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Stephen Blair

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  1. Never any problems, great service no dramas.
  2. It’s £2.08 in our village and has been for about 2 weeks.
  3. The crane fed option looks amazing! It was out my league price wise when I enquired a few months back, saying that if I got it at the start of the storm Arwen It would pretty much of been paid off by now and I wouldn’t of had to do double journeys moving a mini loader or mini digger for feeding. So there’s a lot to be off set against it imo.
  4. That's a perfect set up for me!!! Impressive!
  5. Envy is a cruel mistress on this thread! 😒😂
  6. It’s the last stage of a project, the top layer of 4’’-6’’ was dry matted pine needles and self seeded Rowans and Blaeburry , the owner wants to encourage grass to grow for some animal grazing in a few years time. I’ve terraced the hillside and put in small access roads which will allow him to access the woods for maintenance and feeding and will also double up as pasture so I wanted to get some organic material onto the sub soil which formed the roads, so I was mulching and blasting the debris back onto the road, doing to jobs at once.
  7. Daves been settling in, been to work every day these last 4 weeks. Gets his 12 week jag on Friday
  8. 500i all day long and if you need a 36" bar buy an 088. I don't bother with the 261 anymore, 500i weighs about the same and when you give it revs it becomes lighter as it lifts.
  9. If anyone in the UK can supply a digging bucket grab shear, I’ll take 1! This would be my only attachment I reckon for 90% of what I do with the digger.
  10. Not mine, I wish I had land and trees. Public pathway runs through them so a concern.
  11. Out walking this morning and noticed this on nearly every Poplar in the stand. For some reason I've got a kind wasp damage of some kind in my head, maybe I read something on here. thanks
  12. 1 rope and flip line here, I’m 99% on pine dismantles , on an open crown hardwood I’d use 2 ropes if it made it easier. If I was subbing and they insisted 2 lines, I’d just do it, it’s no drama imo.
  13. I didn’t know this was on, gutted I missed it! I know what you mean about chatting and catching up, we always got split up at the APF meeting folk you’ve not seen in years, faces you only remember from drinking or working and then all the Arbtalk names and faces from over the last 13 years. I usually miss half the stuff at the stalls 😂
  14. If the trees are owned by someone or a company, landowner, council that don’t keep on top of their maintenance which would benefit the trees then Ivy will lead to problems if it grows there. To reduce the amount of Ivy I would recommend cutting it back to a point where there is not as much of it and still has leaf so not to eradicate it.
  15. Finished job one the guys had tidied the fence line and straggly bits with the saw and chipper
  16. It is now Bob 👍we put 1 in yesterday along the boom then put a T piece into the tank .
  17. 10- 12 armfuls of branches fills a wheelybin full of chip going through a micro chipper. Definitely worth doing compared to dragging brash.
  18. It’s not a yes or no answer. To me a 2.7t is twice the machine a 1.8t is, not for digging but with timber. My 2.7t machines have been the centre of my business going into 10 years now. Stick it on the trailer and go.


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