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  1. My 346XP (silver side) has a broken stop switch. I’ve got the new part but can’t easily see how to replace it and I’m hesitant to just start taking things apart randomly. Can someone clue me up please?
  2. I don’t know of any class 2/3 but Haix Protector Pro or Meindl Airstream do big sizes.
  3. I really like Tapatalk. It works well for me and I use it for all my forum reading. There aren’t any forums that I visit using a browser any more, and even tend to use my phone for forums when I’m in front of a PC.
  4. Like Stere says, it won’t get infected from the main stem but will almost certainly still get infected anyway.
  5. Give Mike at BrightFire a shout. They’re good and normally do TV work but that’s very quiet at the moment and I know they’re up for all sorts of interesting jobs. They’re based in Brighton so pretty local too. BrightFire Productions WWW.BRIGHTFIREPRODUCTIONS.COM
  6. My phone must be reading Arbtalk!
  7. That’s what I use too. Very happy with them. Don’t get yellow though because you’ll look like a builder
  8. Have you thought about talking to the Forestry Contractors Association about getting involved with this?
  9. Disgraceful. Blatantly ignoring the “No high-fiving” sign
  10. If you’ve got decent access and ground conditions this can work really well if you’ve got somewhere suitable for a redirect to lift the pulling angle. It’s much faster than winching, but is best with smaller pieces that don’t need too much force. After a bit of experimentation with my winch I found that running the rope through a carabiner as it leaves the winch pretty much eliminated any tangling on the capstan.
  11. The Habeggers are Swiss made and top quality. Better still they are aluminium and much lighter than the equivalent Tirfor. There is a UK distributor but you don’t see many around. I found mine on EBay, but I suspect they may be eyewateringly expensive new.
  12. Eight times the rope diameter doesn’t sound too bad, but I agree that 18 would be a challenge! These figures look to be specifically related to wire rope though which isn’t as issue with a capstan winch.
  13. Which booklet is that? I use one of these for redirects ISC 50kn swing cheek single pulley (for 13mm rope) – FR Jones and Son Ltd WWW.FRJONESANDSON.CO.UK Single Pulley for 13mm RopePulleys in our Heavy-duty Prussik range have tamper-proof Rivets, in compliance with CE EN12278 (2007) & NFPA (1983)*These Pulleys are available in Aluminium or Stainless Steel, with Bushings or Roller Bearings...
  14. I’d suggest a petrol capstan winch if you can run to one. They are much quicker and easier and typically come with 100m of rope which is brilliantly if you need to pull any distance. DOCMA VF105 Red Iron - Treadlight Forestry TREADLIGHTFORESTRY.CO.UK The VF105 Red Iron is the latest portable capstan winch from Italian manufacturer DOCMA.
  15. Dave Rosney at Esus Forestry is good. He’s in Kent but works all over the south east.


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