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  • Birthday 10/05/1987

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  1. scbk

    M1 and m25

    Even if you're doing over double the limit, you're still not getting locked up https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/548824/undefined-headline-622/ (he also didn't have a UK licence or insurance)
  2. scbk

    house renovation forum

    I don't think you'd want to buy plain old emulsion online, it's always going to cost more.
  3. scbk

    Show your tractors

    Don't know what size that bar is, but there must be atleast 300w there I would have thought? I really like the tractor though, I would love to have that round here, it would annoy all the fergie enthusiasts
  4. Cheat, remove a couple metres of wall, and put something like this up instead https://www.rubberduckbathrooms.co.uk/vox-motivo-mattone-rosso-brick-wall-effect-upvc-panels-250-x-2650mm-4-pack?source=googlebase&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqrz5tMue4gIV65ztCh27owWbEAQYASABEgI10vD_BwE No one will ever know
  5. scbk

    Another Mower Choice Question

    There's a Kubota mower too, made by Kaaz. IIRC it is very similar, but slightly different specs (different weight when I looked). So if you had a local Kubota dealer you might be able to see one in the flesh.
  6. scbk

    Apprentice Woodsman In Northumberland

    Christ what ever you do, don't visit their website (in sig)
  7. scbk

    Tree surveying highway safety signs

    To be legit, I think it should be a men at works sign (of the appropriate size for the speed limit), and take your pick from: Grass cutting; Tree cutting; Hedge cutting; Ditching; Weed spraying; Sign erection; Sign maintenance; Lighting maintenance; Overhead works; On slip road; Surveying; Mobile road works; Road sweeping; Gully emptying; Gritting; Salting; Snow ploughing; Blasting; On hard shoulder; At level crossing https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/203669/traffic-signs-manual-chapter-08-part-01.pdf
  8. scbk

    Excavator Thumb

    I'm sure grabs/grapples, and hydraulic thumbs are great, and much better. No brainer if you're handling lots of timber. But a mechanical thumb is such a simple versatile bit of kit. I've got the Digbits one, which is wider than some, I'd already seen them at work on my friends machines https://www.digbits.co.uk/grip-talon.html Advantage with it aswell is you can fold it back out the way and continue digging with the bucket.
  9. scbk

    The Wee Chipper Club

    How cheap do you want? If you bought a used Honda off ebay for the right price, and assuming it's not stolen or knackered, you could use it for a couple years and sell it on for similar to what you paid for it.
  10. scbk

    The Wee Chipper Club

    I don't need one, but interested to know more.....?
  11. scbk

    The Wee Chipper Club

    Cautrac do a basic one (and atleast it will come with their backup), can't rememeber the price but about 1500-2000 + vat. https://www.cautrac.com/product/350/ Quite a few used machines of various makes on ebay (Honda are obviously a safe bet) But if you want to go a across lawns, a wheeled machine is safer than tracks
  12. scbk

    the 'todays job' thread

    I hope you made it further north than Gretna services
  13. scbk

    Billet cross cutter

    This is a funky homemeade machine, uses gravity to hold the logs in place as they are cut Just need to plan your route avoiding low bridges
  14. scbk

    The Wee Chipper Club

    (Jockey wheel is deliberately removed so it works as an adjustable stand, and doesn't roll about. You wind the handle to level the chipper/ adjust infeed height to suit ground conditions)
  15. scbk

    The Wee Chipper Club

    Yes the chute could be improved 50mm tow bar:


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