. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Nice job John!
  4. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

  5. Stephen Blair

    Post your stump grinding photos

  6. Stephen Blair

    A woodland trundle

    Amazing little machines
  7. Stephen Blair

    Show your tractors

    Has that MB track been resurrected from an Aberdeen Beach? Loving the hotsaw!
  8. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Getting all a bit technical for me, get yourself a farmer with a manitou and forks and the job will get done efficiently and effectively! So many guys are on machines and don’t know how the material is going to work, then you come across a good operator with nothing more than a toothy bucket on a 20 tonner and life becomes simple again.
  9. Stephen Blair

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Coukd you explain how a variable torque motor works and helps please Eddie. cheers.
  10. Stephen Blair

    Trailer mounted chipper

    You could have saved me thousands over the years😀 well said!
  11. Stephen Blair

    TP chipper: anyone got any experience?

    Great chippers, buy from Wilson’s. Excellent customer service, but you won’t really need it as they don’t really break down. I’ve only ever needed to buy belts every few years. Ran them for over 15 years, never had a beak down. These were all PTO chippers. Ask for Simon Clingam at Wilson
  12. Stephen Blair

    Mulcher for 6 tonne excavator

    I use a flail on my 3 tonner, it will do 4” stems but best to leave those bits for the lads with the saw.
  13. Stephen Blair

    When do you really upgrade your chipper?

    Just maybe the laws are not grey, some people understand them and work within them. Others have fairy tail fears of what ifs and maybes.
  14. Stephen Blair

    Remote control for pto chipper

    If t’s Jensen then I presume it’s for the stop switches, big button things! Main reason I never bought a Jensen PTO years ago. Any other chipper it’s easy enough to set up a bungee holding the feed rollers in reverse, then tie a bit of string to the lever, put it into the cab and pull it towards you to engage the inward roller and tie a loop and put it over something in the cab, when you want to reverse just unloop, bungee reverses and then repeat. As long as there are no humans present at the hopper, no dramas imo.
  15. Stephen Blair

    When do you really upgrade your chipper?

    I’ve had tractors with air suspension, could do over 40 mph and had the front pto etc you talk of. Trouble was to get. 3 man team, pto chipper and chip bin on site, I’d need a 50’ tractor set up and a vehicle for the other 2 workers. And the guy driving the tractor would be fed up bouncing his way to jobs. 3 guys in a mog usually have a laugh, because driving a Tonka truck around gives a certain presence on the rd, it is comfortable and the whole single rigid unit is shorter than a transit and small tow behind, and you can overtake folk doodling along at 45mph.

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