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  1. Mine looks just like that one in the video, only a lot more oily ! I am the same as you, I just dont trust a lot of people to do a job like this right. I am not bothered if it takes a while I have got other tractors and a Unimog. I think I will have a go, first job clean everything !
  2. Funnily enough I was expecting the handbrake to be in lots of small bits in the bottom but it looks like new. One of the main bearings in the gearbox is shot, so it is making nasty noises when you turn it. Will have to see what else is knackered, thats why it needs pulling apart. I think I am tempted to have a go and just take my time. Usually with these jobs, you dread it and then once you get on with it, you think what was all the fuss about. At least then I will learn how to do it.
  3. Hello, I have an International 956XL with a knackered gearbox. Wondering if anyone has ever done a complete strip and rebuild on a simple tractor gearbox. I have never been inside one and I am wondering how daunting it is. Rebuilt plenty of engines and diffs, but never a gearbox. I have the workshop manual, a clean workshop and lots of tools. Any advise either way would be appreciated Cheers
  4. We have quoted up to make one before, but it was grant dependant and it never came off. Would love to make one though, it looked like an interesting project.
  5. Hello, just wondered if anyone knows of Nigel Covey fencing ? Was thinking about buying a digger from him and wondered if anyone knows if he is OK or not. You can PM me if you prefer Thanks for your help
  6. It doesnt look that bad in the pictures, but make sure you dont have any burrs on your bar. I have had this before where the burr is uneven ie. more on the bottom, and it causes exactly this problem. Maybe take off the bar and give it a really good dressing and try again. I also regularly turn the bar over and I dress it every 4 or 5 chain sharpens/swaps
  7. I have run this type of Makita saw for over 10 years, so has my friend. The one I have now I use mostly for cutting steel, but apart from the pull start breaking has not missed a beat in over 5 years. I would definitely recommend them
  8. I skid a lot of timber out with a Holder A55 and it is absolutely fantastic. Its built like a tank, super simple, plenty of power and good on fuel. A friend of mine got stuck in the forest the other day with a Valmet and after we winched him out, I drove through the same place without spinning a wheel. My Holder is not the forestry version, just a normal agricultural type one. I have a simple frame on the 3 point linkage which I put the choke chains on, but I am going to make a grapple skidder over winter - will make the job much quicker and easier I think. I have only ever had a go on the smaller alpines, but from what I saw, the Holder will run rings round them.
  9. Thanks for the info, I think I will crack on and build my own. I will find out about the compliance, but I am not too worried about putting it through an IVA, we do these fairly regularly anyway for the smaller trailers.
  10. Hello, after some Unimog advice. I have a 406 and I want to build a trailer for it. How do the trailer brakes work on a mog ? Can you use an artic trailer axle and just plumb it in to the trailer brake coupling on the mog ? I have chance of a nice 9t axle on super singles and this would be ideal if it would work Any info would be greatly appreciated
  11. My friend makes furniture in a similar style from driftwood. He is very clever, there is a huge amount of work that you never see which holds it all together. His stuff is totally solid. I can ask him for more info if anyone is interested
  12. Just bought myself a Unimog 406 for personal use. It needs new tyres as these things usually do. It will do all sorts of jobs, but it will definitely end up in the woods from time to time. I like the look of these tyres http://www.unimogs.co.uk/our-stock/spares/tyres/new-mitas-mpt-01-40570x20-tyres-ty0015 and the price seems OK, but obviously they are only speed rated to 50kmh. Just wondered if anyone has run them and driven faster then that and what were they like (Obviously on a private airfield or racetrack or similar, not the public highway ) Any feedback appreciated
  13. I have never actually seen a Stein trolley in the flesh so I can only guess, but looking at pictures, it looks like it wouldnt be that easy to have an interchangeable axle as it is integral to the structure. Having said that, anything is possible if you try hard enough !
  14. We have tried to find a narrow and wide wheel which would interchange on the same axle and we cant find it. On ours we offer a bolt on axle so you have to swap the axle with the wheels - works fine only takes 4 bolts. Out of the two, if I could live with the extra width, I would take the wide wheels every time. Its surprising how much weight you can pile on these little carts/trolleys and the wide wheels just travel so much nicer over all terrains.
  15. I would buy a welder from Technical Arc (Tecarc). They are Made in Britain, friendly helpful company, they support their products for 20 years with parts backup. I have a Tecarc plasma cutter and when I need a new welder I will be going to them without doubt. Support our British economy and jobs and buy British where you can !


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