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  1. If anyone needs Geographic Information Systems help, advice or work doing for woodland managment plans or EIA Here is some examples of work that i have been doing First image is a 1:10000 OS land line map of a raised bog that has been planted as foresrty. Is has a arial photo georeferenced over layed with habitat types and areas shaded in with a key, scale bar and north arrow Second Image is of a digital terain model DTM of the same bog with the same habitat areas from the first image and 3D scots pine. I use ARC veiw to produce these models and can do video fly through of sites for presentations Third image is a 3D contour model elevation of the same bog created using GPS points from field survaying. The contour model has georeferenced arial photo over layed and has been set at 5 times exageration to show the raised middle of the bog I am based in the west of scotland please feel free to PM I also do deer control if anyone is interested thanks
  2. How to crash an industry

    Funny how they are doing this at the hight of the finacial crisis when people are losing thier jobs all over. It is just another tax and a away to justify thier jobs. How are you going justify to a judge not felling a dangerous tree that has fallen and killed someone because over night you are no longer qualified to do the work and need to go on a refresher along with every body else in the country. God forbid if it did happen the land owner would be in the crap you might be in it aswell but NPTC ? they would be the real people to blame
  3. storage

    I posted this on the thread "wet wood" when i lived in Norway we use to pack firewood in nets on Euro pallets using a steel frame that fitted over the pallet and stretched the net open. It was a realy good system for storing and drying firewood the pallet alows air to pass under the wood so it drys from all sides To keep it dry we stacked them 3 high in a square of nine palletswith air space in between in a clearing in the wood next to the farm. Then we over layed corrigated roffing tin on top to keep the rain off and then we droped some big logs on top to stop the tins blowing off. Becuase it was in a clearing the wind did not blow rain in from the side because it was quite sheltered. The system work well over thier however the stacks were covered in snow for 6 months of the year so i dont know how well it would work well over heer. you can get this system from these people http://www.storesacksystems.co.uk/products.html I use 3m vented bulk bags they are from http://www.sgbaker.co.uk/ they are realy good and i have no mouldy logs. I can stack them 3 high on pallets it increase air flow. I am fortunate that i have a dutch barn to store my bags in though which is half the battle
  4. Health Risks!

    Come to think of it i am not sure if it was aspen fuel but it was definatly a pre mixed bio 2 stroke fuel that i use out in Norway. But i think it was aspen fuel but don't quote me on that
  5. Health Risks!

    I used aspen 2 stroke fuel in Norway, they sell the stuff in 25l drums. It was realy pleasent and made my crave a good chippy because it uses veg oil lubricants instead of mineral oil. So you ended the day smelling like a chip shop and no head aches it was only slightly more expensive than normal petrol out thier. Also i think it was part of norwegian environmental law that you had to use the stuff but i am not sure. Does anyone have a source for it in scotland ?
  6. Chainsaw injuries

    Ouch !!!!! The thought of that just gives me shivers
  7. Wet wood

    These are the only people that i know of the do the nets and the frames http://www.storesacksystems.co.uk/products.html
  8. Wet wood

    lol yeah that picture that you posted in the thread is basicaly exactly the system that we used and i was trying to describe I lived between on a farm in a village called Singsås neer Støren maby about 50km from Trondheim I realy miss it out thier I now live on a farm neer craigie hill quarry Kilmarnock i will let you know about the IBC cages my mate is manager of the paintball center
  9. Wet wood

    when i lived in Norway we use to pack firewood in nets on Euro pallets using a steel frame that fitted over the pallet and stretched the net open. It was a realy good system for storing and drying firewood the pallet alows air to pass under the wood so it drys from all sides To keep it dry we stacked them 3 high in a square of nine palletswith air space in between in a clearing in the wood next to the farm. Then we over layed corrigated roffing tin on top to keep the rain off and then we droped some big logs on top to stop the tins blowing off. Becuase it was in a clearing the wind did not blow rain in from the side because it was quite sheltered. The system work well over thier however the stacks were covered in snow for 6 months of the year so i dont know how well it would work well over heer. Oh and the Scottish Paintball Centre has a whole load of those IBC frames dumped in the dyke back that they removed from the big square tanks. they use the tanks as baricades
  10. Show us your defenders !!!!

    Oh yeah this one is mine
  11. I saw these advertised on countryside jobs service 28/1/09 – 20/2/09 - S The Whiteley Homes Trust Whiteley Village, Walton-on-Thames Aboricultural/Forestry Estate Worker The Whiteley Homes Trust is a charity which runs Whiteley Village, a community for the elderly set in 200 acres of Surrey woodland. The Estate Department requires an Aboricultural/Forestry Estate Worker, who will • be responsible for the maintenance of the trees and woodlands around the estate • assist the department in all horticultural and silvicultural aspects of running the estate Qualifications required: • National Certificate in Arboriculture or Forestry • Operator's tickets for skilled chainsaw use (NPTC units 30, 31, 38 & 39) • Mechanical operations qualifications Salary: £14,000-£16,000 Download application form from website http://www.whiteleyvillage.org.uk or phone 01932-842360 for an application pack, or write to The Whiteley Homes Trust, Whiteley Village, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4EH. Completed application forms must be submitted by 20 February 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28/1/09 – 20/2/09 - S The Whiteley Homes Trust Whiteley Village, Walton-on-Thames Mechanic/Estate Worker The Whiteley Homes Trust is a charity which runs Whiteley Village, a community for the elderly set in 200 acres of Surrey woodland. The Estate Department requires a Mechanic/Estate Worker, who will • be responsible for the full maintenance of all the equipment used by the department • assist the department in all horticultural and silvicultural aspects of running the estate Qualifications required: • National Certificate or equivalent in agricultural machinery repair • Operator's tickets for tractors and diggers Qualifications desirable: • NPTC chainsaw units 30 and 31 Salary: £14,000-£16,000 Download application form from website http://www.whiteleyvillage.org.uk or phone 01932-842360 for an application pack, or write to The Whiteley Homes Trust, Whiteley Village, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4EH. Completed application forms must be submitted by 20 February 2009
  12. Home Made Log Splitter

    I was reading the MF 290's manual and the pump out put is only 8 gallons per min at 2000 revs well i don't rum the tractor at that speed because the it is hard on the tractor and hard on the wallet. I think that a hi output pump like a 16 gallon min + pump would speed up the ram and still allow the the tractor on tickover. I think i will attach the splitter to a tractor with a higher oil output to see if it does speed up the ram. If it dose then i will get a PTO pump. I will have a go at clamping the wood tomorrow in the splitter when i am cutting it up. It's a sweet idea Thanks
  13. Home Made Log Splitter

    Yeah we were going to build it that way but with the weight of the beam and the ram would have been to much to have hanging out the back. It would have been a hassel to strengthen the whole design to take the weight. That is why we made go across the back of the tractor. the down side is that the wood can pile up underneath the back of the tractor but it is a small price to pay. The up side of the the design is that we attached a tow hitch in the centre of the beam so that we can tow our trailor behind the log splitter to a job.
  14. Home Made Log Splitter

    I know alot of you will have seen this video but do you think the HSE would have any objections to this splitter. [ame=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVAAx3mMKY]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVAAx3mMKY[/ame] Thanks stevie will do that if i am passing
  15. Home Made Log Splitter

    Yeah i know the pto pump is also to improve on efficency so i can run the tractor on tickover and save fuel. i also put a self returning spool valve on so if you let go the ram stops. I have seen alot of home built machines that have locking spool valves on them and in my opinion that is quite dangerous as the ram will keep on chopping your arm off even if you let go of the valve.

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