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  • Birthday 26/05/1981

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  1. I have the same trimmer but my problem is on full revs it seems to go past the limiter and revs it’s nuts off. Dealer replaced a carb which sorted problem initially but now 4 months down the line same problem. Only happens irregularly. Any ideas?
  2. I have the same on my 48” stihl duromatic bar. The tab fell out early on. It doesn’t really affect performance but it can be a pain pulling the bar out of a cut as you get a lump of saw dust caught in the hole wedging it in the cut.
  3. Really like the look of that grab Eddie. My only reservation for my tb016 is that does the grab and rotator weigh a lot more than a bucket and thumb? Will a 1.5 tonne machine with this setup still have enough lift capacity to be useful?
  4. It’s an ex hire machine, pins and bushes all remarkably good. No idea how much breaker use it’s had but for the money I am very pleased.
  5. It’s an ex hire machine, pins and bushes all remarkably good. No idea how much breaker use it’s had but for the money I am very pleased.
  6. [emoji23]yes I can hear the ‘could you just’ requests coming in already! Thanks for all the good advice
  7. I joined the club today. After the advice on this thread I have taken the plunge and bought my first arb digger, a 2008 Takeuchi TB016 with 2900 hours. Collecting next week[emoji3]
  8. That’s interesting, I had in my mind kubota/yanmar/tak. Would it potentially be possible to pipe a tb016 to take a rotating grab?
  9. That’s exactly the sort of thing I had in mind William. Nice machine
  10. Consequently I now want to join the club. Looking to buy a 1.5 tonne machine to play around with in my field but also to start using for a bit of tree work here and there. I don’t think I’ll use it huge amounts initially but enough to warrant buying rather than hiring. I’ll have about £6-7k. Is this enough to get a reasonable 2nd hand or do I use it as a deposit to get a newer 2nd hand. Makes and models? I’d like under 2t to make it easily towable. TIA
  11. My first job with an arb digger and what a machine! Turned a 2 week job into a 2 day job. Top class operator behind the controls. Machine was a 13 tonne Case with approved hydraulics tree shears. I was blown away by it!
  12. I’ve had an Echo 360 for 4 years and it’s great. It replaced a stihl 200t which frankly was a pain in the arse with carb issues. The echo comfortably handles the 14” bar it comes with. I run it alongside a stihl 150 for smaller stuff which will be replaced by an echo 2511 eventually. Downsides are stupid small filler caps and a rattley exhaust. It is boringly reliable!
  13. I have a Mk6 HL2 which is the lowest spec model equivalent to icon I guess. For me having less frills is definitely a bonus as it means it gets used as a tool and I’m not forever worrying about scratching the leather interior etc etc. Does everything an invincible does. I have kids seats in the back, my wife uses it time to time and it tows a twin axle on a regular basis. Decent mud terrain tyres and it’s the equal of my Landy off-road.
  14. Birch tree growing out of the plaster of a pub in Wells. Talk about pioneer!


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