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  1. Nice wee retirement fund that!
  2. jmac

    Small winch on 6" Timberwolf

    Reg Coates mounted something similar on top of his chipper hopper, it looked bloody handy! His chipper is much heavier and better made than a Timberwolf tho. He has a video of it too.
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    That's more of a wood tink digger than a fancy, Posey arb digger ๐Ÿ˜‚. And for that reason I love it ๐Ÿ‘.
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    I think someone told me you can use 3 way crabs for irata but screw gates are cheaper. What will you be doing on the ropes? Good luck with the course.
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    Yeah I've done level 1 it's fairly simple, I had to keep reminding myself to screw the carabiners shut (too used to 3 way ones) . Yeah big difference between doing the course inside a nice dry clean building and the real world out on site! Where you doing it?
  6. jmac

    Horse logging on peat

    That looks a handy wee tool, what is it? What size of winch is on it?
  7. jmac

    Am I to fat and old?

    Plenty heavy climbers out there! Bigtreedon on here is huge and kills trees no bother, he is more muscle than fat tho. Think you should get someone on here to let you try a climb at the weekend to see if you like it before spending any cash tho. As others have said, I think it would be a good idea to get a grab wagon or hiab truck because they are well handy on big jobs.
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    Forestry excavator with winch

    Quite a lot of forestry guys up here using bucket winches with towers on the jib. Check out a and b services killin, they put igland winches in buckets. If you had double drums you could highlead easy enough.
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    Forestry excavator with winch

    Might just get 2 of them then ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
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    Forestry excavator with winch

    Just got a quote to convert a 22 ton digger to winch 130 grand!!!
  11. jmac

    So........ Skyline logging

    Yeah the felling is my thing too. Great old winch with some serious pull and speed with the 5 speed gearbox! Only thing that let's it down is the ancient osa 250 base.
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    So........ Skyline logging

    I think it was loch avich near dalavich.
  13. jmac

    So........ Skyline logging

    Look up at650 skyline winch on YouTube, it's a video of mine with previous owner. He's got videos of his digger based one now too.
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    Ideas wanted to make a trommel screen

    We have made a steel frame to go on top of an old tipping trailer, it has mesh on top at about a 45 degree angle just tip bucket loads of soil onto it and gravity does the rest. Got to be dry tho.
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    Chainsaw boots n trousers needed

    Banned most places offshore now as you said no ankle support. I thought they banned them because a cup of boiling hot tea got spilt inside someone's riggers badly burning their foot? ๐Ÿ˜‚


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