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hawk eye

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    Gloucestershire
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    Forestry/ Hunting
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    Landscape Gardening/ Forestry

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  1. Has anyone put brand new cable on a uniforest winch (85hpro), just wondered how it connects to the drum (guess it goes through an eye or some description to hold it initially) - any tips or diagrams about (cant find anything online). Cheers
  2. I've got a massey 6180 at the moment, good tractor just not very comfortable for the amount of miles I do on the road. Was thinking newer massey 7718 but the valtra has it for the better ground clearance and being able to turn the seat around, also the bigger engine 7.4 in the valtra vs the 6.6 in the massey swayed it.
  3. Thanks gdh just what I was looking for, I was thinking I might have to go for the t214 or t234 for the extra hp and bigger rims but maybe not. Thanks
  4. Hi all, I'm looking at upgrading my existing tractor of 110hp, I move my own timber own using a forwarding trailer, plus going into the woods with it to get it out. I now need a bigger tractor to move a 14 tonne digger + harvesting head around with on a plant trailer and also what to potentially run a bigger pto chipper. Would something like a newish valtra t174 (175hp 6 cylinder) be big enough for this task, or would it be better to go 200hp plus. I wont be hauling the plant trailer all the time but I don't what to be under gunned on the hills with it on. Please let me know if you have experience Thanks in advance
  5. Thanks for your replies guys.. Does anyone run a big stroke head on hardwoods? Am I right in thinking stroke heads would be better than roller heads on hardwoods?
  6. Anyone use a stroke processor head, afm or fms 400 - 575 or similar, thinking of using one in hardwoods mainly. Base machine would be jcb 10 tonne or 13 tonne. Any any experience of this... Timber to go through is mainly oak and ash in under managed woods 12-14 bdh. Thanks
  7. I'm looking for a band mill for personal use and semi commercial. I currently use an old norwood 2000 super band mill (bed is now knackered and on its last legs). I'm looking to get hydraulics lifters, turner's etc on a new mill. The larger norwood hd36 and logosol 1001 look good, question is which is the one get, or is there a better alternative. Woodland Mills look to flimsy and the woodmisers to expensive. Budget £10-15,000. Any suggestions? Thanks
  8. Big j it's not to bad the second time round, the first application I did took me most of an afternoon to sort out (online) then the second online one I did about an hour. Still feel that the paper version is better. Try the 'quick online felling application guide' to help... The full length help guide will just fry your brain. Cheers, Ian
  9. I've been managing woods for several years now but have recently taken on some more woodland, I've only ever used forestry winches, tractors and botex forestry trailers. I know its access/ tree/ tree size and site dependent and a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but.. On on a slight slope harvesting larch/ Douglas fir and or young straight hardwood such as Ash what are the costs for getting a harvester in and separate cost to forward say 200 meters. Thanks in advance, pm if you like
  10. Just asking to see if anyone knows if there is a market for Holly. I'm thinning out a woodland with Holly understorey and while I am trying to reduce damage when extracting timber, there are large amounts which gets removed to get to the timber. Is there anything else apart from selling it at carboots or to people that make reefs at Christmas???
  11. OK thanks Tim, seems reasonable
  12. I have been part time selling logs/ Forestry contracting and have now gone full time after being made redundant from my 'normal office job'. Im early 30's don't drink (have a young family) and will be on the forestry full time. Any ideas what I should be paying for around 12-15k worth of cover to be paid out per year if I had an accident? Thanks Ian
  13. Thanks all I will talk to Tommy at honey bros. Is there anything similar in the UK, I found the thick jumpers great when felling in the winter and are pretty shower proof too.
  14. Can anyone help, I picked up a arborwear sweatshirt at the apf a couple years ago, and am now looking to replace however arborwear uk never have the colour or size available. Where can I source one? Any other retailers? Cheers Ian
  15. How about the botex 560 crane? Lifts 2.7 tonne close in!

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