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About testcricket01

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  • Birthday 13/07/90

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    Kings Lynn
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    rock climbing, mountaineering, cricket, football, motorbike
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  1. the 'todays job' thread

    Rarely come on here anymore but I thought I'd share a few pics that I've got on my phone.
  2. Cut and chuck vs rigging.

    I rig 70/80% of the time but we can turn up with a team of 5 guys to get stuff done it does slow stuff up if there is only one groundy, it all depends on the situation if theres nothing under the tree i wont rig it but 99% of trees we do have something under them we have to avoid. And cutting and chucking to me has more risk of damage as your cutting and holding and throwing say 10 branches instead of lowering one whole branch and is using more energy from the climber as they have to do more climbing and more work in general.
  3. the 'todays job' thread

    last week i spent 4 days rigging out 3 mature beech which were very decayed some with merip some with gano among other. Then the friday had to pull over a big ash with the estates tractor into a field and cut it up. Then monday had to rig out this big spread out pine.
  4. Log Splitter Prices - why so high in the UK?

    We got a 16ton pto pump splitter on a 3 point linkage all galvanised with 2 side tables on it from Ireland at a reasonable price we are happy with it. Some of the ones from the big name uk suppliers are crazy prices!
  5. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    Im not proud of most of my videos im not a video editor i put it together and post it i havent got time to spend hours and hours getting it all slick and smooth credit to the guys that do put that level of effort in. As ive mentioned we only had to miss the hedge and main drive. The grass is all being dug up so dings in the lawn doesnt matter. As far as one handing yes i one hand a saw not all the time but majority of the time, i dont promote thats how to do it its a bad habit but thats how i do it. It worked out quicker and easier to crash them out first thing in the morning to a pole then go down and clear it up as a team before the winds picked up to a unworkable level up top.
  6. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    Cheers glad you enjoyed it.
  7. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    There was no decay in them, just remodeling the whole garden. I should think there was 6 back then i saw there was a old stump.
  8. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    Yer we worked at the care home in the grounds once but to be honest they dont want to pay proper money for a job on sandringham were not that fussed about.
  9. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    I only clipped in my main line on that first one to send my saw down to get fueled up, least i used a steel core for once haha. Yer they use us and 2 others not surprising really as its a mental sized estate.
  10. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    We couldnt fell any of them, they were all badly back weighted and had side leans they were bad enough stripped to poles to fell. had to have abit of thought into where we winched from and also putting a line from the grcs to overcome the side weight and lean. we couldnt touch the main gravel drive hence the lowering the end ones heavy lower limbs over it,couldnt touch the hedge and the other trees also, even if you could winch it over as whole trees you would wipe one of them out. Plus the 50mph winds heading for the house its not a option really.
  11. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    I wont drill the exhaust ill just use my trusty 540xpt instead give the 201 to one of the lads to use they love stihl so...
  12. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    Cheers scott, yer i bought it the friday and started this job the monday so cant give much feedback, i find the choke button flimsy to use and it doesnt seem to cut as fast as you would expect it bogs down low on power. Time will tell its certainly no 200t
  13. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    I always knew it was to long but i didnt want to cut to much i cut loads and loads out as it was. All i know is they are remodeling the terrace so these are going, i know they have replacements for them going in somewhere
  14. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    These were nowhere near that age they were planted in the 1860's
  15. 5 mature corsican pine removals

    I did what i did last night and worked fine so no problems.


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