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jmac

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    tree cutter/tree surgeon
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  1. A car will be fine and get you up most proper forest roads unless the forwarder has been running on the road 🤦‍♂️. Stick a set of higher profile winter tyres on and make a sump guard for it if you find it's too low 👍
  2. Is it not still illegal to shoot deer using thermal or night vision scopes. None of the contractors about here use them, only spotting scopes then switch to spotlight for the actual shot.
  3. Standing dead spruce from within a mature spruce crop, will burn straight away with no seasoning but with seasoning makes great kindling.
  4. What hp is in that big rayco bob? I have a slightly smaller grinder with v4 Wisconsin on it, think its 35hp.
  5. My mate has a Suzuki jimny with mud tyres on which is a great wee truck off road but he says the fuel economy is poor.
  6. Berlingo style van with winter tyres and a sump guard will get you up most forest tracks. If the wood is being harvested the road will need to be decent enough to have timber wagons running on it.
  7. I'm type 2 what are you ? 🤣🤣
  8. Was this an ex duffy county? I'm sure I've seen it before when working on mull.
  9. Skip tooth chain is a good option for long bars on smaller cc saws, plus less teeth to sharpen 👍
  10. I'm pretty sure the 130 uses the isuzu engine, parts for these engines are surprisingly expensive. When I did the head gasket on my chipper that uses the smaller 4le2 isuzu engine the gasket set and new head bolts were close to 500 quid. 5k does seem a bit steep right enough but if he has been using the digger for any length of time with the gasket blowing it could have damaged the block or liners which would soon bring the cost of repair up.
  11. Have you seen the state of so called workmanship on building sites these days, its diabolical. There are very few actual craftsmen around these days. Same with chainsaw operators! Plenty with tickets but when you get them into the wood you soon find out most of them are fecking useless 🤦‍♂️
  12. Another case of pointless insurance policy and taking money off you for nothing! 🤬
  13. I've used rotatech blades for years and never had any problems at all. Worked for a big company years ago that had timberwolf chippers and used oem blades and one of the blades shattered! Turns out the guys had changed the blades without using a torque wrench.
  14. That sounds mental! No reversing what a joke 🤦‍♂️
  15. 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?

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