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  1. I had some absolutely shocking service from Engcon too to be honest, 4 months on from my enquiry its still not all wrapped up. I think they just take on way too much, soon as my money was paid it got a whole load harder to get anything done! The gear is good mind! Though Approved have always been alright for me.
  2. I have a Protech knocker that would go on an avant with a bracket easy enough. Or I can just come hit them in with the tractor, or hire you a digger and knocker! based just south of basingstoke
  3. Im not really sure where to put this, but are there any folks on here who are FSC certified selling timber products? I just want to talk to someone about the certification process and costs involved. The amounts I have been quoted are rather high and wanted to see if I was missing something!
  4. Did we meet on monday Khriss? If so thanks for the buisness!
  5. Ventura make machinery for Bomford Turner. Good gear. Sold some Ventura gear back in the day before they got in with Bomford
  6. JimE

    Fence removal

    Yeah the gripper is not supposed to take vertical load either, but they are pretty chunky so you can get away with it on that size machine!
  7. I know of an 8 tonner with the same (bigger) set up if you are interested PM me and I will check it out.
  8. Not directly but the engcon is about 70kg, but the 2.9 tons includes the standard quick hitch so its not massively different. Engcon is direct mounted but easy enough to take off. Its got an S40 hitch underneath, S30 is a bit small for a 3 tonner I think! Looking for about 25kish for the whole set up.
  9. Yeah its quite a tool! Lovely spec digger too its even got air con 🙂 2014, 2400 hours. 2.9 ton so just towable!
  10. I'm selling my Hitachi with engcon if anyone is looking for a set up ready to go. Fitted with the full control system, hyd hitch and aux circuit for a grab.
  11. If you get stuck Matthew I can install a diverter for a 2nd aux for you, do quite alot of these, just fitted one to a new 3.5 ton Hitachi today in London I also run this set up on my TB228 for rotate and grab lines.
  12. Yeah thats the thing! I've been meaning to make up something similar
  13. maybe you can put some hooks on it so you can pick it up and carry it with your blade?
  14. I have been using a Femac mulcher on a TB228 (same as a TB125) for some months now as owner operator and also self drive hire, and have also sold and set several up for customers. It will eat brambles and grasses like there is nothing there. I do alot of blackthorn and gorse and if you are sensible you can really get through it. Up to about 3" diameter with a few swipes. I am going to have one produced at the factory for me with swinging hammers rather than the standard hammer design. Any questions just ask. A new mulcher as in the pics is about £3000+vat ready to go. There are cheaper models with a rear roller but they are more suited to grasses rather than scrub.
  15. Look at resale value too. Triaxles hold their money better, and Ifor will sell for almost what a new one does, so cost of ownership is minimal. Buy any other brand and you are always telling people 'its as good as an ifor' when trying to sell it. People just know Ifor (regardless of how the quality is). And definitely get a 3500kg even if you dont need it! Better tyres, brakes, axles, and you'll sell it easier! I must prefer triaxles, very forgiving to bad loads, dont move about as much on the road, and stop better. Ifor 16 triaxle flatbed with ramps and drop sides £3500+vat


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