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  1. TMany thanks for all your helpful replies. I will take helmet back to local dealer who I bought from and try and get it replaced. One good reason I buy chainsaws etc locally is one can just get in the truck and take it back immediately no messing about unlike buying on line,but everyone to their own in business. Thanks again PS Ear defender swivel sockets look to be the same type on all the Husvarna Helmets, and very similar on Stihl helmets,perhaps they are all made by the same company but branded accordingly.🙀
  2. Due to running over my old Forestry Safety helmet I need to replace it. I bought a Husvarna "Classic" helmet last week but one of the ear protector swivels has already broke seems a very flimsy idea to me for forestry work, where kit gets some stick. Which safety helmet can any of you professional full time foresters recommend. Also out of interest what boots do you wear, do they last long however much one pays for them?Quality of work clothing,footwear seems poor these days relative to how much it costs. Durabilty and comfort more important to me than price to me, and I have no preference for any brand name. I didn't know where to put this thread so have put it here.
  3. A fantastic reply,many many thanks. Great to find someone on the same wave length👍👍👍 May you have a non back breaking 2019.🙏😃
  4. Many thanks for putting me correct as to what I really require. Can you recommend some one who may make one to use with an old Japa2100 processor,thank you.👍👍
  5. Are the above help or hindrance?? I ask, as in the real world ,cordwood is never all straight as die as used at demos’s , and in sales promotion videos!!! I do not do a great amount of firewood with my old Japa 2100 processor, but am wishing to make life as easy as possible as 68yrs young and I am a one man operation.Just wondering if a mechanical ( hydraulic motor/s driving feed chains ) may be a great help. Cost may make it prohibitive.
  6. I have a "Black S2 630" cone splitter which I use on a hired in 5ton 360 . I split 2.3mtr long cordwood with it up to about 2ft diameter .You can stack the split wood by just screwing the cone in a short distance ,takes a bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it you will be ok. I like the cone splitter as it is a one man operation. Ok lengths of wood may a bit more splintery but all looks ok when been through processor. I have broken down Beech butts up to 3 to 4 ft diameter.(4ft long ) Great piece of kit and has made other 2 splitters almost redundant . BEWARE when buying a cone splitter, they may look the same BUT the angle of the thread that screw into the wood are NOT, I know "Lasco" and "Black" are very good.
  7. I would tend to agree with you ,but I find that once the wood has gone through the processor it looks ok and the advantages of the cone splitter, outweigh the wood looking a bit messy /splintered/frayed. I admit I do get a bit more wastage if some cordwood is particularly splintered. But we are all individuals and so what may be acceptable to one is not acceptable to another.
  8. Have you considered a cone splitter ? I have a "Black cone splitter which I use to split lengths of cordwood up to 3MTRS long up to 900mm diameter. It is a one man job, and you can stack the wood with the cone .To be honest it has really made my Uniforest23 and Binderberger 40 tonne redundant !!!! If you Google "EXAC One uk you can see the "Black Cone splitter" on their website
  9. New customers that do not know where to put logs when you arrive with their logs!!! Customers in towns who order logs BUT do not think of where you are going to park when you deliver the logs!!!!!! Where are these new customers brains!!! Oh today I asked a customer if Saturday was her best day to deliver she says yes ,and then her partner says can you deliver on a Sunday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will leave it that, but do the general public think firewood suppliers are akin to travellers and we can be treated as such.
  10. Thankyou for the info I will try and find some tomorrow.
  11. Agree entirely, horrendous pest, is the jungle formula a trade name or the strength of the srpray?
  12. Which anti horse fly spray do you use when working in the forest? I will soon need a new can to replace some I got years ago when living in Canada. Horse flies horrendous to day when working in a valley with no wind and very humid,expect you all suffered the same.
  13. As above does your cordwood (2.5 mtr length +) supplier , bill you per load to you, by the "tonnage or the cu mtr " ,( cu mtr formula allowing so much for air/ so much for actual wood per load) . I ask the question as the last two loads I have had delivered are by the , tonnage, rather than the old formula of so many cu mtrs minus x amount of air per artic load of cordwood for eventual processing.
  14. I did not look at log nibblers (????). I did look at a few other makes,but after talking to some owners , I decided to go for the "Black", distributor not far away from me. From I was told it is the screw thread pitch which is the critical bit. I think 7,5t machine would be safer than 3.5 machine especially IF swinging 3mtr long 450mm dia material around. Cone splitter has almost made my vertical splitter redundant.For any more info PM me .


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