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    Weather forcasts

    YR is good here also and Windguru fir wind speeds etc
  2. I would agree that mewp with poor outreach is not much use on dismantles. if you’ve got decent outreach it’s a different story. we often bring the mewp just for access into huge trees, do the bits it can reach then climb in and get groundy to take it away. thats probably the main advantage for me of owning over hiring .
  3. Nice. is the teleporter running the trailer?
  4. I hope things turn out ok for your wife and you. what model are you selling?
  5. Yeah. I fitted a piece of mesh over it to be on the safe side
  6. Nice !!! Did you cover oil cooler?
  7. Link not working (for me anyway)
  8. I’ve never done hedgelaying but from using them pruning I’d say battery saw would be great up to 3 inch stuff. Very controllable for partial cuts and no pulling to start every few minutes.
  9. If you are lucky , head gasket and get head skimmed this time if no hairline cracks in head. might not be that lucky though. Sorry.
  10. We put guard on ours. ok so far. also fitted brash grab with rotator.
  11. Any videos of Stumpgrinder in operation?
  12. Isn’t that a Navara? that extra axle might help prevent it from breaking in half.😃
  13. If it’s a proper chipper you want, TW230 diesel . if it costs more , you’ll save it back on less snedding.
  14. We’ve used a ‘Weedball’ for similar jobs. its a sponge roller with a 4foot hollow handle that you pour the pesticide into. costs around €40
  15. Interesting thread . Fast easy method so long as both sawman and digger driver have a good understanding of what they are doing and the judgement and discipline to leave the dodgy trees for winching. There have been a couple of incidents doing this on Irish forestry sites In recent years. one where the tree ended up on cab of machine, another where no safety pin in digger bucket, bucket fell off , narrowly missing sawman.
  16. If they are getting kick-backs often they aren’t using their saws safely . They might have picked up a few dangerous habits, maybe cutting with bar tip or pushing chain and it’s showing up now that they are in hairy timber.
  17. We’ve had reverse vat in Ireland for a good few years. its a good system for tree work or works where you’re not supplying materials. I find you don’t have a ‘false’ bank balance followed by a big vat bill.
  18. Mason wood chippers had one of those for sale for ages . i used tow behind version once , didn’t work well but I’d say not set up properly or totally blunt . There’s a handy little conveyor on that, ideal for small debris and green waste. gandini electrics haven’t been great ime but might not be such an issue on a pto machine. there was a bigger gandini tow behind pto one on mascus a few months ago that was top fed , would be ideal
  19. English and Irish here, primary and secondary school was mostly through Irish .
  20. A friend of mine has one of these for sale (in Ireland) Greenline shredder, needs around 50 horsepower to run. seen a couple of them on eBay when looking for photo. or maybe you have bigger unit in mind
  21. Needs to be blown out often, wood dust can build up and stop engaging properly. also adjust cable?
  22. Interesting machine. I am sure you could always fit a suitable slip clutch for an agri machine to the drive-line. Any more pics?
  23. s o c

    Scots pine.

    We used to fell lots of it in my forestry days. nice timber but gets a blue stain if not milled and treated quickly. the mill that used to buy it had to have it within 12 days of felling.
  24. Super machine and would probably devour conifers if the smaller Jensens are anything to go by. as others have said , much better fed by mid sized digger or tractor with crane where ground conditions allow. that crane would struggle in turning long trees or limbs. There’s always a few 12inch pto chippers with small cranes on them advertised , usually with really low hours. They just don’t reach enough in one set-up and are too fiddly and inefficient to operate. horses for courses I suppose .

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