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  1. I'm looking now for a couple of cs31 operators for a coppicing contract near Ulverston, Cumbria. Job starts beginning of November till end of February. Cheers Peter
  2. Hi, I'm looking for a self employed person to help with various tree work projects. Domestic arb work, woodland management, coppicing. Grounding, feeding chipper one day, felling or deer fencing next day. I tend to mix different things and need someone flexible. Having cs31, aerial rescue, chipper would cover majority of tasks. My usual guy injured his shoulder and is out of action. I'm based in South Cumbria near Kendal and majority of my work is within 1 hour travelling time. Cheers Peter
  3. My first proper chipper! I'm pretty happy with its performance knowing it's over 20 years old. Last week I had first big issue- when parked on a slope and used, it gave lots of smoke and stopped. I found lots of crap in fuel filter, friendly mechanic helped to sort it out saying it will be years of crap in fuel tank being shifted to the fuel line in this unusual position. Solution- clean the tank. Second problem- it doesn't always start when key is turned. Sometimes it starts first time, other times it takes forever. First turn, oil control turns every time, second- glow plugs, very often it won't light and last turn- nothing happens. I tried to clean the ignition barrel but no luck. It will start when I fiddled with 2 copper bits inside the barrel but not when barrel put back together and turned with a key. Any ideas? Is there any place where I could get a replacement ignition barrel? Thanks in advance!
  4. My first proper chipper! I'm pretty happy with its performance knowing it's over 20 years old. Last week I had first big issue- when parked on a slope and used, it gave lots of smoke and stopped. I found lots of crap in fuel filter, friendly mechanic helped to sort it out saying it will be years of crap in fuel tank being shifted to the fuel line in this unusual position. Solution- clean the tank. Second problem- it doesn't always start when key is turned. Sometimes it starts first time, other times it takes forever. First turn, oil control turns every time, second- glow plugs, very often it won't light and last turn- nothing happens. I tried to clean the ignition barrel but no luck. It will start when I fiddled with 2 copper bits inside the barrel but not when barrel put back together and turned with a key. Any ideas? Is there any place where I could get a replacement ignition barrel? Thanks in advance!
  5. Can anyone recommend a local to Lancaster traffic management company? Cheers Peter
  6. Thanks for your offer billpierce but I prefer to buy a new one. I used couple of Echos but they weren't anything special, I think i want to try Makita.
  7. Makita 4300 sounds like what I need! I remember few years back at Apf there was a Makita rep for north of England who was keen to do demos and sell gear at introductory rates, anyone has any contact details? Also is anyone using 43cc Makita brush cutter? Any good with mulching blade and clearing saw? And battery top handle saw- how good are they? Cheers for all advice so far ?
  8. I have 170 for coppicing, nice and light but not enough for felling small stuff. I'll look at 230!
  9. Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a general groundie, small felling saw that my subbies can use. I'm fed up with one of the guys coming with another ebay saw that takes him half an hour to start just to blow up after a couple of hours. Something hard to break and easy to fix. It would be nice if it was Stihl or Husky so I can maybe use bars, chains from my usual saws but I'm open to any suggestions- Echo, Makita. Something around 40,50cc good enough to fell 15" trees and cross cut. cheers Peter
  10. Also check Lowe Maintenance Training, they are in Settle, a bit of a distance from Carlisle but Phil is ex-army and offers discounts to fellow ex army guys. They also know lots of people in the area and can potentially give you some contacts.
  11. Hi, from my own experience: talk to local tree surgeons, forestry companies. Most of people will want you to have at least your cs30,31 (chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting, felling small trees). Without this ticket you can drag branches to a chipper (although there is a ticket for chippers as well) and lift logs after someone else cuts them. I think if you're willing to spend days grafting you'll be ok. Stay positive and keep asking! I'm based near Kendal and sometimes need extra help but as stated above I expect you to have your basic chainsaw tickets as a minimum. Good luck!
  12. I'm looking for occasional help with mainly arb jobs. Some rigging experience and aerial rescue. Work is in South Lakes, North Lancs. cheers Peter
  13. I'll be visiting the site in a couple of weeks to look at the details (access, density etc)
  14. Yeah, I looked at other stewardship grant rates on jobs I'm more familiar with and they looked like they won't cover the full operation.

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