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  1. Ernest Bennett’s have collection vans on the roads . Give them a call,
  2. Two tines with and beak grab . i bought this for £200 from a sawmill had to adjust the ram position but I’d say it’s just about indestructible . If you need to pick one log up it will hold it tight it’s also good for pull post and wire fencing out snapping branches off around fields along with many other things. muck grab is ok for the job but the right tool for the right job works much better.
  3. Don’t use a muck grab ! The tines are strong but how warn is the box they sit in ? Used to use one myself . There’s two many tines for starters thinner stuff gets trapped between them the grab tines bend and there’s too many of those also you struggle to get them to close around your timber.
  4. Took about 6-8 weeks to get the new blade from Bennett’s but disappointed with the service blade seams ok so far
  5. I just cut into a big heap as long the wood is reasonably dry when you do this your logs will be ok . When loading logs will a loader and bucket keep the bucket flat to the floor and once it’s full crown back just like any thing else. Be careful when pushing up against walls . Logs go over the cleaner move and heaped up with loader . Left to dry sold this coming winter.
  6. I’ll let you know how things go. My blade was picked up on Tuesday and they said 2/3 weeks lead time.
  7. How did you get on ? I’ve just ordered a new 900mm blade from E Bennett it’s half the price of dealers one and 100s cheaper than rivals. They picked the old blade up to get all the measurements spot on so I’ll wait and see what they come up with.
  8. Yes I know how it works used to have one . What I mean is once the timber has hit the stop is there tension in the feed belt so as you cut the timber is getting pushed forward ever so slightly from the tension in the belt . On the palax the stop retracts once the blade starts to come down meaning any tension in the belt disappears
  9. Is the feed belt still pushing the timber up against the bar as it’s cutting?
  10. I’d need 40 -50 nets of seasoned nets per month
  11. It would be hardwood and not sure on numbers
  12. I’ve had a request for nets of logs to a busy Garden Centre . I don’t do nets so could anyone in a 50 mile radius of Durham contact me with a quote. Thanks
  13. I just process into shed onto concrete floor heap up with teleporter and the logs come out fine odd ones might get a bit mouldy but most fine
  14. If your any where near Newcastle Wilkinson saws sharpen them .
  15. I feel this is a very fair point, I see the same attitudes on farming forums. I don't know but after logs have been kiln dried will that not have killed off any diseases in the wood . I buy 3-4 loads a year to sell along side seasoned hardwood. Stove retailers tell customers that they need kiln dried logs , I've given up trying to tell them my seasoned wood is fine so I sell them kiln dried.


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