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JaySmith

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About JaySmith

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    Senior Member, Raffle sponsor 2009, 2015
  • Birthday 06/01/82

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    Kent
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    Kent/London
  1. How often do you use a mewp?

    Think the Leo 23m can go on a bespoke trailer and still be towed as a 3.5t unit from memory the leo30 is far bigger and weighs about 5t on its own
  2. How often do you use a mewp?

    That's the main downfall of a mewp in treework, you always seem to want one with a few more metres in height or outreach. I seem to remember somebody on here had a Leo 23m which seemed to be the best in terms of cost, height and outreach. The firm I work for has a small tracked machine and works for some jobs but is often too small for others.
  3. How often do you use a mewp?

    That's the main downfall of a mewp in treework, you always seem to want one with a few more metres in height or outreach. I seem to remember somebody on here had a Leo 23m which seemed to be the best in terms of cost, height and outreach. The firm I work for has a small tracked machine and works for some jobs but is often too small for others.
  4. How often do you use a mewp?

    To be honest at a previous firm it was usually if it couldn't be climbed for obvious reasons such as moving on the root plate for example. The firm I work for now has their own tracked platform so it does get taken out on occasions when you wouldn't have thought about hiring one. For example working some large London planes recently we used the mewp to get me in to the bole of the tree and back up after lunch!
  5. BIG CRANE needed.

    When we have lifted over houses before we have always done it on a contract lift basis where they supply a banksman to guide you etc. The problem often arises when they ask how big the bits are as it is a guesstimate based on experience, when they lift diggers and the like they know the weight as they are plated etc. Also when lifting over houses, they will want the houses empty in case the crane 'fails' this can be a pain if any of the residents are not willing to vacate for the day. We did the road closure through the TM company as they know how to fill in the permits correctly and get what i required, as I understand it the cost varies per LA. I can't really help with contacts as we are based in Kent, sounds like a fun job once all the planning is sorted, definitely a go pro job!
  6. Green waste tip in Dartford?

    St Margaret's farm in South Darenth, about 3 miles from Dartford and £35 per load
  7. Platform hire in Kent.

    +1 for pg platforms have used them many times excellent service and large selection of machines
  8. ABC/ RFS Level 2 help

    I did the level 4 through The Training Tree, this involved attending around 20 sessions over the course of the year. They also offer the course as distance learning as well. Well worth a call to them to discuss things and where they recommend you start. Personally I found the level 2 with HCC a good warm up for the level 4, I already had a level 2 but it was about four years since I had done any studying so decided to do the RFS cert Arb before diving into the L4. I did the L2 with HCC in around 7 months Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  9. ABC/ RFS Level 2 help

    I did my Level 2 RFS cert arb with the Horticultural Correspondence College online a few years ago before doing my level 4. It was all done via email and you completed the assignments and emailed back. There wasn't a massive amount of support from them, but then again it is at a fairly low level I did my Level 4 with The Training Tree and the support was second to none, they are much better and more supportive. I believe that they offer the Level 2 online so may be worth checking. For the level 2 you may find it beneficial to buy some of the books on the reading list, although a lot of what is required is available online and via the portfolio that they give you. I believe there is a group set up on Facebook from some guys on here, somebody may be able to advise how to find this. Feel free to ask any questions about the assignments/ workload/content Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  10. Level 4 distance learning courses

    The Training Tree are both similar in price from memory. A quick email to each will have the answer but from memory it was around £4K or there abouts. Don't forget to budget a bit extra for some books that will make your life easier and get ready for the workload and to learn a lot! I did mine with The Training Tree and Lisa and the guest lecturers are very good, I would definitely recommend them. Treelife also get very good reviews as well and know somebody doing their level 6 at the moment who rates them Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  11. Forst ST6 issue 'help'

    We had a similar thing on our st6. We were told to take out the leads that connect the 'computer brain' to the display from memory and clean the connectors as sometimes they get gunk on them and stop the signal getting through. This worked for us Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  12. Re Chippings Sevenoaks

    You could try all aspects gardens, Paul often takes chip and they are near Wrotham. Depending which part of Sevenoaks you are working in will determine whether it's worthwhile. 07720 531132. Down to Earth are a big contractor in Sevenoaks, not sure if they allow others to tip there but they may be worth a call if you google their number Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  13. Health and Safety Consultants

    +1 for Tony Lane as well, very very knowledgable guy, he's got another website called atbest which deals with H&S Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  14. Online Level 4 award in arb Myerscough

    Not sure about the Myersough course but The Training Tree also offer the L4 online if you can't make the lectures Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  15. the 'todays job' thread

    A little ash reduction from earlier in the week Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

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