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  1. jmac

    Trailer towing

    That sounds mental! No reversing what a joke 🤦‍♂️
  2. jmac

    Trailer towing

    Was talking to a guy who has a couple of lorries yesterday, he said the hgv test is going to be shorter and easier to pass. Anyone heard similar?
  3. My brother has a 2010 crafter van and has had bother with its electrics, sometimes it just decides it doesn't want to start! He has had it on diagnostics a few times and no one can find the fault. My mate had a 59 plate tipper with a similar fault.
  4. I was thinking of getting a heavy duty canvas made for the top of the silage trailer so its removable for log loading and cutting out a bit at the top of the rear door for chipping through so it can be loaded right up to the top with no mess. Has anyone done similar ?
  5. Wouldn't bother me in the slightest! You lot down there are easily annoyed 🤣🤣
  6. Why would that bother you? Nothing to do with you what someone parks on their drive!
  7. This was not a shredder it was a tp 200 🤣🤣
  8. Think the contractor that done this chipping for the council needs to have a look at his blades and anvils! 🤣🤣
  9. Such a shame I love the safetrak 1928 but dont love dpf and electronics 😢
  10. Oh aye head gasket too. None of this has put me off the safetrack and I enquired about buying a new one this week but was disappointed to hear they have none left to sell 😢
  11. Wish I'd read this before I bought mine 🙈🤣🤣. So far I've had to replace tracks, rollers, idler wheels, bottom feed roller and bearings, starter motor, electric clutch, head gasket, various wires, throttle cable, stop bar cable and 3 or 4 of the top roller long bolts. She had a very hard life on the railway before I bought her but she has chipped a helluva stuff and made me plenty.
  12. jmac

    Ray Mears

    When he was filming in the west coast of scotland he was seen buying fire lighters in the wee village shop 🤣🤣🤣. I do like watching his programmes tho.
  13. Tree surgeons dont usually have to venture far from their van so a spare saw is usually on hand but I'm talking about forestry cutting where you might be a couple kilometres or more away from your van so a spare bar and chain is easier to carry in your piece bag 👍
  14. If you get a saw with inboard clutch trapped in windblow you can remove the power head easily and put a spare bar and chain on to cut yourself out. Never done this myself honest 😁
  15. Good Van that Steven 👍 I drove one for a couple years when I was at the utility cutting.


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