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Gareth Dalzell

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About Gareth Dalzell

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    Senior Member, Raffle sponsor 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Birthday 12/10/67

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  • Location
    Co Down
  • Interests
    Family & work
  • Occupation
    Land Based Contractor
  • City
    Belfast
  1. Quite the perfect day.

    I can only ever take instruction on a job when I'm getting paid - I feel your pain
  2. Another amey cock up

    Nail on head.
  3. Retirement plans, perhaps to include planting a "forest"

    I was chatting with the guys on the Eucalyptus nursery stand at the woodland show last week in Stradbally - they were giving amazing growth rates and firewood returns in a short time. Hardiness didn't seem to be an issue as they could spec the variety to the location. Could also be a foliage return to be made in the shorter term.
  4. New Ford Transit 350 2.0

    Best payload for 3.5t tipper | Parkers Interesting feature on 3.5T tipper comparisons - if the links copied?
  5. Milled Monterey cypress

    Like the table and chairs, rustic and functional.
  6. Security measures thread

    I,ve the Derwent type one fitted to our larger Massey. Very effective, easy to put on and weather resistant. You just have to remember to put full lock on before you switch the engine of each time!
  7. My name or Business name . . .

    I see what you mean but I was looking at it from the legal identity angle - the Ltd company is a identity in itself a not a person so it's the company not its directors that holds AA approval and this Ltd Co can be bought and sold freely to someone without 2.years experience the next day.
  8. My name or Business name . . .

    Yes, I have to agree. Name change doesn't change time served by either a sole trader/an individual it's simply a cosmetic thing. Strangely changing from sole trader to limited company with a similar name is a massive change though and something I thought the AA would have had an issue with as the limited co is a totally new legal identity in itself an not tied to an individual
  9. Absolutely, every little helps and if you could also vaporise the Stihl hand over thingy you'd be on a double.
  10. Toro Turf Time Master

    Had one for about 2 months - and then traded it on. Found it didn't like cutting at the lower heights, the drive was very weak and it was awkward to use(too heavy to handle and load). We run mostly with kubota ride-ons and then Estesia push mowers and were looking for something in-between. We've decided our existing combination works fine the way it is. We had the turf master.
  11. AA rebrand

    http://arbtalk.co.uk/forum/general-chat/94209-arb-association-logo-change.html I have to agree- The tree outline is identical to the old one? Just has that pointed spear branch structure running through it now. Thank goodness the 50th anniversary logo has past by now - "it didn't work for me" - like the old tree that had been napalmed and had died or the tree remains standing after a forest fire So the new logo is the old tree logo with the 50th anniversary spear like branch structure in a more tree friendly colour. Interesting - Obviously just my opinion
  12. Small Mistakes Add Up To Catastrophy

    Not every operation - certain operations. Although Probability is involved in most risk management from crossing the road to a taking flight. Engine failures, lighting strikes, manufacturing faults of safety equipment, etc all in the mix
  13. Small Mistakes Add Up To Catastrophy

    I'd also add in frequency -meaning each time you carry out a risky operation the odds can increase of having an accident. If there's a 1/1000 chance of a chain snapping off and catching you by the time you get to your 900th time, accident free the odds are now more likely to happen than not. (Random example and not suggesting it's factually correct). So there are tasks where you are likely to have an accident at some stage - the Russian Roulette of risk/hazard.
  14. Potential Stihl ms181 purchase

    One of our guys works with a Stihl 170 and has done for the past 3 years and that saws been put through hell and its still going. He may have done more in the past 3 years than you'll do in the next 10 years so looking at the 181 I'd say you're not far off what you need. An sure it you find you are doing big timber on a regular basis you can trade it in a few years. I'd spend 250 on a saw and the rest on PPE and short training course - more useful than a big saw.
  15. Found my "perfect" for me, handler

    Spied one on the back of a CP plant hire (I think) lorry earlier in the week and followed it for a while to get a closer look - looks like a very handy size.

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