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steve collins

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  1. steve collins

    New sthil reviews

    What did you think of the build quality of the saw? anti vibe/ air filter/ back handle
  2. steve collins

    Starting out in forestry

    Stacking in chestnut is important!! as could you tell the difference looking from a machine from 6' stakes 5'6" stakes 6''6" posts 7'6" struts 8' strainer 9'posts and 9'6" rails?? some things need to be stacked 90 degrees to others to avoid confusion, also your not learning nothing your learning to set you wood out right and in turn means if its spot on then the forwarder driver would rather pick yours up than someone who is rather untidy and you will get paid!!
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    New sthil reviews

    I own a 462 and have run it hard for around 6 months, personally its a great saw with plenty of power but its just not well made, the anti vibes are too soft, the hd2 air filter clogs up like nothing and allows particles into the carb elbow and the rear handle came apart in my hand! plus the chain tensioner mechanism is suspect as im sure it doesn't hold tension either that or the sthil chain expands when it gets hot causing constant sag and re tensioning
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    forestry work- south east england

    Looking for an extra experienced?? hand cutter, must have own transport first aid +f, cs 30/31/32 and windblow a bonus Work is mixture of cutting in front of harvester, coppice and hardwood/ timber Message on here or 07751057259- if i dont answer leave a message i will get back to you
  5. steve collins

    Essex groundie work wanted

    some forestry work going on around brentwood if interested good 2-3 weeks work day rate
  6. steve collins

    Anyone using a Dolmar 6100 for Forestry Felling?

    how many hours on this saw??
  7. steve collins

    Which Chainsaw for Forestry

    https://www.stihl.co.uk/STIHL-Products/Chainsaws-and-Telescopic-Pole-Pruners/Petrol-chainsaws-for-forestry-work/279876-130/MS-462-C-M-Forestry-Chainsaw.aspx They dont, from stihl uk
  8. steve collins

    Husky 560 xp’s

    latest version 2017 are good, i use one most days(forestry) and no problems whatsoever and it has over 700hrs on it.
  9. steve collins

    362cm vs 562

    just on paper they are totally different!!!!!!!!! as the 461 is 76,5cc and the 560 is 59.8cc thats over 16cc difference which is HUGE
  10. steve collins

    362cm vs 562

    I would go for a 462, to replace the 560/562/362. Ive had many 560 over the years and they have been great saws in the 60cc category but there is hardly any weight difference between the 462/560 and only difference is its a 70cc saw. Ive owned one for over 6 months now it just gets better and better, plus its been worked hard! once my 560 has had enough i wont get another
  11. steve collins

    Husqvarna 390 Discontinued??

    has anyone else info that this is true, that the 390 will no longer be available after January as a new saw is on its way??
  12. steve collins

    Aspen 2 worth using ?

    It is worth using for the health benefits but, i average around 800-1000 liters fuel a year Pump fuel costs av £1.40 L down here so £1400 a year Aspen is £3.04(bulk pricing) L so £3048 a year £1648 a year difference - to make this work id have to cut at least an extra ton/m3 in the wood a day I have seen the can and used it. Its well thought out but wouldn't want to damage it though
  13. steve collins

    Surrey Wildlife Trust to fell thousands of Ash trees

    The problem is saftey and cost go hand in hand tho, lets hope there are no accidents on this job !!
  14. steve collins

    Surrey Wildlife Trust to fell thousands of Ash trees

    The article on the Fisa website deals with the use of wedges whilst felling ash suffering from dieback - the advice is not to use wedges to knock the tree over. The vibration caused by hit the wedge risks causing dead branches etc to snap off and fall onto the chainsaw operator. The advise winch assisted felling or use of a hydraulic/ratchet type wedge "It is essential then that operators retreat fully into their escape route when the tree begins to fall and that the use of traditional wedge techniques is minimised." " If traditional wedges are used then it is preferable to use wedges with a more acute angle than traditional high-lift wedges these are driven into the tree with less force, the thought being that this will create less vibration and will therefore dislodge less deadwood" cant see anything about winch assisting, the way i read it is they still allow the use of wedges all down to how its interpreted really. https://www.ukfisa.com/assets/files/alerts/Safety Guidance Note - Felling dead ash - April 2018.pdf
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    Surrey Wildlife Trust to fell thousands of Ash trees

    we only use skinny wedges and stack them if needed or use winch. There was a memo stating to not use hi lifts but cant remember from who.

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