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  • Birthday 11/09/1966

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  1. Are there still supply issues with the 572xp? Waiting impatiently for mine.
  2. Oregon 91VXL seems fine on mine. Think it's been superseded though.
  3. If insurers were to demand tickets/proof of competency at the sale stage, their sales would plummet. One company said they will only ask for certs if a claim is made. They can then reject the claim, based on inadequate competencies and it's a win/win for them. You may have ten years of rigging experience, but without the rigging cert, your battle for a claim is going to be way, way harder should something go amiss.
  4. Bugger. Where's my bank card?
  5. 576xp. 24" is ace. 28" it can handle. 18" is looney. Low vibes. Massive deal on it at Jonesy
  6. Bloody hell! Cheers. :-) Just had the exact same symptoms this week with my "normal" 2012 576xp. It's been the best saw out of all of mine over the last 4 1/2 years and my big tree "go-to" saw. The power of Arbtalk again :-)
  7. It's inside the padding at the back
  8. Not a fan of the Marlow rope with it at all. Going back to Blue Tongue as soon as can afford it. The Marlow just seems too stretchy on a long ascent and doesn't self tend as well as the BT
  9. Nice boot. Is it a steel toecap, or a synthetic one with cut protection over the top?
  10. What do you use the 365 for? If it's really, really light use then yes, I would think about grabbing the back-handle 536. If you regularly cut reasonable size logs etc then I think losing the 365 would be foolish.
  11. My 560's is about to disappear.
  12. Moved to the wired mic too. Although I need to keep replacing the foam over it or the wind noise becomes excessive up the tree.
  13. JimM

    Ford Ranger

    Are the problems only with the 2.2's?
  14. Been using the 9010 a good bit now. Love the big dogs on it. It just grunts through the timber. It's settled down now, took a couple of cans before the idle came good. It's quite happy on Aspen and I'm really quite impressed. Had it up the tree a couple of times too.


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