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Matthew Storrs

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  1. Yours is a continuous tile line at the eave. Whereas the other is staggered? nice job BTW
  2. ... Something to do with ‘eave’.? d like the way water has been dripping down and algae has formed etc?
  3. Where do you draw the line though. I’ve worked in my own in remote places for the last 11 years and never needed medical assistance in that time, but I could just as easily slip down the stairs at home because I’ve had too much to drink- or the wife has hit me over the head with a frozen leg of lamb out of pure fustration.
  4. Well I like a laugh and my own company, so it would be Triggerandy & Scotspine. Mainly for the laugh but then once they’ve killed each other I’d have the island to myself.
  5. I used to keep the machine on the linkage and use the hydraulic mast leg to stabilise it all when it came to driving the post- found it quicker just being able to back from post to post without touching the linkage each time. It doesn’t have much impact on the tractor if the mast leg is down in use. The issue with the weight of the implement is usually trying to tip the tractor sideways if on a slope rather than lifting the front end up. But plenty of ways to counter it if it’s a problem- wider wheel track- wheel weights or if the linkage can handle it simply stick more weight on the other side of the knocker.
  6. Is that with the 180kg weight? I think they start doing that model with 120kg. But surprising the difference another 60kg makes. It’s not all about weight, drop height is important too.i think the p30 contractor model also has a telescopic mast to increase drop height on strainers etc
  7. Both tractor and trailer have been sold now with the Herbst selling a month ago. But this was a fantastic trailer. 6mm steel all round, and was more than accustomed to a granite boulder landing heavily on it which didn’t seem to dent it much. And on wide flotations tyres it sailed across the peat.I didn’t want a drop side as not as strong and more vulnerable to damage. I can’t say I ever felt the need for drop sides either. Pallets maybe, but one or two can fit loaded from the rear.
  8. Is that a bidding at the owners wake or something- most sombre looking crowd ever.
  9. The Protech P30 contractor model would be a good machine (depending on size of your alpine) it is fairly basic and close coupled, but has sideshift and back shift which if you work on your own makes it easy to get everything lined up nicely. Think it comes with a 180kg weight as standard and whole machine weighs around 550kg which I’d have thought would be ok on a reasonably sized alpine. 180kg in my opinion is a nice minimum size weight if you want to thump in strainers and the odd gate post into reasonable ground, any less and you want the ground to be ‘favourable’!
  10. Mine was a little gutless when I first got it, I got one of those tuning pins. Bloody hell what a difference, can’t believe just doing that has made such a difference to power- and no obvious fuel usage difference either.
  11. Blimey this threads gone dark! 😝
  12. Or if people want a nice coffin, why can’t you just rent one. The body is put in a bag, and then in the coffin, when cremation comes they could just lift the bag out and keep the coffin back for the next customer?
  13. Yeah, I always think it’s a waste of wood really. What’s the point in a nice coffin when it’s just going to be burnt or buried? Some kind of lined cardboard concoction should surely be fine and I’d sooner leaver the saved £1k or whatever to my family.
  14. It’s funny that if that was a defender in the same condition with same engine/gearbox etc it would probably be £6k or so. I think the older discos are fantastic value for money. Don’t know about the Disco 2 but certainly the 1 still has an alluminium skin bodywork just like the defender which seems to keep them tidy looking. The arches and the boot floor are the bits to watch for in terms of rust.

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