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the village idiot

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About the village idiot

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 18/09/1977

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  • Location:
    Suffolkshire
  • Interests
    woodlands and their possibilities
  • Occupation
    woodman
  • Post code
    ip6 8eh
  • City
    ipswich

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  1. the village idiot

    In Desperate times...My Silky saves the day!

    Good on them! Can't be easy running a busy pub, especially with such limited mobility.
  2. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Good work Watson. Out of my league unfortunately.
  3. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    What's that grab you've got on there Tom?
  4. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Do you know how much it is? Can't see a price on the link.
  5. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Steel or rubber tracks? Are there any brands particularly noted for good auxiliary oil flow?
  6. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    What are people's thoughts on an ideal size machine for woodland work? I personally don't need to move the machine off site. Most common job would be log handling, rarely anything huge. Would also be good to have the option to power a flail/brushcutter head and the capacity to grade over some rutted rides. All thoughts gratefully received!
  7. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Excellent. Thank you
  8. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Think I might have asked this before, but what is my best option for log handling? I want to take cordwood from a stack, slew it round 180 degrees and then crosscut with chainsaws whilst holding the log off the ground. Logs are generally 4-5 mtrs long and up to 20" diameter. Am I better off with a grapple or a screw splitter? Let's say on an 8ton machine.
  9. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Excuse my ignorance, but can you describe what you mean by 'loose pins'? Is this hitch a separate piece that goes between the machine and attachment or is it permanently fixed to the attachment?
  10. the village idiot

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Need some advice from you fine people. I'm looking to buy a fixed grapple, (the type with an integral ram so I don't need a welded on thumb bracket) and potentially some other implements to use on hired in excavators (5-8 ton) What is the best sort of linkage to specify on the attachments to ensure that I can fit the grab etc onto a variety of brands of excavator. Hydraulics is a whole nuther issue. I'll come back to you on this one. Many thanks, TVI.
  11. the village idiot

    Looking for Aspen Trunk

    That worked a treat Stubby, although my braille is a little rusty. I think he said "Six sheets of A4 and a pickled egg."
  12. the village idiot

    Looking for Aspen Trunk

    I'll have to ask him, he's a bit hard of hearing mind.
  13. the village idiot

    Looking for Aspen Trunk

    Got a couple of likely candidates but I am in Suffolk! Fairfax, my headless apprentice is included for scale.
  14. the village idiot

    Editing invoices

    Can you calculate VAT/end of year returns on it?
  15. the village idiot

    Car battery courier

    Bless you.

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