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  1. Rhinos on the leading tips, multitips on the recessed tips. multis clear the debris away better, rhinos cut better when new/resharpened
  2. Our local waste transfer station is £114 for up to 1000kg of timber which is a lot of panels from normal domestic type of fencing. Timber posts can have the rotten bits cut off and the decent timber put onto freecycle, freegle or similar- someone will usually want to collect to re use them. i put a separate amount on quotes for waste disposal ie 6 bays would be £50 - £80 of straightforward replacement. 4-5 jobs is a truckload so costs/time are covered. customers seem to appreciate knowing waste is disposed of correctly. Soil/hardcore go elsewhere as cheaper
  3. Yes definitely time for a radical rethink - far too much smoke and various crap going into the atmosphere for several weeks around guy fawkes then NYE as well. Also change would be highly resisted, but how many tons of co2 and 1000 different chemicals are emitted from cigarettes? Each one may not seem like much, but how many millions are burnt every single day?
  4. What’s your location/area? Any one nearby got a cordless grinder or bolt croppers?
  5. Similar to Silverhooker, small scale as a two man band so maybe 15 to 20 cube a year. Sold out of seasoned hardwood completely, about 5 cube of soft wood left most of which will go out as nets or burn myself. Next years stock is drying nicely in new purpose built sheds
  6. Depending whether it’s 2.4m or 3m centres, cant or arris rails, 6” gravel boards, 4” posts, with or without postsaver wraps, roughly 5,500 to 6,500. disposal of soil is extra, probably couple of tons so whatever you need to pay for that plus transport or a skip
  7. Sold mine on the boot sale - absolute shite! Local dealer returned all their stock to manufacturer.
  8. Pretty gutted to hear this as had great parts service from them 😞 May be in the market for a new grinder next year and considered the Predator 460 as an upgrade to my 360 So no dealers for Jensen or Predator anywhere near Essex? Not that they were close but parts by next day courier made life easy
  9. Last weekend was the first I can remember for months not going out to quote - so guess the calls have slowed down. But booking jobs in for latter half of January already so all looking good. Lost a couple of quotes because I couldn’t do the jobs quickly enough - some people think we just wait for the phone to ring and can be there next day!
  10. This! Absolutely spot on - did 17 years of kyokushin karate, kickboxing and Thai boxing and was the fittest I could have been. Just the training without the fighting is a total all round workout. Add in running/cycling/swimming whichever you prefer for variety
  11. I’m actually very impressed with my battery stihl 160. Just dismantled a row of 30 6ft wide, 10ft high previously topped Leylandi today and first battery lasted 3/4 way down the line, second till all the trunks were clean and over half were chogged into 3ft lumps. Then the 391 came out to finish them. granted batteries won’t replace petrol in the bigger saws, but they certainly have their place!


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