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  1. fen01

    schliesing mx330 ?

    Bump! I'm looking at one of these, anythong i should be looking for? TIA
  2. fen01

    2 vans or 7.5 toner

    A bit late tothe party here, but going through similar considerations. I currently run a Land Rover 130 tipper, a 15T lorry with crane and tipper. I need a second tipper capable of carrying at least 3 people and ideally no bigger than 7.5t GVW. I have narrowed down to either a Iveco Daily 7T crew cab or a normal 7.5T tipper. I think my preffered option is the Daily as it is less liekly to be over loaded and slightly smaller. Where as it sounds like it would be quite easy to over load a 'normal' 7.5t tipper. Any thoughts? And has anyone got a 7T Daily, if so whats it like? Cheers
  3. fen01

    Fungi ID/ Confirmation

    Thanks, It's in the buttress on both trees, hence with further consideration i dryadeus seems more likely to me now, and in a less busy area I'd be inclined to leave it alone. However, the large and sustained footfall around the trees, both which have sizable and over extended branches. hence i think I need to try and reduce the risk of limb failure...
  4. fen01

    Fungi ID/ Confirmation

    Thanks, I agree hispisdus is normally higher. There is 2 oaks with this on, I tending towards Inonotus dryadeus, now I've had think about it. Feel I'm going around in circles a bit...
  5. fen01

    Fungi ID/ Confirmation

    I think that this is an old Inonotus sp bracket on a large oak I've been asked to look at. Could anyone confirm this? I think it's hispidus... My current thinking is a crown reduction, largely as it is in an area of high footfall. Any thoughts? Tia
  6. fen01

    Alpine tractor talk

    Is the owner of this tractor still on the forum? I trying to protect mine and like the look of the mesh over the cab.
  7. fen01

    Alpine tractor talk

    Nice, I'd be interested to see how you get on with the duals.
  8. fen01

    Alpine tractor talk

    I'm looking to fit a loader to my BCS Volcan 750. Obviously no where is open, but I've emailed Kilworth for prices etc. My question is do any other loaders fit and what attachments do people find the most use? I was thinking a bucket with grab for brash and timber (possibly based on forks) and a 4 way bucket for chip. Cheers Mark
  9. ELCAS is well represented in the tree industry, which is a shame. I'd be happy to be proved wrong though
  10. fen01

    Kevin, Dazz and Driver

    It will be an informed decision, most dogs get rehomed easily. However, some dogs aren't suitable and have major issues - in the same way some blokes have major issues. An unpredictable malinois is not something you want around!
  11. Where about a are you and how long have you got the push?
  12. fen01

    Small timber lorry 4x4

    Check the paperwork, but that should be easy to sort out. It's the condition that I'd be concerned about, some may be ok but others may be is a state having been christmas treed or sat about for a long time. Not saying don't go for it but check and take a battery to check the thing works! Some of the kit has been out of service for a long time. Normal auction stuff really, but if there are lots of the same types of vehicle, it's easy to swap parts about etc to meet larger sales and so on.
  13. fen01

    Small timber lorry 4x4

    Make sure you check anything over in detail in an ex mod auction though!
  14. fen01

    Small timber lorry 4x4

    I've had no bother, but although it's a special vehicle, I run into on white ( customer Pas anyway). It has 12 weekly inspections and not etc. You need class 2 to drive class 1 to tow anything. We are reaching exempt due to doing tree work and driving the lorry only allows us to do our work, rather than driving being our work (had long discussion on my O Licence seminar about this and got this advice from 3 different VOSA inspectors). I keep a driver's log sheet anyway. The only concern I ever have is being over loaded, but think it's unlikely as we'd bulk out before hitting the max payload of 7t or so.


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