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  • Birthday 02/09/1966

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    ireland west
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    tree services contractor
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  1. Definitely going to try this! my helmet seems to smell like raw meat after a sweaty shift, probably because I’ve not got much hair left. might try a bit of poiteen
  2. I have a pair of those arm protector thingys somewhere from my powerline clearance days. they were great for thorny stuff briars etc and when holding and cutting with silky. problem I had with them was top would slip down to just above elbow and restrict circulation when I’d bend arm. there was a certain movement that would give a momentary dead arm, not ideal at our sort of work. I had a protective jacket at one stage but too warm. I don’t know if there’s such a thing as a lightweight breathable top with protective sleeves . Might be useful?
  3. s o c

    sunsets at work.

    Another from Connemara
  4. Similar to op,I did years with a RG13 , paid for itself on first job and pretty much coped with most of what grinding I needed to do and subbed-in somebody else for a few big jobs. Hard on the body though and wasn’t earning enough per day to justify leaving other equipment parked. Stump grinding, for us anyway, seems to be feast or famine . I could go months with no grinding so could never justify sinking too much money in or financing an expensive grinder. ended up buying an old but sound Vermeer 252 for €5k, I can earn about as much per day with it as my other toys and i can hire a tracked 40 hp bandit for €160 for narrow access or larger stumps. also mini loader to keep debris cleared away is a big help.
  5. Would love to see pictures of the huglund
  6. Machinery Focus: Unimog celebrates 75 years of service - Agriland.ie WWW.AGRILAND.IE The exact origins of the Unimog are shrouded by the events World War II, with the generally accepted...
  7. I’ve used 36v makita , it’s a lot more powerful than the husky 536li I normally use but batteries don’t last as long. probably faster cutting than your ms181
  8. Agreed. I’ve seen a fair few groundies , when snedding ,use their left hand to move branches while right hand is holding front handle (without locking the chainbrake) a sensor would give a layer of safety in this and other scenarios. I think when did our courses in the early 90s there was a greater emphasis on snedding skills, it was seen as where a lot of the potential dangers were and also you needed to be efficient at it to have any hope of making a living on production cutting. Nowadays training seems to be hit and miss in a lot of cases.
  9. Stein do a little sling thingy , it’s only a few quid
  10. Quite a lot of landinis over here. I think I remember being told legend models gave some clutch trouble
  11. I’ve had a 661 since 2014 that has done a lot of work, it’s been ran on whatever oil happened to be in the van ( but always stihl or husqvarna). it has never given a minute,s trouble and usually fires on the second pull from cold. I don’t know of any running in rituals it I do remember it got more powerful after a dozen fills or so.
  12. Same here , just further west. saw doctor at sawmill does mine but can only do at certain times so have to give him a couple of sets to make it worthwhile setting up. well worth having at least one spare set, less temptation to keep going on dull blades
  13. Nice! I was expecting a Suburu
  14. There used to be lots ofiJap imports over here. Never heard anything negative except sometimes headlamps etc might be different. I still see quite a few 7 seaters around. Asians seem to like them
  15. Nice! Do you have to drop the dozer blade behind you for tree this big?


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