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  1. Not sure this is the right place but had trouble today with my 230, started squeaky badly on idle.

    Turns out the drive belt pulley had moved out of alignment, which twisted the belts.

    Gave My local dealer ( lister Wilder Reading) a call, they got me in straight away ( as soon as i could get up there) and had me back to work within the hour.

    Couldnt ask for a better service and willingness to help me out! 

    Many thanks

    Woodchips tree surgery

  2. jose

    FSI B22

    id second that! swapped from a predator 460 to this. half the power almost but still awesom. The predator just didnt move on in terms of development. And build quality the fsi is like a tank compared to the 460.
  3. Hi All My tw230's fan isnt working it would seem as we overheated the coolant today. It happen the other day too when i wasnt on site and the guys did some digging and wiggling of wires and after a while it started again so i thought it was a loose connection Well today was a hot one and it happened and i got to see it happen in person. after letting it cool down it fires back up nicely. I ended up putting the blower on it to give it a constant flow of air for good measure. Is there a fuse that controls the fan? Anyone else had this issue? Did a search but didnt see anything come up. Many thanks
  4. I cant remember the answer so i thought id ask here. Been asked to reduce back from a building to suitable growth points but there is no growth points to use. Will it regenerate new growth or will it be similar to say a scotts pine and end up with a limb that dies off? Many thanks
  5. ha dont worry didnt read it like that at all! dont get me wrong its last call, got a fsi b22 and one day when i can justify a ZT bandit ( that thing is the bollocks!). but for when i cant get a bigger one to it it comes through.
  6. ive got a little rock grinder 6hp or so. Hard work but can be picked up and turned sideways to go through doors etc. Cracking machine and took a handful of stumps to pay for itself. Not broken down yet and not useda set of teeth up yet. its hard work yes and last resort but if access it tight its their. cost about a grand brand new. that screwfix one looks dodgy as hell though!
  7. jose

    cobra bracing

    Not sure if this is the right location for this Ive been asked to quote for installing Cobra bracing on a scotts pine. It would require 3 limbs to be braced. This is not something i do so i would be looking for someone to sub in to perform this. After a general idea of cost for this. Its in Bracknell, Berkshire. If anyone can give me a cost or point me in the right direction that would be great. Many thanks Jose
  8. naw its still a land rover!
  9. we greased our 230 all the time ( one of the guys is anal and it was almost daily) but still had this. You can buy a shim which is about £20 all in with the postage or did as i did as advised by Aspenarb ( thanks Al!) and cut out a piece of and old oil can. Mine was a blue plastic one, took about 3 minutes and solved the problem instantly! Before we had bungees and ropes to no joy, not solid as rock and cost nothing as had old cans hanging about.
  10. got a fsi b22 thats a cracking little thing. Had a predator 460 but it would shake its self to pieces and dont get me started on the wires that control throttle etc. Really lets down a otherwise capable machine. B22 has a small engine but this doesnt stop it, and its built really solid. the 460 feels like a coke can compared to this.
  11. these things are great. I got a track barrow 350, from Cautrac at the Saltec show years ago. dragged many a chipper about ( its only down side is its so light it doesnt have enough weight pushing down on the tracks) but then again by that time i should probably hire in a tracked machine. Moved a massive beech tree not long back, up a hill and all. never broke a sweat! Kinda wish i could mount a seat lol. Done use it for brash as its not really a long bed but thats what the arb trolley is for i guess. u can take off the bucket and theres a tow hitch underneath , its a 2 minute 2 bolt job. Cant go wrong!
  12. just jumping in here at page 10 as crazy busy but i have safe eyes. These are fantastic, especially for choging timber. just keeps everything out. Doesnt steam up. good for on the blower when its all dusty too. only down side is you look a bit like a fly!
  13. Well I had 5 minutes before the start of the day, had a old oil can kicking about so thought I’d give Al’s fix a go. 5 minutes and I’d roughly cut out a plastic shim. Chit is tighter than a Scots wallet now! Get me out of trouble for the time been. Cheers guys
  14. Hi Wes Yes i do have the washer and no joy. I will order one but i may for fun knock a plastic one up in the morning as i have loads of old oil cans kicking about. Definitely interested in how the chute has been modified though as its a chore taking it off daily if there is a viable solution. Many thanks guys


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