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  • Birthday 02/06/1989

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  1. Will be following this. Saw that it had come out and was going to buy an new 150T whilst there still about. Looked at the echo cs2511 lately aswell
  2. What are peoples thoughts on re planting in similar position to a tree removed due to meripilus? it has a large host range of tree's it effects so I would presume the list of suitable replacements will be small? Stump was ground out and hole filled back with grindings. Meripilus seems to be showing still on some surface roots and seems to be attacking a now close proximity tree. This tree is within approx 5-6' from the one that was removed and ground out. Is it possible that grinding out the stump on the first tree removed approx 12-18 month ago disturbed/damaged some of the roots of the second tree allowing merip a hold on this tree? Be interesting to think if this was the case... if the stump was left and not ground out it may not have spread to the healthy tree?... Does merip need actual physical damage to a tree to get in? Does it remain in the soil for years? I've heard and seen re fruiting for consecutive years. Many thanks for any info.
  3. I wouldnt buy new again either. Warrenty is a pain in the arse with having to take machine in and leave it to be fixed then go collect again. Missed a good few days myself due to a new machine that was in warrenty.... If it was out of warrenty it would have been parts ordered and fixed pronto. Will be looking at changing my current chipper in the next year or so but not really happy with what's out there. Sometimes old is the new new and sometimes better the devil you know then the one you don't if you look to upgrade
  4. F me! What a rip off. If it's like the 530 which I suspect it is they are pillow block bearing a so maybe -50.00 each... Then the roller bearing be one in a cast triangle casing so maybe 35-40.00 and not sure on the other side.. If it cost more than 200.00 in parts I'd be miffed Can you pm me the dealer who you've been in touch with please. I've been looking at moving from timberwolf back to Jensen on my road tow depends if their dealers are still in lala land lol Cheers
  5. Been quoted a grand for parts and fitting or just parts?
  6. 242 quid for the blades? Jeez that sucks. Sod that... Near enough same as old Jensen a530 blades and they were 160 plus vat a pair from recollection. Would have thought they be near same price. I have a few gen sets for the Jensen and a set from Saturn knives and they've been fine. Just put a set of Saturn knives in the tw230 aswell...
  7. I can't add to this thread but all I can say is I enjoy reading your threads Big J. You always look at all sorts of angles to do works and look like you get interesting opertunities. Keep at it
  8. I grease mine before a hard day's trimming... 6-7 pumps of grease in the main body. You can still hear it getting clackety later in the day
  9. Could do with finding a cheap micro or mini digger in the next couple of months. Main job is to help us on a planting job we have coming up to dig trenches etc. Other uses would be use at home for renovation and landscaping and maybe go out with the stump grinder also to help clear or level the arrisings. Looking to spend 4-6k what can anyone recommend? Or any help thanks. Not a high budget and won't get used a lot at all to be fair
  10. I bought some Oregon chain for the 201t got a few 12" chains. Hate them. Grabby bastards at first. One of the chains has ripped a cutter top off from hitting something. On a job earlier this week I hit a nail embedded in tree in it near enough ripped 3/4 of the top of the cutter off every tooth down one side. Bit of bad luck there but with the grabbyness etc and other bits I'll be glad when they're done and it'll be back to Stihl chain.
  11. swinny


    Do you not bother backing over them with the mulcher Bob? Or to much time and fuel and effort?
  12. Have a look at this to give you a brief look at what's in front of you. Foreign video and crappy music but I'm sure some will be relevant


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