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  1. Not sure where your based but I've used this company a few times Rubber4roofs.co.uk Elastoform uncured epdm tape is what weve used for bird and rodent damage to up stands.
  2. Flexibond tape especially for epdm roofs (if that's what it is) is readily available from most roofing supplies, you just clean,apply a primer and press into place with a roller
  3. Also think plastic fuel tanks if slung low are asking for trouble of not guarded
  4. Meant more for just been able to stop on the hill when traveling at about 2 mph. We solved it by dropping the winch at the rear or the front end loader as required.
  5. Another vote for zetor, I run a 94 plate 7245 for winching and it's almost perfect. Sure footed on slopes, good on fuel, parts are cheap, narrow enough for backing up rows, maintenance is DIY able Only bad point is brakes but probably addressed on newer models
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    A salesman was traveling through the countryside, selling insect repellent: He came to a farmhouse and tried his pitch on the farmer. “Sir, my bug spray is so good you will never be bitten again, I guarantee it.” The farmer was dubious. “Young man, I’ll make you a proposition. I’ll tie you out in my cornfield buck naked, covered with that bug spray. If there is not a single bite on you come morning, I’ll buy a whole case from you.” The salesman was delighted. They went to the field and he stripped. The farmer sprayed him thoroughly with the bug spray and tied him to a stake. And back to the house went the farmer. The next morning, the farmer and his family trooped out to the cornfield. Sure enough, the salesman was there, hanging in his bonds, not a single bite on him. Yet he was a total wreck! Pale, ghastly, haggard and drawn, but not one bite on him. The farmer was perplexed. “Son.” He said, “Now, you don’t have a bite on you, but you look like hell! What the devil happened?” The salesman looked up through bloodshot eyes and croaked. “For crying out loud, Mister, doesn’t that calf have a Mother?”🤣
  7. Just had a quick look, and theres 4 for sale but all PTO. It's probably the best place for a wanted advert though. Wilson's are always a good place to ring and ask, don't just go off there stock on there website though as they sometimes have trade ins sat in the yard. ( I've just bought a Dunn off them that wasnt advertised.) Kilnworth and riko would be other places to get in touch with.
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    Finally got round to buying a first aid kit for the truck. Thought I'd treat myself! I'll get my coat...
  9. Look on "firewood/log processors and related uk" group on Facebook always a few for sale on there. Mines on at the moment.
  10. 24 acres is a large plot to fell and process in 1 go. Can you not split it in to maybe 3 plots, fell the most dangerous or road side trees first, get a guy in with a processor to cut your rounds and hire a kindlett for a while to see if its viable. Then you could move on to the other plots in further years and re plant the first. Lots of things stack up on paper, it's the little things that balls it up, the things you don't find out about until your knacker deep.
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    Although we're very much small scale compared to many outfits weve got more work booked in this year than ever before, mainly due to estates not shooting so no deadline in place for when birds go down, also estates that arnt shooting round us have given the gamekeepers saws and sent them into the woods.
  12. At a point where I could really do with upgrading my processor (palax 600) , the issue is approx 50% of the timber I fell is mature hardwood so 400mm plus, because a big machine like a tajfun 480 is beyond my budget right now I'm always going to have to billet some timber before processing. My wondering is whether it's better to buy an 8 way splitter for the billet splitter then buy a drum saw for all the billets or upgrade to a processor that may take up to 350mm and still have to billet and process 40 ton of oversize every year. Billets are a pain to process as they don't fall well In to the chamber when cut, but I'm worried the extra time taken to get billets down to the right size maybe just as annoying. Has anybody gone down the drum saw route and can give me an idea of how productive it is? Thanks- andy
  13. You would think with the poor longevity of treated fence posts that sweet chestnut would be booming. I see a few individual specimens here in north Yorkshire but no large plantations, maybe in the future with a warming climate?
  14. I keep meaning to have a go at carving, just never seem to find the time. My plan was to start by carving the first letter of each of the kids names, thinking it would be fairly straight forward with straight lines etc and scale not to important. Also thinking the clients, being only 4 and 7 wouldn't be too critical of the resultant dogs dinner.
  15. Would a battery saw with a couple of decent size batteries not be suitable? Not being knelt next to an exhaust all day or having to pull start a saw every 5 mins


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