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Ian Clarke

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  1. The AA has the intermediate tree inspection course running dates are for next year though.
  2. At work we have 2 Toyota helix and they how really nice the uprated springs makes it better for tall things like our mewps. But I'd rate them highly. I think we have the 3.0l one
  3. Speak to s.p landscapes Tree Surgery, Landscaping & Stump Grinding in Suffolk by SP Landscapes WWW.SPLANDSCAPES.CO.UK Here at S.P. Landscapes & Tree Contractors we focus on all types of Tree Surgery, Landscaping, Stump Grinding in Newmarket, Suffolk and across East Anglia.
  4. I have been taught say what you see. *ivy covered tree - remove to allow further inspection. That is the first survey done. Invoiced and paid. Work is done by x/y/z The next survey does not have to be done by you they could ask a competitor. In my mind it's a 2nd contract. Or state in the terms and conditions state that a revisit will be charged at £xxxx Edward c was more clear and concise
  5. I have used both and prefer the timberwolf. Ease of use and maintenance. They are reliable and have always had great support from the local dealership.
  6. Too difficult no I don't think so. It will be tough but in the lessons you get the assignments and they give you some info then point you in roughly the right direction so then you have to find the answers anyway. But speak to Dave Dowson or Andy summerley at tree life. They were the main authors of the new level 2 and 4. They can talk you through it.
  7. You do have the brains to do it. If you have worked in arb for a good few years. You would of seen a lot of what is covered. I'm close to finishing my level 4. All I would say is the time commitment that is needed. But after the first year of lessons you have 2 years to hand in assignments. So if you are not in a rush you can still achieve the qualification. Speak to Dave Dowson or Andy summerley at tree life. They were the main authors of the new level 4 and can point you in the right direction. P.s. the level 6 has 2 years of lessons and then a further 5 years I believe.
  8. I've not done it personally. But know that airlines will want all fuel and oil out of the saws. Consider contacting a UK company that may ship things to Aus but not have things to bring back. Also consider contacting DART disaster arborist response team in the UK as they have had to send multiple people saws and climbing kits out on planes at short notice so they could have some good tips. Anyway good luck
  9. If youre not up for climbing or happier on the ground then see if you can hire someone in who is good at that job. Like someone said earlier. You have got skills for running business. So get someone in who has the necessary skills. Like hiring the right bit of kit to make the job easier.
  10. If you want to use the results to inform clients of what you find. I would say you need it calibrated because if the poo hits the fan and they find out it's not calibrated it won't stand up in court. That's how I understand it.
  11. What he says with the 20 inch bar.
  12. Give the office an email they will let you know the price.
  13. £2340 inc vat will get you 1800kg straight pull. It can be doubled up with the pulley the provide to 3600kg.
  14. Consider this https://eder-powerwinch.com/en/powerwinch-1800/ We have one at work and you can then move it to what ever location you need it. It's a brilliant bit of kit. I don't know how much a winch on the back of the chipper would cost but I don't think you would have much change out of the price for this.
  15. I would suggest having a chat with the training provider about that as they will understand the qualification better than anyone else. But the course covers lots of other areas to do with trees.
  16. I am currently on the level 4 with tree life and I can confirm the workload is big but it's doable. You will need to be 100% commuted. But it's going to be worth it.
  17. Found the company Factotum they are based just outside Newmarket.
  18. I don't know of a particular company but there is a company near me that answer all of your calls while you are working and will give you a report each evening. So you know to call Mrs miggins back but ignore the sales call
  19. Whatever you get may I suggest buying an unlocked 2nd hand phone from a place like music magpie or similar as you can get a reasonably smart/modern phone for a cheap price compared to going on contracts. But I would recommend Samsung personally which particular one is up to you. Have a good day Ian C
  20. Yep ours froze up on Thursday. Started the engine and let it warm up. Then we bodged the throttle to be at full chat so we could get on with the job. After 10 mins it was fine.


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